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Working languages:
English to Latvian
German to Latvian
Latvian to English
Russian to Latvian

Kaspars Gasuns
technical expertise + sound language

Ogre, Ogres Rajons, Latvia
Local time: 06:31 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Latvian Native in Latvian
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Post-editing, Desktop publishing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Engineering (general)Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Computers: SoftwareIT (Information Technology)
Telecom(munications)Electronics / Elect Eng
Energy / Power GenerationMechanics / Mech Engineering
Construction / Civil EngineeringMarketing / Market Research

Rates
Latvian to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.15 EUR per word / 25 - 30 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 527, Questions answered: 231
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Translation education Other - Tilde/Turiba
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2007. Became a member: Feb 2008.
Credentials English to Latvian (Tilde course - IT Translation School)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Catalyst, DejaVu, FrameMaker, Frontpage, Indesign, Logoport, MetaTexis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBYY PDF Transformer, Infix, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
Website http://www.gasuns.com (under construction)
CV/Resume CV/Resume (DOC)
Professional practices Kaspars Gasuns endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
Just higly professional translator (all necessary things included)


Summary:
English/German to Latvian freelance technical translator specializing in engineering and technology (from 2001). Also terminologist, language lead, lead translator and QA specialist (from 2006).
My webpage www.gasuns.com - a business card and blog about translation into Latvian (under construction)


Specialization
1) mechanical engineering, tools, industrial
2) automotive
3) IT, telecoms, hardware, photography, consumer electronics
4) Web / software localization, adaptation, marketing
5) power generation, electrical engineering, electronics, automation
6) heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, water treatment
7) civil engineering, construction, road construction, building materials, real estate
8) agricultural, forestry, construction, mining, loading, utility, garden, and cleaning machinery
9) medical instruments and equipment, specially radiology
10) safety and disposal – regulations and equipment, safety data sheets


Education/Training
2003 - University of Latvia, Theology and Science of Religion, BA
2006 - Tilde (leader of localisation in the Baltics), training course "IT translation school", graduated with excellence (with the top score till that date)
2003-2005 - University of Latvia – selected subjects related to project management and quality management / Riga Technical University – selected subjects on technical translation


Languages
English => Latvian / German => Latvian
Latvian (Native), English (Expert), German (Senior), Russian (Senior)


Translation software experience
Trados Suite and Studio (available), Transit Satellite (available), SDLX (available), Deja-Vu X (working experience, can buy, if needed)
MS Helium, MS LocStudio, Logoport, Catalyst, Across
MultiTerm, MultiTerm Extract, TermStar


Some end-clients
(ordered by specialization fields as above)
1) Tetrapack, Krones AG, Stork, Hermle, Ingersoll-Rand, Makita, Ryobi, Homelite
2) BMW, Ford, Volvo Cars/Trucks, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Iveco, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Mazda, EU regulations
3) Hewlet-Packard, Epson, Dell, Nokia, Motorola, Siemens, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Haier, Electrolux, Zanussi, JVC, Cisco Systems
4) Microsoft, Google, BMW, Canon, Cemex, Danfoss, Ecco
5) General Electric, Japan AE Power Systems, Krones AG
6) General Electric, Danfoss, Nibe, Otto Christ AG, Toshiba, EU and Latvian institutions
7) Cemex, MacAleer & Rushe
8) Bobcat, Caterpillar, JCB, Metso Minerals, Powerscreen, Hyundai, Terex, Dynapack, Vertaling, Nilfisk, Case
9) Siemens Medical, General Electric Healthcare, Roche, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson, Carpentier-Edwards
10) all equipment manufacturers mentioned above


Some projects / project series worth mentioning
a) BMW localization and owner manuals – 215,000 words
b) General Electric gas turbine and control systems – 165,000 words
c) Volvo Cars/Trucks owner/driver/maintenance manuals and localization – 163,000 words
d) Stork food processing equipment – 157,000 words
e) Microsoft software UI localization – 28,000 words / LQA, Terminology, and Training
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 527
(All PRO level)


Top languages (PRO)
English to Latvian519
German to Latvian4
Latvian to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering376
Other34
Art/Literary28
Law/Patents20
Science20
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering122
Automotive / Cars & Trucks66
Engineering (general)62
Computers: Software28
Computers (general)20
IT (Information Technology)20
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters19
Pts in 31 more flds >

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Jul 7