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Member since Apr '03

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

Vladimir Shapovalov
Best bet for high quality translations!

United States
Local time: 00:32 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian, Russian Native in Russian
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Site localizer This person has helped to localize ProZ.com into Bulgarian
KudoZ leader This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Bulgarian, Bulgarian to English
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Specializing in IT, Telecom, Automotive, and Technical translations/localizations
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Project management
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareComputers: Systems, Networks
Internet, e-CommerceMarketing / Market Research
Advertising / Public RelationsTelecom(munications)
Computers (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 549, Questions answered: 266, Questions asked: 131
Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Company size <3 employees
Currencies accepted Euro (eur), U. S. dollars (usd)
Glossaries Banking, copiers, Economy, Expressions, Legal, Marketing, Networking, power distribution modules, software, TV

Experience Years of experience: 22. Registered at ProZ.com: Sep 1999. Became a member: Apr 2003.
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
TeamsSofia Translators, Bulgarian ProZ.com Localization Team
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, FrameMaker, Frontpage, Helium, Idiom, LocStudio, MetaTexis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro, AppleTrans, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, MacOS, MS Localization Studio 4.8, MS Localization Studio 6.11, MS Office 2007, MS Office Mac 2008 Business Edition, MS Office XP, Olifant, Projetex 7.0, STAR Transit NXT, Trados Professional 2007 (with floating licenses), Windows Vista / Windows 7, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit, Wordfast
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Professional practices Vladimir Shapovalov endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Rendering translation, independent proofreading, lingustic quality assurance, and localization (UA, UI) services
English, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, and German
Bulgarian, English, Ukrainian and Russian
(through the team of highly quality-oriented freelance linguists I am currently leading).

About me:

My areas of expertise include: Information Technology (software, hardware, networks), Telecom, Marketing & Advertising, Business, Consumer Products, Travel, Media, Politics, Economy. My native languages are Bulgarian and Russian (bilingual since early childhood) and I have an excellent knowledge of English (12 years) complemented by the experience of living and working temporary and permanently in USA for several years. I also have an extensive translation and localization Project Management experience in all branches of the translation and localization production chain (Project Manager on temp contract with Microsoft, Global Project Manager with the world's largest localization company, and Leader & Project Manager of a small translation vendor). I have an good knowledge of HTML, XML, software applications (MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Trados, Transit, LocStudio, ProductStudio, Ms Project, and html editors) and some programming skills in Visual Basic, Java, SQL, Lisp, PhP, ADA.

Between 2003 and 2009 I had been a volunteer moderator of ProZ.com English->Bulgarian translator's community.

About the team:

I work in a team with six translators and proofreaders who complement my services by adding new areas of experitise and language pairs, expanding turnaround capacity, and providing independent proofreading. Together we cover more language pairs and areas of expertise, including automotive translations, electronics, construction tools, other technical translations, financial, political and other areas. The team includes native speakers of US English, Bulgarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional) and Ukrainian.

Our main focus is to provide accurate high-quality translations to our customers within the requested time frame.

Fees and payment:
Attractive rates (starting at about EUR 0.08/USD 0.12 per word of source text depending on size, difficulty level, deadlines and file formats).
NOTE: The rates include independent editing and/or proofreading. Minimum fee per project is USD/EUR 18.00.

Special discounts for projects containing over 50k words of source text. Preferred methods of payment: bank wire, check (esp. drawn in a US bank), PayPal, MoneyGram- within 30 days after completion of each project.

Additional information about my experience:

Educational background in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2.5 years of professional experience in Marketing (as a Marketing Assistant in an English-language newspaper and as a Marketing Manager in a seaside resort). Several years of professional experience as a Localization Project Manager with some of the world's largets localization and software manufacturing companies. Wide experience in web design, translations, writing texts for ads, PR events, newspaper articles, writing company profiles, etc. Extensive translation experience with software documentation, hardware manuals.

Freelance translations:
Thousands of succesfully completed translation and localization projects randing from a few words up to 500,000 words per project through my team.

Last Update:

March 16, 2009

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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: 1173
PRO-level pts: 549

Top languages (PRO)
English to Bulgarian431
Bulgarian to English62
Russian to Bulgarian20
English to Russian16
Bulgarian to Russian12
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Computers (general)44
Electronics / Elect Eng32
Law (general)20
Finance (general)16
Cooking / Culinary16
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.12
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Keywords: translation, localization, lingustic, quality, assurace, control, pseudo-localization, CAT, TM, memory, technology, file, TagEditor, XML, TTX, TMX, LocStudio, Trados, Transit, Idiom, project management, Bulgarian, English, Russian, German, Ukrainian, general, html, word, text, pc, cyrillic, UA, UI, help, pdf, web, site, manual, wireless, IT, software, hardware, mobile, Mac, Apple, MacOS, marketing, business, management, history, phone, communicator, networking, преводи, локализация, локализационни, проекти, софтуер, хардуер, ръководство, традос

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