FREELANCE TRANSLATOR / PHYSICIST
Name Giorgos Paschalidis
Address Fotiou 2
54634 - Thessaloniki
Date of birth: 04.09.1967
Place of birth: Thessaloniki
Tel.: +30 2310 968469
Mobile: +30 6948 521921
Fax: +30 2310 968464
Sept. 1999 - today Full-time freelance translator, member of the translation team INTERFACE Technical Translations. Co-operation with a great number of translation agencies in USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Russian Federation, Czech Republic Cyprus, Greece etc.
1996-1997 Worked as a "stagiaire", trainee translator at the Translating Dept. (Unit 6) of the European Commission in Brussels.
This work involved translation of decisions, regulations and directives in the sphere of the European community interests.
Languages used: French, English, German (into Greek).
1997-1999 Worked as an in-house translator and project manager at the “Glossima-Wehrheim” translation agency in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Translation was both in general as well as specific subjects (i-e technical/scientific such as automotive, telecommunications, computer science, electronics, engineering as well as EU subjects).
Languages used: French, English, German.
Became member of the Panhellenic Association of Translators (member of F.I.T.).
1993-1995 Performed compulsory military service (23 months) in the Greek Army, becoming an officer in the Signals Corps
1992-1993 Worked as a part-time freelance translator in Munich.
1986-1991 Private tutoring in foreign languages (French, English, German).
English 1982: "First Certificate in English", University of Cambridge
French 1985: Graduated from DE LA SALLE COLLEGE (Greek-French High School) with distinction.
1986: Diplôme d’ Etudes françaises ("Sorbonne II"), Université de Paris Sorbonne IV and teaching license.
German 1992-1993: Studied German language at the "Sprachen- und Dolmetscher Institut" in Munich and earned the German diploma "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" from Goethe-Institut
Greek Mother tongue.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1991-1992 Masters degree in Translation from the University of Mons-Hainaut, Mons, Belgium (Graduate School of Translation).
Translations from English, French and German into Greek. I specialised in the translation of technical and scientifical documents.
1986-1991 Physics degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, graduated with a Second Upper class degree (7.56/10).
March 2002 Vocational guidance lecture presenting the profession of translator at Kalamari College of Thessaloniki.
29th March of 2003 Lecture for the Career information day at Ionian University of Corfu.
HARDWARE - SOFTWARE:
Hardware: PC Intel Core Quad CPU 2.66 GHz, RAM 3.25 GByte, HDD 500 GB, CD-RW drive, ADSL connection
Software: Windows XP Pro, Mircosoft Office Professional Edition 2003 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Acesss), Coreldraw 6.0, Adobe Framemaker 6.0 and Adobe Pagemaker 7.0
Translation memory used: Star Transit 2.7 (full version), and XV, Trados SDL 2006 Freelance, Catalyst 5.03 and Across (basic knowledge)
PREVIOUS TRANSLATION WORK
Nokia Mobile Phones (owner manuals) and accessories, Philips and Samsung Mobile Phones.
On going project for Panasonic wireless phones (owner manuals and software localization).
Palm devices (Internet marketing material).
Long-term cooperation on large projects for BMW (owner and workshop manuals), Renault (owner and workshop manuals), Mazda (owner manuals of all last models) and Mitsubishi (owner manuals of all last models).