Member since Mar '06

Working languages:
Italian to English

Rosanna Palermo
Accuracy matters - La precisione conta

Local time: 23:32 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian, English (Variant: US) Native in English
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"Accuracy matters" is my motto.

How can you spot a "good translation"? You can't!
A high quality translation is seamless, and hence "invisible" to the reader.

Electronic "intelligence" can not replace human intellect when it comes to the most appropriate terms and structure the document requires to be easily understood (and much more appreciated) by your foreign language speaking audience.

A good translator must be intimately familiar with both languages in order to decide which terms are most appropriate for the target audience; he/she must be able to convey not only the meaning of the phrase but also try to capture the "intent" and subtle nuances contained in the original text.
Think of the vast difference between a house and a home. That's why "accuracy matters".

To overcome the language "barrier" I rely on my experience growing up and studying languages in Italy, and marry it with my 30+ years of living and working in "corporate America".

I specialize in IT-EN business, technical, finance, general law (contracts, certificates, policies), lifestyle and travel translations, but I am also experienced in computer software, culinary, editorial and general health care translations.

I take pride in doing a good job and meeting deadlines so that in turn, you may meet yours. My output is generally between 1500-2000 words/day since I focus on quality rather than speed.


A little more background for those of you who may be interested:

Prior to dedicating myself exclusively to translation, I held full time positions with various degrees of increasing responsibility for National and International companies. The business fields and my relative responsibilities follow.

Legal and Banking/Finance - Senior Customer Service Rep. with supervisory responsibility, processing of Loan Documentation, Contracts, Insurance, Titles and Warranties

Manufacturing Paper Transport Systems, Rubber and Hose Manufacturing
My extensive Manufacturing field experience includes JIT/KanBan principles, forecasting, quoting, order entry and business related procurement/distribution .- Sales, Inside Sales/ Service Mgr. and Customer Service Supervisor

Engineering/Distribution - Water conveyance system accessories and components such as valves, fittings, agitators:
Sales and Customer service

Automotive Sales:
Assistant Finance Manager processing of applications, loans, credit, lead processing and lead department supervision

Manufacturing Accounting Clerk - Account reconciliation, pricing verification accounts receivable, payable, collections.

Travel - Agent order entry, ticketing, gen. customer service


All of my rates are quoted in Euros because the majority of my Clients are in Europe. If you are based in the US or in a continent other than Europe, please be sure to let me know. The rate is normally calculated based on the source word count obtained using Microsoft Word (2010).
I make it a point to benchmark and keep my rates in line with the minimum charged by language professionals of similar experience and proven competence in each field.

My specialty and working fields are
Tourism, Editorials, General Business, Marketing, Hospitality and Leisure, business reports/articles, Civil Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering/Processes, IT, Finance/Accounting, and Legal

One page Certificates (Birth, Marriage etc.) Euro 25.00

Minimum charge: Euro 25.00

I do not charge "rush" fees. If I can meet your required deadline, I will. I am a "one-woman show". As a matter of ethics I do not "farm out" my Client's projects.

I will personally work on each and every project, to make sure nothing "gets lost in Your translation".

Proofreading/editing in Italian or English: due to the high incidence of texts I am asked to "proofread" or "review' and end up re-writing instead, as of May 1, 2012 I will no longer offer this type of service.

e-mail= no handling charge.

CD $1.50 + shipping

Translation with Certificate of Accuracy - US Customers add $7.50, European Customers add Euro 5.00

Requests for Quote:

My goal is simple: offer the best service at the best price.
When submitting a Quote request, please include a couple of lines of the text to be translated, the volume of the job,which format it will be sent in and in which one you would like me to deliver it.
Most importantly, please indicate your desired delivery date so that I may give you a timely and accurate quote.

Agencies, please be aware that I will not discount repetitions or fuzzies unless you provide a Wordfast compatible TM containing at least 200 applicable terms at the time of order. If you choose not to provide a TM and still want a discount for fuzzies or repetitions the minimum starting rate will be Euro 0.08/source word.

I do offer a discount to repeat customers who pay within 14 calendar days from the invoice date.

I accept Paypal, and wire transfers.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

"Buon Lavoro!"

P.S. My CV/Resume will be provided upon request to curtail phishing, spamming, identity theft and instances of unauthorized use (even outright copying) thereof.
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PRO-level pts: 3010

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Project History Summary
Total projects4
With client feedback3
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English to Italian2
Italian to English2
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Tourism & Travel1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Marketing / Market Research1
Law (general)1
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