Graduated Bogaziçi University Translation and Interpreting Studies, Çiğdem has been working in the translation industry in various roles and positions for more than 13 years.
As an Operations Manager her main responsibilities are to:
manage teams, operations, budgets, projects and strategy
ensure the smooth running of operations at Localex
make sure that translation production and management procedures are being followed and teams work in harmony to continuously improve these procedures
plan, execute and monitor projects whenever her support is needed
support the information flow, business process and organizational planning
generate reports for the long-term strategic planning
review workloads and ensure targets are met.
She started her career working as a subtitle translator for IKSV (Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts) during her Bachelor’s Degree and translated various films for the Istanbul Film Festival from German and English into Turkish for many years.
Having worked at different private companies in various roles after the completion of her studies, she decided that translation and freedom are her real passions in life and started working as a full time freelance translator, leaving her career path aside. She worked as a dedicated linguist, reviewer and quality evaluator for various global clients, and specialized in marketing, IT and technical translations.
Prior to her decision to switch to a freelance life and translate full time, she worked for TV channels and supported the news departments. She also offered services to various companies as International Affairs Specialist, Account Executive and Print Production Specialist.
She then thought it would be a perfect outcome to combine her experience as a translator with her valuable versatile knowledge that she gained at various companies and decided to work as Project Manager and later as Operations Manager at Localex.