Ivana Jelisavcic

Ivana Jelisavcic

Localization - Serbian Linguist

Location
San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Industry
Translation and Localization

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Ivana Jelisavcic's Overview

Current
  • Serbian Lead Google Linguist at self
Past
  • Serbian Linguist at Google
  • Manager at Ristorante Milano
  • Research Assistant at World Bank and Gallo ECF’s study
  • Italian Teacher at Mokranjac
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Ivana Jelisavcic's Summary

• Interpreter and translator for English, Serbian, Croatian and Italian with various Non-Government Organizations; jobs also included providing local logistics and organizational aid, and covered many different sectors, such as sociology, economy, local government, institution building, legal and political documentation

• Language tutor for Italian, Serbian, English, Croatian and Latin in Belgrade, Rome and San Francisco (in person and online, since 1994)

• Professional singer recording and performing different music styles; sang at the opening of 30th San Francisco International GLBT Film Festival in 2006

Specialties: Serbian, English, Italian, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian
LQA, Translating, Proofreading, Interpreting and Tutoring
GTT, HTML, Trados, Idiom WorldServer
Extended knowledge of Google products and services

Ivana Jelisavcic's Experience

Serbian Lead Google Linguist

self

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

• Managing other linguists
• Editing and proofreading translations of UI, online help, marketing material and outbound communication
• Linguistic Quality Assurance
• Developing terminology for new products and features, creating and updating product glossaries
• Maintaining Serbian Style Guide
• Auditing translation quality and communicating with vendors in order to improve it
• Assisting with quick-turnaround translations
• Vetting in the Common Locale Data Repository Project

Serbian Linguist

Google

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GOOG; Internet industry

January 2007December 2007 (1 year)

• Editing and proofreading translations of UI, online help, marketing material and outbound communication
• Linguistic Quality Assurance
• Developing terminology for new products and features, creating and updating product glossaries
• Creating and updating Serbian Style Guide
• Communicating with Serbian Country Marketing Manager, deciding priority products for Serbian market
• Auditing the translation quality and communicating with vendors in order to improve it
• Assisting with quick-turnaround translations
• Vetting for the Common Locale Data Repository Project
• Syncing up with engineers to improve search quality and blacklist offensive material
• Working on solving transliteration problems for the Serbian language
• Backup linguist for Croatian language

Manager

Ristorante Milano

April 2004June 2007 (3 years 3 months)

• Organizing big parties, wine tastings and catering
• Wine inventory and communication with wine distributors
• Planning the dining room seating and table turning
• Gathering reports and documentation for bookkeeping

Research Assistant

World Bank and Gallo ECF’s study

July 2003January 2004 (7 months)

Worked with Giovanni Maruzzelli on the following sector study:
Investing in Serbia's Internet and IT - Challenges and Opportunities

www.b92.net/download/Internet_in_Serbia_public_report_15_july_2004.doc -
• Assisting the IT consultant Giovanni Maruzzelli organize the project and write the study report
• Gathering, translating and organizing data on Internet usage and Internet related regulations
• Scheduling and managing meetings with Serbian Internet Service Providers, Portals, IT Association of Chamber of Commerce, Government IT and Internet Agency and IT related Press
• Interpreting at meetings and providing logistic aid
• Outlining fast growing Internet business areas and key business players
• Managing analyst contractors

Italian Teacher

Mokranjac

August 2002July 2003 (1 year)

• Teaching nine to twelve grade students Italian language and culture
• Assisting singers with diction and translations of Italian songs and arias

Ivana Jelisavcic's Projects

Ivana Jelisavcic's Languages

  • Serbian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Croatian

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Latin

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Bosnian

    (Professional working proficiency)

Ivana Jelisavcic's Skills & Expertise

  1. Localization
  2. Translation
  3. English
  4. Italian
  5. Gmail
  6. Android
  7. Google Docs
  8. Google Maps
  9. Google Apps
  10. Online Tutoring
  11. Singing
  12. Serbocroatian
  13. Croatian
  14. Google Chrome
  15. Chrome OS
  16. Google Calendar
  17. YouTube
  18. Terminology
  19. Proofreading
  20. Linguistics
  21. Trados
  22. French
  23. Literature
  24. Intercultural Communication
  25. Interpreting
  26. Language Services
  27. Multilingual
  28. Teaching English as a Second Language
  29. Localization Testing
  30. Editing
  31. Globalization
  32. Foreign Languages
  33. Machine Translation
  34. Website Localization
  35. Language Teaching
  36. Russian
  37. Internationalization
  38. Management
  39. Leadership
  40. Research
  41. Writing
  42. Technical Translation
  43. Social Media

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Ivana Jelisavcic's Education

I beogradska gimnazija

Natural Siences

19911995

Mokranjac

Professional Singer, Belcanto

Coloratura Soprano

Univerzitet u Beogradu

MA equivalent, Italian Language and Literature

Minored in English

Activities and Societies: Studentski protest 96/97

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