Past Conference
 
 

5th ProZ.com Conference - Budapest 2007



Organizer:
Csaba Ban
Csaba Ban
Hungary

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Conference speakers


Dan Marasescu Mats J C Wiman Henry Dotterer Silvia Cerrella Bauer
Ursula Derx Attila Piróth Arterm Sedov Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
András Török Alicja Weikop Gábor Faragó Astrid Elke Johnson
Csaba Ban Marijke Mayer Pablo Grosschmid Andrea Szabados
Judy Ann Schoen Cecilia Avanceña Susanne Eifler Balázs Kis
Szabolcs Örs Kincse Rodrigo Vergara Heidi Kerschl


Dan Marasescu (Belgium), Council of the European Union
Bio: My career in translation started in a theoretical context, at the University of Cluj, where I taught language and practical courses in the Translation Department for a few years. At the same time I was working as a freelance translator and, when my workload became difficult to manage, I decided to give up teaching. As a freelancer, my fields of predilection were IT, automotive and marketing.

Last year I became an in-house translator and revisor for the Council of the European Union in Brussels, where one of my tasks is the revision and evaluation of external translations.

ProZ.com profile: Dan Marasescu

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Mats J C Wiman (Sweden), Firma Mats Wiman (Multilingual stubborn liberal Swede)
Bio: Mats has run his own business for 28 years, 13 of them in Germany, having marketed Swedish products in 5 languages in Sweden, Germany and Europe for 30 years. Returning to Sweden in 1996, he started translating professionally (deu/eng/fra/esl>swe). Wife Sylvia soon joined on a part-time basis and gradually carried a full load. They have their office in the World Heritage area 'High Coast', 500 km north of Stockholm.
Mats is an old KudoZ hand, http://proz.com/topic/7722, "Confessions of a KudoZ Point Grabber"

Web site: http://www.proz.com/pro/1749
ProZ.com profile: Mats Wiman

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Henry Dotterer (United States), Proz.com (Proz.com Founder / President)
Bio: Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, USA, Henry created ProZ.com and now presides over the company behind it. Henry is a former freelance translator, and a part-time hockey coach.

Web site: www.proz.com
ProZ.com profile: Henry Dotterer

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Silvia Cerrella Bauer (Switzerland), SIS SegaInterSettle AG
Bio: Silvia Cerrella Bauer is a certified conference interpreter and a certified terminologist. She holds a post-graduate degree in Corporate Communications. After having gathered experience as a freelance interpreter and translator, she has been working for the past seven and a half years as a translator-terminologist at SIS SegaInterSettle AG, a major Swiss service provider for the securities industry based in Zurich. She has been responsible for the company’s language services department since 2001. Apart from her role as translation and terminology manager, her position includes the management of software localisation and electronic publishing processes. She has participated as a speaker at various international forums on translation, terminology and technical documentation and has published a number of articles related to these subjects.

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Ursula Derx (Austria), Derx Uebersetzungen
Bio: Based in Vienna, Ursula is a translator and business consultant, self-employed as a translation agency and translator since 13 years. Her customers are from various industries, like IT, pharmaceutical, facility management and PR.
Literature translation has become a personal hobby. Ursula is married and has a grown-up daughter.

Web site: http://www.proz.com/profile/8145
ProZ.com profile: Ursula Derx

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Attila Piróth (France)
Bio: Attila Piróth holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MSc in scientific translation. He made the choice between the two careers when he had the opportunity to translate some of Einstein’s original articles. In 2007, Attila passed the American Translators Association certification exam, which boosted his freelance career. In the same year he set up the Solidarités translation team with the twin aim of providing linguistic aid to a humanitarian organization and of creating a unique working environment in which translators can network around worthy projects. In 2009 he started mentoring new translators, and in 2010 he joined IAPTI to promote ethical business practices in the translation and interpreting sectors. Attila has given workshops and conference talks in 12 countries.

Web site: http://www.pirothattila.com/about.php#Feedback
ProZ.com profile: Attila Piróth

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Arterm Sedov (Russian Federation) (full-time translator + small translation bureau)
Bio: I worked as a translator for about 11 years and I run a small translation bureau now. My work experience also includes dozens of other professions varying from graphics designer to metal turner, teacher and LAN administrator etc. By education I am an engineer specialized in electronics, GPS and navigation. Translation is my family business and I was born in translator's family thus I learn the profession since I was very young and I still enjoy it.

During my planned session I want to share my experience in games translation that I earned during last few years working with a certain European agency translating primarily mobile phone games.

Web site: http://www.englishintorussian.com
ProZ.com profile: arterm

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Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik (Germany), TransDocu (Translator with technical background)
Bio: Born in Cracow, now living and working in Germany. Although I've studied mechanical engineering, life has brought me to translating, which became my passion.
The second passion are computers, so the themes covered are nearly all about computers and CATs :-)

Web site: http://www.tts-td.com
ProZ.com profile: Jerzy Czopik

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András Török (Hungary) (Author of a cult guidebook to Budapest)
Bio: András Török has held so many jobs that he jokingly calls himself “a jack of all trades and master of none.” He has been an English teacher, graphic designer, public relations assistant, curator, dissident, university lecturer, managing editor, founding director of the Hungarian House of Photography, president of the Hungarian National Cultural Fund, and Deputy State Secretary for Culture. But he is best known among travellers to Budapest for his travel guide, Budapest: A Critical Guide. It has become a cult classic among travellers seeking more background, and a more personal voice than other travel guides. Using the book is like walking around Budapest with Török at your side, pointing out little-known buildings, interesting facts, forgotten courtyards, giving his own anecdotes and opinions. He describes his book as a “crossroads of journalism, local history, and fiction.

Web site: http://www.skyeuropeinflight.com/cl.asp?cl=140

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Alicja Weikop (Germany)
Bio: I am an English-Polish translator, currently based in Germany. My education brings together humanities and computer science. I have recently graduated from Sussex University in the field of human-computer interaction and would like to share the knowledge of website usability with the translators' community. I translate IT-related texts and websites, but also guidebooks and historical documentation. My academic interests lie in localisation.

ProZ.com profile: Alicja Weikop

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Gábor Faragó (Hungary), e-spell
Bio: Translation technology manager at e-spell, a leading language service provider

Web site: http://www.e-spell.hu/en/it.asp

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Astrid Elke Johnson (Germany), AEJohnson Translation Services (Specialist intellectual property translator)
Bio: I have a background in the legal field, among other things having been employed for over 6 years by a firm of lawyers involved in intellectual property.

Due to the nature of the translations which I undertake, which have to be extremely accurate, quality assurance is a very important issue for me and I have had to develop the most stringent quality assurance procedures possible. Many of the translations that I undertake in Court cases make reference to translations, and cases are even contested, for example, on the basis of an erroneous translation of the other party. Therefore, I am constantly involved in this issue.

I hope that, in outlining and explaining my quality assurance procedures, which have served me well to date, I will be able to assist others in tackling this issue, at all levels.

Web site: www.aejwoerterbuch.com
ProZ.com profile: Astrid Elke Witte

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Csaba Ban (Hungary)
Bio: After my studies in economics, I had to realize that I am more inclined towards languages. I have been working as a translator for 13 years now, first at an in-house position, but for several years now as a full-time freelancer. My main areas are high-tech products (e.g. mobile phones), finance, software, current affairs, etc.
Based in Budapest, I have been to quite a few countries around the world.

ProZ.com profile: Csaba Ban

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Marijke Mayer (Netherlands), Dutch Translations Studio
Bio: Translation experience since 1994. Twenty years in the United States, seven years in the U.K., more than five years in the Middle East (Iran, Yemen, Jordan).
Corporate Translator for a mobile telephone company during 2000 and 2001 as well as an assignment at a Dutch government agency. I have now started my own translation service:
Dutch Translations Studio.

ProZ.com profile: Marijke Mayer

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Pablo Grosschmid
Bio: Pablo has been in the translation business for almost four decades, and is the author of the Diccionario de regionalismos de la lengua española (first of its kind). His long experience as conference interpreter has strongly influenced his approach to literary translations. Pablo has translated into Spanish authors such as Daniel Defoe, Robert Musil, Jean Monod and Franz Kafka. Presently he is working on the Castilian translation of the outstanding Hungarian drama Az ember tragédiája (The Tragedy of Man) by Imre Madách.

Web site: http://grosschmid.eu/
ProZ.com profile: Pablo Grosschmid

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Andrea Szabados (Hungary)
Bio: After completing my studies in economics and tourism, I held various corporate marketing positions for 7 years. I changed course in 2002 and became a freelance translator (and a Mom). Beside translating business and legal documents from English and German to Hungarian, I occasionally provide marketing consultancy services for small businesses. I am eager to learn from "veteran" translators as I have been working in this field only for five years.

Web site: http://www.agroup.hu/index_en.html
ProZ.com profile: Andrea Szabados

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Judy Ann Schoen (Germany) (Certified DVX trainer)
Bio: Judy Ann Schoen studied physics in Freiburg. For many years now, she's been working in the IT industry. Her specialties include various programming languages, database management, network administration, technical translations, and, in the more recent years, providing training courses.
She's one of Atril's very few certified DVX trainers.

Web site: http://www.edv-und-seminare.de/
ProZ.com profile: Judy Schoen

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Cecilia Avanceña (Spain)
Bio: Former art history teacher and anthropology researcher specialized in tourism and museology (PhD in specialist area). Translated the municipal Y2K Guidebook to Vienna, the Guide to the Museum of Archaeology and History of Elche, and the Cabildo's "Ancient Inhabitants of the Canary Islands" (guide to the archaeological sites of Gran Canarias). Worked with ICOMOS.

ProZ.com profile: Parrot

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Susanne Eifler, ALINEA Financial Translations
Bio: Qualified translator with 10 years’ financial translation experience

I formed ALINEA Financial Translations in 1998 after two years as a freelancer. The company specialises in translations from the financial sector, and currently numbers 13 in-house staff plus my partner and myself. Our clients include financial service providers, government agencies and major industrial companies.

Web site: http://www.alinea.org
ProZ.com profile: Susanne Eifler

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Balázs Kis (Hungary), Kilgray (MemoQ chief architect)
Bio: Balázs Kis has a degree in IT engineering from the Technical University of Budapest and a PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Pécs. Prior to founding Kilgray, he was a Microsoft systems engineer and trainer (MCSE, MCT) and the most prominent Hungarian IT author with over 20 titles published. He was also the head of research and development at MorphoLogic, and taught translation technology at the ELTE University of Budapest. He’s got massive experience in collaborative translation and project management - besides writing his own titles, he coordinated the translation of over fifty Microsoft Press books at the publishing house SZAK.

Web site: http://www.kilgray.com/kilgray/products/memoq
ProZ.com profile: Balázs Kis

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Szabolcs Örs Kincse (Hungary), Kilgray (MemoQ promoter)
Bio: Szabolcs Kincse (34) is a freelance translator and one of the earliest users of the MemoQ translation environment. He regularly contributes to the development through his feedback, and he is often involved in promoting MemoQ at conferences and trade shows.

Web site: http://www.kilgray.com/kilgray/products/memoq

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Rodrigo Vergara (Italy), LOGOS (LOGOS founder)
Bio: Rodrigo Vergara, a Chilean national who fled to Italy after the 1973 coup where he was received with "true friendship and affection", as he likes to remind people. In Italy he founded LOGOS GROUP.

Web site: http://www.logos.it/

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Heidi Kerschl (United Kingdom)
Bio: When I discovered as a child that there were different languages, I wanted to be a translator. And an author. And generally boss people around. I guess I’m still pursuing my childhood ambitions - I’ve been a practising translator for over 15 years, I’ve written quite a lot, and I’ve worked in marketing & translation management. My main languages are English and German, with the occasional foray into French. My subjects are IT, telecoms, medical, marketing & sales. So far, I have translated two books, and have had a number of poems and articles published. In my spare time I read a lot, run a bit, and spend time with my family and friends.

Web site: www.heidikerschl.blogspot.com
ProZ.com profile: Heidi Kerschl

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