Curriculum Vitae

Snezhina Gileva

Education

October 2003 - present
Sofia University

MA in Computational Linguistics

Thesis working title: Application of e-learning environments for the purposes of computational linguistics


Thesis advisor: Dr Andrey Boyadzhiev

October 1999 – September 2003
Sofia University

BA in English Philology

The degree covers a broad span of practical and theoretical disciplines including both linguistic and literary courses as well as many specialized translation seminars.

Grade from state exams: 5.67
Cumulative grade from the course of studies: 5.57

1996-1999
First Language School, Varna

Major Subjects: English, German, Literature all at grade 6

Master’s Courses

Name of Subject

Mark

Credits

General theory for formal description of natural languages

Excellent 6

3

Introduction to Computational Linguistics

Excellent 6

3

Mathematics and logic for students in philology

Excellent 6

3

Introduction to markup languages

Excellent 6

3

Introduction to computer science

Excellent 6

3

Operating systems and software products - I level

Excellent 6

2

Contemporary linguistic theories

Very good 5

3

Computational morphology and syntax

Excellent 6

3

Formal grammars and automata

Average 3

3

Electronic libraries. Representation of old and contemporary texts in electronic form

Excellent 6

2

Electronic literature and culture

Excellent 6

3

Operating systems and software products – II level

Excellent 6

2

Relevant Employment

October 2002 – present

Inhouse German-English Translator and Technical Writer, Department of Training & Information Management, SEEBURGER AG, Germany (Sofia branch)

August 2004 – January 2005: Intenrship in Germany

Seebugrer AG is a German software company specializing in the sphere of B2B integration. My duties include translating from German into English a wide array of documents including (but not restricted to): contracts, technical & business presentations, also revising and updating training materials and software user manuals and building a terminological database for future use. At the moment I am doing a 6-month internship at the headquarters of Seeburger in Bretten.

January 2001 –
October 2002

Team Leader of the Linguistic Research Department, Perfect Software Ltd., Sofia

The work included mainly compiling multi-lingual computer dictionaries (Polyglot TM), testing the software and providing customer support as well as translation of business documentation, websites, menus of software products (in English and German) and some customer-specific accounting reports. Apart from that, I was responsible for coordinating the work in the department and preparing advertising materials both for printing and the web.


Other employment

January 2001 – May 2003

Volunteer assistant at Black Sea NGO Network (Varna) .

I assisted the organisation by taking part in the preparation of fund-raising projects, by editing and proofreading newsletter articles and by gathering useful information on topics relevant to their work. In addition, I took part in the preparation of conferences and presentations.

July 2001 - October 2001

Data Processing Assistant, Open Society Institute, Varna

The work included text transcribing of audio and video materials, translation into English and storing the data in text files as part of a sociological project called “Touching the reality”.


Extracurricular Activities and Specialisations

  • Extracurricular exams for German language-school grade (taken in the period 1996-1999, an oral and a written exam for each of the five grades)
  • Extracurricular lectures in Greek and Spanish for two semesters
  • Specialisations: Specialised courses in Business English, Second Language Acquisition and Consecutive Translation

Volunteer work and participation in social organisations

Articles

Gileva, S. 2000. Literature and the net (Литературата и Интернет), LiterNet E-publishing. http://liternet.bg/publish/sgileva/literature.htm

Gileva, S. 2000. Project Gutenberg: How does the public library of the future originate and is there place for Bulgarian texts in it?. (Проектът "Гутенберг": Как се ражда електронната обществена библиотека на бъдещето и има ли в нея място за български издания?), LiterNet E-publishing. http://liternet.bg/publish/sgileva/gutenberg.htm 

Short summary of the articles in English in the section "Written Work".


Languages

Bulagrian

Native

English

Fluent

German

Very good

Russian

Fair

Spanish

Basic knowledge

Greek

Basic knowledge


Computer skills

OS

Windows (95/98/2000/XP), Linux (Red Hat, Knoppix)

Text processing

MS Office Package, Open Office; HTML

Multimedia

Flash, Shockwave

Design

Photoshop, CorelDraw, Corel Photopaint

Programming

PHP /MySql , Prolog, Java Script, XML


Interests and Activities

Literature

Creative writing, literature on the Internet

Art

Fine arts; Sculpture and ceramics

Sports

Swimming

Copmuters

Web design, graphic design, animation



 


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