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CHRISSOULA JEMANAKIS
Born in 21 May 1977 in Chania, Crete, Greece

 

EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS

July 4-August 18, 2007
ICU University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Participation and successful completion of the Intensive Summer School in Japanese at the International Christian University, Average grade: B (80-89%)

10-20 October 2006
Participation in the JAPAN STUDY TOUR 2006 financed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Tour included visits to the most important sights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima, seminars and discussions on aspects of Japanese Tradition, Economy, Religion and Politics and a short home stay with a Japanese family.

December 2002
Greek-Japanese Association
Japanese language proficiency certificate "Level 2".

September 2001
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
M.A in Technical Translation and Technical Writing (English-German-Greek)
Scholarship holder of the Public Benefit Foundation "A. S. Onassis"


Specialisation and Seminars:

  • Computers, microelectronics, telecommunication (dissertation on the translation of a PC's Motherboard: Legend QDI Advance 9.0)
  • Financial Translation
  • Completion of two assignments (16.000 and 18.000 words respectively) including a Translation, commentary and compilation of glossaries on the following two subjects:
    - Toyota's Web page on the new car 'Prius' (http://prius.toyota.com)
    - Manual of a PC's Motherboard: Legend QDI Advance 9.0: Legend QDI 'Advance 9', awarded with distinction
  • Terminography and Terminology & Technical Writing, localisation of technical documents
  • Seminar on the use of Trados Translator's Workbench and Multiterm for the creation of databases for translational purposes

May 2000
German Language Institute Goethe, Athens
German language proficiency certificate of the University of Munich "Großes Sprachdiplom".

September 1999
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Faculty of English Language and Literature
Honours BA Degree (Specialisation in linguistics)
Average Grade: 8.52/10

May 1998
German Language Institute Goethe
German language proficiency certificate of the University of Munich "Kleines Sprachdiplim".

Greek-Japanese Association
Japanese language proficiency certificates "Level 4", "Level 3".

May 1997
German Language Institute Goethe
German language proficiency certificate of the University of Munich "Mittelstufe".

Summer 1996
Certificate in Computer Literacy and Office Automation.

Summer 1995
Leaving certificate of upper secondary education, 9th Upper Secondary School of Chania.

June 1994
Cambridge Proficiency Certificate in English.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING

2001 - until now
Freelance translator from English and German and the reverse, based in Chania, with collaborators in Greece and abroad.
Member of the Panhellenic Association of Translators (PEM).

1997 - 2001
Translation, English and German tuition.

July 1999 - January 2000
Work placement in MEDIA DESK HELLAS Translator of European and Technical Texts related to Audiovisual Works and policy and compilation of glossary with information technology and Multimedia terms.

1995-1997
Full-time occupation as a photographer's assistant at the Digital Photography Laboratory "Foto Astro" in Chania.

June-October 1997
Full-time occupation in the Sales and Promotion department of the multinational "Lancome" at Duty Free shops.

INTERESTS

Travelling, modern dance, painting (Japanese ink painting “sumie”), music (flute, japanese bamboo end-blown flute shakuhachi), arts and crafts

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