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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: 09:34 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Turkish Native in Turkish
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7 positive reviews
Former moderator This person has served as a ProZ.com moderator
Site localizer This person has helped to localize ProZ.com into Turkish
Contest winner This person has won one or more ProZ.com translation contests
TwB volunteer This person has translated 1,364 words for Translators without Borders
KudoZ leader This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Turkish, Turkish to English, German to Turkish
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"The use of language is all we have to pit against death and silence." Joyce Carol Oates
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, Website localization, Software localization, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcreation, Voiceover (dubbing), Copywriting, Transcription, Project management
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsMarketing / Market Research
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Government / PoliticsSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Poetry & LiteratureHistory

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 1,364
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1481, Questions answered: 738, Questions asked: 78
Project History 15 projects entered    9 positive feedback from outsourcers    1 positive feedback from colleagues
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Volume: 44500 words
Completed: Apr 2008
English to Turkish
Electronic multilingual database

Cooking / Culinary, General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Tourism & Travel
 No comment.

Volume: 81300 words
Duration: Feb 2006 to Apr 2009
English to Turkish
IT Marketing

Computers (general), IT (Information Technology), Marketing / Market Research
 No comment.

Volume: 10 days
Duration: Oct 2007 to Nov 2007
English to Turkish
On-site localization of cash register software for fashion brand

Accounting, Computers: Software, Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
 No comment.

Volume: 11000 words
Duration: Feb 2007 to Apr 2008
English to Turkish
Website localization for media company

Media / Multimedia, Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Advertising / Public Relations
 No comment.

Volume: 36500 words
Completed: Mar 2006
English to Turkish
Localization of automated food sorting systems interface

Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts), Computers: Software, Automation & Robotics
:  Always very helpful and responsive!

Volume: 4200 words
Completed: Jan 2006
English to Turkish
Website and menu localization for navigation system

Transport / Transportation / Shipping, Telecom(munications), Computers: Systems, Networks
Blue Board outsourcer info (50 to 100 entries):  No comment.

Volume: 4000 words
Completed: Dec 2005
English to Turkish
Marketing translation for home entertainment products

Telecom(munications), Media / Multimedia, Advertising / Public Relations
Blue Board outsourcer info (50 to 100 entries):  good and reliable

Volume: 38000 words
Completed: Dec 2005
English to Turkish
Workforce organization software localization

Computers: Software, IT (Information Technology), Human Resources
Blue Board outsourcer info (20 to 50 entries):  No comment.

Volume: 16500 words
Completed: Nov 2005
Turkish to English
Specifications for construction tender

Law: Contract(s), Environment & Ecology, Construction / Civil Engineering
Blue Board outsourcer info (20 to 50 entries):  No comment.

Volume: 3800 words
Completed: Nov 2005
English to Turkish
Translation for European Union organization

International Org/Dev/Coop, Government / Politics
 No comment.

Volume: 4450 words
Completed: Oct 2005
English to Turkish
Marketing material for hygienic paper products

Project involved translation, market adaptation, product name evaluation/adaptation.

Paper / Paper Manufacturing, Medical: Health Care, Advertising / Public Relations
Blue Board outsourcer info (20 to 50 entries):  Meticulous, dedicated and responsive translator

Volume: 30000 words
Completed: Jul 2005
English to Turkish
Automotive dealership software localization

Automotive / Cars & Trucks, Computers: Software
Blue Board outsourcer info (10 to 20 entries):  Professional and pleasant to deal with

Volume: 42000 words
Completed: Jun 2005
English to Turkish
Pharmaceutical sales workshop manual

Advertising / Public Relations, Marketing / Market Research, Medical: Pharmaceuticals
Blue Board outsourcer info (10 to 20 entries):  Özden is an excellent person and translator to work with.

Volume: 85 hours
Completed: Jun 2005
English to Turkish
Workforce organization software localization

IT (Information Technology), Human Resources, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Colleague feedback:

Umit Altug: Umit Altug

Volume: 11000 words
Completed: Mar 2005
English to Turkish
Home electronics product user manual

Media / Multimedia, Electronics / Elect Eng, Advertising / Public Relations
Blue Board outsourcer info (20 to 50 entries):  An excellent translator and wonderful working partner.

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2002. Became a member: Feb 2004.
Credentials English to Turkish (Notary Public 6, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, verified)
Turkish to English (Notary Public 6, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, verified)
TeamsMulti-Turki, TLOOP
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
CV/Resume Please contact me directly for a CV/résumé. Thank you!
Events and training
Contests won Fourth ProZ.com Translation Contest: English to Turkish
Professional practices Özden Arıkan endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
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.
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)
pati.GIFPharmaceuticals sales-training workshop manuals (over 40,000 words); marketing translations and product name evaluation for personal and household hygiene products
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.
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
pati.GIFMenu strings, user interfaces, and help files for GSM and digital home electronics products
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.
pati.GIFOnline test for Hepatitis C risk assessment, and regular translation of health brochures and newsletters targeting lay readership
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
pati.GIFLaboratory documents for immunoassay test kits - about 35,000 words
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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Nov 6, 2020