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Localization Engineer/DTP

Location:
Beaverton, OR, 97007
Posted:
October 16, 2008

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Daisy To

***** ** ***** ***** rom1jb@r.postjobfree.com

Beaverton, OR 97007 503-***-****

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a senior position in the localization industry with responsibilities that effectively utilizes my technical, communication, managerial, and leadership skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Language

Visual Basic

C

Korn Shell

UNIX scripting

Software

Help&Manual

Trados: MultiTerm, Translation Memory,

S-Tagger, TagEditor and WinAlign

RoboHELP

ForeHELP

HTMLQA

WinHTTrack

MS FrontPage

Flash Decompiler

HTML Help Workshop

XMLSpy

MS Visual Studio .NET

Alchemy Catalyst

WebWorks: Publisher 2003 for FrameMaker and Word, Professional

Adobe: FrameMaker, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, Distiller, DreamWeaver, Flash

MS Office: Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Binder, Avery, Visio, OneNote and Publisher

MS Visual SourceSafe

Multimedia

CorelDraw

QuarkXpress and Passport

MS Image Composer

GIMP

Paint Shop Pro and GIF Animator

Adobe: Audition, Premier

Blaze Media Pro

Camtasia Producer

Others

ACD See

Araxis Merge

Search and Replace

EditPlus

SnagIt

MS AppLocale

Beyond Compare

Virtual PC

Localization proprietary tools

LANGUAGE

- Read and write fluently in Vietnamese

- Able to recognize and identify 50+ languages

EDUCATION

Portland Community College 1998-2001

Heald College 2001-2002 Associate in Applied Science Degrees – with an emphasis on Computer Technology

Portland State University 2008-present Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

EMPLOYMENT

May 2007-current PTIGlobal Localization Engineer / DTP Lead

Responsible for all facets of localization including but not limited to project preparation, localization production, issue resolution, and project delivery for small to large software, online help or multi-media projects to meet client specifications.

• Mentor and train junior members of the team

• Effectively communicate technical knowledge and resolutions to translators, vendors, and other members of the project team

• Sound knowledge of the software development process and cycle

• Technical oriented, good organization, prioritization and time management skills

• Understanding of programming/scripting languages and concepts

• Able to function in a multi-task environment

• Able to delegate work loads and Lead small to large projects

• Excellent interpersonal skills in a culturally diverse environment

• Able to understand and troubleshoot software development build environments

• Able to work independently as well as be an effective team member

• Analytical problem solving skills

• Flexibility and ability to learn new technologies

• Develop an effective questionnaire and test for screening and qualifying new DTP sources

• Develop and present a process for DTP requests with internal customers

• Manage and monitor the quality of the DTP output for the company

September 2005-April 2007 WeLocalize Production Services-Software Localization Engineer - Freelance

• Preparing, analyzing and pre/post-processing localization files.

• Setting up and maintaining file structure for localization.

• Setting up and using localization tools.

• Managing resources and standards for each client.

• Communicating to project managers the processes associated with technology and tools.

• Managing files using version control systems.

• Tracking and fixing defects.

• Providing technical support for lead projects.

• Troubleshooting – Developing solutions for engineering problems that could arise in the engineering/production process (updating/fixing processes (SOPs) that do not work).

• Providing training and support to the engineering/DTP production team on the localization of production tools used.

• Escalating issues and/or problems to Business Unit leaders as required.

• Communicating in an accurate, proactive and timely manner with the Global Production Manager for status reports and issues in team.

• Leading Large, Complex projects.

• Supervising direction over members of functional teams and providing own project-level technical direction and vision.

October 2000-September 2005 WeLocalize/GSSI Software Localization Engineer

• Preparing, analyzing and pre/post-processing localization files.

• Setting up and maintaining file structure for localization.

• Setting up and using localization tools.

• Communicating to project managers the processes associated with technology and tools.

• Tracking and fixing defects.

REFERENCES & LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

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