Hi! I am Baris Emre ALKIM, a native Turkish translator/proofreader/editor/subtitler living in the UK.

I have been offering high-quality linguistic services in a variety of areas for 20 years.

Educational Background

  • BA in Foreign Language Teaching, Istanbul University, 1999
  • MA in Translation Studies, Bogazici University, 2002
  • PhD in Art History, Istanbul Technical University, 2011


  • Post-Editing Certificate, Translation Automation Users Society (TAUS), 2017
  • Post-Editing Certificate, SDL plc, 2016
  • Terminology Training Certificate, TermTurk & Hacettepe University, 2009
  • IT Journalism Certificate, Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV) & Association of IT Journalists (BMD), 2003

Work Experience

  • Freelance Subtitle Editor & Quality Controller (QCer) for the most prominent media services provider and production company (N*****x) via an UK-based language vendor since 2017 (continued).
  • Freelance Translator and proofreader for wikiHow Türkiye since 2018 (continued).
  • Translator, Popular Science Turkiye Magazine since 2012 (continued)
  • Part-time translator, How It Works Magazine, 2018-2019
  • Part-time translator, PCnet Magazine, 2014-2016
  • Part-time translator and proofreader, CHIP Magazine, 2006-2015
  • Full-time proofreader, CHIP Magazine, Windows & .NET Magazine, 2002-2006

Academic Work Experience

  • Full-time Lecturer, Translation & Interpreting Studies Department, Cankaya University, Ankara, 2015-2017
  • Part-time Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, 2014-2015
  • Part-time Lecturer, English Language & Literature Department, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul, 2014-2015
  • Full-time Lecturer, Translation & Interpreting Department, Atilim University, Ankara, 2006-2013


With its almost 1 million registered users, ProZ.com is the world’s largest online translator community. I won three ProZ.com Translation Contests in a row:

  • Winner of the 6th ProZ.com Translation Contest – April 2008 (Eng-Tur language pair).
  • Winner of the 7th ProZ.com Translation Contest – May/Jul 2008 (Eng-Tur language pair).
  • Winner of the 1st Annual ProZ.com Translation Contest – Oct/Dec 2008 (Eng-Tur language pair).

Please note that I do not participate in ProZ.com translation contests since 2009 because I am no longer satisfied with their voting system.

You can visit my ProZ.com and LinkedIn profiles. You can also hire me through my Upwork page (I am a top-rated freelancer with a 100% success rate!).

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