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Arvi Tavast

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Date of birth

27 April 1969

Place of birth

Tallinn

Target languages

Estonian, English

Source languages

Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian, German, Swedish, French

Professional activities

2002-

Tallinn Pedagogical University, lecturer in terminology and technical translation

2002-

European Association for Terminology, Member of the Board

2002-

Estonian Terminology Society, Chairman of the Board

2001-2002

Estonian Terminology Society, Member of the Board

2000-

Microsoft, Estonian Language Specialist

1996-

Translator, interpreter, editor, proofreader, technical writer, secretary, member of the board, recruiter, webmaster, etc. at Imprimaatur

1989-1996

The same, as a sole trader

1997 and 1998-2000

Chairman of the IT terminology standardisation working party

1995-1996

Secretary of the above working party

1995-2001

Editor of Arvutimaailm, a computer magazine

1994-1995

Sales representative at IBM Estonia

 

Publications

Tavast, A. Eesti oskussõnastikud 1996-2000. - Keel ja Kirjandus 2002, nr 6, 7.

Tavast, A. Olukorrast ja probleemidest arvutialal. - Emakeele Seltsi Aastaraamat, nr 46, lk 52-67. Tartu, 2001.

Võõrsõnastik. Tallinn: TEA Kirjastus, 1999 (dictionary of foreign words, compilation of IT keywords).

Hanson, V., Tavast, A. Arvutikasutaja sõnaraamat. Teine, parandatud ja täiendatud trükk. Tallinn: ILO, 1999 (computer user's dictionary, second edition).

Teaduse ja tehnika seletav sõnaraamat. Tallinn: TEA Kirjastus, 1997 (Estonian translation of the Larousse technical dictionary; editor of computing, communications and image technology).

Hanson, V., Tavast, A., Arvutikasutaja sõnaraamat. Tallinn: ILO, 1996 (computer user's dictionary; keywords M-Z).

 

Education and training

2002

Tartu University, MA in Estonian Language

2001

Terminology summer school (Eter)

1999

Terminology summer school (TermNet and Infoterm)

1998

8 months of language immersion in the UK and Ireland

1993

Tallinn Technical University, computer networks and systems, systems engineer

1992

Turku Adult Training Centre, business administration

1987

Tallinn Secondary School No 44, english-biased

 

Hobbies

Photography, hiking, endurance sports

 

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