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I am a dedicated translator with over 10 years of experience on translating from English and around 4 years from Italian into my native Turkish. I studied Italian Language and Literature at Istanbul University, and I have been mostly involved in translations of legal documents, commercial texts, academic papers, and technical texts like user manuals and technical specifications in various industries.

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For a free sample translation of up to 200 words, you can use the Contact Form or email me at demirelmetin@gmail.com.

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