TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
As the former Chief (2005-2009) of the English Translation Service at United Nations Headquarters, New York, I can fully recommend Mr. Peter Wheeler for translation work; he is an accomplished linguist, his work is of a high standard, and he always meets deadlines. He is also unfailingly pleasant and cooperative. Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.
Sheila C. Sarkar
English Translation Service at United Nations
Mr. Peter Wheeler has worked with the English Translation Service of the United Nations as a précis-writer and translator from French, Spanish and German since 1990. During this period he has translated documents on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from treaties on petroleum stocks, human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, country reports of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and UNDP country programmes. Mr. Wheeler’s congeniality and team spirit make him a valued member of teams working on large translation projects and he is quite receptive to feedback on his work.
He began working with the Contractual Translation Unit of the United Nations in October 1999 and has since completed a total of 102 jobs, mainly the translation of treaties and CEDAW documents . Mr. Wheeler’s status was upgraded to R.III in 2010 in recognition of his long years of experience and his ability to produce work of high quality. I therefore recommend him as a translator and would be pleased to provide any additional details or information required.
Chief, English Translation Service
United Nations Secretariat
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA
Mr Peter Wheeler has been working as an external translator for the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, since 2001. Over the past decade, the CITES Secretariat has sent Mr Wheeler a multitude of documents to translate from Spanish or French into English. These are often complex, highly technical, and legally and scientifically sensitive. Mr Wheeler has always accomplished his work with unwavering professionalism and the quality of his translations, his availability and his scrupulous commitment to deadlines are remarkable. Mr Wheeler is the first person in our roster of external translators whom we call upon when we need translations into English. He also systematically takes the time to provide us with a list of potential inaccuracies or inconsistencies he may spot in the source language, and we are very appreciative of this feedback which helps us improve the quality of our documents. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Wheeler to any organization looking for an English translator.
Programme and Documentation Officer
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES
OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA