Member since Jun '15

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English to Turkish
Turkish to English

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February 2020

SCihan Celik
Over 17 Years of Experience & Knowledge

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Local time: 08:05 +03 (GMT+3)

Native in: Turkish (Variants: Standard-İstanbul , Izmir, Cypriot) Native in Turkish
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A senior translator, transcreator, localization professional and an experienced SEO- as well as journalist news- & content-writer with nearly two decades of experience.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management, Operations management, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Tourism & Travel
Media / MultimediaMarketing / Market Research
IT (Information Technology)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersInsurance
Computers: Software

English to Turkish - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 25 USD per hour
Turkish to English - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 25 USD per hour
Blue Board entries made by this user  6 entries

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Wire transfer, Skrill, Payoneer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Translation education Master's degree - Kadir Has University
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at Apr 2015. Became a member: Jun 2015.
Credentials English to Turkish (Kadir Has University)
Turkish to English (Kadir Has University)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, crowdin, localizejs, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, Smartling, Wordbee, Wordfast
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Having worked at both Turkish- and English-language publications and online networks in Turkey and abroad for nearly two decades, I have nourished my translation, editing, and proofreading as well as new- and feature-writing, reporting, content- and SEO-writing skills both in English and Turkish to an advanced level while also boosted my talents both for senior staff and project management.

Turkish, my mother tongue, is the language I learned at birth and my linguistic skills both in Turkish and English been elevated to a higher degree during my professional pastas well as my academic career.

Recruited by high-profile international language solution firms across the world as a senior freelance linguist for over 17 years, I have taken part in thousands of projects, delivering millions of words particularly in the field of Finance & Business, IT, Medical & Medicine, Online Marketing & Advertising, Academic Writings, Legal, Oil & Gas, Games, Gaming & Casino, Government, Defense & Military as well as several specific UI localization assignments.

While spending a total of over 10 years in senior positions as a translator, journalist, writer, coordinator and project manager in hectic working environments, I have consistently demonstrated excellent teamwork skills and the ability to meet critical  deadlines.

Over the course of my career, I have closely followed major global developments of the linguistics industry, which equipped me with a vast background resource for the different types tasks needing various terminological and technical requirements in addition to my higher academic education.

As a professional translator and journalist, I am also familiar with producing contents based on the criteria the client asked for and also on my own expertise featuring a solid linguistic and technical background for search engine optimization as well as localization of marketing materials, web content & descriptions manuals, video and mobile games, app and software content/descriptions, as well as political, regional and diplomatic reporting and feature writing etc.

Having demonstrated outstanding communication skills at the busy working environment, I have also gained the ability to meet critical deadlines while still being adaptable, flexible and reliable. My understanding of professionalism requires me to possess abilities to give prompt replies meeting the needs of the prospective client as well as to be available at any time both during the day and the week.


- Advanced  linguistic and technical skills gained through over 15 years of professional experience.

- Swift and accurate in translation, editing, post-editing, proofreading, news- and content-writing.

- A powerful set of skills for translation and localization of Manuals, Legal, Medical and General Texts, as well as App and Software Descriptions, Web Pages, Social Media Promotion Contents, Mobile & Video Games etc., plus other language services, such as interpretation.

- Highly qualified in SEO- and technical-writing and search optimization, keyword research as well as management of social media tools.

- Over 10 years of project and vendor management both for linguistic and news organization companies. 

- Confident in taking the initiative in line with given guidelines amid pressing deadlines.

- A guaranteed final outcome for translating and editing different type sources files with using software programs, such as Trados, MemoQ, WordFast, Smartling, and XLIFF Editor.

- Vastly familiar with MS Suite and other format files as well as InDesign and QuarkXPress.

- A regular contributor to websites, blogs and print publications with various themes, including food and restaurant, social media, lifestyle, networking, sports, marketing,
career-building etc. as both translator and content writer.

- Extremely experienced in daily reporting and writing assignments and a critical eye for newsworthy events on issues regarding international and regional politics and economics.

- Great knowledge for styles of leading news agencies and newspapers, such as AP, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times for news-writing assignments.

- Expert in subtitle translation and editing proven during past assignments, including translation services for TV series and movies as well as festival films.

- A Ph.D. candidate studying on a comparative academic paper on conventional and social media.

S. Cihan Celik
Senior Linguist and Freelance Journalist

Professional details:

Mother tongue : Turkish 
Linguistic Services : English < > Turkish
CAT and Other Tools :
Trados Studio 2019, MemoQ, WordFast, Smartling, crowdin, Translation Workspace InDesign, QuarkExpress

Special translation and proofreading qualifications in following areas:

* Finance & Business * IT * Online Marketing & Advertising
* Localization
* Legal
* Journalism - New Media * Medical & Medicine
* Cosmetics
* Entertainment & Media
* Games, Gaming & Casino
* Food & Restaurant
* Travel - Feature Writing
* Government, Defense & Military
* Web Research
* Sports
* International Politics & Diplomacy
* Academic Writings

Clients include but not limited to:

- LionBridge
- Twitter
- Tinder
- MasterCard
- Microsoft
- Amazon
- Sony
- Netflix
- Beluga
- TransPress Media Monitoring
- Xinhua
- Skyword
- Arancho Doc
- Upwork Enterprise
- Crimson Interactive
- Xerox
- John Deere
- Showt Translation
- Peaksel
- Impact
- Wagner Consulting International
- Technicis
- Deluxe Media
- Globus Translations
- Global Listings
- MotaWord
- Panasonic
- Apple App Store
- Expedia
- TransPerfect
- Emarsys
- LA Film Schools
- MultiTrans
- Sync
- All Travel Russia
- Oban Digital
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Profile last updated
Sep 25, 2019

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