Working languages:
English to Croatian
German to Croatian
Swedish to Croatian

Valentina Balšić
MA in Translation Studies

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Local time: 15:58 IST (GMT+1)

Native in: Croatian 
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Medical: Health CareTourism & Travel
Advertising / Public RelationsEducation / Pedagogy
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 131, Questions answered: 54, Questions asked: 79
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - Dublin City University
Experience Years of experience: 19. Registered at Jul 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Croatian (University of Zagreb, verified)
German to Croatian (University of Zagreb, verified)
Swedish to Croatian (University of Zagreb, verified)
Croatian to English (University of Zagreb, verified)
Croatian to German (University of Zagreb, verified)

Memberships ITIA
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Valentina Balšić endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I now work in-house and am no longer available for freelance assginments.

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I am a freelance Croatian translator based in Ireland since 2003. I have been translating since 2001, and my professional experience also includes positions in the multicultural business environment at IBM and Google. In these roles I gained thorough understanding of the corporate world and how customer satisfaction plays a major role in achieving excellence and success. I have also honed my time management skills, as well as the ability to multitask, at the same time devoting great attention to detail. My structured and committed approach to work enables me to work to deadlines, thus being a highly dependable partner in any type of a business project. Additionally, I have extensive experience in community interpreting; I am a certified court interpreter and also hold an SDL Trados certification.

I offer high quality translation, localisation and subtitling services from English, German and Swedish into Croatian. While these are the main fields I work in, I also do proofreading, as well as telephone and on-site community interpreting in Dublin and the surrounding areas.

When translating, my goal is to deliver a fluent translation that clearly conveys the message of the source text. In order to achieve this, I carefully consider the purpose and the audience of the target text, meticulously research and consistently apply specific terminology, pay detailed attention to the general style and flow of the text and carefully proofread the final version of the document.

Areas of Specialisation
I mainly work with content intended for user or customer support in the fields of Internet-related products and services, healthcare (healthcare services, patient information booklets, informed consent forms for clinical research studies), questionnaires (quality of life, wellbeing and health), education (training manuals for teachers, teacher's handbooks), and tourism/travel (tourism website localisation). I also subtitle and proofread cinema, DVD and TV materials.

Qualifications MA in Translation Studies
2007 - Dublin City University, Ireland
Diploma in Swedish Language and Literature
2003 - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
BA in English and German Language and Literature
2001 - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: freelance, prijevod, prevoditelj, hrvatski, engleski, njemački, švedski, translation, translator, Croatian, English, German, Swedish, Übersetzung, Übersetzer, kroatisch, deutsch, englisch, schwedisch, översättning, översättare, kroatiska, svenska, engelska, tyska

Profile last updated
Mar 23, 2017

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