Member since Nov '08

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German to Greek
English to Greek
Greek to German
English to German
German to English

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Irene Koukia - Metafrasma Ltd.
ProZ.com Professional Trainer
Technical Translator & Trainer

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 03:18 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German, Greek (Variant: Modern) Native in Greek
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German to Greek & English to Greek & English to German & Greek to German volunteer translator
German to Greek, English to Greek,
English to German, Greek to German
volunteer translator

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TECHNICAL TRANSLATOR & TRAINER

GREECE: Irene Koukia | 140, Ippokratous Str. | GR-11472 Athens | Greece
Telephone: (+30) 2121057153| Mobile: (+30) 6974126956 | Skype: metafrasma
Email: info@metafrasma.com | Website: www.metafrasma.com

UK: Metafrasma Ltd. | 21, Orton Enterprise Centre | Bakewell Road | Orton Southgate | Peterborough PE2 6XU | UK
Telephone: (+44) 1733 602290 | Fax: (+44) 1733 602320 | Skype: metafrasma
Email: info@metafrasma.com | Website: www.metafrasma.com
Company No. 10408834 | Registered in England


SOCIAL MEDIA

LinkedIn: https://gr.linkedin.com/in/ikoukia
Translators Cafe: ikoukia.TranslatorsCafe.com
Academia https://independent.academia.edu/IKoukia
SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/IreneKoukia

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Birthday: 16.03.1972
Place of birth: Germany
Citizenship: Greek
Native languages: Greek & German
Other languages: English, French

STUDIES

2014 - 2020 Hellenic Open University | Business Administration
2012 - 2015 Fernakademie-Klett | Personal & Business Coach
2011 - 2012 University of Portsmouth | MA in Translation Studies
2009 - 2010 ΜΕΤΑ|ΦΡΑΣΗ School of Translation | Certificate in Translation
2008 - 2009 Hamburger Akademie für Fernstudien | Journalism
1991 - 1992 IATA/UFTAA Advanced Course | Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma
1990 - 1991 IATA/UFTAA Standard Course | Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma

SEMINARS/WEBINARS

26.04.-31.05.2017 - e-Lexicography and Terminology, 15 Hrs. (hands-on)
30.01.-01.02.2015 - Solutions-oriented Coaching and Coaching Skills, 20 Hrs. (hands-on)
19.06.2014 - Translating Pharmaceutical Documents DE-EL
24.02.-28.02.2014 - Encounter Intensive Seminar BASIS – Coaching, 50 Hrs. (hands-on)
15.10.2013 - IT Security for Translators
15.05.2012 - Social Media Marketing for Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI)
14.03.-17.03.2007 - Time Management, 12 Hrs. (hands-on)
February 2007 - Paperless Office, 12 Hrs. (hands-on)
08.11.-10.11.2005 - Results-driven Cooperation, 25 Hrs. (hands-on)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

09/2008 - Today Translator & Trainer at Metafrasma Ltd. (my own company)
- Languages: Greek (native), German (native), English
- Specialization: Technical texts, Manuals, IT, Software & Hardware, Medical Equipment, Devices and Machinery.

09/2015 - Today Trainer at ΜΕΤΑ|ΦΡΑΣΗ School of Translation Studies
09/2011 - Today Trainer on Proz.com (50+ Webinars)

09/2015 - 03/2018 Trainer for Simplified Technical English
04/2012 - 11/2014 TRANSLATORS WITHOUT BORDERS - Project Manager (pro-bono)
11/2007 - 09/2008 TUI HELLAS S.A. - Rhodes & Karpathos - Operation Manager
03/2006 - 11/2007 TUI HELLAS S.A. – Zakynthos - Destination Manager
11/2005 - 02/2006 TUI HELLAS S.A. – Athens - Assistant to Destination Manager
09/2005 - 10/2005 ACTIGLOBE S.A. – Athens - Product Manager for German Market
06/2005 - 08/2005 FREI Travel & Congress S.A. - Athens - Project Management
02/2003 - 06/2005 AMPHITRION HOLIDAYS S.A. - Athens - Area Manager for Cyclades
02/2002 - 11/2002 KAMARI TOURS S.A. - Mykonos - General Manager
01/2001 - 09/2001 G.A.T.S. Travel S.A. - Mykonos - General Manager
02/1999 - 12/2000 PLOTIN TRAVEL S.A. - Mykonos - General Manager
04/1995 - 02/1999 PLOTIN TRAVEL S.A. - Naxos - General Manager
11/1994 - 04/1995 PLOTIN TRAVEL S.A. - Athens - Contracting Department
11/1993 - 11/1994 DOLPHIN HELLAS - Athens - Group department
05/1989 - 10/1993 PLOTIN TRAVEL S.A. - Skiathos - PA to the Manager

PARALLEL EMPLOYMENT

10/1997 - 06/1998 I.E.K. Naxos, Greece – Tutor, Subject of teaching: Tourism I & II (2 semesters)
10/1998 - 05/2000 German Teacher (Freelancer) - All levels
10/1996 - 03/1997 Radio Naxos - Radio Producer

BOOK TRANSLATION

04/2010, Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” by Tina Turbin, (EN-EL), Imaging Publishing Group, Dunedin, FL 34697, USA, Soft cover ISBN: 978-0-9800721-0-5, Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9800721-1-4

CONFERENCE SPEAKER

30.09.2017 1st Greek Conference for Translators & Interpreters, Athens, Greece, “Tools & Resources”
06.05.2017 BP17 Translation Conference, Budapest, Hungary, “How to save time by automating frequent tasks”
03.09.2016 Proz.com International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, “The ‘human’ touch in your translation marketing and client relationships”
30.09.2015 meta|φραση School of Translator Training, Athens, Greece, “The world is your oyster: Πώς να ξεκινήσετε συνεργασίες με πελάτες από το εξωτερικό”

COMPUTER SKILLS

Excellent MS-Office and internet-skills as well as experience working on: NOVEL, AVIS, MULTI, TRAVEL FORCE, SUMMIT, SAP, ASSET, PROJETEX, TO3000 and XTRF.

SOFTWARE AVAILABLE

* Abbyy FineReader PRO 10
* Access 2013
* Adobe Acrobat (latest version)
* Alchemy Publisher 3.0
* MS-Office 2016
* Open Office (latest version)
* Project 2013
* Visio 2013

CAT-TOOLS

* Across (latest version)
* Alchemy Catalyst Lite (latest version)
* Alchemy Catalyst Translator PRO 9.0
* Fluency Professional 2013
* MemoQ (latest version)
* MemSource (latest version)
* MultiTerm Extract 2017
* Passolo 2016
* POEdit
* SDL Trados 2017 Suite Freelance
* Subtitle Workshop (latest version)
* Wordfast Anywhere
* Wordfast PRO (latest version)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

IATIS, Panhellenic Association of Translators
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects394
With client feedback12
Corroborated12
100% positive (12 entries)
positive12
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation327
Editing/proofreading43
Software localization13
Website localization5
Training session2
Subtitling2
Transcription1
Operations management1
Language pairs
German to Greek164
English to Greek140
English to German56
Greek to German41
Greek to English12
German to English7
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English1
Greek1
Specialty fields
Computers: Software55
Furniture / Household Appliances41
Medical: Instruments28
Mechanics / Mech Engineering26
Business/Commerce (general)23
IT (Information Technology)22
Computers: Systems, Networks21
Telecom(munications)18
Internet, e-Commerce18
Manufacturing15
Computers: Hardware12
Marketing / Market Research12
Finance (general)12
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng10
Construction / Civil Engineering10
Transport / Transportation / Shipping9
Electronics / Elect Eng9
Engineering: Industrial8
Surveying8
Energy / Power Generation6
Linguistics6
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)4
Automation & Robotics4
Media / Multimedia2
Management2
Computers (general)2
Economics1
Investment / Securities1
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)1
Military / Defense1
Aerospace / Aviation / Space1
Metrology1
Other fields
Law: Contract(s)27
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino21
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs21
Tourism & Travel20
Medical: Health Care12
Food & Drink10
Nutrition10
Automotive / Cars & Trucks10
Journalism9
Law (general)7
Cooking / Culinary7
Medical (general)7
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion6
Cosmetics, Beauty6
Other6
Government / Politics6
Medical: Pharmaceuticals4
Livestock / Animal Husbandry4
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4
International Org/Dev/Coop3
Advertising / Public Relations3
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.2
Patents2
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright2
Education / Pedagogy2
Retail2
Human Resources2
Medical: Dentistry2
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama2
Medical: Cardiology1
Insurance1
Real Estate1
Religion1
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Environment & Ecology1
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings1
Poetry & Literature1
Astronomy & Space1
Geology1
Sports / Fitness / Recreation1
Printing & Publishing1
Music1
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)1
Names (personal, company)1
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