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Valentini Mellas
It's all Greek to me!

Piraeus, Attiki, Greece
Local time: 19:13 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Greek 
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This person has helped to localize ProZ.com into Greek
This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Greek, Greek to English, French to Greek
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Training, Project management, Vendor management
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Law (general)
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Business/Commerce (general)
Law: Taxation & CustomsMedical: Cardiology
Medical: Health CareMedical: Instruments
Medical: PharmaceuticalsSAP

English to Greek - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Greek to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
French to Greek - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Greek to French - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
English to Greek (Ancient) - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2732, Questions answered: 1286, Questions asked: 8
Project History 14 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers    1 positive feedback from colleagues

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Diverse Terms
Translation education Master's degree - Athens University, Greece in Computational Linguistics
Experience Years of experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 1999.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Greek to English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations))
English to Greek (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations))
Greek (Ancient) to English (British Council)
French to Greek (French Institute - Athens)
Greek (Ancient) to Greek (University of Athens, Greece)

TeamsHellenic World, Greek Localization Team
Software Adobe Acrobat, Catalyst, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Adobe Acrobat (Full), Alchemy Catalyst, Dicomaker, Efax, Jfax, Glossaries I created (pertinent to my specialties), Idiom WorldServer Translation Tool, Magenta (EL, IT, GE, EN, FR), Medical Drug Reference 4.5, Office 2000 Professional (Full), Oxford Dictionary (EN, IT, FR, DE), Paint Shop Pro, Stedman's Medical Dictionary 3.0, Webster's College Dictionary, WordWeb, Other CAT tool, Powerpoint, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Website http://www.leximania.gr
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Valentini Mellas endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).

Please make sure that emails with my name come from my legitimate GMail Address. It's me if my email has my full exact name in it. If it's missing any letters then it's not me. I am stating this because I found that someone downloaded my CV from ProZ and is trying to scam people.

I believe that specialization is the key to delivering linguistically and terminologically correct traslations. I am not a proponent of "I can translate anything you send me". My areas of specialization are:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)(CSM, HR, CRM etc),
Medicine (Cardiology, medical devices, clinical trials etc),
Law (Family, Maritime, General etc),
Finance (Reports, balances, portfolios etc),
Business (General, Codes of ethics, policies, PR etc),
Accounting (Books, theory etc),
IT (Hardware, software, applications), and,
Humanities (social studies, philosophy and philology).

I offer the services of
*Quality assurance,
*GUI testing,
*Cultural adaptation,

Oracle, Inc 2006 - Present
Greek Language Specialist
: Language Specialist for Oracle, Inc.
: Responsible for the management and translation of Oracle products into Greek.
: Liaise with vendor on general and specific issues such as terminology, context, issues with
proprietary translation platform etc.
Peoplesoft, Inc. 2004 – 2006
Greek Technical Translator
: Inhouse translator for Peoplesoft, Inc.
: Responsible for the management and translation of Peoplesoft products into Greek.
: Managed freelancers’ assigned for Greek translations.
ProZ.com 2007 – 2008
Greek Localization Team Leader
: Managed the Greek localization team
: Responsible for QA of final result
: Responsible for issues within the team
Pima Community College 2002 – 2004
Professor – Modern Greek Language Program
: Member of the Pima Community College Adjunct Faculty.
: Responsible for the construction of the curriculum, management and overall performance of the
Greek Language Program as well as for its outreach activities.
: Taught GRK 101, 102.
University of Arizona 2002 – 2004
Guest Lecturer – Modern Greek Language Program
: Member of the University of Arizona Greek Language Program.
: Presented for GRK 101, 102.
Association for Balkan Understanding 2002 – 2004
Scholarships’ Liaison Officer
: Act as liaison officer between the association and the Hellenic Community in Tucson, AZ.
: Responsible for the process of selection and award of scholarships to young people promoting knowledge and appreciation for the history and importance of the region of the Balkans and specifically Greece.
Tucson Greek Community Center 1997 – 2002
Greek Language Program coordinator
: Responsible for the coordination of the Greek language program for adults and children
: Oversaw the day to day operation for the St. Demetrius Greek language program
Tucson City Court 1999 - 2004
Court Interpreter
: Interpret for depositions and court proceedings with language combinations: French, English, Italian and Spanish to Greek

American Translators' Association (ATA) (Member No 237017 Also belong to the Medical Division)
Colorado Translators' Association (CTA)
The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) (Member No 6818)
Hellenic Society for Terminology (ELETO)
Hellenic Association of Qualified Translators (Member No 13)

1992 - 1996 Athens University
: Graduate of Philosophy-Pedagogic and Psychology in the faculty of Humanities. Major in
Philosophy, Ancient & Modern Greek; Minor in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology & Education. Grade: 7.8/10
1991 University of Cambridge
: Certificate of Proficiency in English
1992 – 1993 The French Institute of Athens
: Acquired Superieur I, II and Sorbonne I and II
1992 Greek Ministry Of Education
: Acquired the license to teach English and French.
1993-4 Nottingham University & Athens University
: Participated in the EEC ERASMUS program between during the winter semester.
1996- Present Greek Ministry Of Education - Education Office in USA
: Member of the Omogeneia Project, the association for registered teachers of Greek language.
1997 Greek Ministry Of Education - Education Office in USA
: Seminar attendance and participation on new material and technologies in the teaching process
(Phoenix, AZ). Specialized seminar for Greek language teachers; certification awarded.
2002 – 2003 Association for Balkan Understanding – Guest Lecturer, Tucson, USA
: Guest lecturer on subjects concerning the Greek language and civilization.
2010 – 2012 University of Athens & National Technical University
: Graduate with honors from postgraduate program “Technoglossia”, conducted by the Athens University’s Department of Linguistics and the National Technical University of Athens’ Department of Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Technoglossia’s focus (MSc.) was in language technology, computational linguistics and natural language processing. Grade: 9.78/10
2015 European Commission
: Member of the Greek terminology Network for the European Commission since its founding in April 2015. Specialization: Technology.
2016 University of Birmingham
: Computational linguistics summer school. Certificate of attendance and completion

Seminars / Conferences attended
Peoplesoft University
: Training on General Accounting procedures
: Training on manufacturing
: Training on tax codes
: Training on use of PeopleSoft’s EnterpriseOne software/products.
2004 – 2005
: Certificate in Project Management, Production Data Management, Supply Chain Management,
Warehouse management, Inventory management, Accounting Processes, Business/Finance, and,
Oracle University
: Training on Customer Service Management
: Training on ERP Development Tools
May, Aperian
: Certificate in Leading virtual teams
October – November, Open University
: Attendance Certificate: “5 Landmarks of the Greek Language”
October – November, Open University
: Attendance Certificate: “The tragic hero in ancient Greek drama”
November – December, Aspri Lexi
: Certificate in Lexicography
: Various webinars on terminology by Sue Ellen Wright
: Various webinars on Trados and Multiterm
January, T.E.E. (Technical Chamber of Greece)
: Attendance Certificate: International principles of terminology and their application in the Greek
January – February, Aspri Lexi
: Certificate in Terminology, lexicography and translation
February, Aspri Lexi
: Attendance Certificate: Linguistic Club – Greek language common mistakes
May, University of Thessaloniki
: Attendance Certificate: Linguistics Conference (30th meeting of the Linguistics department)
September, ProZ
: Attendance Certificate “ProZ.com virtual conference”
October, ELETO
: Attendance Certificate of the 7th Terminology conference (dedicated to Aristotle)
November – December, Aspri Lexi
: Attendance Certificate: “Corpora and lexicography”
: Various webinars on terminology by Sue Ellen Wright
: Various webinars on Trados and Multiterm
May, University of Thessaloniki
: Attendance Certificate: Linguistics Conference (34th meeting of the Linguistics department)
September, University of Thrace
: Attendance Certificate: 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics
May, University of Thessaloniki
: Attendance Certificate: Linguistics Conference (35th meeting of the Linguistics department)
May, University of Thessaloniki
: Attendance Certificate: 4th Conference of Greek-speaking translation studies scholars
July, Athens University
: Certificate of speaker and attendance for the 7th postgraduate conference held 8-11 July 2014
December – Peri Psihis
: Attendance Certificate: False confessions, interrogation techniques and lie detection.
July, Aegean University
: Attendance Certificate: 12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics
May, University of Thessaloniki
: Attendance Certificate: Linguistics Conference (37th meeting of the Linguistics department)
July, University of Birmingham
: Computational linguistics summer school. Certificate of attendance and completion.

Presentations / Lectures:
o “Is it really all Greek to you?” (for Balkan Association)
o “ Greek culture and language” series (for the University of Arizona)
o "Translation Spike: What's new out in the world" (for Pima Community College)
o “Loanwords in Greek and loaned words from Greek” (for the Hellenic Culture Center in Tucson)
o "Inforapid : An easy search / replace tool" (for Peoplesoft Translations’ Department)
o "Caterpillar - A butterfly in the making" (for Peoplesoft Translations’ Department)
o "CatsCradle - The underdog" (for Peoplesoft Translations’ Department)
o "Enhance your Google search" - Part I & Part II (for Peoplesoft Translations’ Department)
o “Best practices in terminology research” (for ELETO’s “Terminology & translation seminar)
o “Best practices in Greek terminology mining” (for Orco’s inhouse staff).
o “Greek or Turkish coffee? A corpus based study” (for Technoglossia’s students).
o “Machine Translation: A comparative study” (Speaker in the 7th postgraduate conference held 8-11 July).
o “Better internet searches for better result” (for PEEMPIP Association as part of their webinar training program).

Upcoming presentations include issues concerning terminology, localization and User
Interfaces (UI) as well as presentations on free / shareware software for translators.
References upon request. Feel free to download my full resume located at the end of this page. Official PayPal Seal


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Total pts earned: 3864
PRO-level pts: 2732

Top languages (PRO)
Greek to Italian108
French to English30
Spanish to English27
Latin to English16
English to Spanish4
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Medical (general)200
Law: Contract(s)174
Law (general)172
Automotive / Cars & Trucks146
Construction / Civil Engineering96
Finance (general)68
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects14
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

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Language pairs
English to Greek11
Greek to English3
Specialty fields
Poetry & Literature2
Medical: Instruments2
Law (general)2
Business/Commerce (general)1
Finance (general)1
Computers: Software1
Medical: Cardiology1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
International Org/Dev/Coop1
Other fields
Construction / Civil Engineering1
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