Working languages:
English to Greek
Greek to English
Greek (monolingual)

Vasilia Tombrou
30 years in translating literature

Athens, Greece
Local time: 16:46 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Greek Native in Greek
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Expertise
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureCinema, Film, TV, Drama
SlangNutrition
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Printing & PublishingComputers: Systems, Networks

Preferred currency EUR
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of experience: 31. Registered at ProZ.com: Jun 2019.
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Bio


Personal Profile and Work Experience

Translator with 30 years of work experience (1989-2019), specializing in translating works of
fiction from English to Greek. Have worked for several Greek publishing houses
such as Livanis, Oxy, Aiolos, Ellinika Grammata, Bell.

 

Indicative
Titles

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer for Bell Publications (2010)

Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, awarded the Man
Booker Prize for Fiction (2003), for Ellinika Grammata Publications (2004)

Ghostwritten
by David Mitchell for Ellinika Grammata
Publications (2003)

The
Twelfth Dialogue
by Tom Petsinis for Oxy
Publications (2001)

The
King in Yellow
by Robert W. Chambers for Aiolos
Publications (2000)

Exquisite
Corpse
by Poppy Z. Brite for Oxy Publications
(1999)

Blood Music by Greg Bear for Oxy Publications (1999)

Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite for Livanis Publications (1998)

 

My work
experience also includes translating articles for health and popular science magazines,
subtitling, translating scientific papers from Greek to English,
proofreading
of both fictional and scientific works in both Greek and English, giving private
English lessons.

 

Education

Graduated
Secondary Education with honours and was admitted under scholarship to the
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Geology.

Currently attending
a 2 year course on Graphic Design at the AKMI Institute of Vocational Training.

 

Languages

Greek: native
language

English: fluent
in reading, writing and speaking. Proficiency of Cambridge (C2)

German: Mittelstufe
of Goethe Institut (B2)

 

Personal Skills

Good at
organization and communication, cooperative, responsible. Experienced working to
tight deadlines. Analytical thinking. Problem solving.

 

Technical Skills

Experienced in
MS Office, Photoshop and Internet research. Quick learner
in
new software and systems. Adept at researching technical issues and solving
them.

Keywords: Greek, fiction, literature, cinema, children's literature, popular culture, computers, graphic arts


Profile last updated
May 5, 2020



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