Member since Nov '09

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

Vladka Kocheshkova
Professional Freelance Translator

Bulgaria
Local time: 13:47 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian
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Affiliations
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management
Expertise
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureLinguistics
Education / PedagogyMechanics / Mech Engineering
Medical: PharmaceuticalsGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
IT (Information Technology)Cinema, Film, TV, Drama

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 6,048
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 134, Questions answered: 61, Questions asked: 16
Project History 17 projects entered    2 positive feedback from outsourcers
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Translation
Volume: 12393 words
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Medical Trial

Medical trial materials: patient and physician materials (brochures, posters, visit guide, informed consent, inclusion/exclusion criteria, privacy policy).

Medical (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 10684 words
Completed: Mar 2011
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Technical Operation, Maintenance and Safety Manuals

Declarations of conformity and technical operation, maintenance and safety manuals for a tachometer, heat tracing system, demister pad, pumps and a CW-Valve for Turbine.

Mechanics / Mech Engineering
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 28111 words
Completed: Mar 2011
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Financing and Investment in the Geothermal Energy Sector

Financial aspects and investment strategies for the geothermal energy sector; advantages of geothermal energy, status, sample projects, risks and barriers, legal and policy environment in the EU.

Energy / Power Generation
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 11413 words
Completed: Jan 2011
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Bulgarian Privacy Report

Bulgarian privacy laws and legal practices.

Law (general)
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 12000 words
Completed: Jan 2011
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Technical Operation Manual, 12 000 words

Operation and trouble-shooting of chain conveyors.

Mechanics / Mech Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7000 words
Completed: Nov 2010
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Air Condensers and Air Coolers Manual

Product specifications, technical data, product safety, transportation and storage, service instructions, discards and recycling, troubleshooting, etc.

Mechanics / Mech Engineering
positive
Blue Board outsourcer info (10 to 20 entries):  Highly attentive to details, technical terms

Translation
Volume: 100000 words
Completed: Sep 2010
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Power Plant Equipment Manuals

Machine equipment specifications and manuals.

Nuclear Eng/Sci
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 156562 words
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Translation Quality Assessment Report of EU-related Book

QA report of a book related to EU Affairs and lobbying practices.

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
positive
Blue Board outsourcer info (0 to 5 entries):  It was a pleasure to work with Vladka: She is quick and professional and remarkably thorough. Highly recommended.

Translation
Volume: 1633 words
Completed: Mar 2010
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
1633 words, Entertainment services website



Other
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 406 pages
Duration: Oct 2009 to Mar 2010
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
406 pages of a crime novel

"Level 21" is a crime novel written by the bestselling author of "CSI: Miami" TV series, Anthony Zuiker. The translation is to be published in the coming months.

Poetry & Literature
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 60 days
Duration: Oct 2009 to Nov 2009
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Cognitive Debriefing for Linguistic Validation into Bulgarian

Cognitive Debriefing as a part of a Linguistic validation project of a Cancer Dyspnoea Scale. The job involved extensive stage non-small cell lung cancer patients recruitment, interviewing, linguistic and outcome reports, proof-reading.

Medical (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 521 pages
Duration: Aug 2008 to Jan 2009
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
521 pages translation of an encyclopedia

The title of the encyclopedia is "The World's Religions". It includes information on the history and development of the world's religions. Popular science fiction, written by renown world scientists, researchers and university professors. Academic style. The translation is to be published this year.

Religion
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 269 pages
Duration: Aug 2007 to Nov 2007
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
269 pages translation of a biographical novel

This is a historical biographical novel under the title "The Last Station", by American author Jay Parini. It is dedicated to the last years of Lev Tolstoy's life. The translation was published in 2008.

Poetry & Literature
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 10914 words
Completed: Aug 2007
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
10914 words for the European Commission

The European Commission's website for customer education, elaborating on the subjects of finance, insurance, loans, consumer rights, etc. (www.dolceta.eu)

Insurance, Finance (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 674 pages
Duration: Oct 2006 to Mar 2007
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
674 pages translation of a non-fiction novel

A bestselling history novel, called "The Other Boleyn Girl", by UK writer Philipa Gregory. This translation was published in 2007. The Other Boleyn Girl is an excellent portrayal of one of the most fascinating eras in English history, the turbulent reign of Henry VIII. Under Henry's direction, the English Court changes course, breaking from the Roman Church in order to dissolve Henry's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, who cannot provide a living heir to the throne.

Poetry & Literature
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4984 words
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
4984 words of Tender documentation for Transportation outsourcing



Automotive / Cars & Trucks, Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2500 words
Languages:
English to Bulgarian
Electrical Appliances, installation and wiring website translation



Electronics / Elect Eng
 No comment.


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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Master's degree - University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - European Master's Diploma in English>Bulgarian Translation
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2007. Became a member: Nov 2009.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Bulgarian (University of Veliko Tarnovo, Philology, verified)
Russian to Bulgarian (Russian Language School "A.S. Pushkin")
Bulgarian to English (University of Veliko Tarnovo, MA Translation)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, Frontpage, Idiom, Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Abbyy FineReader 11, OmniPage Professional 18, Pagemaker, Passolo, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Contests won 11th ProZ.com translation contest: English to Bulgarian
Professional practices Vladka Kocheshkova endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
WELCOME TO MY PROFILE PAGE!

My native language is Bulgarian and I am a certified full-time freelance English-Bulgarian translator
and localization specialist, residing in Bulgaria.



PERFORMANCE

• Adherence to client requirements and instructions

Mirror-image formatting (added value)

• Diverse translation experience, 11 years

• Full-time freelance translator since 2009, available 5 days a week

• Extensive professional training -- 5 years of completed translation studies

Ongoing excellent feedback

All of my experience is verifiable (references and a full list of completed projects available)




CREDENTIALS

Certified PRO Translator: successfully passed www.proz.com's screening process
and joined the network of top professionals, working
in accordance with EN 15038 standard for quality in translation.


'St St Cyril and Methodius' University - Veliko Tarnovo
European Master's Diploma in English>Bulgarian Translation

'St St Cyril and St Methodius' University - Veliko Tarnovo
Bachelor's degree in English philology (linguistics, translation, literature, TESL)





SPECIALIZATION

PUBLICATIONS: Approx. 2000 pages of book translations 8329-Korici_bez.jpg

History: Gregory, Ph. “The Other Boleyn Girl” (674 pages), published 2007 | See Bulgarian version

Biography: Parini, J., “The Last Station” (269 pages), published 2008 | See Bulgarian version

Encyclopedia: Partridge, Ch. “The World’s Religions” Encyclopedia (521 pages), 2009 | TEAMWORK |

Crime: Zuiker, A., “Level 26” (406 pages), published 2010 | See Bulgarian version library entry

Autobiography: Handler, Ch., “Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.” (264 pages), 2011 | TEAMWORK |See Bulgarian version | Read Bulgarian version

Phrasebook & Dictionary:One Bulgarian-English/English-Bulgarian Dictionary & Phrasebook (192 pages), 2012 | EDITOR | See on Amazon

 

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: AN UPDATED CV, A FULL LIST OF MAJOR COMPLETED PROJECTS & REFERENCES

 MEDICAL TRANSLATIONS AND LINGUISTIC VALIDATION

21 measures validated and approx. 120,000 words translated in 2009-2017



- Linguistic validation and translation of PRO instruments/measures, including coordination of forward
and back translators, linguistic analysis of the translated text, creation of a reconciled target text,
translation quality assessment reports, respondents recruitment, cognitive debriefing,
cognitive debriefing results analysis, creation of a final reconciled version of a questionnaire;

- Translation of clinical study materials and reports, patient informed consents,
hospital reports, medical devices, labels, brochures, etc.



BUSINESS, LAW, EU-STRUCTURES, FINANCE

227,865 words translated and proofread in 2009-2017



Data protection policies, privacy policies, legal services proposals, taxation, real estate contracts/agreements,
insurance, credit lines, financial education materials, business strategies, etc.



SOFTWARE AND WEB APPLICATIONS LOCALIZATION

approx. 150,000 words translated and proofread in 2009-2017



User Interface (UI) strings of software and web applications, marketing materials, translation of Google applications
into Bulgarian (Google Docs, Chrome, Maps, Earth, Analytics, etc.). Major end clients: Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, ICQ.



TECHNICAL TRANSLATIONS

approx. 450,000 words translated and proofread in 2009-2017



Machinery user manuals, declarations of conformity, technical documentation (power plants, lifting devices, etc.)



CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, MSDS TRANSLATIONS

approx. 100,000 words translated in 2009-2017



Environmental reports and MSDS for an Australia-based company owning the world's largest database
of independently reviewed MSDS and developing chemical risk management systems (direct client).



MOVIE SUBTITLES

379 minutes translated in 2010



Captioning and subtitling of popular Hollywood movies






FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 06/2009 – Present
    Full-time freelance translator
  • 08/2006 – 05/2009
    Varna Free University “Chernorizetz Hrabar”, Bulgaria
    English language instructor and translator
  • 03/2004 – 07/2006
    Chinese Language Schools, Jiangxi province and Sichuan province, PRC
    English language instructor




CONTACT ME

5684-1296079719_email_copy.gifvladygocheva@gmail.com

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: 142
PRO-level pts: 134


Top languages (PRO)
English to Bulgarian122
Bulgarian to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Other44
Medical28
Science19
Bus/Financial12
Tech/Engineering11
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)20
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng16
Finance (general)12
Medical: Dentistry8
Petroleum Eng/Sci8
Computers: Software4
Philosophy4
Pts in 16 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 projects17
With client feedback2
Corroborated2
100% positive (2 entries)
positive2
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation14
Editing/proofreading3
Language pairs
English to Bulgarian17
Specialty fields
Poetry & Literature3
Mechanics / Mech Engineering3
Medical (general)2
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Finance (general)1
Law (general)1
Insurance1
Religion1
Other fields
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Other1
Nuclear Eng/Sci1
Energy / Power Generation1
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