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Konstantinos Karanikas B.Sc. Electr. Eng., MITI
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Energy / Power GenerationElectronics / Elect Eng
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringConstruction / Civil Engineering
Automotive / Cars & TrucksComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Systems, Networks
IT (Information Technology)Telecom(munications)

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Glossaries Aerospace / Aviation, Automotive, Bio-sciences, Botany, Business/Financial, Chemistry, Computing & IT, Construction, Electrical, Geology

Translation education Other - ITI
Experience Years of experience: 38. Registered at Sep 2003. Became a member: Oct 2003.
Credentials Greek to English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
Greek to English (Polytechnic of Central London, UK, verified)
English to Greek (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
Memberships ITI, ISTC, Panhellenic Association of Translators
TeamsThe Greek Team, Hellenic World
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Multilizer, Adobe Acrobat 7.0, D-Localizer , Excel, Office 2013, Office XP, Powerpoint 2003, SDL TRADOS STUDIO 2019, TranslatorTool , XTrans, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Translation Workspace
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Professional practices Konstantinos Karanikas B.Sc. Electr. Eng., MITI endorses's Professional Guidelines.
• Electr. Engineer / Technical Translator (32+ years of experience)
(Translation, Proofreading, Editing, Reviewing, Adapting)
• Translation of audiovisual material for multimedia & electronics/ telecommunications companies in the Far East
• Video games and MMO & RPG Console Games (MS Inbox, Nintendo DS, PS, PS2, TRX, XBOX, XTM, GameBoy Advance, GameCube)
• Translation of industrial projects to/from Greek/English, Editing and Proofreading of the above and of scientific papers of University Lecturers and students to be published in foreign scientific journals and magazines, and of dissertation, presentation work and projects, at graduate and post-graduate levels. Please see attached Covering Letter for details on recent projects.
• 23 years of experience in Tailor-made Private Tuition Teaching of the English language to professionals with extremely limited amount of time in their hands at the following levels: FCE (Cambridge), CAE (Cambridge Advanced), CPE (Cambridge Proficiency), Michigan Proficiency, TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, SAT, NATO and other Armed Forces exams. Foolproof System devised guarantees top results. A One-to-One teaching method has been developed to produce exceptional results at the very first sitting, and at extremely short periods of available time (special Crash Course).
• Web Research.

Telecommunications, Satellite Systems, Robotics, Avionics, Computer & IT Systems (Hardware/ Software/ Firmware), Electrical & Electronics Engineering [Electrical (Power systems/ Energy Transmission/ Industrial Currents/ Transformers/ Heavy-duty Electrical Machinery, (micro)Electronics, Instrumentation & Control, CNC-DNC machines, Mechanical, Industrial, Automotive, Civil, etc.], Petroleum Engineering (Turbo-machinery, Fuels, Lubricants, Gas, LPG, etc.), Physics, Aerodynamics, Audio/ Visual material for multimedia & electronics companies (IT, mobile telephony, multimedia portable devices), Arcade/Video games for various platforms (Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation2, TRX, XBOX), Software Localization (L10N), Energy Resources, Solar energy, Technical Patents, the European Parliament (Petitions & Reports in connection to the aforementioned fields), Public Works (Economic/ Technical Tenders (En-Gr-En) of the Greek Public Sector), Construction Works

& Legal (Contracts, Mergers, Certificates, Affidavit Statements, Good Performance Guarantees, Bank Statements), Business (codes of conduct, etc.) in connection with the aforementioned fields

Some of the most important projects I have dealt with include but are not restricted to the following :

Automotive / Heavy Construction Equipment
• “ABS/ASR Braking Systems” by BOSCH/ KNORR-BREMSE,
• KNORR-BREMSE updating of ABS/ASR Multi-Test-System (MTS-8 2006),
• KBR-15/18 string localization for ABS systems for KNORR-BREMSE,
• “ABS Control & Monitoring Advanced Pump Controller PC 241/242”,
• “Multi-Test-System ZB 9200” for testing ABS/ASR systems by KNORR-BREMSE (4 manuals) including software localization for the tester,
• VOLVO BUS/TRUCKS and VOLVO PENTA Sweden bus/ truck/ marine engines service/ maintenance procedures/ bulletins, on a continuous basis for the purpose of terminology unification/ streamlining of old and new documentation material, etc. A series of everyday projects going on for the last 5 years.
• VOLVO Penta engines for marine use. VOLVO Penta is a part of the Volvo Group, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of heavy duty diesel engines, power generators, etc (continuing projects).
• ATLAS COPCO and CHICAGO PNEUMATIC manufacturers of compressors, construction and mining tools and equipment, power tools, assembly systems, hydraulic hammers/ breakers/ core drills/ demolition cutters/ power packs/ scrap cutters, post pullers/ drivers/ borers, rock drills, submersible/ centrifugal/ diaphragm pumps, demolition pulverizers & bulk pulverizers, combi cutters, concrete saws, ground rod drivers, pneumatic chipping hammers/ clay diggers/ pick hammers/ rivet busters/ scabblers and related accessories & attachments, (continuing projects),
• JOHN CRANE, mechanical seal flush coolers, manufacturers of equipment used in the oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper and mining industries,
• “Mini excavators” by CASE (3 manuals),
• "Drilling of railway tunnels in the area of Mt. Olympus" in Greece on behalf of OSE (National Railway Organization),

Mechanical / CNC-DNC
• Haas Automation Inc. USA, CNC/DNC Lathe/Milling Machine Operator’s Manuals 96-8700 (4 manuals, 480,000 w, continuing series of upgrades and related software),
• "HONDA XL1000VA-4" motorcycle manual,
• Road-surface Mechanics, AUTH university project,
• “Harbour Construction Works in the ports of Thessaloniki/ Kavala/ Alexandroupolis”,
• “AIRWELL Programming & Operating Manual”,
• TOSHIBA Air Conditioner (Split Type) RAV-SP11041T-E series and RAV-SP140AT-E series (1 Manual, continuing projects),
• “The New Concrete Technology Regulation 1997” by the Technical Chamber of Greece, translated into English (54,000 w),

Electrical / Automation / Electrical Appliances
• A large number of the "Athens 2004” Olympic works by DEH (National Electricity Board) on behalf of “Attiko” Metro Joint Venture,
• Complete tender for railway automation/ protection/ electrification installations and 400 kV power generation plant in the area of Leivadia in central Greece (43,000 w) for TEG Italy,
• Laying state-of-the-art railway tracks (no joints, electrification) in the area of Mt. Olympus-Greece by OSE (National Railway Organization),
• “Auxiliary Power Converters” used by ISAP (Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways) and “Attiko Metro” (1 manual),
• “High-Voltage Bus-Bars/ Underground Cables/ Power Lines/ Power Transformers/ Automatic Power Switches in Gas or Vacuum” by DEH (National Electricity Board) on behalf of 'Attiko' Metro (6 manuals),
• “Industrial UCB Vacuum Circuit breakers” by Vaasa Equipment, Finland (4 manuals),
• “Traction Substations” by DEH (National Electricity Board) again on behalf of 'Attiko' Metro (1 manual),
• “Programmable Sortex Z1/Z3/Z4 grain sorting machines” (1 manual),
• Electrolux white appliance material for the past 4 years (continuing projects),

Telecommunications / Mobile Telephony / Software Localization
• “Greek National Spectrum Management and Monitoring”,
• “High-Tech memory cards (MMC/SD)” by Kodak (1 manual),
• “Kodak’s EasyShare CX4200 Digital Camera and Order Station” (2 manuals),
• AGB’s TVM4 Monitoring system (1 manual),
• VODAFONE ultra High-Tech projects,
• Digital Production of sophisticated high-tech passports (biometric / e-passports),
• Long-term system support services provided by a Norwegian maritime corporation for “Polaris Radar/ ARPA Ship Simulator System”,
• “Mobile Cost Modelling” by OTE (National Telecommunications Organization),
• “MobileAction” mobile phone handset (1 manual),
• Acer’s “Ferrari” laptop (1 manual),
• Motorola V3 ROSH mobile phone handset (1 manual),
• Acer n35se/n300” (PDAs) (2 manuals),
• A number of CDs/DVDs with material on DIY projects for timber/automotive companies,
• MobileAction (mobile phone) multimedia devices,
• “SAP localization for HERMES”,
• “BenQ/LCD Monitor 2007FP”,
• “Acer d100 Personal Navigator” (1 manual),
• “CellStack Solo Video Codecs & Centauri Suite” (optical Ethernet interfaces) by Telindus Surveillance Solutions,
• “NavNGO_iGO” road navigation system by Mio Map (1 manual),
• Vodafone “Breezer” phone (1 manual),
• “HTC-Artemis_WLAN System”,
• Patent of “a new wireless communication system involving the use of an “amorphous” communication network utilizing plural migratory access nodes for providing access and transfer of information”,
• “Automatic Train Control (ATC) System” forming an integral part of the Thessaloniki Metro Transportation System for Union Switch & Signal Inc. USA, (39,000 w)
• Acer p600 Portable Navigator (1 manual),
• Toshiba WL digital/ analogue TV set along with subsequent updates,
• Acer ePresentation Management,
• Acer eLock Management and Acer Empowering Technology,
• Kii Vodafone/Smartphone mobile device (1 manual),
• NavNGo GPS Navigational system,
• Acer Projector P5260/1165,
• Localization of the new Mio’s QSG (GPS Navigational System software localization, continuing project),
• Panasonic Plasma TV Models TH-37PX80E & TH-42PX80E (2 manuals),
• Translation/ Proofreading of most SONY/ PANASONIC/ CANON/ SAMSUNG material (cameras, analogue/ digital/ plasma TV, VCR, top boxes, etc.) on a continuous basis for Japanese/ Chinese/ Taiwanese firms,
• Ericson’s F3607gw Mobile Broadband Module,
• “PowerDVD8” software and operation manuals by HTC,
• “Sapphire” and “Iolite” software and manuals for the new mobile phone by HTC,
• “HERO” phone software by HTC,
• 9 e-books by Hewlett-Packard for the HP Scitex XP5100/XP5300/TJ8350 Billboard Printer series.
• ArcSoft’s MediaImpression 2.0 software,
• ArcSoft’s TMExtreme software,
• “CyberLink MediaShow Espresso” software, which can convert videos into other formats to be played on Apple iPod, Sony PSP etc. devices,
• Canon VCB40XZ digital camera,
• Localization projects on Mac features for Apple Europe,
• “Modu” mobile phone, the smallest phone on the planet.
• Complete documentation for HTC 3700 Touch Phone/ PDA,
• “Diamond” series of PDAs and “TouchFLO 3D” by HTC,
• NetApp’s innovative technologies VMware® / Snapshot™ / NearStore® / SnapVault® / SnapManager® MetroCluster® / SnapMirror® / FlexClone® used in Disk-to-Disk backup & recovery solutions (thin-provisioning & deduplication),
• Apple® material (localization of software and documentation using proprietary technology, continuing projects),
• AFS® Advanced Farming Systems & GPS Guidance systems, developed for use on CASE IH and NEW HOLLAND farming machines for Precision Land Management & Vehicle Control,

Medical Instruments
• “Vironostika anti-CMV III Microelisa System” (1 manual),
• DuoTome™ SideLite™ Fiber Instruction Guide (laser fiber used in laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures) by LUMENIS,
• “MERIT Microcatheter” for Aculis, intended for general intravascular use,
• “Biopak 240” Benchman Instruction Manual,
• Printer used in Medical Instruments by SONY (1 manual),
• “SOLUSCOPE II” washer/ disinfector for flexible endoscopes (2 manuals),
• “ARCOVIS 2000 SB/RB” and “LEM PLUS 150/180” fluoroscopy/ radiography equipment (2 manuals),
• A new patented design for a needle used in drug administration,
• “QCT of the Spine, Femur & Forearm in postmenopausal women” (Amgen Protocol 162 20030216, incorporating X-ray and Radiography equipment) (3 procedure manuals),
• “X-ray Imaging Techniques - Protocol 0881A-101548(908)” by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (1 manual),
• “Microwave Endometrial Ablation System” (6 manuals),
• Ultrasound BE9C/E8C/E8C-RS/ERB/I739/I739-RS/T739/T739-RS/IC5-9H/IC5-9-D Probes by GE Healthcare,

(Bio)Chemical / Safety Equipment / Labels
• “QUAESTOR III Diving & Protection Suits for Chemical/ Biological/ Nuclear Warfare” by DRÄGER (1 manual),
• Complete documentation for SR Safety series of welding shields/ compressed-air hoods/ face shields/ attachments/ gas & particle filters/ airlines/ battery-powered fans/ protective spectacles/ half- & full- face masks/ adapters by Sundström,
• LIGHTNIN, Mixers/ Aerators/ Agitators (user manuals),
• A continuing series of safety labels for SHELL chemicals/ fuels/ other products on classification/ recommended use/ hazard statements/ precautionary statements/ classification/ signal words/ chemical category/ GHS label elements, etc.,
• Material and EEC regulations for chemical substances for EUROBROM B.V. (continuing project),

Petroleum Industry
• A series of questionnaires relating to commercial transport screening questions for BP products, for IFF Research LTD,
• “Driver Tiredness” by BP (UK),
• SHELL Customer and Transport Lubricants, a series of questionnaires on Business Customers Brand Tracker 2007, MASTER Questionnaire for DP,
• SHELL LPG customers,
• SHELL Products/ Services, (Marine/ Aviation/ Commercial fuels and lubricants),
• SHELL’s “Cargo Administration” safety protocols (fuels/ chemicals) (Ship/ Shore procedures, Trainer/ Trainee/ Officer Workbooks, supporting materials, regulations, quality assurance procedures),
• SHELL’s “Load and Discharge Vessel” safety protocols (Trainer Guide, Trainee Workbook, Pre-training Worksheet, Awareness Assessment, Knowledge Assessment, On-the-job Assessment),
• SHELL’s “Manage & Maintain Port Jetty” safety protocols (Port Jetty Awareness/ Knowledge, Pre-training, Trainer Guide, Trainee Workbook),
• SHELL’s “Port/ Jetty HSSE” safety protocols (Trainer Guide, Trainee Workbook, Pre-training Worksheet, Awareness Assessment, Knowledge Assessment, On-the-job Assessment, Solutions),
• SHELL’s "Shore Officer Introductory Training" safety protocols (Assessment Guide/ Tool/ Solutions, General/ Maths Aptitude Survey, Mentor Support Guide, On-the-job Training Guide, Pre-testing Guide, Pre-training Work Guide, Trainer Guide, Trainee Workbook, Trainer Manual, Trainer Presentations),
• “TG-13/17 Governors incorporated in Elliott PYR Steam Turbines” used in oil refineries (4 manuals, 454,000 words),
• FMC Technologies – Motor Oil Hellas – Corinth Refineries (Greece) (Installation & Commissioning Procedures, Startup & User Guides, Troubleshooting),

Alternative Energy Resources
• GAZCO balanced flue convector fire (6 manuals),
• GAZCO’s P8700CHSC STUDIO 1/2/3 LPG line of gas fires,
• STOVAX Esprit/ Vetro/ Arlington gas fires,
• “FirstSolar” solar panels for electricity production using new state-of-the-art technology,
• “SolarEdge” photovoltaic panels (continuing series of manuals),
• Steam Power Generators by DEH (National Electricity Board),
• “Aeolian Parks in Greece”,

Console Games / MMO / RPG / Audio Script
• Arcade game instructions for various companies,
• Arcade games/ software applications for Babelmedia UK, the leading international provider of outsourced services to the games and interactive entertainment industries and an authorized partner for Microsoft, Sony, Disney, Nintendo, Nokia and Vodafone (continuing projects),
• Game Boy Advance,
• GameCube,
• Nintendo DS,
• PlayStation,
• PlayStation2,
• TRX,
• iOS Games,

European Union / Public Sector Tenders
• Complete invitation to tender for the provision of Employee Transportation Services at Athens Intl’ Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in the area of Spata-Athens,
• “Waste Management in the Olympic Village”,
• “Athens Public Transport Organization (OASA) utilizing the GALILEO satellite system”,
• Greek Post Office AMQM Monitoring system,
• Tenders for the construction of “Thessaloniki Metro”,
• “Transportation of the ancient Olive Grove in Athens to its new permanent planting site”,
• Complete EU Legislation on “Denatured ethyl-alcohol products”,
• Complete EU Legislation on “Commercial Shipping” more specifically on “Services provided by Ro-Ro ferries and High-Speed passenger craft”,
• “National Football Referee Federation” the complete series of legal documents,

• “MyHeritage” complete localization of the genealogy site and subsequent updates,
• Complete localization of “Street & Circuit” website for automotive parts in Greece,
• “Liferaft Survival Manual” by Brindle UK,
• Harper & Collins Dictionaries UK (contributed to the compilation of a new Gr-En Dictionary, 2003 edition),
• Localization of “Manpower” job search website,
• Oracle Europe, as an interviewer/ writer/ editor of success stories for businesses in Greece.

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Keywords: Telecommunications, Satellite Systems, Robotics, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Avionics, Computer & IT Systems (Hardware / Software / Firmware), Engineering [Electrical (Power systems / Transmission / Industrial Currents / Transformers / Heavy-duty Electrical Machinery / Turbo-machinery), (micro-)Electronics, Instrumentation & Control, CNC machines, Mechanical, Industrial, Automotive, Civil, etc.], Physics, Aerodynamics, Audio/Visual material for multimedia & electronics companies (IT, mobile telephony, multimedia portable devices, arcade games for various platforms), Software Localization (L10N), Energy Resources, Solar energy, Technical Patents, the European Parliament (Petitions & Reports in connection to the aforementioned fields), Public Works (Economic / Technical Tenders (En-Gr-En) of the Greek Public Sector), Construction Works & Legal (Contracts, Mergers, Certificates, Affidavit Statements, Good Performance Guarantees, Bank Statements), Business (codes of conduct, etc.) in connection with the aforementioned fields

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