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Working languages:
English to Italian
Italian to English

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Native in: Italian (Variant: Standard-Italy) Native in Italian
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View Gianfranco Manca's profile on LinkedIn My working languages:

English > Italian
My professional qualifications:

Diploma in Translation
Awarded in 1998 by the Institute of Linguists (London)
A technical translator with style
My specializations:

SoftwareHardwareWebsitessilver10.gifOver 8 years of professional "hands-on" experience (note, not as a translator), in Italy as programmer, trainer, systems installer, consultant and ERP analyst.
silver10.gif3 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.
silver10.gifAbout 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.
silver10.gifOver 4 years as a freelance translator, delivering software help systems, documentation and user interface, review and QA.
silver10.gifGreat familiarity with IT, Microsoft products, Unix/Linux systems, IT concepts, programming languages, network technologies, etc.
silver10.gifFamiliarity with the official Microsoft glossaries and terminology. Official MS terminology available in MultiTerm format.
silver10.gifSkills in organizing terminology and TM using a variety of tools and applications.
silver10.gifTechnical scientific background, studies in Engineering
silver10.gifWorked as a freelancer in several small/medium and large projects in automotive, engines, industrial machines and other mechanical and electronic equipment and systems.
silver10.gifSkills in organizing terminology and TM using a variety of tools, applications, custom macros, etc.

BusinessCommercesilver10.gifIn Italy I acquired vast experience in ERP software (note, not as a translator), accountancy, stock control, production and back-office automation
silver10.gifIn 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.
silver10.gifFamiliarity with SAP terminology and procedures. Official SAP terminology available.
silver10.gifLarge experience in a variety of CAT tools, terminology coordination, QA, and automation of consistency checks.
My other working fields:
FoodFood industryCookingSports GamesGeneral
A technical translator you can trust
My contact details:

g.manca.k -AT- (primary address, webmail)
gianfranco_manca -AT- (emergency address, webmail)

Telephone: provided on request only, please email
Mobile : provided on request only, please email

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References and more information available on request
My experience:

BRAZIL (2007-current)
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)
Audio/Video/Photographic/Hi-Fi Equipment

ERP applications (Tetra, Sage CS/3)
Management courses
Training material and CBT (Barclays, CHEP)
Marketing material (Barclays Bank)
Brochures, Press Releases
Business letters

Sony (PC & PlayStation)
Euro 2000 official web site
(, Italian version)
FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Official Magazine (Complete Italian version, 2 issues, over 130,000 words)

WEB SITES (Italian section) (110 units)

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Total pts earned: 3631
PRO-level pts: 3513

Top languages (PRO)
English to Italian2932
Italian to English538
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Mechanics / Mech Engineering358
Electronics / Elect Eng268
Computers: Software219
Engineering (general)147
IT (Information Technology)129
Marketing / Market Research119
Medical (general)111
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