Bhumika Chawla-D'Souza

Bangalore, India

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BHUMIKA CHAWLA-D'SOUZA
E-mail: bhumika.chawla@gmail.com

Freelance translator for German English Hindi

Education
Bachelor of Arts (English) from Delhi University, New Delhi.

Other qualifications
- Intermediate Level III (Mittelstufe III - ZMP) [Jul 2001 – Dec 2001] from Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi [Grade: excellent (Note: eins)]
- Intermediate Level II (Mittelstufe II - ZDfB) [Jan 2001 – May 2001] from Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. [Grade: excellent (Note: eins)]
- Intermediate Level I (Mittelstufe I) [Jul 2000 – Dec 2000] from Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
- Intensive Advance Diploma in German [1999 – 2000] from Delhi University [Marks secured: 72.67%]
- Certificate Course in Italian [2002 – 2003] from Delhi University
- Diploma in Italian [2003 – 2004] from Delhi University

Work experience (GerEng)
March 2005 – March 2009:
Team Leader at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited

Areas of activity:
- Translation (German < > English; using TRADOS TM-database):
- SAP-related user-documentation
- Process documents (requirement specifications) for SAP implementation at Bosch locations
- Legal and commercial texts
- Internet/Intranet pages
- Documentation:
Creation of user-documentation, in German, for SAP implementation at various Bosch locations in Germany on the basis of process documentation provided by the customer

June 2000 – December 2003
Worked with a group of freelance translators at Total Translation Support Services, K-5/29, Model Town, Delhi, India, Tel. 011-27430377, 27212639.

Areas of activity included:
- Translation of scientific texts, e.g. technical drawings, manuals, reports, quality assurance texts, etc.
- Translation of legal-commercial texts, e.g. affidavits, MoUs, decrees, etc.
- Translation of literary texts
- Translation of certificates required for visa application for Germany, Austria
- Building up reference sections, Internet recherché, attending to clients’ queries and handling correspondence

January 2004 – March 2005
Worked at Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore as Personal Assistant to Director

Work experience (EngHindi)
June 2000 – December 2003
Worked with a group of freelance translators at Total Translation Support Services, K-5/29, Model Town, Delhi, India, Tel. 011-27430377, 27212639

Areas of activity included:
- Translation and review of published material for Krishnamurti Foundation of India
- Translation of miscellaneous documents

From March 2009 onwards:
I am working as a freelance translator. Regular projects include translation of a quarterly periodical published by KFI India, review of other published material on Jiddu Krishnamurti. Other assignments include co-translation of a book “The Beauty of the Mountain” by Friedrich Grohe, translation of legal documents from German into Hindi, etc.

Technical know-how
Good knowledge of MS-Office, Internet, Outlook, etc.; working knowledge of SDL TRADOS

Other areas of interest
Subtitling, voiceover, animation

Languages

English, German, Hindi

I'm passionate about

Existential and spiritual enquiry

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