Member since Nov '09

Working languages:
English to Bulgarian
Bulgarian to English
Russian to Bulgarian

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Vladka Gocheva
Professional Freelance Translator

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Local time: 19:31 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian
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Account type Freelancer and outsourcer
Affiliations Blue Board: Vladka Gocheva ( previously Kocheshkova)
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Post-editing, Transcription, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management
Expertise
Specializes in:
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringPoetry & Literature
LinguisticsLaw: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
IT (Information Technology)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Education / PedagogyIdioms / Maxims / Sayings

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 6,048
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 106, Questions answered: 45, Questions asked: 9
Project History 17 projects entered    2 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Moneybookers, Wire transfer, Money order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Master's degree - University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - European Master's Diploma in English>Bulgarian Translation
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2007. Became a member: Nov 2009.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Bulgarian (University of Veliko Tarnovo, Philology, verified)
Russian to Bulgarian (Russian Language School "A.S. Pushkin")
Bulgarian to English (University of Veliko Tarnovo, MA Translation)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, Frontpage, Idiom, Indesign, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Abbyy FineReader 11, OmniPage Professional 18, Pagemaker, Passolo, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Contests won 11th ProZ.com translation contest: English to Bulgarian
Professional practices Vladka Gocheva endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
WELCOME TO MY PROFILE PAGE!

My native language is Bulgarian and I am a certified full-time freelance English-Bulgarian translator
and localization specialist, residing in Bulgaria.



PERFORMANCE

• Adherence to client requirements and instructions

Mirror-image formatting (added value)

• Diverse translation experience, 7 years

• Full-time freelance translator since 2009, available 5 days a week

• Extensive professional training -- 5 years of completed translation studies

Ongoing excellent feedback

All of my experience is verifiable (references and a full list of completed projects available)




CREDENTIALS

Certified PRO Translator: successfully passed www.proz.com's screening process
and joined the network of top professionals, working
in accordance with EN 15038 standard for quality in translation.


'St St Cyril and Methodius' University - Veliko Tarnovo
European Master's Diploma in English>Bulgarian Translation

'St St Cyril and St Methodius' University - Veliko Tarnovo
Bachelor's degree in English philology (linguistics, translation, literature, TESL)





SPECIALIZATION

PUBLICATIONS: Approx. 2000 pages of book translations 8329-Korici_bez.jpg

History: Gregory, Ph. “The Other Boleyn Girl” (674 pages), published 2007 | See Bulgarian version

Biography: Parini, J., “The Last Station” (269 pages), published 2008 | See Bulgarian version

Encyclopedia: Partridge, Ch. “The World’s Religions” Encyclopedia (521 pages), 2009 | TEAMWORK |

Crime: Zuiker, A., “Level 26” (406 pages), published 2010 | See Bulgarian version library entry

Autobiography: Handler, Ch., “Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.” (264 pages), 2011 | TEAMWORK |See Bulgarian version | Read Bulgarian version

Phrasebook & Dictionary:One Bulgarian-English/English-Bulgarian Dictionary & Phrasebook (192 pages), 2012 | EDITOR | See on Amazon

 

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: AN UPDATED CV, A FULL LIST OF MAJOR COMPLETED PROJECTS & REFERENCES

 MEDICAL TRANSLATIONS AND LINGUISTIC VALIDATION

21 measures validated and approx. 120,000 words translated in 2010-2012



- Linguistic validation and translation of PRO instruments/measures, including coordination of forward
and back translators, linguistic analysis of the translated text, creation of a reconciled target text,
translation quality assessment reports, respondents recruitment, cognitive debriefing,
cognitive debriefing results analysis, creation of a final reconciled version of a questionnaire;

- Translation of clinical study materials and reports, patient informed consents,
hospital reports, medical devices, labels, brochures, etc.



BUSINESS, LAW, EU-STRUCTURES, FINANCE

227,865 words translated and proofread in 2010-2012



Data protection policies, privacy policies, legal services proposals, taxation, real estate contracts/agreements,
insurance, credit lines, financial education materials, business strategies, etc.



SOFTWARE AND WEB APPLICATIONS LOCALIZATION

approx. 150,000 words translated and proofread in 2010-2012



User Interface (UI) strings of software and web applications, marketing materials, translation of Google applications
into Bulgarian (Google Docs, Chrome, Maps, Earth, Analytics, etc.). Major end clients: Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, ICQ.



TECHNICAL TRANSLATIONS

approx. 450,000 words translated and proofread in 2010-2012



Machinery user manuals, declarations of conformity, technical documentation (power plants, lifting devices, etc.)



CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, MSDS TRANSLATIONS

approx. 100,000 words translated in 2011-2012



Environmental reports and MSDS for an Australia-based company owning the world's largest database
of independently reviewed MSDS and developing chemical risk management systems (direct client).



MOVIE SUBTITLES

379 minutes translated in 2010



Captioning and subtitling of popular Hollywood movies






FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 06/2009 – Present
    Full-time freelance translator
  • 08/2006 – 05/2009
    Varna Free University “Chernorizetz Hrabar”, Bulgaria
    English language instructor and translator
  • 03/2004 – 07/2006
    Chinese Language Schools, Jiangxi province and Sichuan province, PRC
    English language instructor




CONTACT ME

5684-1296079719_email_copy.gifvladygocheva@gmail.com

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: 114
PRO-level pts: 106


Top languages (PRO)
English to Bulgarian94
Bulgarian to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Other40
Science19
Medical16
Tech/Engineering11
Bus/Financial8
Pts in 2 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng16
Finance (general)8
Medical: Dentistry8
Medical (general)8
Petroleum Eng/Sci8
Psychology4
Computers: Software4
Pts in 13 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 projects17
With client feedback2
Corroborated2
100% positive (2 entries)
positive2
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation14
Editing/proofreading3
Language pairs
English to Bulgarian17
Specialty fields
Poetry & Literature3
Mechanics / Mech Engineering3
Medical (general)2
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Finance (general)1
Law (general)1
Insurance1
Religion1
Other fields
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Other1
Nuclear Eng/Sci1
Energy / Power Generation1
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