Member since Jan '17

Working languages:
English to Turkish
French to Turkish
Spanish to Turkish

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January 2018

Secil Kivrak
Multilingual and multicultural

Barranquilla, Colombia
Local time: 09:44 COT (GMT-5)

Native in: Turkish Native in Turkish
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Training
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingMarketing / Market Research
Business/Commerce (general)Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
Poetry & LiteratureSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
International Org/Dev/CoopTourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 7
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Skrill, Payoneer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Master's degree - University of St Andrews
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Sep 2013. Became a member: Jan 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Turkish (Istanbul Bilgi University, BA, verified)
English (Istanbul Bilgi University, BA, verified)
English (University of St Andrews, verified)
English (University of Tübingen, verified)
French (University of Perpignan, verified)

Memberships N/A
Software MemoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended What's your angle? Transcreation as a specialisation [download]
Professional practices Secil Kivrak endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I am an English/French to Turkish translator with eight years of experience. I have a strong academic background in languages as well as professional experience in marketing, publishing and teaching.

Academic Background

Joint MA in Crossways in European Humanities
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
University of Perpignan, France
University of Tübingen, Germany

BA in Comparative Literature
Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Erasmus exchange year with a focus on English Literature
Stockholm University, Sweden

Professional Background

I have been working as a translator since 2009. I have translated literary, academic, marketing, and business texts from English/French to Turkish. I was a resident translator at Centre National du Livre (Paris) in July 2015. Please see the list of the fiction titles I translated from English to Turkish.

I worked as a fiction agent at an Istanbul based literary agency from 2013 to 2015, where one of my tasks was writing sales pitches for fiction titles by localizing the content provided by foreign publishers and literary agents.

I have also been an ESL teacher since 2013. I have tutored many Turkish students for language exams such as TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE; taught high school students from basic to advanced English both in Turkey and abroad.

Please feel free to contact me here.

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: 16
PRO-level pts: 12

Language (PRO)
English to Turkish12
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Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting4
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4

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