Working languages:
English to Italian
Italian to English
Spanish to English
Spanish to Italian
Italian (monolingual)

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Marco Belcastro Bara
Technical Software Engineering Patents

Prato, Toscana, Italy
Local time: 05:45 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian (Variants: Tuscan / Toscano, Standard-Italy, Roman / Romanesco, Neapolitan) Native in Italian
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Oct 11 (posted via ProZ.com):  Translating a software program from English to Italian, using a very specialized CAT tool to localize software applications. About 3000 lines of text. ...more »
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⟳ EN➡️IT · Technical · Software · Engineering · Patents ⟲
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. View now.
Services Translation, Software localization, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Transcreation, MT post-editing, Desktop publishing, Copywriting, Operations management
Expertise
Specializes in:
Engineering (general)Other
Law (general)Medical (general)
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringMarketing / Market Research
IT (Information Technology)Patents
Electronics / Elect EngGovernment / Politics


Rates
English to Italian - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 23 - 32 EUR per hour
Italian to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 24 - 34 EUR per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.11 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
Spanish to Italian - Rates: 0.09 - 0.11 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
Italian - Rates: 0.07 - 0.09 EUR per word / 22 - 32 EUR per hour

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1263, Questions answered: 884
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Payment methods accepted PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Glossaries Agriculture, Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Art/Literary - Printing & Publishing, Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general), Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Steel company marketing, Bus/Financial - Economics / redditi persone fisiche, Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / credit card, Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Amazon product description, Bus/Financial - Human Resources, Bus/Financial Stock Market Report

Translation education Other - EFSET.ORG
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Sep 2017. Became a member: May 2019.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (EFSET, verified)
Italian (ITIS G.Armellini - Roma, verified)
Memberships American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Language Manager 4.16.0.4 (Localizer), languagetool.org, macOS Catalina, virtualwritingtutor, Windows 10, XnView, ProZ.com Translation Center
Website https://www.proz.com/profile/2425637
Conference participation ProZ/TV Credential
Professional practices Marco Belcastro Bara endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio


Software · Technology · Engineering · Patents

Corporate Communications · Government · Public Sector

Quality · Accuracy · Service

Precise · Professional · Collaborative

Hard Content Simply Put


Professional ProZ member, Italian freelance technical translator

Full professional level of English. Italian mother tongue

Translating English <> Italian since 2013

Familiar with the American culture, understanding its heritage, values, customs and traditions.

I use both Windows 10 and Apple macOS Catalina systems, on a very fast fiber optic internet connection.

CEFR C2 BadgeCEFR BadgeEducation First SET Badge
Education First Badge
EF SET English Certificate Plus C2 Proficient (CEFR masteryverified by ProZ.com.

Functionally English native - bilingual proficiency level.

Upwork EN➡️IT translation skills test, scoring 5.00 (1st Place).

Having worked almost 20 years in multicultural (mostly English speaking) environments, I speak several languages at an intermediate or basic level.

Fields of competenceadvanced proficiency across multiple subject matters, proven by the KudoZ questions that I have answered on ProZ

(https://www.proz.com/profile/2425637?popup=kudoz&show_nav=true)

As of 25 Oct. 2019, I am second KudoZ leader in my main language pair EN➡️IT, first in Tech/Engineering and second in Engineering (general).


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Recently (20 october 2019) I finished the translation of a famous backup software from English to Italian




Main fields


• Tech/Engineering, Engineering (general), Other, Medical (general), Law (general), 


• Patents & Intellectual Property, Corporate Communications, Government / Politics / Public Sector 
• Mechanics / Mech Engineering, IT (Information Technology), 
• Electronics / Elect Eng, Marketing/Market Research, 
• Automotive / Cars & Trucks, Finance (general), Engineering: Industrial. 

Services: technical translation, localization, checking / editing / proofreading, terminology research / analysis, back translation, adaptation / transcreation, summarization, paraphrasing, SEO.

Quality standards: my primary responsibility is to ensure that high quality standards are always met. I would never accept a project that is beyond my expertise. The quality of the translation will, of course, focus on integrity, spelling, grammar, syntax, terminology and consistency, while at the same time verifying and ensuring that the meaning of the text in the target language is as effective as its original version.

Translation: I am particularly discerning in selecting the right terms, during the translation process. That's why I immerse myself in the reader's mindset, helping make your text sound more natural. After finishing the translation, I go through it again two or three times, to cross-check not only its content, grammatical correctness, formatting, typography and style, but also its consistency with the customer’s requirements.

Localization: when localizing your creations, my research will focus on maintaining the integrity of the text and understanding what resonates best with the audiences of my country. As a consequence, my adaptations are focused on the Italian market so that the concept you want to depict is aligned with the Italian culture and customs.

Transcreation: I need to immerse myself in the essence of your message when transcreating your documents. I recreate it with the same emotional impact as well as with the same tone, intention and effectiveness by empathizing with the original work.

Quality assurance: If you ever find an error later on, simply contact me and it will be fixed. I guarantee you professional translation services 100 percent accurate every time, and a friendly service. That is my quality assurance.

Quality Guarantee Translating between English and Italian Privacy Guarantee
I work on


• Software programs, software documentation, help files, white papers

• Product documentation, instructions, user guides/guidelines, how to(s)

• Manuals (system, installation, maintenance, technical service, end-user, training)

• Commercial offers, requests for tender

• Business correspondence, marketing & communication

• Marketing emails, localization of emails, landing pages and forms

• Summaries, reviews, brochures, products information

• Press releases, reports, tech magazines, newspapers articles

• Non-fiction e-books / books, blurbs.




Main experiences
In my career, I worked in different fields, with a number of positions, resulting in a combination of skills. You can read more about this subject in the above tabs for Certificates, Tests and Memberships.



Main roles played during my career:


• Worked 30+ years in information technology (26 for the Italian Government)

Technical and Administrative staff member at the Central Offices of Firefighters in Rome and Florence. Software programmer and IT Technician. Responsible for the Tuscany Fire Department Data Center.

• From 2013, I have been published editor/reviewer/proofreader of several non-fiction English books (some of them are here 


and here 



• Editor and Web publisher of a blog (started in 2012), written in English

• 9 years of experience working as the Night Manager at Hotel Giardino in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. 


Studiestechnology subjects in high school (major in elect eng, minor in Italian literature), foreign languages and psychology in college.

Never stop learning. I am a supporter of Continued Professional Development. As a result, I am committed to lifelong professional learning, keeping myself up to date and improving my knowledge in technical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Thank you for reading and for taking into consideration working with me! To have a free quote on your next project, or a sample translation, please send an email.

I take into account job offers in conjunction with a Purchase Order, with a clear declaration of terms and conditions of payment. 

For medium/large projects or new clients I might ask for a partial prepayment.

I look forward to assisting you.

P.S.:
Please ask any needed information before acceptance of work. Rates are estimated, negotiable and are subject to change upon reviewing the job. My prices are dependent on delivery deadlines, technicality of the text, format of the documents. Extra charges with formatting, tables, text in spreadsheets.
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My new Technical translator's toolkit.

Check the following free online software and tools, + related articles.

ESSENTIALS

MateCat,
youalign, mymemory.translated.net/doc/,
poeditor,
xmlmind,

deepl.com/translate,
idiommaster,
glosbe, linguee, powerthesaurus.org,
books.google.com/ngrams,
languagetool.org, virtualwritingtutor, paperrater.com/free_paper_grader,

protemos,
tqauditor.com/freelance.html, cloud.tqauditor.com/quick/upload,
podio.com/login,

easywordcount,
seotoolshq.com/word-counter-tool,
office.live.com/start/Word.aspx,
products.office.com/en-us/office-online/documents-spreadsheets-presentations-office-online,
collabedit,
lucidpress,
hangouts.google.com
pdfescape, convertpdftoword.net, freepdfconvert, onlineocr.net,


PROOFREADING - GRAMMAR - SPELLCHECK

languagetool.org, virtualwritingtutor, paperrater.com/free_paper_grader,
polishmywriting, prowritingaid,
hemingwayapp, slickwrite.com/#!edit,
proofreadbot, spellcheckplus,
expresso-app.org,
typely, scribens, readable.io/text, analyzemywriting,
aminstitute.com/cgi-bin/headline.cgi, headlines.sharethrough, subjectline,
live-keyword-analysis,
writing.garretson.info/PunctuationChecker,
en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/punctuation,
onlinecorrection,
ludwig.guru,
gingersoftware.com/grammarcheck, grammarbase, grammarcheck.me, grammarcheck.net, grammarlookup, bestgrammarchecker.net, grammarcheckforsentence,
dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/,
plagiarisma.net/, plagiarisma.net/spellcheck.php, plagiarisma.net/spinner.php, plagiarisma.net/scholar.php,
refseek.com/directory/writing_grammar.html,
seotoolshq.com/grammar-checker, seotoolshq.com/article-rewriter,


LOCALIZERS - LOCALIZATION

poeditor, localise.biz, localise.biz/free/poeditor,
docs.microsoft.com/en-us/globalization/,


CATs and TOOLS

MateCat,
freetm (Wordfast anywhere), wordfast.net/w/index.php/Wordfast_Online_Aligner, wordfast.net/?go=align,
zanata.org/,
memsource (cloud),
dashboard.smartling,
smartcat.ai,
Google Translator Toolkit, translationrules.com/a-step-by-step-guide-on-how-to-use-the-google-translator-toolkit/,
mymemory.translated.net/doc/
youalign,


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

protemos,
bitrix24.net,


TRANSLATORS

deepl.com/translate,
bing.com/translator/,
translate.google.com,
systranet.com/translate,
worldlingo.com/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html,
collinsdictionary.com/translator,
freetranslation,
daytranslations.com/freetranslation
reverso.net/text_translation.aspx?lang=EN
mymemory.translated.net,
idiommaster,

online.translate.ua/,
online-translator, online-translator.com/#!/Natural/,
translate.yandex
translation.babylon-software,
linguatec.net/onlineservices/pt,
translate.eu,
translate.baidu,
refseek.com/directory/translation.html,
lexilogos.com/english/translation.htm,
translation2.paralink.com/English-Italian-Translation/,
lexicool.com/translate.asp#,


DICTIONARIES - THESAURI - TERMINOLOGIES - GLOSSARIES

refseek.com/directory/dictionaries.html, alphadictionary.com/specialty.html,
alphadictionary.com/langdir.html, alphadictionary.com/directory/Various_,039Nyms/,

glosbe, glosbe.com/tmem/, linguee,
books.google.com/ngrams,
logos.net/translation-glossary/#,
wordreference,
powerthesaurus.org,
dict.org/bin/Dict,
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn,
webcorp.org.uk/live/,

thefreedictionary, freethesaurus,
encyclopedia.thefreedictionary, encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary,
idioms.thefreedictionary, acronyms.thefreedictionary,
financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary, medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary,
thefreedictionary.com/dictionary.htm, legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary,

en.oxforddictionaries, en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/grammar-a-z,
dictionary.cambridge.org, dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/,
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/essential-american-english/,
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/essential-british-english/,
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-italian/,
macmillandictionary.com/learn/real-vocabulary/, macmillandictionary.com/learn/realgrammar.html, macmillandictionary.com/about_thesaurus.html,
grammar.collinsdictionary.com/easy-learning/, grammar.collinsdictionary.com,
collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-italian, collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus,
webster-dictionary.org, merriam-webster, merriam-webster.com/medical, merriam-webster.com/legal,

etymonline, phrontistery.info/ihlstart.html,
encyclopedia, editsaurus.tylerwalters,
thesaurus, dictionary,
ahdictionary, odlt.org/, graphwords,
freedict.com/onldict/ita.html,

definitions.uslegal, uscourts.gov/glossary, dictionary.law,
thelawdictionary.org/, thelawdictionary.org/legal-resources/,

nlm.nih.gov/medical-terms.html,
online-medical-dictionary.org, medlineplus.gov/mplusdictionary.html,
dictionary.webmd, medilexicon.com/dictionary, medicaldictionaryonline.info,
medicinenet.com/medterms-medical-dictionary/article.htm,
petmd.com/veterinaryterms,
thesciencedictionary, biology-online.org/dictionary/Main_Page, chemistry-dictionary,
worldofscience.in/dictonary.aspx, geology.com/geology-dictionary.shtml,
sportsdefinitions,
easycalculation.com/maths-dictionary/index.php,

dictionaryofconstruction,
businessballs.com/glossaries-and-terminology/, electropedia.org,
microsoft.com/en-us/language, foldoc.org/, techopedia.com/dictionary,
webopedia, computerhope.com/jargon.htm,
whatis.techtarget, whatis.techtarget.com/sites, techtarget.com/network,
gartner.com/it-glossary/, directom.com/glossary/, netlingo,
tiaonline.org/resources/telecom-glossary,
barrgroup.com/Embedded-Systems/Glossary,
blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-terms,
wpbeginner.com/glossary/,

tausdata.org/index.php/index.php,
btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng,
eurotermbank, theglobalfund.logitermweb.com/termino.php,
iate.europa.eu/SearchByQueryLoad.do?method=load,
termcoord.eu/,
wto.org/english/thewto_e/glossary_e/glossary_e.htm
ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/language-technologies/dcep

erieri.com/glossary, wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary,
businessdictionary, economist.com/economics-a-to-z,
articles.bplans.com/business-term-glossary/, clearbooks.co.uk/blog/accounting-terms-glossary/,
investopedia.com/dictionary/, nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/, investorwords,
accountingcoach.com/terms, accountingcoach.com/bookkeeping-training,
irmi.com/free-resources/insurance-glossary/,
realestateabc.com/glossary/,
inboundlogistics.com/cms/logistics-glossary/,
hrmarketer.com/glossary-of-hr-and-benefits-terms/,
marketingterms.com/dictionary/,

urbandictionary, onlineslangdictionary,
itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term-definitions/#sthash.grUYDrME.dpbs
lingro,
itseducation.asia/english-literature/,

catholic.org/encyclopedia/,
latin-dictionary.net/, online-latin-dictionary,
latin-dictionary.org/English-Latin-Online-Dictionary/,

art-dictionary.org, wwd.com/fashion-dictionary/,
filmglossary.ccnmtl.columbia.edu,
dolmetsch.com/musictheorydefs.htm, naxos.com/education/glossary.asp, dictionary.onmusic.org,

winespectator.com/glossary,
theodora.com/food/, theodora, photius.com/energy/, geographic.org/climate/glossary.html,
theodora.com/geology/, theodora.com/anatomy/, occupationalinfo.org, theodora.com/medical_dictionary/,
theodora.com/drugs/, theodora.com/encyclopedia/, theodora.com/pipelines/,

alphadictionary.com/directory/Specialty_Dictionaries/Aviation/,
military-dictionary.org,
marineterms,

hamariweb.com/dictionaries/,


DTP

lucidpress, 365layouts, designbold, layup.design,


PDF

pdfescape, convertpdftoword.net, freepdfconvert,


OCR

onlineocr.net,


FILE CONVERSION

online-convert,
convertio.co/it/,
zamzar,


TIME ZONE CONVERSION

everytimezone,
thetimezoneconverter,
worldtimebuddy,


GENERAL

tqauditor.com/freelance.html, cloud.tqauditor.com/quick/upload,
textomate, textomate.com/quote/,
textfixer.com/tools/remove-line-breaks.php,
dropbox.com/paper,
translator-scammers,
seotoolshq.com/keywords-suggestion-tool,
seotoolshq.com/plagiarism-checker,
toggl,
refseek.com/directory/publishing.html,
hangouts.google.com


EBOOKS, BOOKS TEMPLATES

ian-irvine.com/on-writing/how-to-format-and-publish-ebook/,
kayfranklin.com/kindle/free-kindle-publishing-book-template/,
publishinginsider.net/this-is-why-you-shouldnt-let-createspace-do-your-print-book-formatting/,
webhostingsecretrevealed.net/blog/blogging-tips/how-to-self-publish-your-book-4-designing-and-formatting-your-book/,
spread-the-word.co.za/formatting-your-print-book-createspace/,
lucidpress.com/pages/templates/ebooks,
lulu.com/blog/2013/09/new-lulu-book-templates/#sthash.KTnTG9ih.dpbs,
blurb.com/bookmaking-tools,
tckpublishing.com/thank-you/nonfiction-and-fiction-ebook-formatting-templates-for-kindle/,
kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200645680,
diybookformats.com/mswordtemplates/,
diybookformats.com/freebookformatting/,
diybookcovers.com/,
48hrbooks.com/free-book-templates,
bookbaby.com/templates,
instantpublisher.com/manuscript_templates.aspx,
bookprintinguk.com/tools/book-templates,
jenniferellis.ca/blog/2015/8/22/indie-diy-tools-that-really-work,
template.net/design-templates/print/book-layout-template/,
thebookpatch.com/WriteOnline,
latextemplates.com/cat/books


ADVANCED EDITORS

collabedit,
htmleditor.io,
html-online.com/editor/,
html5-editor.net,
htmleditor.tools/,
codebeautify.org,
online-toolz.com/tools/html-editor-wysiwyg.php,


OTHER TOOLS, SOFTWARE AND ARTICLES

learningdita,
translationrules.com/a-step-by-step-guide-on-how-to-use-the-google-translator-toolkit/,
letterpile.com/writing/Words-to-Use-in-Starting-Sentences,
btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2guides/guides/wrtps/index-eng.html?lang=eng&lettr=indx_catlog_s&page=9UZr1RczweZ4.html,
html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image,



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Total pts earned: 1287
PRO-level pts: 1263


Top languages (PRO)
English to Italian899
Italian to English82
German to Italian73
Spanish to English40
English to Spanish27
Pts in 17 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering694
Other211
Law/Patents138
Marketing83
Medical57
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Engineering (general)466
Other73
Law (general)70
Medical (general)48
Mechanics / Mech Engineering46
Marketing / Market Research37
IT (Information Technology)36
Pts in 52 more flds >

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Job type
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Language pairs
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Specialty fields
Anthropology1
Psychology1
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Other fields
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