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Nick Lingris
The word is my oyster

United Kingdom
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Native in: Greek 
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Full name: Nick Lingris
Born on the island of Crete in 1948.
Website: Lexilogia

Dropped out of: English Literature (University of Athens)
Almost finished: International Affairs (University of London)

Previous employment:
1966-75: Teacher of English in Athens (7 of those years at my own little private school). Eventually got fed up teaching.
1975-76: Australian Embassy in Athens (translator-interpreter) – boring
1976-80: Programme Assistant, Greek Section, BBC External Services, London – exciting, but then my wife got sick of the English weather
1980-90: Compendium Bookshop, Athens (private venture)
1987-90: Compendium Computers, Athens (private adventure)
1990-present: Freelancing from the Athens suburb of Drosia (translation, editing work, dictionaries, EFL books, trivia for general knowledge board games)
2000-2001, 2003-2004: Head quizmaster for Greek version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ plus a couple of other TV quiz shows

1975: General Editorial Supervision, Penguin-Hellenews English-Greek dictionary (a classic which is sadly out of print, but GWord’s English-Greek section is based on it)
1980: Children’s English-Greek Dictionary (Galaios Publications)
1981-95: EFL Course books and companion books (Z & G Zacharopoulos)
1989: Omega English Learner’s Dictionary (Omega ELT Publications)
1996: English-Greek Learner’s Dictionary The First (Fytrakis)
1998: Children’s English-Greek Dictionary JUNIOR (Fytrakis)
1998: English-Greek section of WizCom Technologies' Translation Dictionary (what comes up in
2000: English-Greek Dictionary for Advanced Learners SYNCHRONO (Fytrakis)
2001: Βιβλίο «Ποιος θέλει να γίνει σοφότερος (αν όχι εκατομμυριούχος);»
2005, 2010: Edited new edition of English-Greek Greek-English Dictionary of Financial Terms by J. Chryssovitsiotis and J. Stavrakopoulos
2015- : Working on a new Greek dictionary

Translation work:
Here, there, and everywhere.

Personal interests:
- Computers as tools and the Internet as a way to access the vast world of knowledge out there and to communicate with people (pity it wasn’t around when I was younger)
- Cinema, music, books (mostly non-fiction now), history, political economy, politics (like most Greek men), only a little football (unlike most Greek men) and the occasional foray into the world of science (at the Bill Bryson / Richard Dawkins level).
- Rationalism and the debunking of myths

Joined ProZ: End of April 2005

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Keywords: lexicography translation dictionaries reference books computers social studies localization

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