Meet The Team


Turkish Help Center is very proud to have a team of highly qualified English::Turkish translators who have professional educational qualifications and extensive experience in producing translations that never compromise on quality.

Our professional translators are based in Turkey and the USA, allowing us to work with you where you need us.

Sema Alpaytac

Founder & Director

Federal Court Interpreter / Medical Interpreter

Florida Notary Public

After gaining professional experience with well-known multinational companies such as Ford Motors and the Gillette Company, Sema went onto academia, concentrating on Turkish and English language teaching.

Residing in Miami, Florida since 2014, she now serves as a Court Interpreter at Miami-Dade and Broward County Courts, as well as Federal Courts.  She also serves as a Medical Interpreter for major health providers all over the US.    


Freelance Translator

Aydan spent 20+ years in business and foreign trade, gaining valuable knowledge in various industries before deciding to pursue a different path. Now, with 10+ years of translation/localization experience (English -Turkish and Turkish-English), she focuses on:

  • Legal agreements, promotional materials, brochures

  • Press releases

  • Business reports for consultancy firms

  • Annual reports

  • Technical manuals

  • Web site translation and localization

Esra Alpaytac ORHON

On-Site / Over-The-Phone Interpreter

(Tampa, FL)


Esra graduated from the prestigious Robert College, followed by Bosphorus Univeristy (BA in Political Science – with honors) and moved on to do her MBA in Georgetown University, Washington DC, specializing in International Business Management. She has been in the professional arena for over 30 years and owned/managed her own consulting/training company which became a national leader in its field.  
Esra focuses on REITs (Real estate Investment Trust), Real Estate Transactions, Banking & Finance. Working with investors both local and from overseas, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. Esra is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Agent and also holds CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation.

Esra serves Tampa Bay Area clients of Turkish Help Center as an On-Site/Over-The-Phone Interpreter.

Elifnur COLAK

Translator (Intern)


Elifnur is a Senior student of Translation and Interpretation at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey. In addition to her ongoing education at school, Elifnur worked for several translation agencies in Turkey, as well as global freelance translation sites, gained experience in the field and became acquainted with a variety of documents. 

Elifnur also holds a Pedagogical Formation Certificate.

Since December 2020, Elifnur works for the Turkish Help Center as an Intern Translator and has already proved to be a highly valuable member of the Team.