Working languages:
English to Bulgarian
Bulgarian to English

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Rositsa Lafchieva
Humanities and Social Sciences, MA

Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
Local time: 16:45 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Bulgarian Native in Bulgarian
User message
Translation with sense and sensibility
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at ProZ.com.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Tourism & Travel
JournalismAdvertising / Public Relations
LinguisticsEducation / Pedagogy
Poetry & Literature

Preferred currency EUR
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Visa
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Master's degree - University of Paisii Hilendarski, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at ProZ.com: Apr 2018. Became a member: Dec 2018.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Bulgarian (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
English to Bulgarian (Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski")
Bulgarian to English (Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski")
Memberships CIOL
Software DejaVu, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Wordfast Anywhere, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Professional practices Rositsa Lafchieva endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio
SUMMARY

  • MA in Bulgarian Philology; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Specialist translator training in the areas of Social Sciences, Literature, Business, General media reports;
  • CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation - Unit Certificate (General);
  • 20+ years of experience as a language professional: freelance translator, full-time English teacher to students and adults, private tutor;
  • Reliable and competent linguist with capacity to understand varied and complex texts in English and to render them correctly in Bulgarian and vice versa, using a style and register appropriate to the purpose of the text;
  • Efficient topic and terminology research in a large collection of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, reference materials, translation memories and glossaries;
  • Ability to plan and organize the workflow, maintain self-discipline and work consistently;
  • Quick learner who can absorb new ideas and firmly believes in lifelong learning and continuous professional development;
  • Experienced in teamwork, having worked 20 years full-time in state schools and other educational establishments where communication, tolerance, attentiveness and empathy are of crucial importance;
  • Able to communicate effectively with people from various social and professional backgrounds while remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries;
  • Fully aware of diversity and multicultural issues.
TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE

Translation, localisation, editing, proofreading and QA activities for direct clients, translation agencies and educational establishments:

  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Tourism & Travel (ongoing projects for several global brands: documents, websites, mobile apps);
  • Websites and documents on behalf of NGOs and non-profit organisations (on human trafficking and modern slavery);
  • Tourist information & descriptions of holiday rentals for advertising on the Internet;
  • Educational materials, brochures and catalogues (Pearson Longman, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, PONS, etc.);
  • University students’ projects in the fields of Literature, Linguistics and Marketing;
  • Reports on archaeological excavations (early Neolithic period, rescue archaeology projects);
  • General media reports (society, culture, arts, tourism, travel, fashion, style, etc.);
  • Employment contracts, information on immigration, employment, citizenship and living in the UK (for employees in the UK hospitality industry);
  • Purchase Agreements;
  • Summary of beauty product characteristics and cosmetic brochures (L'Oreal, Avon, Londa, etc.);
  • Restaurant menus and culinary recipes (Bulgarian, French, Italian, Greek, English, German cuisine); 
  • User guides and manuals (household appliances);
  • Package leaflets of drugs and nutritional supplements;
  • Personal correspondence, etc.

BEYOND THE FACTS & FIGURES

I offer dedicated, responsible and ethical translation services. Every assignment, from the shortest culinary recipe to the longest archaeological report, I approach with the same professional care and attention. I also consider the dialogue with my clients an essential part of the process of creating an accurate and readable translation. My rates are flexible depending on the duration, the deadline and the complexity of the project. To satisfy my clients' needs is my utmost priority.

Translation has always been my most pleasurable, intellectually and emotionally rewarding activity - the perfect job for a philologist who has a lifelong affair with words and a curious mind. I would be very happy to work with you and to share my knowledge and experience.

Available upon request:

  • Master's Diploma in Bulgarian Philology 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies
  • CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation (Unit Certificate)
  • Translator Training Certificates
  • References from previous employers & clients

Keywords: Arts, Humanities, Education, Pedagogy, Archaeology, Nutrition, Cosmetics, Beauty, General, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Social Sciences, Travel, Tourism, Business/Commerce(General), Music (General)


Profile last updated
Mar 19



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