This is a picture of Diana Singureanu, a qualified Romanian Translator, Romanian Interpreter and Romanian Conference Interpreter. Diana provides Romanian interpreting services  and Romanian translation services from Romanian to English and from English to Romanian, and graduated with Master Awards in Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies. She works with several Romanian Interpreters, Romanian Conference Interpreters, and Romanian Translators who provide Romanian Interpreting services, Romanian Conference Interpreting Services and Romanian Translating services. Picture with a Translation Banner underlining the Romanian Conference Interpreting Services, Romanian Interpreting services and Romanian Translation services provided by our Romanian Interpreters, Romanian Conference Interpreters and Romanian Translators. Picture of spectacles signifying proofreading and Romanian Translation Services provided by our Romanian Conference Interpreters, Romanian Interpreters and Romanian Translators. Diana also provides Romanian Interpreting Services.

Having worked as a Romanian Translator and Romanian Interpreter both in-house and freelance, I have become a critical and reflective practitioner. My Master Degree in Translation Studies and Conference Interpreting helped me to further develop my skills and enhance my knowledge of the mechanisms underlying translating practice.

…and of course:

  • I am equally comfortable with providing services as Romanian Interpreter (specialised Romanian Conference Interpreter), Romanian Translation Services, translating marketing offers and advertisements relying on my cultural awareness and creative writing skills to produce a text with a colourful and engaging style
  • Over the years I have provided services as Romanian Interpreter and translated from Romanian into English and from English into Romanian in a number of fields. I specialise in the following areas: Legal, Medical, Business, Tourism, Business Management.
  • I have extensive experience in conducting research and I pay a lot attention to accuracy which is of utmost importance when translating legal or medical texts, for example. This is also important when preparing for my assignments as a Romanian Conference Interpreter.

Hence, if you need an experienced Romanian Interpreter and experienced Romanian Conference Interpreter, or to translate a contract in or from Romanian, an instruction manual or a speech about saving the bees, please get in touch. I love a challenge and I enjoy doing the background research so that you have the best possible translation.

MY PORTFOLIO

MY PORTFOLIO

I have provided language services as a Romanian Interpreter, Romanian Conference Interpreter and Romanian Translator for:

  • HMRC
  • Home Office
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • DVLA
  • The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • National Crime Agency
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Wizz Air
  • European Parliament
  • Greenpeace
  • NHS
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Opel Astra

  • HUTHWAITE
  • THE SALVATION ARMY
  • TALK TALK
  • European Works Council
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • London, Reading and Bristol Passport Office
  • HMCTS
  • Metropolitan Police
  • TFL
  • ORANGE
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Witness Care Unit

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

ROMANIAN TRANSLATOR  AND ROMANIAN INTERPRETER REVIEWS

 

  • Translation and Interpreting Services
    Rating: 5 based on 5 reviews
    Date Reviewed: 10/30/2015
    Diana’s work is always of a very high standard and she is a pleasure to work with. As a translator, her approach is highly professional, she always delivers on time, and is keen to help wherever she can. Emily Drummond – Global Connects
    Interpreting and Translation Services
    Date Reviewed: 10/30/2015
    We have been very pleased with the quality of the Romanian translation services provided by Diana Singureanu. Her friendly manner and proactive attitude deserve a special mentioning as well.

  • Interpreting and Translation Services
    Date Reviewed: 10/30/2015
    Thank you sincerely for all your hard work on so many projects! You have been wonderful!

  • Interpreting and Translation Services
    Rating: 5 based on 5 reviews
    Date Reviewed: 10/30/2015
    Very very professional and very thorough

EDUCATION

A BIT MORE ABOUT MY ROMANIAN LINGUIST EDUCATION…

 

  • This is a picture of Diana Singureanu receiving her Master of Arts in Translation Studies title during her graduation ceremony confirming her experience as a Romanian translatorMA in Translation Studies, London Metropolitan University, Passed with Merit; dissertation on solving translation issues in business technical texts
  • BA Romanian, English & French Language & Literature, Bucharest University, 2000 – 2004; Dissertation completed on Stephen Crane – American Literature. Core modules included: Psychology in Education; Pedagogy; Methodology; Education of Children with Special needs

 

In addition to my education as a Romanian Translator I have also completed the following Romanian Conference Interpreter professional and degree courses:

  • MA in Conference Interpreting, London Metropolitan University, Passed with Distinction (University Recognition Award for Academic Excellence, Best Masters Award with Distinction); completed placements at European Court of Justice and the European Parliament, Qualified as Romanian Conference Interpreter
  • Advanced Course in Conference Interpreting, London Metropolitan University , part of my Romanian Conference Interpreter continual personal development
  • CELTA – Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, July 2009

ROMANIAN TRANSLATION SERVICES

ROMANIAN TRANSLATOR SERVICES I OFFER

 

ROMANIAN TRANSLATION SERVICES

This is a picture of a book with the text “translation”. This symbolize the professional Romanian translation services provided by Diana Singureanu, including Romanian proofreading services, Romanian Audio transcriptions and teaching the Professional Diploma in Translation Studies (Romanian Legal Option). Diana offers translation services from Romanian to English and from English to Romanian.Having worked both as an in-house Romanian translator and as freelance, my appreciation of the nature of translations is both broad and deep. This means that when I translate I look beyond the words analysing what is the purpose of the message, who is your target audience and all relevant aspects of linguistic equivalence. In fact, the golden rule in translation studies is that we translate meaning not words. As a professional Romanian translator and Romanian Interpreter I will be able to efficiently transfer meaning from one language and culture to another. Also, I specialise in the same way that other professionals do because each industry has its own standard terminology such as legal or medical. Thus, having acquired this specialist knowledge over the years I will know at a glance if your project falls into my area of expertise or not and once I have agreed to a deadline you can rest assured that your Romanian translation service will be delivered on time. I never sub-contract any of my work however I might work with a proof-reader especially if your translation is to be published or if it is particularly technical but you will be advised accordingly in advance. 


EDITING 

Diana typing her translation, proofreading and audio transcriptions from English to Romanian and from Romanian to English. Also communicating with her students during the online Diploma in Translation and Diploma in Public Interpreting courses she teaches onlineIn a nutshell editing and proofreading are a safety net. It is highly recommended to use an independent proofreader if a text is to be published or used for any official purposes and this is an additional language service I can provide for you.  To be more precise, Editing involves checking to make sure that correct terminology was used. It presupposes researching (online and / or using specialised dictionaries) each term raising a doubt, or even terms that might be unknown to the editor. Generally, when I edit a document, I use the track changes feature in Word and I add comments recommending changes or querying some terms. So, my recommendations as an editor are usually sent back to the Romanian translator first so that he/she can correct the errors and only then is the text proofread, if necessary of course.  In general, when there are errors, it is up to the original Romanian translator / Romanian Interpreter to correct his /her own mistakes or indeed to question any recommendations if it is the case. As a guideline, editing is charged at around 50% of the price that I would normally charge for translating the respective text.


PROOFREADING

In addition to translations and audio transcriptions from Romanian to English and from English to Romanian, Diana Singureanu also offers Romanian proofreading services from the same source and target languages.It is usually the last step in the translation process and it consists of the text being checked for grammar, syntax and spelling errors and it does not include any major re-writing. Nevertheless if something is obviously wrong or poorly translated due to my proactive attitude I am not afraid to go beyond the call of duty, if necessary. Typically, proofreading is charged at around 25% of the price that would be charged for the Romanian translation services of the same text. If it all sounds too technical, rest assured I will discuss your specific translation expectations and needs for the project and you will receive a customised and transparent quote.


LOCALIZATION

Diana offers professional Romanian Business, Court, Conference and Police Interpreter Services connecting people of different nationalities through language.Localization, also called transcreation, is a process of adapting a message from one language to another, while maintaining its intent, style, tone and context. Thus when I undertake a transcreation project from English into Romanian, I will make sure that the message evokes the same emotions and carries the same implications in Romanian as it does in English. For one of my recent projects I suggested changing the names of the protagonists of a role-play so that they would resonate better with the Romanian target audience. Needless to say that my suggestions were welcomed by the client. Similarly, when I translated the content of a betting website from English into Romanian there were quite a few considerations that were not included in the translation process: converting currency and discussing with the content team what would mean a suitable amount for a cash-back promotion in Romania, suggesting names of Romanian well-known players of poker who would endorse their campaigns, researching if there were any organisations in Romania addressing the issue of betting addiction. This adaptation is essential because a simple Romanian translation in this particular case would have meant that a potential Romanian player who was at risk of addiction would have been supplied with UK freephone numbers (which would not have been free at all for the Romanian customer) only to be faced with support in a foreign language.


AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION

Diana offers a Romanian Audio Transcription Service from Romanian to English and from English to Romanian. The service compliments the Romanian translation, proofreading and certified translations services that Diana also offers.In addition to providing Romanian Translation Services I have been transcribing in Romanian recordings of meetings, conferences, seminars, interviews, investigations, surveys, roundtable discussions, brainstorming sessions, press conferences, workshops services since 2010. The first step is to send me your audio file (I accept most digital audio formats: mp3, wma, .wav) and after having checked the quality of the sound I will provide you with a quote per minute (based on the source file) or per target word (based on the transcription – the final product).  Depending on your specific requirements I can provide you with a transcription in the same language (for example the audio file is in Romanian and the transcription will be in the same language – very common for trial procedures) or a transcription into another Language (from Romanian into English or vice-versa).


CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS

This is a picture symbolizing the Romanian certified translations service provided by Diana Singureanu in addition to her Romanian translation and proofreading services. Diana is a sworn Romanian interpreter by the Romanian Ministry of Justice hence she is allowed to certify Romanian translations both from Romanian to English and from English to Romanian.

In order to have your Romanian translation certified, I need to issue a signed statement attesting that the translation is a true and accurate copy of the original document, completed to the best of my knowledge and ability and also stating my qualifications, affiliations and contact details. This can also be signed in front of a solicitor or Public Notary (affidavit) however they will charge an additional fee for the service.

DIPLOMA IN TRANSLATION (DipTrans)

Picture of old book and certificate symbolizing the Diploma in Translation course taught by Diana SingureanuThe IoLET Level 7 Diploma in Translation (QCF) is a postgraduate level equivalent qualification intended to test the ability of the linguists who wish to progress into careers as freelance translators and to work to a professional standard. Having worked as a professional Romanian Translator and Romanian Interpreter since 2008 and due to my extensive teaching experience I have been able to train candidates to pass the DipTrans exam since 2011. Using past papers, I will be able to show you how to deal with translations problems effectively and to reflect on the differences between the two languages – English and Romanian – in order to help you deliver translations to a professional standard. You will not be asked to study any translation theory as such but I will provide you with a bibliography in this respect should you wish to enhance your knowledge. I will also incorporate in my training some of the translations theories and strategies I learnt during my Masters in Translation Studies although the sessions and the feedback are very much practice-oriented. The DipTrans exam is held in January every year. To find more click here:

http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/DipTrans/DipTransHandbook.pdf

FIELDS I SPECIALISE IN

 ROMANIAN TRANSLATION SERVICES I SPECIALISE IN:

  • The type of texts I usually provide Romanian Translation Services for are: study protocols, clinical reports, package inserts, biomedical articles, monographs, commercial brochures, and patient education material. I approach these texts differently depending on their function and purpose. For example, in patient education material in terms of parallel forms I would always choose the descriptive term rather than the technical term as I must bear in mind that the target audience consists of patients and not medical specialists. I have also undertaken numerous medical assignments during my career as Romanian Interpreter, and this further developed my knowledge of the field.
  • Translating medical terminology can be difficult for several reasons. First of all, the medical jargon is a language in itself. Secondly, it is expanding continuously due to new terminology based on Latin/ Greek or not. Thirdly, synonymous terms are used simultaneously in a language with minor shades of meaning and the Romanian medical translator must identify them correctly. Fourthly, there is a lack of standardisation in most languages and this particularly the case with Romanian.
  • Due to the linguistic differences between English and Romanian passive voice may also constitute a problem when translating medical texts. While in the life sciences field English opts for the passive voice to give the impression of objectivity, typically in a Romanian medical article the reflexive construction would be used (e.g. se observă, se înregistrează, etc).
  • Another important factor when providing Romanian Translation Services of medical texts would be a thorough understanding of the source text which more often than not entails background research on the topic. It is essential for the Romanian Translator, Romanian Interpreter or Romanian Conference Interpreter to ensure that he/she is using the correct terminology and it is vital to use reliable sources such as IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe) which is a database regrouping all synonyms and variants used by the different institutions of the EU (http://iate.europa.eu/iatediff/SearchByQueryEdit.do.)

  • With the shifting of the global business landscape the need for translation business content has continued to grow. A considerable part of economy comes more and more from emerging markets which now account for almost 60 percent of global GDP.
  • Romania is an emerging market with a strong macroeconomic situation in terms of real GDP growth, fiscal deficit and public debt. Romania’s business landscape is very diverse starting from high tech manufacturing and software development to bio-industry. It is estimated that the IT&C sector in Romania will be worth EUR 4 billion by 2020.
  • Of course, in order for a multinational company to operate across borders the language barrier must be removed and this is why you need a reliable translation service. Without stating the obvious a low-quality translation can give a bad impression of your business.
  • As a professional Romanian Translator and Romanian Conference Interpreter, native in Romanian and fluent in English I can provide a high-quality translation of your content for a fee. Unlike machine translators, I will deal with colloquial phrases appropriately, localizing the text to make the content flow more naturally.
  • For the last 8 years I have been translating almost any business document including: Articles, Brochures, Business Plans, Business Proposals, Business Reports, Guides, Instructions, Market Plans, Manuals, Presentations, Reference Documents, Release Notes, Technical Papers, Training Materials, Tutorials. I have also undertaken numerous projects as a Romanian Conference Interpreter which further developed my knowledge of the business field.
  • I can help you achieve success in your target market and I always go the extra mile to tailor the text to your needs so please contact me for a free quote, whether you need an experienced Romanian Translator or a professional Romanian Conference Interpreter.

  • One of my favourite fields of expertise includes Leisure and Tourism Romanian Translation Services. I enjoy the cultural aspects with a touch of promotional content. To some extent these are some of the challenges in this particular issues: the cultural, historical and idiomatic issues. The fact that I have first-hand knowledge of the industry having worked as a Hotel Reservation Manager in Oxford combined with my skills as a professional Romanian Translator and Romanian Conference Interpreter enable me to approach the translation with skill and expertise for a positive reaction from your audience.
  • During my eight years’ experience as a Romanian Translator I have provided Romanian Translation Services in the form of website content about leisure activities, holidays descriptions, sports, public holidays and tourist attractions.
  • My aim is to make sure that the final result is both refreshingly creative and also culturally informative. Thus, I will use my marketing flair to localize your source text in order to create a final text that ‘sells’ the touristic attraction or destination to your target audience.

GLOSSARIES

ROMANIAN TRANSLATOR GLOSSARIES

 

VIDEO RESOURCES

ROMANIAN TRANSLATORS VIDEO RESOURCES

 

TRANSLATORS FAQs

TRANSLATORS FAQs

 

  • How do you price?   Usually the quote is established based on the word count of the source text. If the document is in Microsoft® Word®, I use the “Word Count” function in the Tools menu. Otherwise, if the document is in another format (print, HTML, PHP, ASP, etc.), please send me the file by e-mail. I can count the words for you (numbers are included as they need to be typed as well) and send you a quick quote. Also, if the formatting is particularly difficult or complex there may be an additional charge for that as the target text should maintain the format and layout of the original (this does not include typesetting or DTP). Of course, my Romanian Translation Services are more than about the words (or their number) we translate and for smaller texts I may quote a minimum charge. This because I need to carry out a number of tasks on every translation: context checking, reference checking, spell-checks and final proofreading.
  • I need certified Romanian Translation Services of my documents. What is this and how can I get it?   If the documents you need translated are to be submitted in Court or as part of an official application process (diplomas, university transcripts, or birth and marriage certificates) usually a certification will be required as well. I can organize this for you and as a professional Romanian Translator and Romanian Interpreter I can take the oath in the presence of a public notary or a solicitor (there will be an additional fee for their services). As part of this certification, I will provide a short description of my qualifications and background.
  • How long does it take to complete a translation?   This varies according to the difficulty of texts and my availability of course. In general, my daily output is between 2-3,000 words per day. If your translation is urgent, however, we will do my best to meet the deadline (especially if it is a short document) without compromising on quality however it may be that I will have to recommend a trusted colleague to assist you if I already have other commitments.
  • I can do the translation myself, can you just check it for me?   I can do this for a fee however I reserve the right to take on the job only after I had the opportunity to evaluate the translation in order to establish the level of proofreading and editing required. If the quality is particularly poor (which can be expected if it was not done by a professional translator) I may have to apply a higher fee according to the amount of time I need to spend on reviewing the translation. I usually use track changes function in word so it will be a straightforward and transparent process.

I have also put together a collection of useful links, blogs, video resources and FAQs for Romanian Interpreters, you can view this here.