+ 48 88 666 46 46 maria@bogalecka.pl


Because of the work I have done so far I specialise in technical translation, however I do translate within other fields as well. Below you will find some details on the texts that I translate.

Technical translation

  • automation: documents regarding control and measurement equipment, transport equipment (conveyors), actuators, HMI and SCADA systems
  • safety: process safety, functional safety, fire protection and explosion protection (ATEX Directives), risk analysis (HAZOP), occupational health and safety procedures, guidelines, etc.
  • Articles translated by me are regularly published in Magazyn Ex, a technical quarterly on safety in potentially explosive zones.

  • tender documentation: roads construction, railway
  • manuals: unloader/loader operator’s manual and maintenance instructions; drive motor manual; home equipment manuals
  • offers for construction and demoliton works; painting, maintenance and installation works, etc.
  • commercial materials for Caterpillar, Bobcat and Sennebogen loaders
  • technical descriptions
  • requirements for environmental safety, environmental reports

Legal translation

  • contracts (sale, leasing, framework agreements, agreements for the performance of works, licences etc.)
  • tender documentation
  • letters of intent, reports of committees meetings, legal opinions, construction supervision inspector’s decision, etc.

I was on placement at the Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Department for Coordination of the Polish Presidency in the EU Council, where I have been translating materials for the English version of the website: www.prezydencjaue.gov.pl.

Examples: NGOs, Green Presidency, Minister Dowgielewicz visits Germany, “I would have liked to change the crises”.

Management translation

  • documents concerning management of change procedure
  • inspection reports, ISO audits reports, annual reports
  • evaluation of the quality management system, food safety management system
  • standards, checklists

IT translation and localisation

  • translating into English the contents of the Paprocki&Brzozowski fashion designers’ website (news section: until 16 October 2010)
  • promotional materials of a well known multimedia and creativity software company
  • FAQ for the website of an international instant messenger
  • user/admin manuals for instant messengers, lab software, etc.
  • participation in the translation of websties of various companies, such as a car rental, an energy company, etc.

Marketing translation

  • qualitative survey questionnaires and results
  • interviews transcripts
  • valuation of a company’s business activity
  • customer satisfaction survey results

Financial translation

  • promotional materials of an international investment fund
  • annual reports


I am also skilled in interpreting, both consecutive and simultaneous.

My interpreting experience so far:

  • Meetings regarding safety and security during EURO 2012 which were held at Gdańsk City Council, Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk and PGE Arena (Gdańsk, November 2011)
  • TRAKO 2011 rail industry exhibition – negotations between British and Polish companies (Gdańsk, October 2011)
  • Maritime conference – presentations regarding the future of the Baltic Sea and coastal regions (Gdynia, September 2011)
  • Biuro Gdańsk 2016 – a visit of Tibetans to Gdańsk (Gdańsk, July 2011)
  • Biuro Gdańsk 2016, British Council – a study visit related with the application of Gdańsk for the title of the European Capital of Culture (Sopot, May 2011)
  • Gdańsk City Council – a Polish and Irish seminar on young people (Gdańsk, April 2011)
  • Embassy of Belgium, Economic and Commercial Representation of Flanders – a B2B meeting between Belgian meat producers and exporters, and Polish companies (Gdańsk, April 2011)
  • Meeting of a pharmaceutical company (Sopot, September 2010)
  • Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics – a lecture on the US healthcare system (Gdańsk, May 2010)
  • 35th Polish Film Festival – interviews with artists during the Norwegian Film Review (Gdynia, May 2010)
  • Baltic Sea Culture Centre – a conference on cultural education (Gdańsk, November 2009)