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Olivera Ristanovic-Santrac

Freelance Translator/Interpreter (English - Serbian & Serbian - English) - DPSI, MCIL, MITI, ISO 17100 Qualified

Olivera Ristanovic-Santrac
Contact 07447078427
United States
About Me
A seasoned translator and interpreter, with over 20 years of experience, specialising across a wide variety of fields, such as chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil engineering, law, politics, EU legislation, ISO, IEC and EN technical standards.

Since moving to the UK, I have also been working as a journalist, covering cultural events in the Serbian community in London, both in English and Serbian.
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Freelance Translator

Halifax Translation
Since October 2009
Serbia and Montenegro
  • A member of a pool of translators working on the Project "Translation of the Acquis in Serbia Re-launch", coordinated by the company Halifax Translation
  • Translated about 1000 pages of Acquis Communautaire (EU law) from English into Serbian
  • The fields covered: intellectual property law, economics and finance, internal market and external trade, traffic and telecommunication, energy, social policy and employment, education and culture, environment and health protection
  • Continued collaboration on the translation of Acquis with the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia

Freelance Medical/Pharmaceutical Translator/Interpreter

References available on request
Since 2012
  • Translation, proofreading and interpreting in the medical and pharmaceutical fields for numerous companies
  • Mostly documentation relating to Clinical Trials, including: Data Collection Forms, Informed Consent Forms, Expense Guidelines, Travel Policies, welcome letters, Patient Information Forms
  • Simultaneous interpreting at medical conferences

Freelance Transcreator

Hogarth Worldwide Limited
Since December 2015
United Kingdom
  • Transcreation, translation, proofreading, editing
  • Final copy validation, assessment of new talent

Freelance Interpreter (Serbian - English - Serbian)

Since October 1998
  • Holder of the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) for English Law
  • Consecutive, Simultaneous, Chuchotage/Whispered, Liaison and Telephone Interpreting

Freelance Translator

Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia
September 2010 to December 2011
Serbia and Montenegro
  • Collaboration on the translation of the Acquis Communautaire from English into Serbian
    (translated 582 pages in 2011)
  • Confirmation available on request

English-Serbian In-House Translator/Interpreter

Petroleum Industry of Serbia - Pancevo Oil Refinery
April 1997 to September 2009
Serbia and Montenegro
  • manuals, instructions, guidebooks on chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering
  • modernisation projects, material on new technologies
  • texts for the ICT and R&D Departments
  • commerce, finance and economy related documents
  • contracts and other legal documents
  • consecutive, chuchotage, liaison interpreting at meetings with foreign partners

Freelance Translator and Independent Consultant

Serbian City Club
Since March 2012
United Kingdom
  • Providing translation services to the Club's members
  • Consulting and assisting with the maintenance of the Club’s website

Freelance Translator

The Institute for Standardisation for Serbia and Montenegro in cooperation with the Danish Technological Institute
January 2005 to September 2006
Serbia and Montenegro
  • Translating ISO, IEC and EN technical standards from English into Serbian in the scope of EU/CARDS project "SCG – Quality"
  • Translated in total 39 standards, amounting to 1724 pages

Freelance Translator

Transparency Serbia
February 2003 to April 2010
Serbia and Montenegro

Freelance Translator

Serbian Ombudsman Office
March 2010 to October 2011
Serbia and Montenegro
  • Translating texts from Serbian into English and vice versa, related to public administration, rights of citizens, Twinning Project

Translation Project Manager

Universal Language Solutions
May 2016 to October 2016
United Kingdom
  • Handling all aspects of multiple translation projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Coordinating all project phases, from initial contact with the client, through placing texts with appropriate translators and proofreaders, performing quality checks on translated and proofread files, to delivering completed translation projects to the client and invoicing
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with both suppliers and clients
  • Recruitment of freelance translators/proofreaders
  • Management of long-term projects and commercial accounts

Freelance Journalist

Since February 2013
United Kingdom
  • Promoting and writing reports, both in English and Serbian, on the cultural events related to the Serbian community in London
  • Texts published in the British-Serbian online magazine "Britic" and Serbian Broadcasting Company's (RTS) website - the diaspora section

Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

  • DPSI in English Law

ISO 17100

  • Certified Translator

Qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

  • MCIL

Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

  • MITI

Court Translator/Interpreter (English to Serbian & Serbian to English)

  • Official seal acquired in Serbia


  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Subtitling
  • Localisation
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

CAT Tools

  • SDL Trados Studio 2017, SDL Passolo 2009, TagEditor (8.0), Tstream Editor 4.2, memoQ, Wordfast


  • Playing the violin


  • Always eager to learn about new cultures and traditions


  • A regular movie buff


  • Other
  • Should know something about it...

BA in the English Language and Literature

Faculty of Philology - University of Belgrade

Certificate of Proficiency in English

University of Cambridge, Local Examinations Syndicate

Since December 2001

Prince2 Foundation Certificate

APMG International

Since 2014
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