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About me

TEST & TEXT is a translation firm established by Jacek Kotarba - M.A. – certified (sworn) translator and court interpreter since 1995

I started offering language-related services (translation and language teaching) as early as 1991, when I established my first real firm: The Polyglot: School of European Languages, at Viale Umbria 21, Milan, Italy, i.e. the place I lived at the time.

My education:
» M.A. degree in English language and literature conferred by the School of English at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
» M.A. degree in clinical psychology, conferred by the Warsaw School of Humanities (SWPS) in Warsaw, Poland

Professional experience (translations – 15 years’ experience as a certified in-house translator):
» Head of Translator Services at the 7th National Investment Fund, Warsaw, Poland
» In-house certified translator – law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna, Warsaw, Poland
» In-house certified translator - law firm: Hogan Lovells, Warsaw, Poland
» Ongoing cooperation with a number of other leading law firms and notary offices in Warsaw, Poland
» On-going cooperation with clients from English-speaking countries (Ireland, UK, USA, Australia)

Professional experience (foreign-language teaching):
» Teacher of English at private language schools in Milan, Italy (5 years)
» Teacher of linguistics-related courses, grammar, conversation - English language students (in Poland)
» Courses for candidates for English studies at Polish universities

Professional experience (staff recruitment):
» Conducting psychological tests for candidates for top responsibility positions
» Conducting language tests (checking linguistic competencies of candidates for employment in law firms /lawyers, PAs/

Publications (in the area of foreign languages):
„English? OK!”

a multimedia course in English

ed.: LEORecords, Poznań
„Italiano? Naturalmente!”

a multimedia course in Italian

ed.: LEORecords, Poznań

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