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

 

EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS

July 4-August 18, 2007
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 (Scholarship holder of the Public Foundation "A.S. Onassis"

M.A in Specialised Translation (Technical, Economic) and Technical Writing (English- German- Greek)

Specialisation and seminars:

  • Computers, microelectronics, telecommunication (dissertation on the translation of a PC's Motherboard: Legend QDI Advance 9.0)
  • Economical translation
  • Cars (extended translation and commentary of Toyota's Prius webpage (http://prius.toyota.com)
  • 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"
German language proficiency certificate of the University of Munich "Gro?es 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 Hania.

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

Photography, sports (Shotokan karate and swimming), dancing (Argentine tango, Jazz and Latin). Traveling is an activity I love the most as it can bring me in contact with interesting people and places, different cultures and provides me with valuable experiences. I have spend two months in the U.S.A., while I have also traveled to Germany, France and Italy. My one-year stay in the U.K. for my MA studies allowed me to acquire a deeper insight into the English culture. In 2006 I have been selected to participate in a two-week study-tour to Japan that was organised and financed by the Japanese Embassy.

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