Working languages:
English to Italian

plinio-g

Local time: 03:10 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling, Desktop publishing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchAdvertising / Public Relations
Business/Commerce (general)Retail
Tourism & TravelSports / Fitness / Recreation
ManagementMusic
Real Estate

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 29. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2006.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress
Training sessions attended Trainings
Bio
specialist skills
translation, copywriting, editing, proofreading and checking, business and community interpreting, customer service and liasion, subtitling (winCAPS), layout and typesetting (QuarkXpress 6.5/InDesign 2)

areas of expertise
Business/financial: advertising, marketing, property development, market research, general business, management consulting industry: telecommunications, travel and tourism, architecture, media and PR, film & video, packaging, retail and corporate design.

key qualities
• Fast, extremely reliable, good value for money
• Very customer focused with an appreciation for excellent customer service
• Problem solving, lateral thinker
• Well organised, enjoy working in a busy environment, able to work well under pressure
• Fluent in both written and spoken English and Italian

experience
• 13 years experience working for leading translation agencies/companies and direct clients nationwide. Translating corporate communications, marketing materials and market research questionnaires, user manuals, international websites. Subtitling for corporate videos, commercial DVDs, TV documentaries.
• 14 years experience in business interpreting, negotiations and customer service for a wide range of clients. Language support for Community/Police interpreting, for Italian delegates in UK marketing seminars, for UK marketing and design consultancies in setting up Italian credential presentations, for Italian estate agents in liasing with UK customers.
• 16 years experience as a graphic designer working for London-based clients in the property, charity and fashion industry. From 1997 to 2002, solely responsible for the design and the implementation of ITI’s corporate identity, information and promotional material

employment history
2005-2006 puglia, italy
Customer service representative/interpreter working for Italian estate agents, developing relationships and liasing with customers in the UK.
1992-2005 london
Professional freelance translator/interpreter
1991-92 kimpton walker, london/genoa, italy
Assistant project manager and interpreter working for a British firm, responsible in liasing with Italian contractors, suppliers and local authorities for the installation of the EEC Pavilion in Genoa.
1989-91 grey advertising, london/novidea treviso, italy/nyc, usa
Graphic designer working on brochures, sales literature and advertising campaigns for UK and Italian clients. Art director on product catalogues for the Italian fashion industry. Copy adaptation and editing on promotional and advertising text.
1983-88 eaglemoss publications/dlt nightlines, london
Layout artist/typesetter working on publications, sales literature and corporate identities for London based publishing and design houses. Technical interpreter in dealing with Italian clients and suppliers.
1973-82 demetz architect studio, bolzano, italy.
Draftsman/assistant architect working on conversions projects and council housing.

clients
BRITISH TELECOM, BASS DISTILLERS, CITY UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL, METROPOLITAN POLICE, FORD, CHANNEL FOUR, THE GUARDIAN MEDIALAB, VIRGIN RETAIL, KINGFISHER, XMPR DESIGN INTERNATIONAL, ADDISON DESIGN, LANDOR ASSOCIATES, SMITH AND MILTON PACKAGING, ADDED VALUE DESIGN, FIAT AGRI, PIAGGIO, ROYAL BALLET, AMERICAN EXPRESS, CARNAUD METALBOX, STANDA, FERROVIE DELLO STATO, EUROMONITOR, RESEARCH SOLUTION, OPINION RESEARCH CORPORATION, MILLWARD BROWN, QUAKER ITALIA, BENETTON, ROLAND ELECTRONICS, WARNER BROS, ALLIED DOMECQ, CANON, BENQ

education and qualifications

1995-99
Kingsway College, London Institute, University of Central London, Birkbeck College
Courses in media translation, feature writing, film and TV documentary,
1987-89
Barnet College, Hertfordshire
HND in graphic design (full time)
1983-87
St. Martin’s School of Art, London College of Printing, CDT, D&AD.
Courses in graphic design, photography, advertising, media and marketing.
1967-73
Technical Institute “E. Fermi” Bolzano, Italy
Chartered Surveyor Diploma (full time)

membership of professional organisations
Member of CSD (Chartered Society of Designers)
Member of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)


Profile last updated
Mar 21, 2007



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