Member since Oct '04

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

Balaban Cerit
Speed is important; quality is essential

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Local time: 20:21 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Turkish Native in Turkish
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Website localization, Project management, Operations management, Subtitling, Transcription, Interpreting, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Computers: HardwareComputers: Software
Electronics / Elect EngGovernment / Politics
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)
Medical: InstrumentsEducation / Pedagogy

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 522, Questions answered: 210, Questions asked: 34
Project History 5 projects entered    2 positive feedback from outsourcers

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Glossaries Business En>Tr, Communities & Culture En>Tr, Engineering Tr>En, Genel En>Tr, General En>En, Int. Documents En>Tr, Int. Organizations, IT En>En, IT En>Tr, Language En>Tr

Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Oct 2004. Became a member: Oct 2004.
Credentials English to Turkish ( Certified PRO certificate)
Memberships ATA
TeamsTurkish IT Experts
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Catalyst, DejaVu, Dreamweaver, Idiom, memoQ, MetaTexis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Authorware, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, FrameMaker, InDesign, PageMaker, Publisher, QT Linguist, Visual Studio, WordPerfect, Other CAT tool, Passolo, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Translation, proofreading and content management by experienced professional dedicated to quality

I have undertaken numerous translation jobs and projects since 1985. Apart from full time jobs mainly related to content management - some of which are listed in the experience section below - and many part time translation projects in these years, I have 20+ years of full time experience as a translator and proofreader.

I mainly translate from English into Turkish. I am a native Turkish speaker who has lived and attended primary school in the UK as a child, and learned English there. In later years I found much opportunity to read, speak and write English. But since I have been living in Turkey for many years, I undertake translations from Turkish to English only in a few fields that I know very well and which I frequently write/talk in English (I do not translate marketing documents or advertising copy to English for instance). Additionally, I have my translations into English proofread by a native speaker, especially if time is short.

I have extensive experience in proofreading, editing and content management. I am also experienced in subtitling, translating in fixed space constraints and meeting strict deadlines. I am familiar with both British English and American English idioms and slang.

I have translated and edited documents and web pages in numerous formats.

Hands-on experience in IT, e-Learning, management, print publishing and Internet publishing

My areas of specialization can be listed as:

- Information technology and computers: hardware and software, systems and networks.
- Internet, e-commerce, multimedia, online communities.
- Telecommunications.
- Tech/engineering, mainly electronics and devices, including medical instruments.
- Science, especially aerospace, space and astronomy. Also chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
- Marketing, market research and surveys, advertising and public relations, human resources, business, management, corporate documents.
- Social sciences.
- Government and politics, international organizations.

I have been editing and translating technical & engineering documents and articles for 22 years. I also have extensive experience in editing and proof-reading for end-user computer magazines and other IT periodicals.

Some of my experience in recent years:
At A Glance

- Companies/organizations provided translation and/or editing services directly include:
IBM Turkey, CNN TURK, National Geographic Turkey, the Wired Magazine, the Turkish Advertisers' Foundation and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly

- Companies/organizations provided translation and/or editing services via agencies include:
Cisco, Goodyear, Pfizer, BBC, IBM SOFTEK, Australia's Queensland Government, United Nations Development Programme, British Petroleum, World Congress of Accountants, Goodyear, Goodyear Chemical, Ford, Turkish Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and ITKIB (Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporters' Associations).

Please ask for a CV detailing recent experience.

Selected Professional Experience:

2005: Times Translation - Translated technical documents and user manuals from English into Turkish.

2005: Step Translations - Translated business reports, presentations and market research documents from Turkish into English. Translated advertising material and consultancy reports from English into Turkish.

2005: TransPerfect Translations - Provided cultural consultation for a client regarding the Turkish market.

2004: Helsinki Citizens' Assembly - Translated human rights tactics books and pre-symposium material for the International Training Symposium hosted in Ankara, Turkey in late 2004 by the US based Center for Victims of Torture and the Turkish Helsinki Citizens' Assembly. Also translated all English papers into Turkish for the book 'Language Rights in the Process of European Integration'.

2004: CNN TURK / Inflight Department - Provided translation, subtitling & editing of the daily CNN news bulletin into Turkish and the daily CNN TURK television news bulletin into English. Translation was done in fixed space constraints and daily translation deadlines were very tight.

2003-2004: IFE Services Istanbul - Worked in the inhouse translation team at the local office of IFE Services. The daily BBC World news bulletin presented in an audio file format was translated to Turkish, noting the time codes for subtitling. Editing was done for the Turkish audience where necessary. Translation was done in fixed space constraints. Daily translation deadlines were very tight.

2003: Probil - Translation from Turkish into English of nearly all of the web site content of Probil, a leading Turkish IT company. Also translated Powerpoint presentations for CeBIT Hannover from Turkish into English.

2003: Fremantle Productions Turkey - Translated treatments and scripts for television contest shows and television series from English into Turkish.

(A more detailed CV including recent experience is available upon request)

Sample translations can be found in my portfolio at the top of this page.

References are available upon request.

Other Experience Related to Services Offered:

2001-2002: enocta - Director of Content Development Group in enocta, founded to provide corporations with custom e-Learning solutions. Developed custom e-Learning content and managed content of big clients, some of which were operating in the pharmaceuticals, banking and insurance fields.

1998-1999: ZDNet Turkey - As Editor-in-Chief, developed the project, put together and directed the team up to the launch of the computing focused Internet portal.

1993-1998: PC Magazine Turkey - As Editor-in-Chief, developed the project, assembled and managed the team, launched and managed the monthly computer publication.

For other information, questions and requests please write to:
[email protected]

1985'ten bu yana İngilizce'den Türkçe'ye ve Türkçe'den İngilizce'ye çeviri alanında, ayrıca içerik üretimi ve yönetimi alanında; yarı zamanlı ve tam zamanlı olarak pek çok projede yer aldım. Tam zamanlı olarak 8 yıllık çevirmenlik deneyimine sahibim.

Şu alanlarda kapsamlı çeviri deneyimine sahibim:
- Enformasyon teknolojisi, bilişim, bilgisayarlar, yazılım ve donanım, networkler
- İnternet, e-ticaret, multimedya
- Telekomünikasyon
- Teknoloji, mühendislik, özellikle elektronik cihazlar, mekanik ve robotlar
- Bilim, özellikle havacılık, uzay ve astronomi.
- Siyaset ve yönetim
- Pazarlama, reklamcılık, halkla ilişkiler, iş dünyası, kurumsal dokümanlar
- Sosyal bilimler

Ayrıca, içerik üretimi ve yönetiminde şu alanlarda tecrübe sahibiyim:
Bankacılık, insan kaynakları, proje yönetimi, sigorta, bilişim, bilgisayar oyunları, bilgisayar, İnternet, multimedya, web siteleri, müzik yazılımları, uzaktan eğitim, medya ve yayıncılık, haber, bilimsel makaleler, çevre ve doğa.

Ayrıntılı CV istemek ve her türlü sorunuzu iletmek için lütfen şu adrese yazınız:
[email protected]

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 590
PRO-level pts: 522

Top languages (PRO)
English to Turkish274
Turkish to English160
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Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences78
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Government / Politics24
Marketing / Market Research20
IT (Information Technology)19
Mechanics / Mech Engineering12
Medical: Pharmaceuticals12
Computers (general)12
Business/Commerce (general)8
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects5
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

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Language pairs
English to Turkish5
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research2
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters2
Government / Politics1
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Internet, e-Commerce1
Computers (general)1
IT (Information Technology)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Other fields
Law (general)1
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)1
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