Member since Sep '01
English to Italian
French to Italian
German to Italian
| Freelancer, Verified member |
|Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Training, Desktop publishing|
|Sports / Fitness / Recreation||Computers: Software|
|Computers (general)||Media / Multimedia|
|Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)||Printing & Publishing|
|IT (Information Technology)||Telecom(munications)|
|Also works in:|
|Computers: Systems, Networks||Marketing / Market Research|
|Internet, e-Commerce||Computers: Hardware|
| PRO-level points: 2444, Questions answered: 922, Questions asked: 20 |
| Roberta - grafica |
|Years of translation experience: 29. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2000. Became a member: Sep 2001.|
|English to Italian (University of Stirling)|
|G e n e v a W a t c h|
|Adobe Acrobat, Catalyst, Idiom, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX|
| 752 forum posts|
|CV will be submitted upon request|
| Conference organizedConferences attended |
| Roberta Anderson endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0). |
In-Depth Understanding of Subject Matter
Awareness of End-User Needs
and technical & marketing translation and revision
, particularly in publishing, graphic arts, prepress, printing, imaging, video editing
(PageMaker, FrameMaker, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Illustrator, FreeHand, Photoshop), both MacOS
with Adobe Acrobat
To ensure technical as well as linguistic competence, I follow closely my fields of specialisation as a real-world user
as well as a translator. I am an active member of users' groups and regularly attend trade fairs, seminars and other events for graphic arts and printing professionals. I also cultivate close contacts with industry professionals, experts, and journalists.
When necessary, I team up with other experts and specialised translators to cover projects that require knowledge in specific fields.
Native Italian; near-native English; excellent French; fluent Spanish; limited German.
New - 2015: I am now also working in team with my son, true native bilingual from birth German-Italian, to cover German > Italian pair
full-time freelance technical translator/reviewer.
1988 - 1997
inhouse at Aldus Europe
, then Adobe Systems Italia
(various positions: Localization Project Leader, Technical Manager, Product Manager, Sales Engineer).
Recent and on-going projects Localization
of latest versions of several Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, InDesign, InCopy, Premiere), as lead translator and/or reviewer.
Translation and Revision
of marketing and technical material for: Adobe, Agfa, Alcatel, Autodesk, Canon, Corel, Creo, eBay, EMC, Enfocus, Esko-Graphics, Expedia, Handspring, HP, Imation, Kodak, Komori, Microsoft, Minolta, Nikon, Océ, OKI, Onyx, Pentax, Phase One, Plantronics, PressTech, Real Networks, Ricoh, Scitex, Telecom Italia, TrendMicro, USRobotics, Xerox, Wacom
: software applications (PageMaker, Acrobat) for Banca d'Italia, Deutsche Bank
; prepress digital workflow for Unysis
; telecommuting techniques for Regione Lombardia
for Il Sole 24 Ore
(major Italian financial publishing house)
for Giunti Gruppo Editoriale
(major Italian publishing house)
Article on translators' tools I ferri del mestiere (PDF)
, co-written with Maurizio Valente
and published on ATA Italian division website
What clients say It has been a pleasure working with you
all these months on this. You have done a fantastic job,
and I could not have done this without you.
Thank you so much for your flexibility, your dedication
and your hard work.
I look forward to working with you on the next project
and I just wanted to let you know how much your efforts are appreciated.
Enrique Rosado, Project Manager
[at the end of a major six month project]
I have worked alongside Roberta on several big localisation projects
and I have been impressed by how knowledgeable she is
and how committed she is in everything she does,
from translation to review and testing.
Working with her as a fellow translator and thanks to her numerous tips
I have been able to learn loads on the localisation process.
I really do not know how I would have done without her...
Cesira Consorte, Line Manager for Italian and French
Thank you so much for your fabulous job on the English >Italian printing job!
The end client was thrilled and your insights and comments were excellent. Bravo!
Sandra Alboum, Alboum & Associates Language Services
[re. translation of a set of software RIP brochures]
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