Dijana Evans is the Head Translator at JLE Services, and specializes in translating the languages of Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian from (and into) English. Since joining the company in 2009, she has worked with clients from all over the globe, assisting in the translation of documents in a variety of specializations including financial, medical, business, insurance, retail, tourism and legal documentation. In 2011, Dijana assisted in the Croatian-to-English translation of the book The Truth About Skiing by Professor Danko Puskaric.

Dijana was raised in Croatia, not far from the border with Bosnia, and left school in 2001 with impressive grades in business and retail studies, but, with a limited job market, Dijana opted to begin her career as a self-employed cleaner. By 2005 she had secured a position at local retail outlet Alen Plus where she was able to use her expertise to train fellow employees, and was also involved in translating product manuals for customers.

After meeting James in 2006 she decided to move to England and began 2007 employed as an au-pair for a family in Bramhall in Greater Manchester. In 2008 Dijana was introduced to childcare agency Nannyplus Childcare Ltd and soon secured a position as a nanny for a family living in Hale Barns on a part time basis.

From June 2009 Dijana started work as Head Translator at the newly-formed JLE Services Ltd using her accumulated language skills to translate various documents and websites from (and into) Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian. She continues to play a key role in translating material in a variety of specialisations quickly and accurately.


QUALIFICATIONS

1998-2001 High School Viktorovac, Sisak, Croatia
  • Sales, Goods & Promotion Studies 5/5
  • Croatian 5/5
  • Business Studies 5/5
  • English 5/5
  • Ethics 5/5
  • Physical Education 5/5
  • Politics 4/5
  • Mathematics 3/5

2005 Certificate of competency in IT
2008 First Aid at Work Certification

ATTRIBUTES
  • Native Croatian speaker and fluent English speaker
  • Good organisational ability, well presented
  • Friendly and professional approach
  • Computer literate
  • Industrious and responsive worker

INTERESTS
  • Entertaining friends and family
  • Travelling and experiencing other cultures
  • Baking and cookery
  • Keeping fit and exercise
  • Listening to music and learning to dance

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James Evans is the Managing Director of JLE Services Ltd, which was formed in 2009 to provide translation and business services to clients around the world. With a career spanning ten years in sales and administration, James has a wealth of experience in the language of business and commerce. He uses these skills, combined with his knowledge of Croatian, to provide high-quality proofreading services to clients. James is also the Project Manager for all translation, localization and proofreading assignments, and it is his personal goal to respond quickly and professionally to all inbound queries.

James left Art College in 1998 and began his career in retail, working at major supermarket chain Sainsbury's and later department store John Lewis. After a period doing agency work on a freelance basis, James joined a local property lettings agency where he further developed his administrative skills.

In 2002 James joined the lawncare company Greenthumb where he began work as a lawn treatment technician, and by 2004 he had progressed to the role of Sales Manager for a local franchise. In 2006 he accepted a position as full time Business Development Coordinator for the 2006 Queen's Award winning company 'Citation plc' where he was initially involved in organising meetings for area representatives.

By 2007 he was working as a Personnel Administrator and his work involved using his extensive knowledge of English to assist in the preparation of legal documentation such as Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbooks. In September 2008 he joined Automatic Data Processing Ltd, the global leaders in payroll outsourcing, and began work as a telemarketing executive, using his telephone skills to help generate upwards of £173,000 worth of new business in his first year alone. The role was part time, enabling him to focus attention on the formation of JLE Services.

In April 2009, JLE Services Ltd was incorporated in the UK, and shortly afterwards James left ADP to concentrate his efforts on the fledgling business. Since then, James has assisted in coordinating translation projects with many different organisations and agencies around the world. His daily tasks involve project management, customer care, and assisting with the translation and proofreading of documents into English. In 2010, James was asked to provide his services as exclusive English proofreader for the Croatian translation company Increatus d.o.o., and in 2011, James was heavily involved in the translation and proofreading of the book The Truth About Skiing, by Professor Danko Puskaric.


QUALIFICATIONS

1991-1996 Wilmslow High School, Holly Rd, Wilmslow, Cheshire UK
  • GCSE Design Communication - A*
  • GCSE English Literature - A
  • GCSE English - B
  • GCSE Information Systems - B
  • GCSE Science - B
  • GCSE Dual Award Science - B
  • GCSE History - B
  • GCSE Mathematics - C
  • GCSE German - C

1996-1998 Macclesfield College, Park Lane, Macclesfield, UK
  • Advanced GNVQ in Art & Design
  • A-level in Art & Design

2008 First Aid at Work Certification

ATTRIBUTES
  • Native English speaker and Serbo-Croatian student
  • Strong natural communication skills
  • Professional and efficient approach
  • Fluent in MS Office, fully computer literate
  • Keen eye for presentation, background in art

INTERESTS
  • Spending time with friends
  • Camping and travelling
  • Playing and watching football
  • Listening to and performing music
  • DIY and home improvement

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Meet your new translators...
Dijana Evans
Head Translator
James Evans
Managing Director
JLE Services is also committed to using the following software to assist us in rendering the best quality translations in a variety of formats:
• Microsoft Office 2010 - including language packs for both Croatian and English
• Trados 2006 - including TagEditor and Translators Workbench
• Wordfast
• SDLX
• Adobe Photoshop
• ABBYY Finereader