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

Nikola Ivanov
Quick, accurate, and classy

Dresden, Germany
Local time: 20:02 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian
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I love translations, because I love the language as a system. I work quickly and thoroughly, and my work process includes lots of research. High-quality dual review is a firm part of my professional practice. Translation quality is my first priority.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcription, Training, Project management
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
SurveyingArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting

English to Bulgarian - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 EUR per word / 25 - 40 EUR per hour
German to Bulgarian - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 EUR per word / 25 - 40 EUR per hour
Bulgarian to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 EUR per word / 25 - 40 EUR per hour
German to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 EUR per word / 25 - 40 EUR per hour
Bulgarian to German - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 EUR per word / 25 - 40 EUR per hour

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Jacobs University Bremen
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at Nov 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF), German (PDF), Bulgarian (PDF)
Professional practices Nikola Ivanov endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I am a freelance translator of German and English to Bulgarian.

As common practice in my country commands, I have worked with translations of Bulgarian to German and English, as well as between German and English.

In the past year I have been working with two agencies based in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia - "Interland BG" and "Alvena". I have translated documents pertaining to social sciences, sociology, statistics, general law (contracts, court documents, construction permits), marketing, PR, culture in general, as well as documents on general issues. The translations I have provided were destined not only to private persons, but also to big companies like TNT (press releases), as well as governmental institutions (declarations, EU level speeches).

Beside that, my special areas of expertise are the arts - art history, literature, linguistics, cultural history, anthropology, philosophy, history, archeology, as well as social sciences, politics/governmental, marketing, management, PR and a very rare expertise field - porcelain and ceramics (East Asian and European porcelain and ceramics, history, theory, decoration, technology of creation and firing).

During my studies I have taught English, German, and Latin as a private teacher.

I have studied at an elite and very demanding high school for ancient languages and cultures, where translations to and from three ancient languages and a modern one (Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient Bulgarian, and English) were part of my daily life for five years. I graduated with honors, specializing in Cultural History and Philosophy, as well as Politics.
After that I went on to a BA in Sociology at the Sofia University in Bulgaria for year, which I withdrew from in order to start a BA program in History and Theory of Art and Literature at the International University Bremen (now called Jacobs University) in Germany, where English was not only language of instruction, but also the official campus language, as our closed society hosted students from over 96 countries, which gave me an incredible intercultural competence. My studies of Art history and English Literature were strongly accompanied by compulsory courses in Social Sciences (theory, as well as applied statistics), which, while not an official minor in my degree, have exactly such nature.
After I graduated, I moved on to an MA in Culture and Management at the Dresden International University, where German is the official language of instruction. All in all, I have been living in Germany for the past four years.

I work with all the programs of the Microsoft Office package (currently using the 2007 version), I can handle .pdf files and I use Adobe Acrobat Professional 8. I also work with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and can tackle SPSS 12.0 on a basic level. I use Trados as well.
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Total pts earned: 24
PRO-level pts: 20

Top languages (PRO)
English to Bulgarian12
Bulgarian to English4
English to German4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Real Estate4
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng4
Medical: Dentistry4
Government / Politics4
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting4

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Profile last updated
May 31, 2016

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