Member since Dec '09

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

Howard Sugar

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Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.International Org/Dev/Coop
Law (general)Energy / Power Generation
EconomicsLaw: Contract(s)
Finance (general)Petroleum Eng/Sci
Medical: PharmaceuticalsBusiness/Commerce (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 340, Questions answered: 209, Questions asked: 98
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 13
Translation education Master's degree - Johns Hopkins University
Experience Years of experience: 31. Registered at Dec 2009. Became a member: Dec 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)
I am an American living in Rome, Italy. I lived in France for several years and graduated from the Institue des Etudes Politiques de Lyon, France with the equivalent of a BA and did graduate work in international economics at Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies which included a year in Bologna, Italy as well as in Washington D.C. (I also worked in the African Studies division of Johns Hopkins University for a while). I am married to an Italian (also with a Johns Hopkins MA so any work I do in Italian is controlled by an native speaking Italian with an excellent knowledge of English) and have lived in Italy for nearly eighteen years.

My ares of work cans be summarized as follows

Energy – in-house translator for Enel, contracts, articles , in-house training documents, technical specifications for pubic tenders, public tender offers, joint ventures for the purchases of gas and oil fields, Esso – contracts for lubricants, asphalt, distributors, sponsorship, as well as translations for ENI, TERNA, EDF, and SNAM

Civil Engineering- tenders on underwater pipe for gas distribution, road construction and driving simulators for improving road design, static VAR compensators for operation in the Congo, the design of the locks for the Venice lagoon, tunnel boring underground for roads and railway, uses of different kinds of piles, laying of electrical cables underwater, dam construction,

Art and Archaeology – Books and articles for the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, including the English sections of the new internet site, a book on tapestry restoration, a book on contemporary art museums and a book on glassmaking in Murano, Venice.

Pharmaceuticals (FDA drug trials for Italchemici) in-house linguist for Serono for several years)

Financial Statements - including those of Parmalat, Renault, San Egidio, Valentino, TIM and Turner Broadcasting, (third quarter results for Enel)

Legal contracts - including those on behalf of Enel, ExxonMobile, Toshiba Medical Systems, Serono, Tim, Banca Nazionale di Lavoro, SONGINVEST Bank

CD-ROMS and books on food, wine and tourism, (including the course books for the Associazione Italiana Sommeliers)

Speeches (Camera dei Deputati , Nexans, Enel, Presidenza del Consiglio (Italian Prime Minister's Office), President of the Constitutional Court)

Press Releases – ICCROM (The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ), Jesuit Refugee Services, Enel, Toshiba, TIM, art and museum exhibitions, as well as for various luxury goods producers (Van Cleef & Arpels, Armani, Valentino)

Economics - summaries of the annual report of foreign trade for the Istituto Nazionale Per il Commercio Estero, articles for various professors of the Facoltà di Scienze Politiche -Università di Roma as well as for the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Religious -the original internet site and daily news for the Vidimus Dominum sites of the Union of Superiors General, articles and contracts for the San Egidio Association, Christian Brothers, and Crocia Via

Interpreting (French English) Interpol, Italian Ministry of Public Education, UniMed, Bulgari, English-Italian (TIM)

My hobbies include cooking, classical guitar and woodworking
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Total pts earned: 376
PRO-level pts: 340

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Mechanics / Mech Engineering24
Construction / Civil Engineering16
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Keywords: Italian, finance, energy issues and engineering, food

Profile last updated
Feb 25