Introduction

It is uncommon for translators/interpreters to specialize very much in the developing world, because of the nature of the market. However, Peter’s work has centered primarily on three closely-related fields: (1) energy, (2) environment and (3) socioeconomic development; as well as various cross-cutting areas that are shared by all three.

Oil & Energy:

International and national energy agencies, state-owned and private energy–related enterprises, and many of their suppliers and consultants, power and gas companies in Latin America and the USA, including alternative energy businesses.

Environment:

International and cooperation agencies, national ministries and secretariats, environmental and ecological foundations and corporations, municipalities, and many other smaller organizations, programs and projects.

Socioeconomic Development:

Several agencies of the United Nations system; local, national and international socioeconomic development agencies, foundations, govern­mental and non-governmental organizations.

Cross-cutting:

Various topics are involved in all of the above fields, such as their administrative, financial and legal aspects; the information & communication technologies (ICTs); and health, safety and security.