Working languages:
English to Czech

Leo Hanuš
Translating the idea, not just the words

Zlin, Zlinsky Kraj, Czech Republic
Local time: 04:12 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Czech 
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For the past 15+ years I have worked as freelance and contract English to Czech translator. I have extensive experience translating various types of text – from SW localizations and manuals to technical, legal and medical documents or computer games. I am fast, accurate and prompt, and have a reputation for delivering on agreed deadlines.

I believe that my dedication and professionalism will contribute to the success of any business.

Work experience

1996 - present: Translator Main fields of expertise: Technical translations, SW localization, IT manuals, other technical documentation (electronics, cars, medical equipment, ...); music; legal documents; games; ...
Employers: (agencies) LocTeam S.L., Transcript GmbH & Co., Hieronymus s.r.o., Quick! Translations s.r.o., Skřivánek s.r.o., Tis a.s., ...
(indirect clients) Apple, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Compaq, Samsung, Volvo, ...
(direct clients) Euromedia s.r.o.; HaSaM s.r.o.; Sirius – Tobias Moshövel; CNC Praha s.r.o.; Ing. Ivan Kučera, auditor; Fotostudio Jahelka, ...
Type of business: Independent contractor/freelancer

1994 - 1996: Library assistant
Main responsibilities: Librarian, IT administrator, DTP expert, ...
Employer: FAMU, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Type of business: Compulsory civil service

1994 (July/August): In-house translator
Main responsibilities: Rescue mission – saving an endangered Lotus 1-2-3 v4 localization project
Employer: International Translation and Publishing Ltd., Dublin, Ireland (acquired by SDL in 2000)
Type of business: Global translation and localization agency

1993 to 1994: In-house translator
Main responsibilities: SW localization, translating manuals
Employer: Digit s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (now Hieronymus s.r.o.)
Type of business: Translation and localization agency

Education and training

1996 to 2001: Sound Design
Institution: FAMU, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Grade achieved: Bachelor of Arts (completed the 5 year Master's program)

1987 to 1992: Theoretical Cybernetics, Mathematical Informatics and Systems Theory
Institution: MFF UK, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Completed 5 year Master's program

Competencies Computer skills
I possess expert knowledge of several CAT tools, MS Office programs and other office software; advanced command of many applications from other areas (especially image, sound and video editing); in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles of computer systems, database systems, network protocols, algorithms, programming etc.; very fast adaptability to new products and environments.

Technical skills
Advanced mastery of sound capturing, sound processing and sound reinforcement equipment

Artistic skills
My lifelong passion for music has made me a seasoned musician playing mainly various instruments from the woodwind family, esp. tenor and baritone saxophones. I arrange music and can also function as a versatile sound engineer and sound designer with a strong theoretical background.

Organisational skills
I am able to lead a small team, having acquired this proficiency through the role of a bandleader and manager of several music groups over the last twenty years.
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Total pts earned: 37
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Czech33
Czech to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Electronics / Elect Eng12
Automotive / Cars & Trucks6
Law: Contract(s)4
Mathematics & Statistics4
Engineering (general)3

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Keywords: czech, czech to english, IT, information technology, localization, computers, software, SW, hardware, HW, internet, networks, databases, DB, electronics, cars, automotive, media, multimedia, film, movies, photography, imaging, sound, music, musical instruments, games, printing, publishing, web, manuals, technical

Profile last updated
Oct 4, 2013

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