About me

 

LANGUAGES

Native speaker of Serbian with native fluency in English and Czech

Language combinations: English, Czech into Serbian

Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech into English



QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in English language and literature, University of Belgrade

Czech Language exams, Bohemian Studies for Foreigners, Charles University in Prague

Trained in proofreading and text editing, text analysis, linguistics, translation



SPECIALIZATION

Cinema, theater, dialogues, fiction



OTHER FIELDS

Art and architecture, publishing, travel and tourism, education, pedagogy, marketing, business and the media



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

20+ years

 

 

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

 


Prague Quadrennial


"Our trusted editor!"

 

 
Aleksandar Manić, producer-director-writer


Maja has helped me to shape the English translation of dense Serbian dialogue with a multitude of local color, an extremely challenging task, for my film The Shutka Book of Records, which went on garnering a number of international awards. Likewise she has significantly helped me to improve my Serbian writing, advising me on grammar and offering various language solutions, including suggestions on a variety of expressions in local dialects.
I also have recommended her as a personal translator to one of Serbia's greatest contemporary actors, Lazar Ristovski, during the filming of a James Bond movie at the Barrandov Film Studios in Prague, and have heard nothing but the highest praise for her professional attitude.
As I believe that Maja has a unique ability to find the right word for any shade of meaning, I highly recommend her as a translator, particularly from English and Czech into Serbian.

 


"Precise,flexible and fast!"


 
Dušan Matić, Managing Director/Executive Producer

 

 
Miloš Tomić, director


Prevodeći, Marija je uspela da prenese duh ponekad dosta komplikovanih tekstova iz jednog jezika u drugi. Čuvajuci humor i slikovitost izvornog teksta, ne prevodeći bukvalno već pronalazeći paralele. A sve to zato sto dobro poznaje sva tri jezika pa i sama ima osećaj za pisanje. Živela!

 

 


"Eight years of cooperation."


Czech News Center

 


 
Pavel Černohous, game designer and writer


Odvedla jste prvotřídní práci!




 

Sample translation, list of clients and CV available upon request.