English – Turkish translation services
My name is Recep; Turkish is my mother tongue and I am a native Turkish, professional translator living in Istanbul, Turkey.
With 20+ years of experience in translation, I specialize in providing professional Turkish translation services in IT, marketing, advertising, business, legal (contracts) and literature in the English- Turkish and Russian- Turkish language pairs.
I graduated from the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Ankara University, top of my class (also work as a Russian – Turkish translator).
I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA, where I lived for seven years, pursuing graduate studies in the field of Russian History.
I have been translating since 1988 and a notary certified Turkish translator since 2001; I have a passion for translation and pride myself in providing high quality Turkish translation and localization services for those demanding quality at an affordable price.
Past experience as Turkish translator:
Worked in-house for five years at a major Turkish publishing house, where I mainly translated books from English into Turkish.
Worked for 2 years as customer representative at Siemens Business Services (SBS) in Istanbul. Provided technical and customer support to the American owners of a certain Japanese notebook brand. Duties involved diagnosing and troubleshooting technical issues involving customers’ computers, as well as assistance regarding technical information and sales. I am a CompTIA A+ certified professional.
Was responsible for recording scheduled programs and overseeing nightly broadcasts at NTV Radio, a major Turkish news radio station for two years. Main duties involved recording and preparing weekly programs, overseeing nightly broadcasts of NTV Radio and Radio Eksen, a rock music station. Also translated (EN>TR) subtitles and scripts for CNBC-e, an NTV affiliate. I have solid experience in audio recording and transcription.
For about a year I worked as in-house translator at Set Systems, a translation agency in Istanbul, where I translated legal, marketing and technical documents between English-Russian-Bulgarian-Turkish. Also edited and proofread projects assigned to freelance translators.
For two years worked for a Turkish a company based in Izmir, which produced decorative items exclusively for the American market. Responsibilities involved ensuring reaching the necessary production standards, planning production processes and workflow, dealing with suppliers and training the personnel, as well as preparing product brochures, leaflets and setup guides in English. As a result of my work product return rate was decreased from %11-12 to less than %3.
Assisted an American company in carrying out marketing and sales operations for their Turkish imports for two years. My main responsibilities included dealing with retailers, providing customer relations services, and marketing. Also took part in major annual expo shows (Chicago /Las Vegas Hardware Show) where their products were introduced to major American retail chains.
Graduate study at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA in the field of Russian history. Major field of interest was imperial foreign policy; courses and seminars concerning various aspects of Soviet History, European History, Ottoman History and Political Science were attended as well. Also provided EN<>TR interpreting services to Turkish patients receiving treatment at UW Hospital and Clinics and assisted Turkish graduate students by correcting grammatical mistakes and proofreading their MA theses and PhD dissertations.
Attended intensive English language courses (six months each) both at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and at the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in the USA.
Worked for Petrolofisi Sports Club in Ankara as interpreter for Oleg Tsvetov, former swimming coach of the USSR national team, who later worked as the head coach of the Petrolofisi swimming team. As I was a student, I worked part-time on evenings, weekends and in the summer. Main responsibilities included assisting Mr. Tsvetkov in his day-to-day communication with swimmers, parents, colleagues and swimming federation officials during training, camps, championships and social events, interpreting from Russian to Turkish and from Turkish to Russian. Also translated (RU>TR) Andrei Tarkovsky’s historical drama “Boris Godunov” for the TRT (Turkish Radio and Television) at that time.
On time. No problems. Recommended.–Pavlos Allayiotis, Genswar.com
Professional, reliable and very fast job. Friendly communication! Thank you Recep!–Elena Sander, Lingua Office
Recep is very responsive and polite - good to work with and pays attention to detail.–Syntax Supremo
...excellent linguist and a nice person to boot–Dan Brennan, Liberos