Hi, I am Lenka. I work as a freelance translator from English to Czech.
My translations are crafted with precision, care, and a deep understanding of the nuances of language in order to ensure readability. My work is not just about words; it's about conveying ideas, maintaining context, and resonating with your target audience.
I offer personalised translation services that cater to your specific needs. You cooperate only with me, so you won't come across any one-size-fits-all approaches that might be used by big, impersonal translation agencies. Every translation is treated with the attention it deserves, ensuring that the message is conveyed accurately.
I have a decade of experience in the translation industry working with leading IT and technology companies. My Czech translations can help you effectively promote your company, products, and ideas in the Czech market.
Prices listed here are for guidance only and depend on deadline, length of the text, topic and other factors. A complex technical manual will be more expensive than general web content. I usually charge per standard page (1800 characters including spaces) or per hour. Don't worry about counting the number of characters, just send me the text or URL and I will send you a price calculation.
from 390 CZK per page (0.07 € / word)
from 130 CZK per page (25 € / hour)
depending on the scope
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Hi, I am Lenka Fejfarová (Krafková). A translator, proofreader, bookworm, enthusiastic traveller and also a mother of two. I started learning English when I was five and I was hooked immediately. While other children were playing outside, I was reading Jane Eyre, writing poetry and learning about Shakespeare. I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature at the Masaryk University in Brno and then I went on to study English Language Translation.
After I obtained my Master's degree, I got an opportunity to work as a Czech translator at Alpha CRC in Cambridge, where I spent great six months. Then I decided to go freelance to make sure that the outcomes of my work depend solely on me. Now I enjoy the flexibility of working for various clients, travelling and learning new languages (currently Spanish and Korean).
2012 – Present
– translation of a book Wildflower by Drew Barrymore (published in October 2016)
– translation of manuals, datasheets and product information in the field of home automation (lighting, security and entertainment systems, loudspeakers, switches, controllers, keyboards, etc.)
– translation of texts for a new exhibition
– translation of IT texts
– translation of system messages within Shopio 1.3 plus other e-commerce texts
– website localization for an automotive company
– translating technical texts (documentation, manuals, datasheets)
– topics: mechanical engineering, ash handling and transport, conveyors, valves
– website localization and proofreading
– translation of press releases and system messages
– translation of English subtitles into Czech for several films
1/2017 – present
Since January 2017, I have been working as an English-Czech external translator, proofreader and editor for Amazon. I have participated in the localization of the English website into Czech (Amazon.cz) which involved translation, proofreading and editing various web sections, help, customer emails and other texts. I have also created Czech glossaries and styleguides. Next, I have focused on preparing and correcting language tests which were used in hiring new Amazon employees.
I participated in a large in-house project in the USA for one of the leading IT companies. My role was to work closely with the Czech team to edit and proofread various content in Czech. Our tasks were not only to ensure zero grammatical errors, but also to improve the flow, clarity and overall quality of the company's texts.
9/2014 – 3/2015
I worked as a full-time in-house technical translator and proofreader from English to Czech specializing in software localization (user interface and help), translation of documentation, marketing texts and web content for leading antivirus and software companies.
3/2013 – 5/2013
I completed a two-month traineeship within the EA Campus team focused on game localization and testing.
10/2012 – 4/2013
I taught English to Czech corporate employees using the Coach&Practise© method.
It is correct that there are many translators who will translate your text for a lower price. So why am I more expensive? Quality translation is not only about flawless language transfer, but it also has to focus on its readers, feel naturally in the target culture and be consistent in style and terminology. Capable translator has to carefully consider all these aspects.
If you want to succeed on the Czech market, it is vital to make a great first impression. Your website translated into Czech is usually the first thing your clients see. You also might need your software to be localized into perfect Czech, have readable and precise Czech manual or you may need to contact somebody by e-mail in Czech. If you want to build trust of your customers or Czech partners, it would be unwise to try saving money on translation.
I have been translating for ten years now and I also worked as a full-time Czech technical translator in Cambridge, UK. My translations into Czech will help you to effectively promote your company, products and ideas on the Czech market because I have been translating for leading IT and technology companies in the field. I work with the latest software and tools for translators (CAT) and therefore my translations have consistent style and terminology.
If a translation is consistent, it means that all the terms and names are same across all your texts. Let’s imagine that you sell software and also provide user manuals to your clients. If the text in the software and the manual is translated by two different translators without a CAT tool or a glossary, it can happen that the item called Warning will suddenly become Alert in the manual. Customers who bought your software could be confused when they open the manual since it will describe something different than the software. If you want to have important terminology translated consistently, an experienced translator able to use good CAT tools can ensure consistency of the terminology as well as style.
The price generally depends on deadline, length of the source text and topic. Translation that has to be done within 2 weeks will be cheaper than translation that needs to be finished within 2 days. When I have enough time for translating, I like to proofread the translated text after several days. If I do not have enough time to check and proofread, I spend a lot of time on immediate proofreading so that I can be sure that my translation is accurate. The price also depends on the number of pages I have to translate. The same goes for the translation topic – if I am to translate a text about topic I am not familiar with, I need to spend a lot of time educating myself by reading various sources. But there are some fields (IT, technology, etc.) I am more comfortable with because I have been tranlating them for a long time. Therefore, these translations can be cheaper.
It depends on the scope of text you want me to translate. I am usually able to translate 6 to 8 standard pages per day of an easier topic (IT, humanities), or 4 to 5 pages per day of more difficult texts (technology). I am also charging extra fees for translations in the evening, during the weekend or with a short deadline.
Contact me and send me the website URL. Also specify which sections you want translated and when you want the translation to be ready. I will look at the web, count the number of characters and send you price calculation. If you agree with the price, we will discuss how I should proceed with the translation. If you have any content management system, I can translate the texts there. If not, I can download the texts into a standard .doc or .txt document or translate them directly in HTML.
I will be glad if you are able to provide me with a dictionary or a simple list of terms which you want translated in a certain way, reference materials, terminology used in your company or any materials translated before. All these texts will help me with creating glossary and translation memory.
If you want me to translate other texts (such as manuals, documentation or letters), send them simply by e-mail or upload them to online storage. I can also work via VPN or download the files via FTP.