Member since Feb '06

Working languages:
English to Turkish
Turkish to English

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Selcuk Akyuz
English to Turkish translator

Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Local time: 01:32 +03 (GMT+3)

Native in: Turkish Native in Turkish
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Jul 7, 2016:  Translating A/W 2017 campaign for a fashion brand. ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 4300

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English to Turkish Translator
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
This person previously served as a ProZ.com moderator.
This translator helped to localize ProZ.com into Turkish
ProZ.com Kudoz editor
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Textiles / Clothing / FashionCosmetics, Beauty
Sports / Fitness / RecreationFurniture / Household Appliances
Advertising / Public RelationsMarketing / Market Research
Tourism & TravelEngineering (general)
Computers: SoftwareAutomotive / Cars & Trucks

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1768, Questions answered: 812, Questions asked: 60
Project History 29 projects entered    9 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries Abbreviations, English-Turkish Glossary, Turkish-English Glossary
Translation education Other - Hacettepe University
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Apr 2001. Became a member: Feb 2006.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Turkish (Notary Public)
Turkish to English (Notary Public)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, DejaVu, Idiom, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordbee, XTM
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices Selcuk Akyuz endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
Thanks for visiting my page. I have been working as a freelance translator since 1990. I translate for various agencies located in the UK, the USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil (new clients from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden added to this list in 2009 and 2010). That is why Sharp World Clock, an international clock showing different time zones, is one of the favourite programs on my desktop. Although I am specialized in legal, business and financial translations, most of the time I find myself translating technical manuals. Well, it is time to call myself a generalist translator then. (Addition: Now I can call myself an expert in fashion translation, after working in this field for 7 years). Please feel free to contact me for any subject; after seeing a sample text I will decide to take it, or recommend you another translator. I know some good translators in my language pair and can recommend another colleague if the subject is, say archery, beyond my knowledge, or the project is 5,000 words due tomorrow, which is far beyond my daily capacity.

Today many agencies asking for translation of repetitive technical texts or tagged documents require use of CAT tools. I am a proficient user of many CAT tools. Déjà Vu X3 is my favourite CAT tool and many of my clients prefer it; but I also use SDL Studio, Trados WorkBench and TagEditor programs regularly for some clients since 2001. I also have and sometimes use other major CAT tools, namely Studio, SDLX, Star Transit, IBM Translation Manager and Idiom. As for desktop publishing programs, although I am not a DTP expert, I have long years of experience with some of them (Adobe's FrameMaker, PageMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, and the good old QuarkXPress). Needless to add Adobe Acrobat to this list; and considering the wide usage of pdf documents in our industry, I also use many pdf conversion and OCR programs. And of course, I have the complete Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio and Publisher).

Before the age of Google and electronic dictionaries, I used to search terms in my dictionaries. And approximately 200 of these dictionaries are still on my shelves. And before the hi-tech computers with dual core (I have two of them, one laptop and one desktop), I used to translate with a typewriter. And believe, it was not the nineteenth century. Anyway, this is another story and I don't even remember where my old typewriter is.

Using all these CAT & DTP programs, e-dictionaries, brand new computers, e-mail (no more snail mail) does not make one the best translator, these are only the tools of a 21st-century translator, similar to a plumber using cordless screwdriver. But note that, these are all valuable (and expensive) companions to a good translator, and I believe that with my 25-year experience plus the proficient use of the said CAT & DTP tools, you will find out that I am a good translator, with reasonable prices.

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My preferred CAT tool is Déjà Vu X3 Workgroup
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Total pts earned: 2024
PRO-level pts: 1768


Top languages (PRO)
English to Turkish967
Turkish to English700
Turkish45
English36
Ottoman to Turkish4
Pts in 4 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering502
Law/Patents281
Medical221
Art/Literary214
Social Sciences157
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)158
Medical (general)104
Mechanics / Mech Engineering79
Construction / Civil Engineering74
Sports / Fitness / Recreation62
Automotive / Cars & Trucks60
Other57
Pts in 73 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects29
With client feedback9
Corroborated8
100% positive (9 entries)
positive9
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation23
Editing/proofreading6
Language pairs
English to Turkish26
Turkish to English3
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research6
Mechanics / Mech Engineering6
Automotive / Cars & Trucks4
Medical: Instruments3
Medical (general)2
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino2
Finance (general)2
Computers: Systems, Networks2
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion2
Sports / Fitness / Recreation2
Military / Defense2
Science (general)1
Computers (general)1
Law (general)1
Printing & Publishing1
Physics1
Accounting1
Cosmetics, Beauty1
Internet, e-Commerce1
Furniture / Household Appliances1
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings1
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Tourism & Travel1
Linguistics1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Advertising / Public Relations1
IT (Information Technology)1
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)1
Other fields
Keywords: fashion, textile, beauty products, cosmetics, make-up, marketing, market research, advertising, public relations, manuals, environment




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