Having a technical background (a BSc in engineering and a MSc in Environmental Sciences), I have never been far away from the intriguing world of words. 'Commuting' betweenmore...Having a technical background (a BSc in engineering and a MSc in Environmental Sciences), I have never been far away from the intriguing world of words. 'Commuting' between English and Turkish everyday, translation is part of my daily life.
As a translator, I specialise in environmental sciences and EU affairs, but enjoy working in a variety of fields such as business/commerce, science, tourism and literacy. Producing a high quality translation tailored for your needs is my top priority. If research skills, technical knowledge and cultural competence (both in source and target language) matter for your target audience, then you have arrived at the right place.
Area Covered: UK, International
Work Experience Summary: I started my professional life as an educational advisor and then a deputy manager in an English Language School in Istanbul, where I worked for two years before I took up a position as an environmental engineer/concrete engineer at a public institution.
In 2007, following a rigorous selection process, I became a civil servant/assistant expert (an expert to be) at the Foreign Relations and European Union Department of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Turkey and moved to Ankara. As part of my job, I translated and proofread many documents related to EU and environment and attended many international meetings and workshops.
I have been working as a full-time freelance translator since 2010. The projects I have worked on as a freelancer is as follows:
- Website translations for an international project
- Website translations for a well known service provider in the tourism sector.
- Technical instructions for use, product catalogues (water treatment, concrete test equipment etc.)
- Market research/focus group studies for cosmetics products,
- International Symposium minutes
Education Summary: I studied Environmental Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. After completing my BSc in 1999, I took a gap year and came to England to study English for 2 years, funded my own studies doing part-time jobs and returned to Turkey with a collection of certificates. In 2006, I took a course in English organised by the Governorship of Istanbul on EU matters and terminology. I recently completed, with high merit, a MSc degree in Environmental Governance: Natural World, Science and Society, at the University of Essex (UK) made possible by a prestigious scholarship funded by the EU.