I provide Turkish and English translation, editing, proofreading and quality assurance services in technical, IT, social sciences, and literary fields, as well as transcreation for marketing and advertisement projects as a localization linguist, and legal translation as a Turkish notary-certified sworn translator.
From business meetings to educational workshops, panel talks and interviews, I provide simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting in a large variety of settings for a variety of work-fields including NGO projects, legal trial monitoring, and journalism.
I work with global LSPs and independent software developers to make sure their software content communicates effectively across the Turkish market and culture. I work individually on lower-volume projects, and I am available to cooperate in or lead linguistic teams.
Foreign journalists and correspondents so often find themselves in need of a translator and guide who helps to arrange local interviews, and provide further information about the history, politics, and culture to help read between the lines when the situation is rife with local complexity. I provide services for journalists for both TV and print.
When you just need to get the gist of a text which is not intended for publication, or translation for a low-budget project that requires high scalability, benefiting from Neural Machine Translation paired with a human editor correcting the most serious errors might be a good option for faster results.
When you need language services for a phone call, an interview or any non face-to-face interaction, I provide consecutive interpreting services over the phone, VoIP or any other live telecommunication service, for projects that do not require the interpreter to be present on-site.
In our age of the online video, reliable captioning services is a requirement, no matter if it is for corporate digital marketing or a content creator seeking to target Turkish speakers. I provide transcription, translation, and synchronization services for video ads, YouTube content, and feature films.
As a translator and interpreter from the Middle East, I often provide pro-bono services for human rights organizations, legal trials, immigration processes and peace-building projects at either reduced rates or for free. Please feel free to contact me if you are working for the public good with insufficient funding in a project which requires language services.
This is not an exhaustive list and does not include information on projects with non-disclosure agreements or work for global multi-language service providers.
Some of the world-renowned organizations I have worked for:
Foreign News Correspondent at TV4, Sweden
I have worked with Ogul all over Turkey for several years and I am always amazed by his professionalism. Besides his professional skills he is very good in networking, meeting people and to travel with. I can not recommend him enough.
Acting Director at the Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole, Italy
We had the chance to work with Ogul in beautiful Istanbul. He accompanied us for 3 days of intense and interactive workshops. He was able to gently understand every slight nuance of us speaking and of the participants responding. He is a very nice person and it is impossible not to trust firstly his work and then his smile. Thank you Oğul!
Reporter, multimedia journalist, USA
I have worked with Ogul for the last three years and he has consistently delivered the professional translation services I have sought as a journalist in Turkey. Whether on the street in Istanbul for candid interviews or in Ankara’s parliament with state deputies, he has proven to be well suited for a variety of situations and my work has benefited from his knowledge of Turkish politics and culture.
Born in Mugla, Turkey on July 27, 1983. Studied at the Language Department in Mugla Anatolian High School. Studied American Literature in Hacettepe University, Ankara for two years. Graduated from the Comparative Literature department of Istanbul Bilgi University. Bachelor of Letters. Translator and interpreter. Chess player. Rocket's guardian.
Born in Emirgan, Istanbul in July 2018 in a family of community cats living on the street. Studied toy-hunting and backflips at home for 8 months. Hunts mosquitos, flies, bugs, spiders, and lizards. Responsibilities include waking up the human quite early in the morning, project management and financial operations.