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Mary Beth D. | Elance
 
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Mary Beth D.

Freelance Writer & Translator
   Italy

Overview

B.A. in Communications

English mother tongue, fluent in Italian, proficient in Spanish

SEO article research and writing experience

Italian - English translation experience (web, film subtitles, news articles, books)

TEFL certified to teach English as a foreign language; experience teaching all ages and levels

Work experience as production assistant and video editor

Software: Microsoft Office, Final Cut Studio, Adobe CS3 and higher, working knowledge of HTML/CSS and a variety of blogging platforms; highly accustomed to a technical...

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Service Description

My goal is to be creative and innovative, to work hard, to challenge myself and be challenged, to share my sense of humor, and to make good use of my passion for languages and communication.





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Employment

White Star Publishers
Translator
2009 - Present
Translating texts from Italian to English, including four full books: Small Towns and Villages of the World, Once Upon a Time in Africa, Teddy Bear Boy & Teddy Bear Girl, From the World to Your...
Short Film
Translator
2010 - 2010
Bad Friends (Director: Enrico Tubertini); Rome, Italy; October 2010 Translated the film from Italian to English for subtitles.
Feature Film
Translator
2010 - 2010
On The Way Home (Director: Emiliano Corapi); Rome, Italy; March 2010 Translated the film from Italian to English for subtitles.
Andovar
SEO Article Writer
2009 - 2009
Researched and wrote over 60 travel-related SEO articles for the web.
UFO Pictures
Production Assistant; Wetter: Robbery of the Heart; documentary; director: Micah Brandt
2009 - 2009
- Picked up the crew every day and drove them to the day's location(s). - Downloaded footage from SxS memory cards (Sony PMWEX1 camera) to external hard drive on set while filming, and burned...
GF Studio
Translator
2009 - 2009
Translating articles from Italian to English in real time for ANSA and AGI news wire services.
Diane Dowling
Editing Assistant (Documentary: Horse)
2009 - 2009
- Cut interviews with provided B-roll and performed internet research for additional B-roll imagery.
Short Film
Translator
2008 - 2008
GIO (Director: Cristian Di Mattia); Rome, Italy October 2008 - Translated the film from Italian to English for subtitles
dLab/V8 Studios
Co-Editor/Assistant Director
2008 - 2008
Spaghetti Spin Doctors (Feature Documentary, Director: Daniele DiVeroli); Rome, Italy - Logged, marked, and assembled over 50 hours of raw footage. - Collaborated on documentary structure and...
Huck & Bo - Independent Short Film
Production Assistant
2008 - 2008
- Worked mainly in props and set decoration, with some grip work and other general help as needed. * To clarify - shooting was actually one day, March 30th, but the Elance menu won't allow the...
The American University of Rome Library
Library Assistant
2008 - 2008
- Worked at the front desk; tasks included checking books in and out, copying, scanning, data entry, assisting students with any research or administrative needs. - Shelved books and maintained...
Q-Z Productions
Translator
2007 - 2008
Aleg Fog; Short Film; Livorno, Italy Translated the screenplay from Italian to English so the film could be shot in English.
The New British Centre
EFL Teacher
2006 - 2007
Taught English as a foreign language to students of all ages, from beginner to advanced, in private lessons & group classes.

Education

The American University of Rome
B.A. Communications
2006 - 2008
Interlingue
TEFL Certification
2006 - 2006
New York Film Academy
Four-Week Filmmaking Workshop
2006 - 2006
Boston University
n/a
2002 - 2004

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humor
creative
italian
translator
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