My resume

Ilona Sobczak – Legal/HR Translator

French • German • English

Dual nationality: Belgian/American
Belgian (of origin) – acquired Permanent Residence (“Green Card”) on 11/04/2002 through ASG Technologies, Inc.
(formerly known as Allen Systems Group, Inc.)  and US citizenship independently on 02/25/2008.


06/23/1997:  Belgian State Exam: Translator / Reviewer – Ref.: 68022521886 / CFG97045

1987-1991:   “Institut Libre Marie Haps”, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels, Belgium                                                           Licenciée en Traduction; recognized as Masters in Translation (German, French, English) & International Relations in the US

July 1991:      Scholarship: Germanic Languages, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Professional Experience: 32 years
Effective August 1, 2021: Self-employed as Freelance Translator and Consecutive Interpreter (French/German/English)
Member of the American Translators Association (ATA)
Currently obtaining Tier 3 IT / level II access (a US government-designated level of access to classified information)

March 3, 1998 – July 31, 2021 :
ASG Technologies, Inc. (ASG), Naples, Florida, USA, (acquired by Rocket Software in May 2021):

  • International Marketing Specialist / Coordinator – promoted to:
  • Executive Assistant & Translator reporting to the President & CEO of ASG;
  • 2002 – present: Senior HR Translator, in charge of translating HR / legal matters from French and German into English and/or vice versa – reporting to:
    Mrs. Licia Williams, Executive Vice President & Corporate Counsel

Other (1991 – 1998):

  • J.P. MORGAN Trust Company of New York – Euroclear: Translator (English – German), Publication Management
  • European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation / CEN), Brussels/Belgium: Technical Editor (German, French & English)                       
  • Soft-Art, Inc., Marco Island, Florida, USA: Localization Expert, Linguist & Translator
  • Law Office Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Brussels/Belgium (headquarters: NY/US)
  • Dow Corning Coordination Center, La Hulpe, Belgium (headquarters: CA/USA).