My working languages:
English > Italian
My professional qualifications:
Diploma in Translation
Awarded in 1998 by the Institute of Linguists (London)
Over 8 years of professional "hands-on" experience (note, not as a translator), in Italy as programmer, trainer, systems installer, consultant and ERP analyst.
3 years of experience in software localization in the UK, working in-house for SDL International, with involvement in many projects as translator, reviewer, terminologist and QA.
About 3 years of experience in software localization in the UK, working in-house in a software company (Tetra Ltd, later acquired by Sage), translating documentation, software GUI, marketing marterial, selecting freelancers, QA for software and documentation for own products.
Over 4 years as a freelance translator, delivering software help systems, documentation and user interface, review and QA.
Great familiarity with IT, Microsoft products, Unix/Linux systems, IT concepts, programming languages, network technologies, etc.
Familiarity with the official Microsoft glossaries and terminology. Official MS terminology available in MultiTerm format.
Skills in organizing terminology and TM using a variety of tools and applications.
Technical scientific background, studies in Engineering
Worked as a freelancer in several small/medium and large projects in automotive, engines, industrial machines and other mechanical and electronic equipment and systems.
Skills in organizing terminology and TM using a variety of tools, applications, custom macros, etc.
In Italy I acquired vast experience in ERP software (note, not as a translator), accountancy, stock control, production and back-office automation
In the UK, I worked in-house for 3 years for a leading software house, translating, reviewing and coordinating the delivery of all Italian documentation. Their software included about 50 integrated modules. Our work was to translate for each module user interface, work-flow documentation, user documentation, technical documentation, and marketing material.
Familiarity with SAP terminology and procedures. Official SAP terminology available.
Large experience in a variety of CAT tools, terminology coordination, QA, and automation of consistency checks.My other working fields:
FoodFood industryCookingSports GamesGeneral
My contact details:
g.manca.k -AT- gmail.com (primary address, webmail)
gianfranco_manca -AT- hotmail.com (emergency address, webmail)
Telephone: provided on request only, please email
Mobile : provided on request only, please email
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Working full-time as a freelance translator.
UNITED KINGDOM (1995-2007)
2001-2004: 4 years experience as a freelance translator
1998-2001: 3 years working experience in a major English software-house, localization of software products and documentation
1995-1998: 3 years working experience in a major localization company based in Maidenhead (Berkshire,UK)
Since 1995: Experienced user of CAT tools (Trados 6, Wordfast 5, DejaVu 3, and others)
ITALY (until 1994)
1985-1994: Over 8 years experience as software consultant, programmer, analyst and training specialist
1979-1984: Engineering studies (5 years)
VB6 & VBA developer (Word and Excel Object Models)
My past projects:
The projects listed below have been delivered to direct customers and/or working for translation agencies. Some of them have been entirely my own work, as a translator or reviewer while others have been a team effort including other
translators or reviewers.
Adaptec (Easy SCSI 4 & 5, Easy CD-Creator)
Corel (CorelXara, CorelDraw, Marketing)
Seagate Backup Exec, HP Surestore
Qualcomm Eudora 3 Pro
Borland (Press releases)
Automotive (Aston Martin, Honda)
Labeling machines (Sinclair)
Machinery, engines, pumps, concrete industry
Electric and electronic equipment (Pace)
Mobile phones (Panasonic, Motorola)
ERP applications (Tetra, Sage CS/3)
Training material and CBT (Barclays, CHEP)
Marketing material (Barclays Bank)
Brochures, Press Releases
Sony (PC & PlayStation)
Euro 2000 official web site
(www.euro2000.org, Italian version)
FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Official Magazine (Complete Italian version, 2 issues, over 130,000 words)
www.easyJet.com (Italian section)
www.skillgate.com (110 units)
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