Rumyana Valcheva Stankova, born in 1944 in Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), completed a German language course at the Herder Institute in Leipzig and studied Organic Synthesis and Technology at the Leuna-Merserburg Technical University. Following her studies she worked for many years for the "Peter Karaminchev" company in Ruse (Bulgaria). From 1984-1993 she ran the Marketing Department and the Department for International Relations at the ISOMA company, and likewise in Ruse. She has been working on an electronic "Interactive-Multidisciplinary Bulgarian Dictionary" since 1995. Rumyana Valcheva Stankova translates into and out of German and English.