Working languages:
English to Albanian
Albanian to English
Spanish to Albanian

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Bali D.
A gift of excellence in writing.

United States
Local time: 15:42 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: Albanian Native in Albanian, English (Variant: US) Native in English
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KudoZ leader This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Albanian, Albanian to English
User message
Cultures' familiarity makes one a great translator; the better at writing, the easier the translation may be. Translate meanings, rather than words, and make it read as if it were the original.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a ProZ.com Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a ProZ.com Business member or Plus subscriber.
Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at ProZ.com.
Services Translation, Interpreting, Subtitling
Expertise
Specializes in:
Sports / Fitness / RecreationLinguistics
JournalismTourism & Travel
Government / PoliticsGeography
Cooking / CulinaryCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Business/Commerce (general)Automotive / Cars & Trucks

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 29, Questions answered: 36
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Skrill | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries My glossary, Sayings
Translation education Other - Lincoln Land Community College
Experience Years of experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Oct 2012.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Professional practices Bali D. endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Transition from freelancer to agency owner
  • Other - Over all, as linguists, let\'s connect the world with languages, as though it was all just one language for the whole world.
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity
Bio

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A:

  • translation expert, producing art/craft-work?
  • colleague, with whom it’s easy to communicate?
  • linguist, who’ll advance in the company along with you?
  • ✔ someone you can trust, with good organizational and computer skills?
  • new team member, with whom you can do language services business?
  • professional, with two-decade business and customer service experience?
  • specialist, who can get the job done on time, accurately with guaranteed confidentiality?
  • freelance translator, who completed half of the education in Europe and the rest in the U.S.?


ABOUT ME 


  • real-deal type of translator and languages' professional; a unique and great writerwith an excellent gift with words, strong background in grammar and
    understanding of languages
  • perfectionist, taking pride in the professionalism and the quality of the produced work, with excellent attention to detail, the tenacity needed to solve translation difficulties, and by nature highly accurate, systematic and thorough
  •  U.S. Citizen, familiar with a few different cultures (half of life spent in the U.S., other half in Europe)
  • "Best Student" Reward in the U.S. and Europe; credits to Associates of Arts, along with lifelong studying of linguistics, research, psychology (as well as other fields)
  • Other info.: mathematician, chess master, reader, internet researcher, athletic, mechanic, writer, handy-man, etc.

EDUCATION, LINGUISTIC & GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

  • first 15 years spent growing bilingually in an Albanian-speaking environment in Macedonia (Europe) 
  • the move to the U.S. put things into perspective i.e. my Spanish & French specializations got their needed depth fulfilled (besides my native English level)
  • post secondary education [credits to Associates of Arts, basic studies] at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, U.S.A., as well as continuous lifelong studying of various other fields


WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • in-house translator - years of freelance work in variety of fields
  • over 18 years of management and business running experience - years of work in various other fields, etc.
  • interpreter for: The University of Iowa Hospital (as well as other hospitals, Schools & private companies, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, etc.


E-mail:    [email protected]


THE WAY I WORK

  • My belief in my skills and abilities is very strong; my work represents me as a perfectionist, while the most important thing to me, is "delivering a quality translation" on time, and of course, confidentiality is guaranteed.
  • Open to new challenges and possibilities, to broaden my professional horizon. However, for quality assurance purposes, I don't accept any projects that are not within my capacity.
  • The long time customer experience (and business management) has taught me, to be, a great business person to work with, and take full responsibility of the quality produced.
  • Willing to take a test (of up to 400 words), if required, in order for my work quality to be proved. 
  • I, hereby, state that, I am not an agency, shareholder, partner, officer or employee of an agency.
  • Feel free to contact me and just tell me what you need. :)


(1) Link below to my "writing skills Certificate"   

Course Completion Certificate


(2) Link below to my "Freelance Translator Certification" (on my website)   

Freelance Translator Certification

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: 37
PRO-level pts: 29


Top languages (PRO)
Albanian to English18
English to Albanian11
Top general fields (PRO)
Other11
Law/Patents10
Tech/Engineering8
Top specific fields (PRO)
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings12
Other7
Law (general)4
Electronics / Elect Eng4
Law: Contract(s)2

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