Giovanna B. | Elance
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Giovanna B.

Certified & mother tongue Italian translation
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Multilingual technical translator for complex, international bids for the multinationals Telefonica and Dragados.

English teacher for Telefonica, Alcatel, Volvo, Generali and Merlin-Gerin in Madrid.

Bachelor (Australia) and Master (France) degrees, and postgraduate research with an EU Marie Curie research scholarship.
Service Description

My mother tongues are English and Italian. I offer professional translations from English to Italian and from Italian to English. The commonly held view is that a translator, as a minimum, must be mother tongue in the language into which translations are made. In my view, a translator really should be bilingual in order to achieve an excellent result in translation. Why settle for second-best, or worse, when you can hire a native, bilingual translator?

I have worked as a professional English teacher at Telefonica, Alcatel, Volvo, Generali and Merlin-Gerin, and have translated for complex international tenders for the Spanish multinationals Telefonica (Spanish-English) and Dragados (English-Spanish-Italian).

Having software engineering experience at JPL and the European Space Agency, I offer very professional software localization services. My portfolio includes technical translation and typesetting of brochures and manuals. For the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (an international organization) I typeset the "Synthèse scientifique des impacts de l’acidification des océans sur la biodiversité marine" and carried out translation services using Trados Studio Professional.

I am fluent in French and Spanish, have studied both at University, and have lived and worked in Madrid, Toulouse, Strasbourg and Cannes.

Please see list of publication in my portfolio
The Flinders University of South Australia
Bachleor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
1992 - 1995
English teacher and English-Spanish-Italian technical translator
1996 - 1996
English teacher at Alcatel and Merlin-Gerin in Madrid. Multilingual technical translator for two international bids by Telefonica and Dragados (English-Spanish-Italian).
English Experience
English teacher
1996 - 1996
English teacher at Telefonica, Generali, Volvo and Merlin-Gerin.
Payment Terms
None specified
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Giovanna B.