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Vedat Kökmen
Translator - Front End Developer
  • 15.03.1993
  • Istanbul - Turkey

Technical Translator/Reviewer with more than five years of experience. Involved in many international brands' localization projects. Currently don't have any professional Web Development experience but very enthusiastic about it and looking for opportunities in this context.

Experience
Multiple Employers
Freelance Translator/Reviewer
Aug 2015 - Present

I received a great education on computer aided translation (e.g. CAT tools such as SDL Trados Studio, Translation Workspace, MemoQ and so on) and I am still working with several companies including SDL Turkey and ES.

ES Localization Services
Technical Translator (Full Time - Academy)
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

ES Localization Services is Turkey's leading localization company. I attended the exam organized by them every year and became one of the six people who qualified to work in the full-time academy for a year.

Education
Antalya Akdeniz University
German Language and Literature
Sep 2018 - On Hold

I took an intensive German language training in preparatory class for a year. Since I'm focused on web development, I don't intend to continue. However, I try to practice German every day.

Istanbul Marmara University
Tourism Guidance
Sep 2011 - May 2016

I took fine arts, archaeology, geography, foreign languages, mythology etc. classes.

Language Skills
Language Understanding Speaking Writing
English C1 C1 C1
German A2 A2 A2
Swedish A1 A1 A1

Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Skills
  • Organized and responsible
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Good language skills
  • Time management
  • Self motivation
  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • Beginner Level VueJS

Even though I do not have any formal education on localization, I was able to work with Turkey's leading localization company. I am still working with several localization companies and I would love to equip new skills and build a web development career. I intend to focus on web development in case I get a chance for professional experience.

Interests
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References
Selahattin Ünlü, Full Stack Developer
Freelancer

More references available upon request.