in Dutch i Polish

Trados 2015

memoQ

Education

Legal Translations in Court Cases (Juridisch Vertalen in Strafzaken, 2012)
SIGV – Stichting Instituut van Gerechtstolken & -Vertalers
(Dutch Foundation Institute of Court Interpreters and Translators)

Postgraduate Study Certificate of Computing Usage (1995)
Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Technical Physics and Practical Maths,
Institute of Information Technology

Polish Literature Master of Art, MA (1988)
Lodz University Philology Faculty of Polish Literature

Languages

Polish
Master of Arts

Dutch
Proficient – NT2 Program II Certificate

English
Very good – no certificate

Russian
Good – no certificate

Translation experience

Technical text (e.g. about renting heavy equipment, production processes, manuals for various machines), company contracts, balances and statutes, investment funds prospects, patient medical information, websites (online games, cosmetics, pharmacological products), general correspondence, insurance documents, police protocols, court verdicts, law documents, documents for EU Parliament, job contracts, work rules, taxes, etc.

Thousands of pages

Writing and editing skills

Articles, publications
— Publications in "Odgłosy" and "Lodz’s Gazeta", Poland

Literature and journalistic competitions
— Distinction by poetry group Centauro
— Award for reportage – "Odgłosy"

Editing
— "Democrat" – local political periodic
— "Lodz-online" – local City Council paper

Programs written for NGO
— “I don't want to be helpless – victims of violence at school” – financed by Department of Education, City Council.
— “Competition of radio audition for youth” – financed by the Polish Foundation of Children and Youth
— “Respect changes the school – Green Ribbon Operation” – financed by PHARE 2001
— “The principles of cooperation local government – non-governmental organization” – financed by RITA 2003 (Ukraine <-> Poland)
— “How to prevent violence in city public transportation” – financed by MENiS
— “Give yourself to others” – financed by PHARE 2003
— “Golf against Violence” – financed by Seed Found Money of Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Norway <-> Poland)
— “Volunteer’s Workshop” – financed by the Youth in Action Program (Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Cyprus, Poland)

DTP, applications and markup language

— DTPW – Professional System Desktop Publishing in Windows Environment
— Microsoft Office, Photoshop, QuarkXPress
— HTML, CSS.

CAT tools

Trados and MemoQ

TQA tool

ApSIC Xbench

Professional Experience

Polakoff Studio – Translation and Digitalization, Poland
2017 - present
Freelancer

Polakoff Studio – Translation and Digitalization, the Netherlands
2010 - 2017
Freelancer
Association against Violence, Poland
1999 – 2007
President and project leader
City Council, Lodz, Poland
1997 – 2006
Clerk
Parliament Member Office, Poland
1995-1997
Secretariat supervisor
Public School nr 51, Poland
1989-1995
Polish language teacher

Volunteering outside own organisation

Secretary of the first edition – Pole of the Year in The Netheralnds – Polonus 2011

Strong sides

Conscientiousness, resilience to stress

Interests

Literature, languages, ICT, politics