Member since Jun '08

Working languages:
Czech to English
English to Czech
Slovak to English

Jana Bedanova
Accuracy, reliability and deadlines

Prague, Praha, Hlavni Mesto, Czech Republic
Local time: 13:35 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Czech Native in Czech
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Project management, Vendor management
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchTelecom(munications)
EconomicsGovernment / Politics
Finance (general)International Org/Dev/Coop
Internet, e-CommerceSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Computers: SoftwareEducation / Pedagogy

Czech to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.13 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
English to Czech - Rates: 0.08 - 0.13 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
Slovak to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.13 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 130, Questions answered: 88, Questions asked: 32
Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries EU-test
Translation education Master's degree - (Grad.Dip.) in Localisation Technology (University of Limerick)
Experience Years of experience: 17. Registered at Jun 2008. Became a member: Jun 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Czech (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
Czech to English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Catalyst, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Jana Bedanova endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

I am a Czech native localization specialist with a 9-yr experience in the l10n industry. I have been working as a part-time freelancer since 2003. I hold post-graduate degrees in Localization Technology (Grad.Dip.) and Comparative Literature (MA) from the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am currently pursuing a law degree.

I have been engaged by VistaTec for over 3 years as a Czech localization specialist to work on Google's products and devices on-site at a client's office based in Prague. Previously I worked for a 1.5 yr as a Czech localization tester at Apple Inc., Cork, Ireland), where I was responsible for the quality of the first official Czech version of Mac OS X in 10.7 Lion. I also have a 7-month l10n experience from Symbio Oy, Tampere, Finland, where I tested Nokia N900.

My major translation areas cover issues related to the IT, software, localization, marketing, EU, market research, general legal and business English, political and social sciences, and literature and linguistics.


Apr 2015-PRES - External l10n specialist engaged by VistaTEC

Feb 2012-Apr 2015 - Localization specialist engaged by VistaTEC to work full-time on-site at Google office based in Prague

Oct 2010-Jan 2012 - Localization tester at Apple Inc. (Cork, Ireland)

Jun-Dec 2009 - Localization tester (mobile phones), Symbio (f. Flander) (Tampere, Finland)

Aug 2009 - ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing


PRES. (fr. Mar 2011) - VistaTEC (Ireland) [QA/review of marketing materials of leading IT companies]

PRES. (fr. Feb 2010) - Sophia (Czech R.) [business T&Cs, short stories, press releases]

PRES. (fr. Feb 2010) - Tekom Vertalers BV (Netherlands) [translation, transcription, voice recording of phone messages]

PRES. (fr. Jul 2008) - Eurotext Translations (Ireland) [QA projects - hardware, legal, business]

PRES. (fr. Jul 2008) - Gallup Hungary [short projects/questionnaires for Eurobarometer statistics] 

Apr-May 2009 - translation of biology and chemistry test questions (over 55,000 words) for The Abbey College (UK)

Aug-Dec 2008 - occasional proofreading/translation for FLS (Israel) [police report, personal letters, online poker game]

Jun-Dec 2008 2008 - translations for Marvel, s.r.o., Czech Republic ( [advert. spots, business letters, tech. diplomas]

Aug 2008 - job advertising QA for Rus Lingo (India)

Apr-Jun 2008 - voluntary localization of Facebook into Czech (ca 200 winning phrases and 4,500 words, ranked 8th out of 760 on the translation leader-board)

Oct 2003-2007 Part-time freelance translator for Mareco s.r.o. (market research company)

(Czech, English)

• Various qualitative surveys of public opinion for the European Commission’s purposes - 15 projects 

(e.g., quality of services in the Czech Republic, future of Europe, attitudes towards enlargement of the EU, Euro, EuropeanConvention, and Turkey’s accession)


2015-2020 Charles University, Prague

- Master of Laws (expected)

2008-2009 University of Limerick, Ireland

- Grad.Dip. (Hons), 1st class - Localization Technology (GPA 3.9)

2006-2007 University of Limerick, Ireland

- MA (Hons), 1st classComparative Literature and Cultural Studies (GPA 3.78)

2005-2006 Erasmus scholarship at University of Limerick

- European Studies (President’s List for exceptional results)

2004-2005 Charles University, Prague

- English and American Literature/Linguistics with Philosophy (BA 1st yr, unifinished)

- European Studies (MA 1st year, unfinished)

2001-2004 Charles University

- BA (Hons), 1st classInternational Area Studies (EU studies focus - courses in economics, law, politics, history, English, French, Spanish)

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Total pts earned: 134
PRO-level pts: 130

Top languages (PRO)
English to Czech52
Czech to English48
Slovak to English12
Spanish to English8
Portuguese to English4
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Social Sciences40
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Education / Pedagogy16
Esoteric practices12
Mechanics / Mech Engineering8
Poetry & Literature8
Government / Politics8
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