9 out 10 global consumers will ignore your product or service if it’s not in their native language. Localizing your products and services for global markets is a quick, cost-effective and powerful way to:
✔ increase your sales and profit potential ✔ boost global brand recognition ✔ drive international business growth
Why translate into Greek?
✔ widen your company’s reach to 14 million Greek speakers ✔ optimize your digital presence in Greek markets ✔ improved experience for your Greek clients and users
How I can help
✎ English into Greek Translation, Localization and Editing ✎ Localization Project Management (leading teams of Greek translators) ✎ Specialties: Software, Applications, Websites, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, and Technical Documentation
How I spend my days
► translating (20+ years of doing so daily, still love it) ► learning (anything related to languages, books, computer science, and more) ► networking (because learning from others) ► helping colleagues & everybody else (because good karma) ► participating in teams (either as a lead or a member; again, learning…) ► sharing (all the great things I learn and the resources I find mainly through blogs, podcasts and virtual events)
Born and raised in beautiful Heraklion, Crete; studied and worked in the UK (Cambridge), France (Paris) and Germany (Cologne); worked and lived in Greece (mostly Athens) for another 13 years after my studies, then moved to Canada in 2014 (proud Canadian citizen since 2018). Always loved languages and knew I wanted to pursue a career as a translator since elementary school.
There, now you have plenty of fodder for small talk when we chat or meet :)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Since January 2021: Americas GEO Manager, Women in Localization Since May 2019: LocLunch ambassador for Southern Ontario Since July 2014: Blogmaster & Twitter admin for ATA’s The Savvy Newcomer blog Since Apr 2014: Mentor (American Translators Association) Since 2011: Greek localization lead for Apple software & apps Since Aug 2011: Author for the Adventures in Technical Translation blog Since 2007: Greek translator for CLDR (Common Locale Data Repository), representing Google for the first few years, then Apple since 2011 Apr 2019-Dec 2020: Co-founder & Chapter Manager, Women in Localization Eastern Canada Oct 2015-Oct 2017: Member of ATA’s Membership Committee July 2016-Sep 2017: Member of ATA’s Ethics Committee 2014: Greek translation of Translation: Getting It Right Dec 06-May 08: Lead reviewer of Greek translations for Google