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English to Turkish
Turkish to English
German to Turkish
Turkish (monolingual)

Özden Arıkan
I talk Turkey... and so will you!

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Local time: 03:10 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Turkish Native in Turkish
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This person has translated 1,364 words for Translators without Borders
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Native Turkish language professional with two decades' experience in marketing, literature, social sciences, software, and medicine.

See below, then talk to me. And I will talk for you to the Turkish speaker in Turkey and Europe:

Literary Translation
Published more than 40 book translations since 1991 in history, politics, psychology, as well as fiction (including works by two Nobel nominees, Philip Roth and Margaret Atwood), and co-translated and edited a dictionary on cyberculture.

Latest publication is the "Selected Provocations" of Ariel Dorfman: Other Septembers, Many Americas.

For a selection of recent projects with client feedback see

Project History

Marketing Adaptation
Translation of advertisement and marketing texts, as well as slogan and copy adaptation and regular brandname assessment in a wide array of areas, such as pharmaceuticals, automotive, telecommunications, home electronics and entertainment. Have been focusing on IT marketing for the last two years.
044407_pati.GIFMarketing brochures (over 100,000 words), copy and slogan adaptation, tagline evaluation for the automotive industry; adaptation of copy, slogan and TV commercials for cellular/mobile telecommunications (around 60,000 words)
044407_pati.GIFPharmaceuticals sales-training workshop manuals (over 40,000 words); marketing translations and product name evaluation for personal and household hygiene products
044407_pati.GIFTranslation and proofreading of marketing surveys and questionnaires for various industries (oil, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, toys) and government agencies (health care, prison administration, immigration).
Strong background in software localization with in-house work for IBM and SAP in the 1990s. Full literacy of Windows and Oracle terminologies.
044407_pati.GIFWorkforce organization software (more than 100,000 words of translation and proofreading, followed by online review and QA in a several-month-long project); dealership management package for an automotive brand
044407_pati.GIFMenu strings, user interfaces, and help files for GSM and digital home electronics products
044407_pati.GIFWebsite localization* in the fields of international trade, textile, yachting, photography (proofreader), navigation systems, dating, media, business networking (proofreader & tester), online music community, gastronomy, IT (information technology) ...

* Worked as translator, unless stated otherwise.
Medical Translation
Editorship background dating back to 1990s with three medical journals published by a pharmaceuticals-affiliated company in Istanbul in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases. Fields of experience include psychiatry, pediatrics, maternal care, general health care, and pharmaceutics.
044407_pati.GIFOnline test for Hepatitis C risk assessment, and regular translation of health brochures and newsletters targeting lay readership
044407_pati.GIFManuals for radiation treatment planning and diagnostic devices (about 50,000 words); localization of an interactive voice response system (IVRS) for treatment planning and improving patient compliance
044407_pati.GIFLaboratory documents for immunoassay test kits - about 35,000 words
044407_pati.GIFPsychiatric expert reports for the UK courts regarding child-custody litigation

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects15
With client feedback9
100% positive (9 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Turkish14
Turkish to English1
Specialty fields
Computers: Software5
Advertising / Public Relations5
Media / Multimedia3
IT (Information Technology)3
Marketing / Market Research2
Human Resources2
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama1
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Computers (general)1
Medical: Health Care1
Environment & Ecology1
Computers: Systems, Networks1
Tourism & Travel1
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)1
International Org/Dev/Coop1
Government / Politics1
Other fields
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion1
Paper / Paper Manufacturing1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Automation & Robotics1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Law: Contract(s)1
Cooking / Culinary1
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Feb 12