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"To whom it may concern: This is to certify that Angel Ivanov is a freelance translator working on Romany <>English projects. He oversaw a large project consisting of 216,046 words in Romany, Romanian, Italian source translating into English. Angel was always responsive to emails and provided consistent, punctual work. Although we worked with Mr. Ivanov on this one project our company would certainly call upon him again regarding Romany work. We wish Angel all the best in his future endeavors. If you need more information regarding Angel please do not hesitate to contact me." Jovany Gertler, Project Coordinator at AlanguageBank

"We worked with Angel Ivanov on an English to Romany translation task. It was for two dialects with a tight deadline, he was able to deliver on time and has been very helpful and professional during the project. We look forward to working with him again." Dan Li, Chief Translation Manager, Care to Translate.


We needed a translation in Romany language, spoken in Bulgaria for the popular Dutch television series ‘Flikken Maastricht’. Angel L. Ivanov not only delivered the translation very quickly but also recorded it for us slowly and phonetically so our actress could practice at home. The result was great and we’re very appreciative of his help!”Jonna van den Berg, Production Manager, Warner Bros.


This company provides an excellent, accurate and thorough service.” - a comment by Anne Boustred, Senior Lawyer at Luton Borough Council,  about my interpreting services in Romany language.


"This is great. Thank you." - a comment by Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker Magazine, about my translation services in Romany language.


"The work carried out by Angel Ivanov has been in the public sector, which involves handling sensitive and confidential material. The quality of Angel Ivanov’s work has always been very satisfactory and we have not received any negative feedback from clients regarding his interpreting or professional skills. Assuming that the quality of Angel Ivanov’s work continues to be of a high standard and trusting that his will continue to be available for work offered by thebigwordGroup, then there is no reason why we would not continue to use his services." Akbar Rashid, Linguist Recruitment Administrator, The Big Word, an international interpreting and translation agency.


"Dear Angel: Firstly, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work you are completing with us and for your continued support on the [UK] Ministry of Justice contract. We value all you do and appreciate your continued commitment to fulfilling the jobs you complete." M. Taylor, Head of Linguist Recruitment, The Big Word, an international interpreting and translation agency.


Dear Angel: You have been highlighted as a linguist that has shown great commitment to us and our clients over the previous three months and with this in mind, we would like to thank you for your continued hard work and support. We very much appreciate the efforts you are making to deliver out clients with a high level of service and we look forward to continuing working with you in the future.“ Service Excellence Team, The Big Word, an international interpreting and translation agency.


"This is to certify that Angel Ivanov [...] is a freelance interpreter from/into Roma. He has been working for us, on the basis of when and where needed, since May 2016. He is fluent in Roma, Bulgarian, as well as in English. Our clients were always happy with the work Angel has done with them. We have always found in Angel an energetic and dedicated young person who is always eager to do his best. I wish him every success in the future." Drs. Waqas Butt (MCIL), Head of Translation and Interpretation Service, City of Stoke-on-Trent 


"I used Romany Interpreting and Translations RIT, specifically Angel for a high profile call intercept translation and transcription case in the Roma language for the state government. His attention to detail was what allowed the client to effectively win their case. The quality of work produced by Angel was incredible and we were very fortunate to have worked with such a talented professional." Michael, CEO of Language Today, a US interpreting agency. 


"We used Angel L. Ivanov's services for an immigration-related project that involved both written translations and the provision of an audio file in Romany language. The project brief and terminology was not easy; however, we were very happy with the result. We would gladly recommend Angel for English-Romany translation projects and will surely use his services again in the future." - The Migration Translators, a Sydney based client.


"The work [Romany translation of 5,000 words] carried out by Angel Ivanov has been in the public sector, which involves handling sensitive and confidential material. The quality of Angel Ivanov's work has been very satisfactory and we have not received any negative feedback from clients regarding his interpreting  or professional skills." Fabiana Arpaia, Translation Project Manager, Pearl Linguistics, a UK based agency.


Angel was very prompt in providing last minute availability for a scheduled medical call. Although the client cancelled the call, Angel demonstrated his willingness to be a team player and accept last minute assignments. He is very diligent and I highly recommend him for your interpreting needs.” - Ardona Bunjaku, Effectively matching ASL & Foreign Language interpreters with onsite and remote opportunities, a US-based agency.

"This document is to confirm that Angel L. Ivanov has provided translation and transcription services to Capita Translation and Interpreting from May [2015] to the date [4 October 2016]. During this period, he has completed in excess of 22,000 translation words from English and Bulgarian into Romany and vice versa. He has also completed the transcription of 285 audio minutes from Romany into English.We would not hesitate in continuing to use his services." Margarita García, Vendor Coordinator, Capita Translation and Interpreting

"I can confirm that Angel L. Ivanov has registered as a freelance supplier of Interpreting Services to Capita on 08/04/2015 and since then [to date 20 April 2016] has completed over: 85 hours of Public Sector assignments, in the language of Bulgarian; 55 hours of Public Sector assignments, in the language of Roma; 3 hours of Public Sector assignments, in the language of Macedonian." Marcin Drelicharz, Linguist Relations Executive, Capita Translation and Interpreting

"Dear Sir/Madam: It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Angel Ivanov for his translation services in Romany language. He worked on one of our projects on early school leaving and translated it from English to Romanes. We were very much pleased with his work. He is an honest, trustful and incredibly hardworking person. I am sure you can see these qualities in his professional knowledge and experience. He did an excellent job and he finished his task right on time. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Angel to work for you as a translator. I know that he will be useful to your organization's business translation needs." Ali Deylam, Chairman, Akdeniz Roman Dernekleri Federasyoni, Turkey.


"I have known Angel L. Ivanov for a number of years. He is a native speaker of Romanes or Roma, and Bulgarian languages, and a fluent speaker of English language. Angel translated a chapter of an academic research paper of around 11,000 words from Bulgarian into English for me. I appreciate his work and I highly recommend his translation and interpreting services to other people." Orhan Tahir, RIT's private client 


"I worked with Angel L. Ivanov on an international translation project in Roma language. I was pleased to partner with him and regard him as a professional with strong translation, communication and organizing skills. He is very reliable in regards to deadlines and team work." G.I., RIT's project partner.


"Romany Interpreting and Translations translated around 1,000 words of English into Romani for me, to be displayed as part of a photography exhibition I am organising at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. The company's owner was friendly, professional and easy to deal with and delivered the work on time. I would not hesitate to use their services again and to recommend their work to others." - Ciara Leeming, a UK photographer, writer, researcher and RIT's private client.


I needed a translation in Romany language for a kind message to an inpatient on an acute mental health ward, who only spoke Romany. She had no effective communication with staff due to the language barrier, and I needed help to write her a card with a motivating message that she could understand. I couldn't find any help online, so when I found this company,  I felt blessed. Angel L. Ivanov not only delivered the translation very quickly but also kindly translated it for free. The result was extremely appreciated and the Romany patient and I are really grateful to him going the extra mile! Thank you.” S. King, patient at Becklin Centre, UK


"I asked Angel L. Ivanov to translate for me a statement from Bulgarian to English language, which I had to present before my employers in England. He impressed me with his prompt communication skills and on time services. It is my pleasure to recommend his translation services."- Anton Hristov, RIT's private client.


"Angel L. Ivanov, the owner of Romany Interpreting and Translations, translated my medical records from Bulgarian to English. He is friendly and easy to work with professional and a very good translator. I would not hesitate to request again his affordable and timely translation services."- Ellie, RIT's private client.


"Angel L. Ivanov interpreted for me a few times from Bulgarian to English and vice-versa. His interpreting and human rights consultation services were highly appreciated by me and my legal adviser when I filed a court application and attended a court hearing in the UK. I frequently use his affordable and quality interpreting and consultation services. It is my pleasure to recommend him to my relatives and friends."- Georgi Georgiev, RIT's private client.


"Angel L Ivanov interpreted for my husband and I from Bulgarian to English and vice-versa when we were attending our court hearing in the UK. He is polite and very experienced in his work. I am pleased to recommend his interpreting and human rights services." Zhenya Aleksandrova, RIT's private client.


"Angel L. Ivanov was one of my best University students within the Primary School Education and Romani Language course, which I taught and lead at the University of Veliko Tarnovo. He knows Romani language very well and I am sure he is a very good translator" Prof. Dr. Hristo Kyuchukov, Professor of Romani language at the European Institute of Romani Studies Banska Bystrica, St. Eliyabeth University.


"Angel L. Ivanov has been an important asset to the Parasol Research Project which has explored the experiences on young Europeans in Greater Manchester. He efficiently used his Bulgarian and Roma language skills to translate project materials, as well as community connections to recruit and interview Bulgarian nationals who experienced exploitation, discrimination, and abuse. He also produced an outline report based on his interviews. Angel is highly intelligent and has great communication skills. He continues to support the Parasol research project with his skills and knowledge, and I am hoping that he will continue to do so if Parasol project develops further." Alina Rzepnikowska, Parasol Project's Research Manager.

"Angel was a great asset to our team in finding clients to interview through his own initiative and conducting his research to a high standard and in a sensitive way.  We were delighted to adopt his commitment to human rights into our initiative and fulfill his determination to promote the rights and experiences of Roma people to a broader audience.  We have always found his qualities of communication to be excellent, including being able to critically analyse his and our project findings.  We are confident that any new employer will find in Angel a person not only with high linguistic and interpreting skills but also high ethical standards which ensure that his clients expect and deserve the highest standards of support at all times." Tom Griffiths, Parasol Project's Manager


“We engaged Angel L. Ivanov to develop and teach a pilot course in the Romany language at the Bulgarian Center for Development and Training. To accomplish this, he effectively adapted skills and techniques from his recent training in communication-focused English teaching. His students loved the Romany class and came away with not only language skills but also increased awareness and respect for the Romani people and their culture. This was new and intimidating territory for all concerned and it was a great success thanks to Angel's involvement.” Matthew Brown, Deputy Director, Exchange and Training at World Learning.


"Our experience of the services provided by Romany Interpreting and Translations have been very good. Angel is an incredibly determined individual. We were enthused by his professional standards and willingness to accommodate our needs." Mark, Manager, Third Sector Provider.


"Fabulous lecturing work today by Angel L. Ivanov with the second year 'contextual issues in abuse studies' class. Really good feedback from students. "- Dr. Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Principal Lecturer, Abuse Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University.


"I knew Angel L. Ivanov when he was studying for his MA at the University of Essex. He was an excellent scholar, serious and diligent and a sincere and delightful person. I am sure he brings these qualities to his professional work as he did to his academic activities and I wish him every success." - Julian Burger, Visiting Professor, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex.


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