Member since Dec '07

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

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January 2021

Atanas Dakov
Translation competence matters!

Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Local time: 13:25 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian
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In my work I am strict, professional and competent.
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management, Sales, Operations management
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)
Engineering (general)Internet, e-Commerce
Automotive / Cars & TrucksLaw: Contract(s)
IT (Information Technology)Law (general)
Medical (general)Accounting

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1117, Questions answered: 529
Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Currencies accepted Euro (eur), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries biology, chemistry, child care, education, finance, games, history, IT, legal, linguistics

Translation education Master's degree - Translation Studies EN<>BG and DE<>BG, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at Nov 2007. Became a member: Dec 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Bulgarian (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria, verified)
English to Bulgarian (University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, verified)
German to Bulgarian (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria, verified)
German to Bulgarian (University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, verified)
Bulgarian to English (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria, verified)

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Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Indesign, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordbee, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC)
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Professional practices Atanas Dakov endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
My name is Atanas Dakov and I am a Bulgarian native speaker translator with a Bachelor's Degree from a US university in Business Administration and Law and a Master's Degree in Translation Studies, as well as 11 years of full-time experience as a freelance certified translator and proofreader English - Bulgarian and German - Bulgarian with specialization in the fields of Commerce/Business, Legal, IT, Technical and Medical.

In addition, I have also specialized in Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany with working languages - English, German, Dutch, Swedish, and I have the following certificates:
Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English, Grade A
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry: English For Business Levels 3 & 4 with distinction
Goethe Institut: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung, Gesamtnote: sehr gut

I am a sworn/certified translator by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the highest certification body for translators in Bulgaria.

I have been a Certified PRO at since the very beginning of the Certified PRO program.
From my ProZ profile you can also see that 64 outsources have already provided me with a positive willingness to work again feedback, which is the highest satisfaction rate among all Bulgarian translators in ProZ.

I accept payment by bank transfer, moneybookers and PayPal.

In my work I am strict, professional and competent.

If you want more information about me or my professional experience/specialization, you are welcome to contact me.

Kind regards,

Atanas Dakov

tel.: +359 898575345
email: adakov (at)
skype: competence-office
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: 1137
PRO-level pts: 1117

Top languages (PRO)
English to Bulgarian802
Bulgarian to English281
German to Bulgarian28
Russian to Bulgarian4
Bulgarian to German2
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Medical (general)101
Finance (general)101
Law (general)92
Law: Contract(s)70
Construction / Civil Engineering59
Business/Commerce (general)44
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