Professional Language Services... with passion

English – French – Italian – Portuguese > SPANISH

English – Spanish – Italian – Portuguese > FRENCH

I am a passionate translator, editor, interpreter as  well as a French and Spanish teacher with over 20 years of professional experience as a linguist, while working for international firms, schools, international and non-governmental organizations closely linked to the developing world.

I specialize in topics such as international development and collaboration, nutrition, agriculture, environmental issues, poverty alleviation, ethics, human rights, spirituality and religionsinternational trade, education and communication.

About me

I was born in France to a French mother and a Spanish father. I grew up between France, Spain and Italy with three mother tongues and cultures.

My passion for languages, words and teaching encouraged me to study literature, foreign languages and, finally, translation, interpreting  and language teaching techniques.

After several extended trips to the United Kingdom and the United States, I moved to Rome in 1994, where I perfected my Italian, and in 1995 I began working for international organizations.

What I do

Translations

Interpreting

Proofreading

Editing

Language lessons

Writing & Rewriting

Why choose me?

Translations

English – French – Italian – Portuguese > SPANISH

Translations

English – Spanish – Italian – Portuguese > FRENCH

Interpreting

English, Italian < > French, Spanish

Absolute confidentiality concerning content and client data

Excellent quality of services

Certified language and technical skills

Punctuality and reliability

Direct collaboration, ensuring personalized and efficient services

High availability (mobile phone, mail, Skype)

Resume

23 Years of Experience

EDUCATION

Scuola superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, Pescara, Italy

Master’s Degree in Interpreting: Liaison, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

Stendhal University, Grenoble, France

Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages

English, Spanish and Portuguese; translation techniques; anglophone, hispanophone and lusophone civilization.

CNED, distance learning, Paris, France

French language teaching diploma

Using the task-based language learning and teaching approach of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Thévenon, Grenoble, France

Advanced Technician in International Trade diploma

Marketing, economics, market studies and international trade.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING

Professional development on proofreading and editing, computer tools, Wordfast, social media for translators, making the most of your dictionary, chasing terms on-line, translation of tourism texts, simultaneous interpreting techniques, voice over techniques, developing personal skills for professional excellence to achieve maximum professional productivity and effectiveness, building capacity to facilitate meetings, teams and group decision-making processes.

Advanced level English language workshops, FAO, Rome, Italy :

  • Writing clearly and concisely; writing speeches; writing for the web
  • Revising and editing documents; grammatical and linguistic pitfalls

 Nutrition & Health course:

  • Recommended dietary allowance; appropriate diets/food rations for different kinds of individuals; balanced diet determination methods; malnutrition and related health problems

EXPERIENCE

From 2012

Freelance translator, interpreter and language teacher

Translation language combinations:

  • English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian to French
  • English, French, Portuguese and Italian to Spanish

Interpretation language combinations:

  • Italian, Spanish to French
  • French, Spanish to Italian
  • French, Italian to Spanish

Language services provided:

  • Translation
  • Liaison and simultaneous interpretation
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Writing and rewriting of text
  • Transcription
  • Voice-over
  • Tailor-made French and Spanish lessons

09/2011 – 05/2014
Acorn house international school, Rome, Italy

French teacher

La Casa della Ghianda/the Acorn House international school

French teacher (part-time) on 4 levels using games, multi-sensorial, interdisciplinary and task based language learning and teaching approaches.

  • Beginners: French as a foreign language (7-9 years old students)
  • Early childhood education to French speakers children
  • Primary education to French speakers (5-6 years old students)
  • Primary education to French speakers (7-9 years old students)

09/2004 – 02/2011
Bioversity International (formerly IPGRI), Rome, Italy

Programme Assistant and Translator

Bioversity International (formerly IPGRI)

Main language completions:

  • Translations from English into French of the background material on nutrition for the “Partnerships for mobilizing the Diversity in Traditional Food Systems to Ensure Adequate Nutrition and Health within ECOWAS Member State funded by Bioversity, FAO and WAHO" (Sept 2007)
  • Simultaneous translations (whispering mode) from English into French at the International Scientific Symposium on “Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets: United Against Hunger”, FAO Headquarters, Rome, 3 to 5 November 2010
  • Technical translations carried out into French and Spanish for seminars, meetings and workshops
  • French proofreading of scientific papers/reports
  • Spanish and French translations of Syngeta/IFPRI project on “Payment of Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services (PACS )” material (project information sheet and full project proposal)
  • Translation of scientific presentations in English, French, Spanish and Italian
  • Translation of meeting reports, Letters of Agreement (LoAs), Memorandum of Understanding, consultancy contracts and project proposals
  • Copy editor and proof reader of publications for the French and Spanish languages.

03/2000 – 09/2004
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy

Assistant and Translator to the Principal Scientist

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)

Tasks included the followings:

  • Technical translations of scientific presentations and official material from English into French, Spanish and Italian
  • Proofreading of documents for the French and Spanish languages
  • Editing material (scientific papers, travel reports, proposals) for syntax and language (English, French and Spanish)
  • Drafting of official material in French, Spanish and Italian

10/1995 – 03/2000
International Development Law Organization, Rome, Italy

Assistant and Translator, Training Department

International Development Law Organization

Duties performed included the following:

  • Organization of seminars, courses, training workshops and staff interventions (budgets; correspondence in English, French Spanish Italian and Portuguese; visa assistance; organizing and scheduling travel commitments; internet information research.
  • Drafting bids for training programmes financed by World Bank, EBRD, USAID and IADB.
  • Simultaneous translations from Italian to French and from Spanish into Italian
  • Translations carried out in Spanish, English, Italian, French and Portuguese (annual reports, training programmes, basic documents of the Institute).

09/1993 – 10/1995
Studio Legale Internazionale Gambino, Rome, Italy

Trilingual Assistant and Translator

Studio Legale Internazionale Gambino

Assistance to a lawyer and law university professor (commercial law) in the preparation of his legal actions (correspondence in Italian and foreign languages, material gathering), legal translations from Italian into French, travel organisation, invoicing).

01/1994 – 09/1994
COLORS magazine, Italy

Copy Editor from English into French

COLORS magazine

Proofreading and editing of the magazine (sponsored by Bennetton) COLORS, from English into French.

06/1993 – 11/1993
Hiberexport, Moscow, Russia

Import/Export Assistant

Hiberexport

Responsible for the relations with the forwarding agents in Spain, follow-up on imported goods, administrative support.

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