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Jäsen alkaen 17. kesäkuuta 2009
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Nationality: Belarusian Native Language: Russian Fluency in: English, French Areas of Expertise Project Management Project Management and Localization Project Management Administrative Assistance Public relations, report preparation, filing systems, data entry, computer skills Translation and Terminology Knowledge of translation theory; knowledge of the principles of literary, technical, and scientific types of translation; terminology fundamentals Subject Areas: Advertising & Public Relations; Business & Commerce, Software, Multimedia & Media. Localization: Knowledge of localization process and software development cycle Computer-aided translation tools (SDL TRADOS) Software localization tools (Alchemy Catalyst, SDL Passolo) Java application programming to cater for Internationalization Web application Development using .NET/VB.NET, MS-Access, and SQL Knowledge of XML and HTML Computer skills Good knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); Translation and Localization technology WORK EXPERIENCE May 2008 – May 2009 Russian Localization Specialist Windows Live Division Microsoft Ireland Research of European Product Development Centre Carmen Hall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 Main Responsibilities Translation and Linguistic quality management of Windows Live products localized into Russian: •Translation of the Windows Live web applications into Russian •Analysis of Linguistic Quality Reviews and Market Reviews to identify key issues affecting the linguistic quality of localization into Russian •Maintaining and enhancing Windows Live Style Guide to ensure it reflects the market requirements •Terminology management (identification of key terminology, translation of key terminology, uploading key terminology to the central terminology database, communicating the updates to the vendor) •Performing linguistic quality reviews of products localized into Russian •Linguistic bugs management (opening bugs, regressing and closing bugs) •Performing functional and linguistic bug fixing and cooperation with the test team to ensure the correct fixes are implemented •Close cooperation with in-country team (Subsidiary and SPM) Localization Project Management of Windows Live projects (Windows Live Calendar, Windows Live Postmaster, Windows Live Hotmail): Project Management: •Project analysis and preparation •Defining localization schedule and tracking timing of deliveries •Conducting post-mortems and post-project analysis Vendor Management: •Preparation of localization kits and instructions for localization vendors •Resources coordination and ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget •Providing schedule updates to vendors to ensure project timelines are met •Handling linguistic queries and supporting requests •Conducting post-mortems with localization vendors Localization Engineering: •Bug management (opening, regressing and closing bugs) •Preparing and performing localization handoffs to vendors via Loc infrastructure tool •Identification of localizability issues and escalating them to the technical specialists and/or Redmond team •Close cooperation with in-country team (Subsidiary and SPM) Management of Brand Names localization projects (Windows Live Product Names, Microsoft Online Services Product names): •Project evaluation and preparation of instructions and hand-offs to the vendor •Resources coordination and ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget •Ensuring effective communication amongst the project stakeholders (vendor, product team, Redmond team, Language Excellence team, vendor Terminology PM teams, in-country subsidiary product team) •Responding to incoming queries and troubleshooting •Documenting the translated Product names in the internal terminology databases (TRES and Term Studio) •Communicating the changes to the Product Names translations occurred during the approval process to the product team and the vendor Skills acquired: project management skills; communication skills; leadership skills; flexibility to adapt to schedule changes; attention to details and problem solving; commitment to deliver high quality products within the agreed time frame; ability to learn and implement new tools and processes; knowledge of the language quality related processes and standards; ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, multitasking. Initiatives: Participation in internal launch of Windows Live: •Management of internal Windows Live Photo Competition •Development of Windows Live Photo Competition process •Management of incoming photo entries •Design of Windows Live Photo Competition leaflet Hotkey project Online courses followed: Negotiating for results; Preparing Presentations; Product Development 2001 - 2003 Internship with Karat – Expeditsiya (Grodno, Belarus) Company Profile: Cargo Forwarding Freight Forwarder Main Responsibilities Management of freight shipping projects: •Planning and scheduling freights •Booking transportation or reserving the necessary space on the track •Preparing documentation •Tracing and tracking shipments •Dealing with clients queries, delays; troubleshooting Customer Service and Administrative Assistance: •Dealing with customers queries (e-mail, phone calls enquiries) •Providing quotes and prices based on knowledge of current industry costs •Advising on freight cost, port charges, cost of special documentation, insurance cost; recommending on best transportation models •Assisting in preparation of rate quotations, proposals •Translation of the documentation into English •Maintaining clients/carriers database Business Development: •Assisting in building solid relationship with key partners •Ensuring the provision of a quality service in accordance with customers needs and requirements •Assisting in researching and qualifying potential customers •Networking and brokering transport business Skills acquired: interpersonal and communication skills; diplomatic and public relations skills; organisational and management skills; problem solving and working under pressure; flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, deadline changes and multitasking; understanding of domestic and international freight forwarding regulations. 1999 - 2001 French Teacher (part-time) Grodno Secondary School N 25 Taught French up to Junior Cert level 1998 - 2001 Freelance translator/interpreter for a number of companies and private clients 1998 - 2000 Sales Assistant (part-time summer work) GrodnoAvto Tour (Grodno, Belarus). Liaising with customers; coordinating sales activities; devising advertising and promotion strategies Education 2007 - 2008 University of Limerick Grad. Dip. in Localization Technology with First Class Honours Subjects: Introduction to Project Management (A2), Introduction to Localization (A1,) Language Engineering (B1), Imperative Programming (B3), Localization Engineering (A2) Quality and Localization (A2), Localization Tools and Technologies (B1), Best Practice in Internationalization (B3) 2005 – 2007 Dublin City University Grad. Dip. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies Subjects: Translation Theory; Translation Technology; Computerized Terminology; Corpus Linguistics for Translators (project on Corpus-Based Approach for Studying Languages for Special Purposes); Software Localization; Theory and Practice in Intercultural Studies (project on Culture Shock); Transnational Identities (project on The Role of a National Language in Shaping National Identity) 1996-2001 Grodno City University of Yanka Kupala (Belarus) Honours degree in Applied Languages Major: French Minor: English Final Year Thesis on Implementation of Communicative Methods in Teaching of Foreign Languages HOBBIES/INTERESTS Reading, Cinematography, Pottery, Travelling, Cycling References available on request
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