Member since Aug '04

Working languages:
English to Latvian
French to Latvian

Austra Muizniece
Localization, transcreation, QA

RIGA, Rigas Rajons, Latvia
Local time: 09:31 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Latvian Native in Latvian
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What Austra Muizniece is working on
Nov 20, 2019 (posted via  Ongoing LQAs of Airbnb localization project - iOS, Android, Web, Mobile Web ...more, + 6 other entries »
Total word count: 973000

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Website localization, Software localization, Translation, Project management, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Computers: Systems, NetworksAdvertising / Public Relations
Marketing / Market ResearchBusiness/Commerce (general)
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Engineering (general)Mechanics / Mech Engineering

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 457, Questions answered: 176, Questions asked: 134
Project History 28 projects entered    15 positive feedback from outsourcers    1 positive feedback from colleagues

Blue Board entries made by this user  37 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill, MasterCard
Glossaries EN-LV, LV-EN
Experience Years of experience: 19. Registered at Oct 2003. Became a member: Aug 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Latvian (University of Latvia)
French to Latvian (University of Latvia)
Memberships N/A
TeamsBaltic team, Latvian localization
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Google Translator Toolkit, Helium, Idiom, LocStudio, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Poedit, SDL Studio, Subtitle Workshop, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Smartling, Translation Workspace, Wordfast, XTM
Events and training
Professional practices Austra Muizniece endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Accurate, fluent translations, well-researched terminology, excellent style and sense of target audience.

Translation, editing, proofreading, linguistic QA, localization, transcreation, adaptation, copywriting in the following fields:


Since 2002 – part-time freelance translator
Since 04.2006 – leader and coordinator of Latvian localization team (volunteer work, involving terminology management, translation, proofreading, editing and coordination)
Since 05.2004 – full-time freelance translator, proofreader, editor, QA specialist in the following fields:

User interface, help files, software, websites, marketing materials, product descriptions, creation of style guides, glossaries, etc.
Long term collaboration in various translation, review, localization and QA projects:

- Language lead for a global technology company operating in transportation and sharing economy field (terminology development, team coordination, reviews, LQAs, style guide development, etc.)
- Main reviewer in a branch of projects for a leading search engine and online advertising platform (UI, marketing, canned responses, help system)
- Leading software developer (software, hardware, marketing, manuals, UI, help files)
- Various manufacturers of mobile phones and apps (UI, help files, marketing, transcreation, manuals)
- Various office equipment and computer peripheral manufacturers (manuals, help files, marketing)
- Leading developer of design and document exchange solutions
- Leading developer of networking solutions for corporate and private clients
- Translations of informative materials for alternative mouse and keyboard solutions for people with disabilities

Specific skills: extensive and detailed knowledge about various technical, terminology and style requirements in different IT/MarCom sectors, long-term experience with different localization tools and techniques, glossary and TM management skills.

- Marketing, copywriting and transcreation projects for various clients in IT and technical industry
- Subtitles for films awarded in international film festivals
- Transcreation of online materials for a major mobile phone manufacturer, copywriting, preparation for SEO and new online branding campaign
- Translations of press releases, online and offline marketing campaign materials, internal training documentation for a major fashion retail company
- Translation of exposition and tour guide texts for an internationally well-known museum
- Linguistic quality assurance for an international evaluation of education systems worldwide, adaptation for target audience of a specific age and cultural background
- Subtitles for animation films
- Subtitles for an inspirational video to be presented in an EU-funded event regarding cultural diversity
- Translation of three educative books for children, adaptation for Latvian market and specific target audience
- Creative translations for various online and offline campaigns of European Commission to raise awareness about different significant issues, e.g., environment, education, child safety, cultural diversity, etc.
- Translation of materials for a local child protection center, adaptation of educative materials for children of specific age, psychological and cultural background.
- Translations and reviews of materials for an event agency: corporate events, team building events, weddings, parties, balls, video and audio materials.
- Translations and reviews of materials for two Latvian fashion designers: marketing materials, descriptions and campaign materials for new collections, press releases

Specific skills: excellent writing skills, ability to fine-tune syntax and style according to the needs and expectations of target audience, awareness of cultural and political sensitivities, attention to the tiniest details, while keeping an eye on the big picture.

TECHNICAL Translations of countless documents, IFUs, product descriptions, MSDS, related to mechanical and electronic equipment and systems:
- Manuals, product descriptions, software localization and marketing documentation for a leading heavy machinery manufacturer (excavators, tractors, trucks, dozers, skid steer loaders, multi terrain loaders, compact wheel loaders, full size wheel loaders and telehandlers, etc.)
- Localization of website, product descriptions, marketing materials and help files for a manufacturer of dairy farming equipment
- Manuals for heavy machinery used in ports and construction sites
- Manuals for construction equipment
- Paper cutting, creasing, milling, carton folding, sample making, corrugating and packaging machinery software, safety systems, user manuals, help systems for a leading provider of packaging solutions
- Manuals for rectangular duct beading, notching and shearing line and coil feed machines
- Electronic waste recycling program documentation, end-user instructions, marketing materials
- Manuals for plate heat exchangers
- Various technical manuals for farming and household appliances

Specific skills: attention to detail, excellent TM and glossary maintenance skills, research skills, long-term experience in technical translations, understanding of technical concepts, wide selection of reference materials.

- Linguistic verification (via interviews) of data collection tools used for clinical trials
- Translations, back-translations and reviews of medical questionnaires and patient diaries
- Translations of medical documentation for airway management, regional anesthesia, drainage, ventilation, tracheotomy and pain management devices
- Translations of clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging documentation for a leading developer of IT-enabled medical solutions
- Translations of dialyzer IFUs and specifications
- Translations, back-translations and reviews of hearing aid implant procedure and equipment descriptions
- Translations of informative materials in gynecology
- Translations of informative materials regarding sexual health and education

Specific skills: attention to detail, excellent TM and glossary maintenance skills, research skills, long-term experience, understanding of medical and technical issues, additional reviews performed by an MD.

EUROPEAN AFFAIRS Long-term experience with different types of EU documentation, ranging from technical/legal texts to more creative projects, involving adaptation and copywriting
- Localization of the website for an EU institution
- Reports on economic and social cohesion
- Press releases for European Commission
- Calls for proposals, tender texts
- EU Parliament Press Service documentation
- Leonardo da Vinci and Town Twinning program descriptions
- Informative and educative materials on various subjects (ecology, cultural diversity, lifelong learning, gender equality, etc.)
- Reviews of legislative documents
- Research and translations of European Social Fund events, programs, projects, etc.

Specific skills: excellent knowledge of EU terminology and various reference materials, resources and requirements, long-term experience in translating EU documents in different fields and styles.
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: 498
PRO-level pts: 457

Top languages (PRO)
English to Latvian392
Latvian to English48
French to English13
English to French4
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)68
Medical: Health Care32
Mechanics / Mech Engineering30
Finance (general)16
Automotive / Cars & Trucks15
Pts in 36 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects28
With client feedback15
100% positive (15 entries)

Job type
Software localization1
Language pairs
English to Latvian26
French to Latvian1
Latvian to English1
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research5
IT (Information Technology)5
International Org/Dev/Coop3
Human Resources2
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama2
Advertising / Public Relations2
Tourism & Travel2
Media / Multimedia2
Medical: Health Care1
Paper / Paper Manufacturing1
Internet, e-Commerce1
Computers: Software1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Poetry & Literature1
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion1
Computers: Systems, Networks1
Other fields
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.2
Cooking / Culinary1
Finance (general)1
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright1
Energy / Power Generation1
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)1
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)1
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Jan 2, 2020

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