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Maria Mileva


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Everything began with the music of the language…

Languages have always amazed me. Ever since my childhood in Bulgaria I have been diving into their world. The music flowing used to make me stuck in front of the TV watching broadcasted language courses. Later the melody of the English language mesmerized me as well as the precision of the German language.

My father used to say: "Languages are a window to the world." Now I can only add that the view is full of wonders and inspires me more and more each day.

I am a translator and an interpreter and I implement my skills with heart and soul and this shows in my work.

since 2012 Member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ).
since 2010 Generally sworn-in interpreter and authorised translator of the Higher Regional Court in Cologne for the German, Bulgarian, Spanish and English language
2008 – 2011 Employee in the Export Department for Spain and Bulgaria
2001 – 2008 Study Translating and Interpreting at University of Applied Sciences in Cologne
Graduated translator
Expertise: economics, law, technology
Language: Spanish, English, German

Experience abroad

2004 – 2005 Scholarship "ERASMUS" at Facultad de traducción e Interpretación Soria, Spain
2003 Intensive Language Spanish Course "Intermedio alto" (C2), Colegio Delibes, Salamanca, Spain
bis 1998 Residence in Bulgaria

Additional Language Specialization

Alive, each language grows, develops, blossoms and changes itself.

I always strive to develope my knowledge – even nowadays. My necessity to experience something new motivates me to explore new areas.

2010 – 2011 Business English (C2), Wall Street Institute, Cologne
2007 Seminar "Client Oriented Business in the Sales Sector", ProKomm, Cologne
2006 Advanced German Language Course: sophistication of written skills up to university and professional level (C2), VHS, Cologne
2004 Advanced Spanish language course (C2), Facultad de traducción e Interpretación Soria, Spain
2004 Practical Internship: "Heraldo de Soria" newspaper, Soria, Spain. Specialization: summaries, research work and translation of press-releases from Colipsa, Efe, Fax Press and Reuters
2003 Intensive Language Spanish course"Intermedio alto", Colegio Delibes, Salamanca, Spain
2002 Introduction to Power Point 2000, Catholic Center for education, Cologne
2001 Seminar "Quality Service in Guest Management", Trade Fair, Cologne
1998 – 1999 Language Course "German as a Foreign Language", VHS, Dresden
Certificate: Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung, Goethe Institute
1994 – 1997 English language course, Pharos Schools, Bulgaria
Certificate: Oxford Certificate, Preliminary Level
1992 – 1997 Secondary School  "Konstantin Preslavski", Bourgas, Bulgaria
Main subject: German foreign language, Education completed: Secondary School Diploma