Attila Piróth's website

Translation, revision & QA

3 source languages: English, French, Hungarian
2 target languages: Hungarian, English

Specialty fields


Science Engineering Industrial solutions
Physics (> 700,000 words)
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Analytic chemistry software
  • MSDS documents
  • Industrial cleaning solution brochures

  • Substantive editing of two 150-page PhD theses
  • Journal articles




Automotive (> 1M words)
  • User manuals
  • Product brochures
  • Repair management software for workshops
  • Accessories: oils, tires, etc.

Power generation
  • Gas turbines: OSD menus and manuals
  • Reports on oil and gas industry
  • Executive summaries on renewable energy
  • Brochures on clean energy solutions

  • User manuals for telephones, faxes, etc.
  • OSD menus and manuals for mobile phones

Consumer electronics (> 1M words)
  • Audio and video systems
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Air conditioners and purifiers
  • Fire detection systems

Industrial machinery
  • Industrial inspection solutions
  • Printing presses
  • Glass tempering systems
  • Concrete extruders
  • Injection molding machinery
  • Machine tools
  • Submersible pumps

Agricultural machinery
  • Tractors
  • Household gardening machinery
  • Broilers

Food industry
  • Food belt systems
  • Food broilers
  • Food packaging systems
IT Medical instruments Market research
  • Computer components brochures
  • Component testing systems
  • Printers, document output systems

  • Marketing brochures
  • White papers
  • Executive summaries
  • Magazine articles

Systems and networks
  • Users manuals
  • Product brochures
  • White papers
In vitro diagnostic devices
  • User manuals
  • Product brochures

Medical devices and materials
  • Defibrillators
  • Stent delivery systems
  • Suture systems
  • Bandages, dressings

Hospital equipment
  • Care supply units
  • Surgical lighting systems
Translation of diverse MR materials
  • Employee research surveys
  • Customer satisfaction questionnaires
  • Open enders

Project management on regular basis



Translations for publishers

English to Hungarian


J. D. Jackson, Klasszikus elektrodinamika (Classical Electrodynamics).
J. D. Jackson, Klasszikus elektrodinamika (Classical Electrodynamics).

The authoritative textbook in classical electrodynamics, used all over the world. 900 pages, with extensive index.
Published at Typotex Kiadó, 2004. Sample page.
J. Stachel, Einstein csodálatos éve (Einstein's Miraculous Year).
J. Stachel, Einstein csodálatos éve (Einstein's Miraculous Year). Preface by Roger Penrose. 

200 pages, containing Einstein's 5 revolutionary articles from 1905 along with detailed introductions. The articles discuss the determination of molecular sizes, Brownian motion, special relativity and the photoelectric effect.

Published at Akkord Kiadó, 2005.

You can read two samples here.

4 volumes of P. Strathern's Heuréka (Big Idea) series, Arkhimédész (Archimedes & the Fulcrum), Madame Curie (Curie & Radioactivity), Einstein (Einstein & Relativity), and Newton (Newton & Gravity). Published at Elektra Kiadó, 2000–2003.

Arkhimédész Madame Curie


Hungarian to English

Fundamentals of the physics of solids
J. Sólyom, Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids, Vol. I.: Structure and Dynamics, 710 pages.

First of a 3-volume graduate-level treatise on solid-state physics. Published at Springer-Verlag, 2007. Sample pages available on Amazon.

Publisher's appraisal of the MS:
"The evaluation of the manuscript translated by Mr. Piroth is finished now. Our referees attest the manuscript's outstanding technical and language quality, which enables us to use it directly for printing without any changes." 
T. Schneider
Senior physics editor, Springer-Verlag
Fundamentals of the physics of solids, Vol. 2
J. Sólyom, Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids, Vol. II.: Electronic Properties, 670 pages.

Second volume of the same series. Published at Springer-Verlag, 2008




French to Hungarian

André Brahic, A Nap gyermekei (Les enfants du Soleil).
André Brahic, A Nap gyermekei (Les enfants du Soleil)

The fascinating history of our solar system, told by the well-known French astronomer A. Brahic.
Translation of 340 pages + compilation of a 16-page appendix with beautiful images of the universe.

Published at Typotex Kiadó.

Typotex's best translator of the year 2001.
A. Dufour, S. Ghernaouti-Hélie, Internet (Internet)
A. Dufour, S. Ghernaouti-Hélie, Internet (Internet)

135 pages. One of the first volumes of the translation project of the 3,600-volume series Que sais-je ?, launched by Palatinus Kiadó.




Copyediting for publishers

English to Hungarian


Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinov, Az idő még rövidebb története (A Briefer History of Time).
Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinov, Az idő még rövidebb története (A Briefer History of Time).

The updated and re-tailored version of Hawking's classic.

Published at Akkord Kiadó, 2006.

P. Strathern, Oppenheimer (Oppenheimer & the Bomb), from the Heuréka (Big Idea) series.

Published at Elektra Kiadó, 2000.

Dan Brown, A megtévesztés foka (Deception Point) Dan Brown, Digitális erőd (Digital Fortress)
Proof-reading two of Dan Brown's blockbusters, Digitális Erőd (Digital Fortress) and A megtévesztés foka (Deception Point) to correct scientific and other factual errors.

Published at Gabó Kiadó.


Quality assessment and quality assurance

As an experienced editor, I regularly revise other translators' work, assess the quality of their translation, and evaluate test translations. I am thoroughly familiar with the EN 15038 European standard, the ASTM F 2575 - 06 US standard, as well as the SAE J2450 translation quality metric (developed for the automotive industry). 

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