Court Certified Translator English-Bosnian
Bosnian Linguist with 25 years of working experience, with expertise in law (criminal and corporate), banking/ finance/ accounting/ insurance, social sciences, environment, marketing, education, human rights, EU integration, IT
Some clients: World Bank, IFC, USAID, GDIT, UNDP, OSCE, US Department of Justice, Human Rights Watch, State Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Some Books and Publications Translated:
Arhitekti - akademici Bosne i Hercegovine = Arhitects academicians of Bosnia and Herzegovina = Arhitectes academiciens de Bosnie-Herzegovine / [urednik Ivan Štraus ; prijevodi Ksenija Crvenković, Amela Kurtović, Branka Ramadanović]. - Sarajevo, 1996
Economic Development, by Michael P. Todaro, with a team of translators for Sarajevo's Sahinpasic Publishing Company, 2006
E–Marketing, by Judy Strauss, for Sarajevo's Sahinpasic Publishing Company, 2007
Marketing Places, by Philip Cotler, for Sarajevo's Sahinpasic Publishing Company, 2011
ANALITIČKI POGLED. Analitički pogled : žurnal društvenih nauka / [Urednički kolegiji: Maja Marjanović, Amer Kapetanović, Zoran Kulundžić] ; [Prevodioci: Senada Kreso, Branka Ramadanović]; Broj 1; 2006. -. Sarajevo : Udruženje Dayton projekat-program za civilni dijalog u Bosni i Hercegovini, 2006. -.
BiH Council of Ministers - Directorate of European Integration
Directorate of EU Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina used written translation services from English into Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian languages, and vice versa, in the period of 2004-2009, provided by Ms. Branka Ramadanovic, freelance translator, on a monthly basis.
The topics dealt with by Ms. Ramadanovic involved business, commercial, labor and legal texts related to EU integration and EU Acquis. Please note that Ms. Ramadanovic was one of the group of the four best professional translators in Sarajevo who were assigned by our institution to translate into Bosnian the EU Stabilization and Association Agreement for BiH in 2006. Overall, over this period, Ms. Ramadanovic translated at least 10,000 pages from English into Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, and vice versa, for our institution.
I strongly recommend Ms. Ramadanovic for translation assignments with other organizations in the future.
Office of the Agent of Bosnia and Herzegovina before the ECHR
Agent for Bosnia and Herzegovina before the European Court of Human Rights used written translation services from English into Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian languages, and vice versa, in the period of 2004-2012, as provided by Ms. Branka Ramadanovic, as a freelance translator, on a monthly basis.
Quality of services, respecting deadlines and communication manner have always been on high level. The topics dealt with by Ms. Branka Ramadanovic involved very specific, confidential and complex legal texts related to labor claims, returnee housing claims, international claims on debts related to bank savings accounts (Slovenia's Ljubljanska Bank and so forth), and texts for the ECHR complaints related to extradition of persons posing potential national threat to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Overall, over this period, Ms. Branka Ramadanovic translated at least 5,000 pages from English into Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, and vice versa, for our institution.
Therefore, I strongly recommend Ms. Ramadanovic to be engaged by other organizations since she proved that she is reliable and professional translator.
BiH Agent before the ECHR Head of Office
Intesa SanPaolo Bank Sarajevo
Intesa SanPaolo Bank d.d. Bosna i Hercegovina has used written translation services in English into Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian languages, and vice versa, in the period of March 2006 up to date as provided by Ms. Branka Ramadanovic. Quality of services, respecting deadlines and communication manner have always been on high level. Therefore, I strongly recommend Ms. Ramadanovic to be engaged by other organizations since she has proven that she is a reliable and professional translator.
Livio Mannoni, Management Board Member
BiH State Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations
This is to confirm that in the capacity of certified court translator for the English language, in the period of 2006-2012, has performed translations of documentation pertaining to trade, energy and environment, from English into Croatian language, and vice versa.
Zeljko Pestic, Assistant Minister
BiH State Ministry of Civil Affairs
Sector for Labor, Employment, Social Protection and Pensions
Since 2005, until to date, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina has every year hired Ms. Branka Ramadanovic, Professor of the English Language, on a contract basis, to perform translation jobs for the needs of this ministry.
Within our ministry, among other sectors, at the Sector for Labor, Employment, Social Protection and Pensions, she has translated from English into one of the three official BiH languages and vice versa.
For the needs of this Sector, she has translated bilateral agreements on social security, administrative agreements for implementation of social security agreements, Conventions of the ILO, annual reports and questionnaires for the ILO, as well as other texts.
I hereby confirm that Ms. Branka Ramadanovic has been fair and professional in her translation dealings, always respecting the deadlines.
Damir Dizdarevic, ASSISTANT MINISTER
General Dynamics Information Technology
Branka Ramadanovic has been a translator from English<>Bosnian for our news and information website www.setimes.com for the past 5 years.
Branka over these years demonstrated very good translation skills, she has never missed any of the deadlines that are very tight and on a daily basis.
She is very reliable and a team player and will go the extra mile to make sure the assignment is accomplished.
I would recommend her as a translator to any company where she would be an asset.
Michelle Monk, Project Management Specialist
Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat used written translation services in French and English languages in 2008, provided by Ms. Branka Ramadanovic.
Quality of services, respecting deadlines and communication manner have always been on high level.
Therefore, even though the engagement with Ms. Ramadanovic was for short time, I strongly recommend Ms. Ramadanovic to be engaged by other organizations since she proved that she is reliable and professional translator.
Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat
Phone: +387 33 561 703
FROM: Kasey Vannett, Press Officer, USAID Mission in BiH
SUBJECT: Letter of Recommendation for Ms. Branka Ramadanovic
I have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation in my former capacity as Press Liaison Officer working with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ms. Branka Ramadanovic was employed by CRS Sarajevo from January 1994 through June 1997, initially as Interpreter/Secretary and then as the Executive Assistant to the Head of Office. Her duties included providing assistance on various personnel matters, maintaining a database of all CRS/Sarajevo personnel, coordinating meetings, writing correspondence, preparing agendas, drafting contracts, acting as recorder at meetings, and assisting with the day-to-day running of personnel issues. In addition to this, she acted as interpreter/translator and personal assistant for the CRS Sarajevo Head of Office. Along with myself, she was heavily involved in NGO interagency coordination activities managed by CRS/Sarajevo during this period. She also closely cooperated with me on public relations issues related to CRS/Bosnia-Herzegovina activities.
While working at CRS, Ms. Ramadanovic demonstrated excellent administrative and interpreting skills. I can recall one instance in which she spent a full day performing simultaneous translation (an extremely demanding skill) for a conference I organized. Throughout the entire day, Ms. Ramadanovic maintained an exceptionally high level of expertise as well as good nature, despite the fatigue she must have been feeling. Her attitude was not unusual. In the office as well, Ms. Ramadanovic consistently proved herself to be service minded, helpful and friendly. She regularly assisted me in organizing press events and interagency meetings. I can say without reservation that she is a true professional and represented the office in an excellent manner.
Ms. Ramadanovic can be relied on to complete her work in a timely and professional manner. She has clearly demonstrated her ability to operate successfully in a multi-national environment. She is very intelligent and grasps new concepts quickly. I highly recommend her for any position that will make use of her many skills.
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Ramadanovic and I wish her the best of luck and every success in the future.
I have known Branka Ramadanovic since her appointment by me and two other members of the European Union’s Single Economic Space Project Team in January 2004.
Branka and I have worked together whilst she has translated some extensive documentation for me, such as: BiH Consumer Protection Act from English into Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian; Consultative Paper on the options for a Consumer Ombudsman system in BiH; Quarterly Report to the EC Delegation for the whole Project (Competition, Consumer Protection, Market Surveillance and Public Awareness). In addition, Branka has assisted me with current correspondence both from and into English and Bosnian.
Apart from her work for me in the consumer protection field I am aware that she has helped the project generally and, in particular, in connection with the translation of brochures and regulations for competition and for technical laws including product safety, food safety and market surveillance.
In addition to her excellent translation work Branka has interpreted for me at numerous meetings, including with Government Ministers and at interviews for the press, radio and TV. In all her work for me and the project I have found her to be fast and accurate and always willing to help.
If you require any further information I can be contacted at this address or in the UK at 19 Cranedown, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3NA or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Key Expert Consumer Protection
EC Single Economic Space
June 12, 2002
To Whom It May Concern:
Mrs. Branka Ramadanovic joined USAID’s Bosnia Business Finance Program in August 25, 1997 as a Translator. In the ensuing years she has progressed to her current position of manager of the Translators Unit. She has demonstrated loyalty, flexibility; an ability to learn and grow; sound supervisory skills; coordinating, administrative and scheduling skills. She has taken the initiative to recommend and execute changes resulting in her unit being more productive and efficient. She has an excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken. I recommend that you consider her for your position.
Very truly yours,
Stephen F. Farkas
Chief of Party
USAID Business Finance
For the last three years it has been my privilege to work with Branka Ramadanovic. I have come to know her on both a professional and personal basis. As Director of the Special Assets Team for the Business Finance Program I have used Branka as my translator in many difficult situations. My main responsibility is to collect loans from borrowers who do not wish to pay. Her superb abilities have been invaluable to me in this effort. I can always depend on Branka to not only translate literally but in addition to interpret the true meaning and intent of the borrower. Also I can depend on Branka to translate my testimony given in Bosnian Courts. She is one of those people you can always depend on to be at the right place at the right time with the right skills to do the job.
Over the last three years I have gotten to know Branka as a person. In fact over this period we have become friends. I feel I can vouch for her character as well as her technical abilities. I have no problem in recommending her for any endeavor she should seek in the future. If you need any more information regarding Branka please feel free to contact me.
Larry L. Laramey
Director of Special Assets
USAID Business Finance