Translation is my vocation. Language has fascinated me since childhood and when, in my teens, I lived in the United States with my family, I discovered that I also had an aptitude for it. I knew that working with language is what I wanted to spend my life doing.    

My academic career began with the study of linguistics and French language and culture. Later, I studied business administration, economics and East Asian Studies, specializing in Japanese language and culture.

 

After earning my BA, I turned my attention to the study of the art and structure of English language translation.  During my academic studies, I had the opportunity to explore a range of fields as disparate as advanced statistics, historical linguistics, and the Welsh language.

 

Translation is a wonderful profession and I'm passionate about it. It allows me to give expression to my many interests and life experiences. I am constantly stimulated by its sheer variety and challenges. Being a translator is part of my identity and central to my life.

 

Even though my craft is practiced in solitude - just me and my computer - I have infinite resources at my disposal. In addition to the invaluable resource of the web, I belong to a supportive community of colleagues who are always available when called upon to supply the right word or phrase. My work also allows me to work anywhere in the world. A few years ago, I took advantage of this flexibility to spend a year in the Far East with my family; it was a truly enriching experience, both personally and professionally.

Hebrew translator and editor
 

Professional, reliable and experienced

Registered as self-employed

Work experience
 

Finance - international banking standards, financial statements, capital markets, economics, accounting

Marcom - brochures, websites, press releases

Legal and corporate - contracts and agreements, court documents and affidavits, articles of association

HR - corporate policies, sustainability reports, benefit plans

Telecommunications - cellular, systems 

Consumer - manuals, websites, marketing

Software Localization - UI, Help, manuals 

Health - clinical trials, ICF, medical devices, user manuals, inserts, parenting

Academic articles, education, environment, real estate, correspondence 

Translator and Editor

1994 - present

Languages

Hebrew mother tongue

English

Basic French

Basic Japanese

Skills

Microsoft Office 2010

Studio 2011

MemoQ 2014

Intelligent user of information resources and reference materials

Web proficiency

2010 - present

2010 - present

Projects and Clients

 

B.A. South East Asian Studies with French & Linguistics, with Distinction

- Japanese language and culture

- Courses in business management and economics

Diploma of Translation and Consecutive Interpreting, with Distinction

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1990 - 1993

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

1995 - 1998

Education
 

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

1998

French and Linguistics

Banking supervision documents for Bank of Israel, Copyhouse & 4girls, P&G commercial and websites, Somech Haikin KPMG, Yad Hanadiv, Alfanar, LedermanVision, The College of Management - Academic Studies, Dor Pharmaceutical Services, Semantica Translations, Kesher Fektor productions, Tal Innovations real estate, Tadiran Group, Unilever, Intel educational programs, IBM, DHL, HP, Scitex, CitiBank, Saxo Bank, Oracle, law offices, non-profits

© 2013 by Dorit Attar