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Daniel Šebesta
Expert knowledge for the Czech market.

Praha 6, Czech Republic
Local time: 21:51 CEST (GMT+2)

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Daniel Šebesta is an employee of:
DSebesta Czech Republic
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Technology, IT, marketing and business. All in flawless Czech.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
This translator helped to localize ProZ.com into Czech
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Affiliations Employer: DSebesta
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Copywriting, Training
Expertise
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchBusiness/Commerce (general)
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)
RetailComputers (general)
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Systems, Networks
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoElectronics / Elect Eng

Preferred currency EUR
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
English to Czech: My award-winning translation from the Third ProZ.com Translation Contest
Detailed field: General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Source text - English
The problem of being awkward with introductions is not, for many, an “unusual situation.” You may find that you are often uncertain about whether to introduce someone using their first name, last name, or both; about whether to use a qualifier (“this is my friend, ______”); even about whether or not it is in fact your responsibility to introduce two people in a given situation. But all of this is small potatoes compared with the seemingly inevitable mingling nightmare of having to introduce someone whose name you have forgotten.

It’s one thing to forget someone’s name if you’ve met them only once or twice, or if you haven’t seen them in a while. But all too often it’s someone whose name you really should know, and who is going to be insulted to find out you don’t. In other words, a faux pas in the making.

This is absolute agony when it happens, and I’ve watched hundreds of minglers try to deal with different ways, ranging from exuberant apology (“Oh GOD, I’m so sorry, JEEZ, wow, I can’t believe I’ve forgotten your name!”) to throwing up their hands and walking away. But there are better ways to deal with this kind of mental slip. Next time you draw a blank while making introductions, try the following ploy:

Force them to introduce themselves. This is the smoothest and most effective way to handle your memory lapse. When it’s done well, no one will ever suspect you. If you have forgotten one person’s name in the group, turn to that person first and smile. Then turn invitingly to a person whose name you do remember and say, “This is Linden Bond,” turning back casually toward the forgotten person. The person whose name you haven’t mentioned yet will automatically (it’s a reflex) say “Nice to meet you, Linden, I’m Sylvia Cooper,” and usually offer a hand to shake.
Translation - Czech
Trapné pocity spojené s představováním nejsou pro řadu lidí ničím nezvyklým. Snadno se vám stane, že váháte, jestli máte někoho představit jen jménem, nebo příjmením, anebo obojím, jestli ke jménu máte přidat ještě nějaké další slovo (například „tohle je můj kamarád, ______“), nebo zda je vůbec na vás, abyste v určité situaci dva lidi představovali. Tohle všechno jsou ale malichernosti v porovnání s noční můrou, že máte představit člověka, jehož jméno jste zapomněli.

Zapomenout jméno někoho, s kým jste se setkali jednou nebo dvakrát v životě nebo koho jste už dlouho neviděli, je jedna věc. Mnohdy je to ale člověk, jehož jméno byste opravdu měli znát a který se bude cítit dotčen, když zjistí, že si jeho jméno nepamatujete. Jinými slovy – faux pas je na světě.

Když se něco takového stane, je to úplné utrpení. Viděl jsem už stovky nešťastníků, kteří se s tím snažili nějak vypořádat. Někteří vsadili na dlouhosáhlé omluvy („Bože můj, mně je to tak trapný, téda, to snad vůbec není možný, ale já si na to vaše jméno nevzpomenu!“), jiní se naopak chytli za hlavu a odešli. Selhání paměti se dá překonat ale i lépe. Až budete příště mít při představování okno, zkuste tenhle trik:

Přimějte je k tomu, aby se představili sami. Je to ten nejsnazší a zároveň nejefektivnější způsob, jak zamaskovat výpadek paměti. Pokud to provedete dobře, nikdo vás nebude podezírat. Pokud jste zapomněli jméno jedné z osob ve skupince, otočte se nejdřív na ni a usmějte se. Potom se neméně mile podívejte na člověka, jehož jméno už si pamatujete, a řekněte „Tohle je Jana Bělíková“, zatímco se budete ležérně otáčet zpět k zapomenuté osobě. Člověk, jehož jméno ještě nepadlo, automaticky (je to reflex) řekne „Těší mě, Jano, já jsem Sylva Chlumecká“ a obvykle taky podá ruku.

Translation education Master's degree - Charles University in Prague
Experience Years of experience: 17. Registered at ProZ.com: Oct 2006. Became a member: Jun 2007.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Czech (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
English to Czech (national certification, verified)
German to Czech (national certification, verified)
German to Czech (Charles University in Prague, verified)
German to Czech (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
Memberships ATA, ITI, CIOL, JTP
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Crowdin, Lilt, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, Smartling, STAR Transit, Transifex, Wordbee, Wordfast, XTM, XTRF Translation Management System
Website http://www.dsebesta.com/
Conference participation Conference presentationsConferences attended
Contests won Third ProZ.com Translation Contest: English to Czech
6th ProZ.com Translation Contest: English to Czech
Professional practices Daniel Šebesta endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio
Daniel SEBESTA, MA, CL, MBA

daniel@dsebesta.com
+420 776 168 171 • +1-585-360-6352

translation, localization, terminology management, language technology

English, German, French > Czech
Czech > English

Chartered Linguist with an MBA degree
& experience from EU institutions,
seasoned translator, certified CAT tool user,
published lexicographer, digital nomad.

• Native Czech linguist based in Prague, Czechia & New York, U.S.
• Specialized in technology, IT, marketing & business.
• 18+ years in professional language services.
• In-house experience from the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission in Luxembourg.
• Former researcher at the Czech Language Institute (ÚJČ) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR).
• Previously also a lexicographer at Nakladatelství Olomouc, co-author of German<>Czech dictionaries, phrasebooks & grammar books.
• MA in Czech & German linguistics from Charles University in Prague. MBA in Pricing & Strategy from the University of Rochester. Also educated in New Zealand (University of Otago, semester abroad), Germany (Humboldt-Universität, summer course) & Canada (ELS Toronto, summer course).
• Chartered Linguist (CL), Diploma in Translation (DipTrans, English>Czech) & assessed by the UK’s Institute of Translators and Interpreters (ITI, English/German>Czech).
• Certified as an English & German translator by national authorities in Czechia.
• Certified advanced user of SDL Trados Studio 2017 & MultiTerm 2017. Other tools supported, too.
• Memberships: Member (MCIL) of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), Qualified Member (MITI) of the Institute of Translators and Interpreters (ITI, also grader for new assessment candidates), Voting Member of the American Translators Association (ATA, also Assistant Administrator of Language Technology Division), member of the German Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ), member of the Czech Union of Interpreters and Translators (JTP).
• Author of Native-speaker status in the translation services market (2013).
• Conference presentations & webinars on topics of interest to language professionals (ATA, ProZ.com, ITA, eCPD, IAPTI, European Commission, JTP, Mundef Academy).
• Organizer of educational & networking events for language professionals (Prague Peer Reviews, LocLunch).
• Digital nomad & passionate traveler (almost 100 visited countries).
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