Member since Jun '02

Working languages:
German to Italian
English to Italian
French to Italian
Italian (monolingual)

Giovanna Graziani
technical experience+literary background

Local time: 19:05 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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TwB volunteer This person has translated 2,692 words for Translators without Borders
KudoZ leader This person is a top KudoZ point holder in German to Italian, French to Italian
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchMedical: Instruments
Tourism & TravelReligion
Medical: Health Care

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Words translated: 2,692
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3050, Questions answered: 1308, Questions asked: 55
Translation education Faculty for Foreign Languages and Literatures
Experience Years of experience: 29. Registered at Sep 1999. Became a member: Jun 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to Italian (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer)
English to Italian (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer)
French to Italian (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer)
Memberships BDÜ
Software DejaVu, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Professional practices Giovanna Graziani endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a human translator with a literary background and 20 years’ experience working on technical texts.

I emphasize the word human because I feel, in an age of online translations done or supported by a computer, that the quality of work is often sacrificed when not done by a qualified human being.

The human mind brings with it wide horizons, different interests and a continuously growing general culture. My background is a literary one, I collaborate with publishers as a book translator, but I have also worked as in-house chief translator for a biomedical producer for over 20 years. This has broadened my expertise to also include scientific and technical texts.

While I understand the importance of CAT tools and TMs, I prefer working on texts where the human mind has the last word – I like to edit content specifically and effectively. Jobs where no CAT tool is required are particularly welcome.

The human mind has its natural human limits: I produce high quality work to realistic and reasonable deadlines. I do not accept jobs relating to topics I have no knowledge of as feel it would be unfair to the client. I always work to the best of my ability and in a professional and reliable manner. I love my job and I like to think that this is reflected in the service I provide.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 4294
PRO-level pts: 3050

Top languages (PRO)
German to Italian1602
English to Italian1119
French to Italian325
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)124
Tourism & Travel60
Medical: Instruments59
Automotive / Cars & Trucks48
Computers: Software41
Business/Commerce (general)36
Pts in 54 more flds >

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Keywords: translations into Italian, user manuals, literature, tourism, touristic guides, software localization, children literature, marketing, advertising, market research

Profile last updated
Apr 8, 2019

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