Member since Mar '14

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English to Croatian
Croatian to English
Italian to Croatian
German to Croatian
Bosnian to English

Vladimir Trkovnik
Your trusted versatile Croatian resource

Samobor, Zagrebacka, Croatia
Local time: 21:24 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Croatian Native in Croatian
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Let me present you my skills, experiences and professional background.

I am highly experienced (18+ years), native Croatian speaking freelance translator, self-employed at Preserved Time Ltd, Croatia, specialized for business/commerce, accounting, finance, financial statements, annual financial statements, marketing, business contracts and highly experienced in various manuals, technical translations, e-commerce, occupational safety, IT, paper industry and food and drink industry. My strongest point is combination of a rich combined in-house and freelance translation experience covering many various fields and industries and equally rich practical business management career in an international business surrounding accompanied with academic business background - the degree Master of Economics in international business obtained from University of Rijeka, Croatia, Faculty of Economics.

Besides working in paper producing industry, EU Project Management and as Consultant for EU funding-based cofinancing of corporate sector projects, I worked for 16 years in IT industry, in company Eurotrade from Rovinj, - certified Croatian distributer for Epson, HP, Xerox, Toshiba, Konica-Minolta, Fabriano Italy, Uni Ball Japan and other world famous brands (good part of this employment time as in-house translator for English and Italian; I also performed many middle and top management positions such as Brand, Product, Sales, Marketing and Key Account Manager).

My English skills are exceptional verified by two University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations certificates:
- COUNCIL OF EUROPE LEVEL C1, Certificate no. 0045525420

On 1987, I have graduated from Joliet Township West High School, Illinois, USA.

During my rich translation career, I have also acquired skills and expertise to cover many other fields and industries; completed projects with topics from various industries.

(for details, please check my profile enclosed CV containing working experience history, list of my all working fields and the selection of most significant translation projects from my portfolio).

Some of the clients I have been working with:

- ArcelorMittal, Croatian subsidiary - one of the world leaders in steel producing industry
- Radman grupa, Croatia - dry construction market leader and one of the leaders in building houses made of prefabricated elements, oriented mainly on foreign markets,
- Public open university Zagreb, Croatia
- EBCL International Center Wien, Austria,
- Plastsistem, Romania - one of the leading producers and distributers of thermal insulating wall and roof steel panels, sandwich panels etc.,
- Global Voices, UK,

- PoliLingua Ltd, UK,

- Emilia Center Traduzioni, Italy
- Studio Micali Traduzioni, Italy
- Le Reve Translation, Malaysia
- BigTranslation, Spain and many others

Besides living in USA, I have lived in Italy for one year.

For 7 years I have worked as product and brand manager for brand Fabriano Italy - office, drawing and artistic papers and for two years for brand Epson having worked with Epson subsidiary in Italy - responsible for handling european operations of this Japanese computer brand.
Thanks to these working experiences I have obtained profound knowledge of business Italian.

SPECIALIZED TRANSLATING FIELDS: EU policies and strategic documents, EU tender documentation, accounting, finance and financial management, business contracts, balance sheets and other financ. statements, marketing, sales, business/commerce, economy in general, business management, product catalogues and other company catalogues, stock exchange markets, case studies, feasibility studies, web pages and webshop content, investment analyses and all types of business, finance and economy related texts.

OTHER TRANSLATING FIELDS: paper industry, IT/software, APP TRANSLATION, sports, work safety, tourism and travel, ecology and environment, machine operational manuals, user manuals and description of products and appliances, food production and food declarations, production of soda drinks and others.


I am especially proud of the most significant and voluminous translation project from my portfolio:
PROJECT SIZE: 100,000 words
PROJECT NAME: Translation and localization from English to Croatian of textbooks and workbooks - curriculum of the internationally verified educational program European Business Competence Licence (EBCL) for the clients Public Open University Zagreb, Croatia and EBCL International Centre, Wien, Austria,
FIELDS: financial account., financial statements, business indicators, costing and cost accounting, business law, business planning, sales, marketing, financial planning, capital budgeting, corporate finance, investment analysis, business management and analysis.

For further overview of the projects from my rich portfolio, skills, experiences, references and recommendations, besides feedback from clients and colleagues on Willingness to Work Again displayed in my Proz profile, please check the link:

My German skills are also excellent.
For the last four years I have been working as a virtual assistant for several Croatian companies doing business with German speaking markets providing various German language related services.

Highly developed organizational, office administration and computer skills, good time management, strong sensibility for customers needs and demands, flexibility in customer relationships management, 100% client satisfaction oriented professional.
Accustomed to start working and deliver quality under a short notice.

I rate myself as a passionate language freek and a very hard working professional with quality, reliability, punctuality and on time delivery oriented approach.

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 205
PRO-level pts: 193

Top languages (PRO)
English to Croatian73
Italian to English44
German to Croatian22
Croatian to English20
Italian to Croatian16
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Business/Commerce (general)36
Finance (general)21
Automotive / Cars & Trucks12
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright11
IT (Information Technology)8
Engineering (general)8
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Keywords: Croatian, Croatian translation, native Croatian translator, Croatian translation services, English to Croatian, Italian to Croatian, German to Croatian, business, commerce, finance, IT/software, APP Translation, marketing, marketing presentations, Law/contracts, Law/patents, financial reports, annual financial statements, management, business management, business presentations, investment studies, case studies, feasibility studies, business contracts, user manuals, machinery operating manuals, stock exchange markets, technical documentation, maintenance manual, investment/securities, securities, stocks, shares, bonds, paper industry, paper manufacturing, printer industry, printing industry, soda drinks industry, food production, food declarations, dry construction, dry walls, construction business, sandwich panels, roof and wall steel panels, ecology and environment, web page translation, web content translation, catalogues, tourism, travel, travel guides, advertising, webshop content, product description, certificates of quality, work safety, occupational safety, sports, sports equipment, ink jet cartridges, toner cartridges, stationery, office supplies, product testing, pharmaceutical industry, machines producing blisters for pharmaceutical industry, operating manuals for machinery, quality standards, quality control, production, manufacturing, agriculture, sustainable growth, sustainable production

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