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

Yoana Todorova
Transparent communication of Your words

Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Local time: 02:49 MDT (GMT-6)

Native in: Bulgarian (Variant: Standard-Bulgaria) Native in Bulgarian
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This is a story about how my profession found me. We all plan things to do in life, and I also as all of you had plans, big plans about what I am going to do when I grow up! What I were supposed to work and so on ..but...

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Happy Days Certification 2015
It was during 2011 when i went to Rimini(Emilia Romagna,Italy )town to search for summer job. At the time i was student in University of Perugia Business Economy second year. The season was already started and i couldn't find full time job, when by chance i met a friend from Perugia whom is a Street artist and whom by chance were working on the see side, his name was Mirko, he invited me to meet his boss who maybe needed someone that speaks English. I went to the beach where this company called ‘’Happy days’’ was organizing entertainment events for adults and kids, here i met Larry the manager of the company and entertainer himself. We had very short conversation where he asked me; ‘’Do you speak English?’’ i answered :’’Yes i am OK!”.
He invited me to hotel, in the center of the city, where i was supposed to interpret simultaneously during a show, he said don't worry it's simple, just come and you will be ok! I walk into a very cozy hotel where i was invited in the garden behind it, there was a nice pool and near the pool stage. There was Paolo who welcome me, saying i am the DJ, don`t worry you only have to say from time to time some english phrase ! I wasn't sure what exactly this meant, but after a while the stage was ready the gusts were coming and the circus arrived also. So I had to repeat everything that the Italian host says but in English. They give me a microphone and invited me to welcome the guests! All this lights and people staring at me, it was challenging especially the first five minutes. Soon i felt comfortable and the public was engaged and happy because of my accent! The show was really funny and pleasant, i keep interpreting for the same company for different shows and entertainment nights. Working for them was really funny and i achieved more confidence and professionalism. The environment was joyful and fun but i didn't imagine myself working this in long term. I did occasionally collaborated with the company.
During the spring of 2015 i received professional training about how to interact with public, how to speak and behave when i am responsible for large group of people. I learned different entertainment techniques and games for adults and kids and after a test i achieved certification.

May 2013 I graduated in Business Economy in University of Perugia.

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May 2013 Business Economy, Bachelor, Perugia, Italy

Relevant Projects: Technical research and analysis of the Economical and Financial crisis during 2008.




I had few months free during the summer when i was invited to interpret during the “European Cheer-leading Cheer Dancing Championship” in Rimini Congress Hall in June 2013. I worked on the front desk helping registration using Bulgarian, Italian,English and Russian.

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Reference Interpreter 2013
The last day of the championship a girl got hurt and they called me to interpret in the Ambulance. I try to avoid, because i had only 3 years of school as Economical Russian Business Interpretation and i wasn't confident to interpret in medical field.
There was no one else who speaks Russian and i had to do it. The girl had strapped tendons and the doctor were trying to decide shall they make emergency surgery to save her leg normal movement or she can do without it. I have never been so scared to talk in my entire life. Everything went smoothly, even she was screaming :”O, i will dye , please help me!’’. She didn't die and they didn't make surgery.

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In September 2013 I started to study in University of Perugia, I enrolled in two years of master program in Business Economy and Management.




While I was studying I started to work for the Trade fair in Rimini Town, Italy.

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Good Miles Bulgaria 2014
During the same period i left my contact at Rimini (Emilia Romania,Italy) trade fair. It was the few month latter when i receive a contact from them asking me if i am available to work as Bulgarian Interpreter. I started offering my services for Rimini Fair and i had the opportunity to work for different fairs and exhibits on international level.





Investing more time in elaborating my language skills...

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Italian Language 2010, Rimini, Italy

Certification Italian 2010
I started to study Italian language in September 2009, in association ‘’La Capanna’’ in Rimini, Emiglia Romania, Italy.
The class had duration of eight monts, with 6 hours weakly, and final testing. My professor Biaggio Prestiani very dedicated and passionate teach me Italian Language.



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English CLA 2011, Perugia, Italy

Certification English 2011
During my student years in University of Perugia, I started to elaborate my English skills, starting with advanced class during 2011. The professors at CLA are all mother-tong and i had the privilege to study with the best teachers!





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English CLA 2014, Perugia, Italy


Certification English 2014
I continued studying English language and taking the finals.




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English CLA 2015, Perugia, Italy

Certification English 2015
I continued to fallow English classes at CLA . I went every year to take English advanced class just to keep my brain constantly refreshing the language that i didn't have much opportunity to speak in Italy.



Russian Language

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Russian CLA 2015, Perugia, Italy

Certification Russian 2015
I started to study Russian language at CLA where my teacher Larisa Gavrilova originally from Russia invested dedication and energy to teach me and make me passionate about Russian language and culture. I fallowed every year one semester from September to May, starting in 2013 and studying until 2016 when i moved in USA.


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