Working languages:
French to Romanian
English to Romanian
Romanian to French

Elena-Simona Craciun
Localization Linguist, Translator and QA

Local time: 23:06 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Romanian Native in Romanian
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TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE: Software Localization Linguist Lead and Translation Coordinator -- Embarcadero Technologies, Spain

Design new Localization Linguist Team:
- Defining new process for the external translators (based on new in-house technology to use with help translation tools)
- Defining new internal process before the actual in-house software localization linguist team members are hired
- Creating new multilingual localization linguist team (hiring 5 new localization linguists for French and German)
- Step by step training (coaching and mentoring) for new linguist team members
- Linguist Team Coordination (in-house team members, external collaborators)
- Tracking the flow of all localized projects within Embarcadero.
- Monitoring the workflow for documentation.
- Tracking the cost and schedule separately for each translation team.
- Ensuring communication with external translation agencies.
- Following UI translation kits and doc help packages sent to external translators.
- Providing deadline / priority items for translation agencies working on more than 2 projects, when needed.
- Ensuring DataGear doc files (ER/Studio, Rapid SQL, DBArtisan, DBOptimizer, etc.) are properly translated/published on Embarcadero doc site (monitoring the entire process): (communicate with Tech Writers to get final files, English documentation review by linguists, translation, acceptance review, publishing on Embarcadero doc site)
- Ensuring communication between external translators and doc/tech writers, whenever UI content or documentation issues occur during translation process.
- Monitoring tasks in tech review, ensuring there are send to localization team as quickly as possible.

Software Localization (EN - FR, EN - RO) : (2007 - present) In-house translator, linguist, QA tester of localized applications.

Localization Translator and Linguist:

- Reviewing English documentation, sending it to external translators.
- Ensuring the source help documentation confirms to the software product.
- Synchronizing translated (target) documentation on Embarcadero docwiki help with English side.
- Translation of technical documentation (especially API files) (SDL Trados 2009)
- Revising initial translation done internally and by external collaborators.

Quality Assurance for source, and localized applications:

- Close cooperation with English QA/development, and localization engineering teams in Embarcadero.
- Testing various source application updates.
- Testing the localized products UI (checking for cosmetic and functional issues).
- Linguistic testing (reviewing the translation while running application; validating translated UI stings)
- Bug tracking & reporting Atlassian JIRA.
- Testing localization enhancement internal tools developed by L10n engineers.
- Involved in one of the most exciting RAD Studio releases, RAD Studio XE4 - iOS, Windows and Mac App Development Suite! (testing the localized product on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, iOS)

EU Translations (EN/FR > RO) for tenderers selected by the EU for the Romanian language (2006-2013): over 790,000 translated words.

(communications, regulations, reports, decisions, directives, conventions, petitions, opinions, draft opinions, etc.)

Fields covered:
- environment, agriculture;
- fisheries and maritime affairs;
- transport, energy, customs;

Sub-fields covered: Climate change, Community Law (enforcement of judgments in civil and economic matters), domestic violence, transport of passengers, freight and mail by air; workers’ rights; trans-European high speed rail system; common agricultural policy; technical specifications for the electronic chart display and information system for inland navigation (Inland ECDIS); Action Plan for Energy Efficiency; European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States; traditional own resources; civil aviation; animal welfare; captive insurance companies; pre-accession assistance; presentation of Europol Joint Supervisory Body website; EU Physical Activity Guidelines; veterinary checks for meat imports; TRade Defence Investigations; medical certification of pilots and medical fitenss of cabin crew, eBug website, etc.

Legal translations (contracts, tax law, patents, Articles of Association, etc.) (2006-2010)

Literary Translations - collaboration with Teora Publishing House, Bucharest (2007 - 2009)

Books translated from English into Romanian:
Super Science – Plants, by Robert Richardson, children’s book
Super Science – Forces and Movement, by Robert Richardson, children’s book

Books translated from French into Romanian:
Le Guide de Feng Shui de Régine Saint-Arnauld
Vrai ou Faux, children, 4 books

SDL Trados Studio 2009, MS Office 2007, FrameMaker 10, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008, Docwiki, etc.


* Master's Degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies (English and French), "Al.I.Cuza" University of Iasi (2009)

* Bachelor's Degree (translator and interpreter) in English and French, "Al.I.Cuza" University of Iasi (2006)

* Studies at the ISTI (Institut Superieur des Traducteurs et interpretes, Brussels, Belgium (Erasmus-Socrates scholarship, Sept. 2005 - March 2006)


Sworn Translator & Interpreter, authorized by the Romanian Ministry of Justice, August 2006
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Total pts earned: 143
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Romanian56
French to Romanian48
Romanian to English35
English to French4
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Law (general)28
Automotive / Cars & Trucks16
Mechanics / Mech Engineering8
Environment & Ecology8
Marketing / Market Research8
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