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English > German
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

English > Italian
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

English > Slovene
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

German > Italian
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

German > English

German > Slovene
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Italian > Slovene
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Italian > English
  - Translating

Italian > German
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Slovene > German
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Slovene > Italian
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Slovene > English

Director of VesnaLingue, language division of Vesna,

teacher (English/German/Italian/Slovenian),

translator, interpreter and international PR manager.



1. In my five years experience as translator and interpreter I have gained the linguistic equipment: immediacy, incisiveness needed.
2. As teacher of English/German/Italian/Slovenian as foreign languages I have dealt with traditional and innovative methods in order to encourage and motivate the learning process.
3. As person responsible for public relations in five languages I have developed the communication skills and a sense for organisation and collaboration.

Skills and professional competences
Mother tongue (s): Slovenian, German
Other (e) language (s): English, Italian, French, Croatian, Serbian

Social skills: emotional intelligence and empathy

Organizational skills: sense of responsibility, assertiveness and analysis

Technical skills: use of computer, DVD player, CD player, Skype,...

Computer skills: Windows XP, Mac OS X, Office, Web-Browser

Translation Software: Omega T

Artistic skills: choral singing, tango

Other skills: archery, sensory analysis of foods and beverages


- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), University of Heidelberg (Germany)
- Erasmus, Karl Franzens University of Graz (Austria)
- Leonardo da Vinci II, University of Maribor (Slovenia)


Education and Qualifications:

06.09.2010 – 03.12.2010 Certification of TEFL methodology at Select language in Quartu Sant'Elena (Italy)
01.08.2007 – 16.08.2007 French language course at the University of Toulouse - Le Mirail (France)
16.-17.06.2007 Certification of professional knowledge of English "CPE" at the Anglo-American Institute in Cagliari (Italy)
03.07.2005 – 16.07.2005 Course for Improvement of teaching techniques at the Goethe Institut in Berlin (Germany)
24.01.2005 – 01.12.2005 French language courses at the University Language Centre at the University of Cagliari (Italy)
22.01.2004 – 02.12.2004 Italian language courses at the University Language Centre at the University of Cagliari (Italy)
19.03.2003 Professional Qualification in Teaching awarded by the State Exam of the Republic of Slovenia
02.03.2001 Certification of English for adults at the State Training Centre of the Republic of Slovenia in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
01.10.1999 – 01.03.2000 Translation courses at the Institute for Theoretical and Applied Translation Sciences of Graz (Austria)
25.07.1999 – 20.08.1999 German language course at the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany)
01.10.1996 – 20.03.2002 Four-year university program of German language and literature at the Faculty of Education in Maribor (Slovenia)


2006 - present: translation, proofreading and interpretation (German, English, Slovenian and Italian) for companies, individuals and non-profit organizations

Area of expertise:

Botany, Biodiversity, Oenology, Gastronomy, Culinary Arts, Design, Advertising, Art, Applied Arts, Education, Film, Cinema, Fitness, Training, Health, Phytotherapie, Organic Food, Food Sciences, Nutrition, Health, Cosmetics, Photography, Theatre, Sport and Healthcare, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Catering, Environment, Renewable Energies


Global Voices (England)
Piccadilly School of Languages & Translations (Italy)
Jooce (Luxemburg)
Bald Translations (Czech Republik)
mt-g medical translation GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Datawords (France) ...

Language pairs:
Italian <> Slovenian
English <> Slovenian
German <> Slovenian
Italian <> German
Italian <> English


Windows XP: Open Office
Mac OS X: Neo Office, iCal, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox
CAT tool: Omega T


2011 - 2012 English courses for adults at the Secondary School Manno in Cagliari (Italy)
2010 – 2011 English courses for the regional project Sardinia Speaks English in Cagliari (Italy)
2008 - 2009 English courses at the Institute for Agronomy Cettolini in Senorbì and Villamassargia (Italy)
2007 - 2008 English courses at the Don Bosco Salesian Institute in Cagliari (Italy)
2007 - 2008 German courses at the International Welcome School in Selargius (Italy)
2006 - 2007 German Courses at the Institute for professional hotel services and tourism Gramsci in Monserrato (Italy)
2003 - Present: Private English and German courses for Italians in Cagliari (Italy)
2001 - 2003 German and English courses at the Secondary School for Tourism and Catering in Maribor (Slovenia)
2001 - 2002 elementary and advanced courses in German and English for a public association "Društvo mladih osmica" Maribor (Slovenia)


20/09/2003 - present:
- responsible for international relations for private companies and cultural organizations
MedFoundArt and Vesna
- responsible for public relations at the office of Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr. Elia
- Judge of sensory analysis of foods and beverages for the Italian Institute of Sensory Analysis (Limba)

24/04/2006 - 31/10/2006
- responsible for multi-lingual front-desk and multilingual tour guide for the Swiss tour operator Kuoni
- responsible for receiving large corporations in multilingual conferences and events for Royal Travel Jet Sardinia


   Pricing / Other services


Inglese > Tedesco € 0.08
Inglese > Sloveno € 0.08
Tedesco > Italiano € 0.06
Tedesco > Sloveno € 0.08
Italiano > Tedesco € 0.08
Italiano > Sloveno € 0.10
Sloveno > Tedesco € 0.10
Sloveno > Italiano € 0.10

Payment regulation:
- payment in advance for projects that amount up to € 100;
- 50% in advance when ordering the work and the remaining 50% on the day of delivery for projects above € 100;
- payment preferably via PayPal or if not possible otherwise, by bank transfer.

As a qualified teacher I also provide didactic services.


   Certification / Accreditation


English > Slovene

Certificate of Proficiency in English - University of Cambridge (UK)

German > Slovene

Institute for theoretical and applied translation sciences - University of Graz (Austria)

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