Applied Sessions & Good Vibes
The second edition of our flagship event, TranslateCluj, organized in partnership with SDL and the Department of Applied Modern Languages, Cluj-Napoca focused on the essentials of the translation and interpretation businesses. Our speakers tapped into CAT Tools (including beginner & advanced SDL Trados Studio training delivered by SDL experts), RegEx, advanced online research techniques, intercultural skills, interpretation, and more.
Top this with fun and exciting networking events, plenty of laughs and good food, and you will get a good picture of what this event was all about.
Ellen Singer has been a technical translator for more than twenty years at AzTech Solutions, a small translation agency that provides a wide range of services. Although she specializes in technical translation and has used CAT tools since the nineties, Ellen’s interests and skills are far-ranging. She relishes the challenge of projects requiring creativity and rhyming skills, as well as transcreation projects, and she has spoken at translation conferences on a wide range of topics. Ellen and Enrico manage their business and three children together.
Marek Pawelec graduated in Molecular Biology at the Jagiellonian University in 1992 and worked as researcher at faculties of Medicine and Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. In 2001 he began working as a full time English to Polish freelance translator: started with literature, later added technical translations of medical, life sciences and chemistry texts. . Translated close to 40 novels and millions words of medical texts, including medical equipment manuals, IVD, pharmacology and clinical trials-related materials.
SDL Guest Speaker
Paul is a Client Services Director for SDL where he has worked since the end of 2006. These days he works with several teams who are all focused on the customer and what can be done to improve their experience, particularly but not exclusively, when using translation technology. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, an HNC in Civil Engineering, is an ECQA Certified Terminology Manager (Advanced) and is currently working towards the TCLoc Masters Degree in Technical Communication and Localization… all reflecting a working career over the last 39 years which nicely supports the challenges of working in the culturally and professionally diverse environment we see in the translation industry today.
LMA Guest Speaker
Alina PELEA holds a PhD in Translation Studies. She currently works at the Department of Applied Modern Languages (UBB). Her research concerns mainly the cultural and sociological aspects of translation and interpreting. She also works as a translator and interpreter and is currently involved in an Erasmus+ project aiming at improving training in medical interpreters.
Based in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, Dana has been an English to Romanian freelance translator, proofreader and copywriter since 1996, when she became a sworn translator.
After years of working as a part-time freelance translator, Dana switched to full time freelance translating, leaving her career as a Quality Manager of a major chemical plant in Romania. Holding a M.Sc. diploma in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Timișoara, she specialises in technical, environmental and marketing translations, as well in fashion and cosmetics.
Dana also works as a lead auditor for the certification of quality management systems.
Cristina is the owner and CEO of The Department, a multi-service translation agency based in Bucharest. She started The Department more than 11 years ago and it has since been her dearest project.
Embarking on a professional path within the corporate environment, Cristina soon found the foothold that would become the foundation of her entrepreneurship. As a people manager, she became aware of her ability to see the bigger picture and understood that employees and collaborators were the most important assets in a company.
Adrian Ilovan is the founder of Netlogiq, a digital marketing company in Cluj with over 17 years experience in helping companies grow their revenue by leveraging online marketing channels and techniques.
SDL Guest Speaker
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Office Depot Guest Speaker
Office Depot Guest Speaker
Andreea Ciornea is the Team Manager of Data Management Services, within the Sales Operations department at Office Depot SSC, in Cluj-Napoca.
With almost 5 years of experience in this company, she manages and supervises the French Contract customer life-cycle, from implementation to continuous maintenance. She handles a variety of administrative and technical processes, together with her team, and she's a key contact in the communication with the French based teams.