Working languages:
English to Italian

Vittorio Rossi
Sci-Fi and Thriller Novels - EN to IT

Watford - Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Italian 
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Services Translation, Software localization
Specializes in:
Computers: SoftwareSAP
Poetry & Literature

English to Italian - Rates: 0.04 - 0.05 GBP per word / 20 - 30 GBP per hour
Preferred currency GBP
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of translation experience: 31. Registered at Oct 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SAP ABAP , Powerpoint
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I have spent four decades working in the Information Technology area, both as a software consultant, and as a freelance journalist, author and translator, contributing to several magazines.
I currently live in UK and work as a Lead Consultant for a SAP partner company in London.
I’m now specializing in translating thriller and science fiction novels.

Here is a quick summary of my experiences:
• Translator for IT magazines since 1987
• Journalist and author of technical books since 1984
• Software Programmer, Analyst and Consultant since 1976
• Certified SAP Consultant and Teacher since 2000.

Translation experience
• 2015-2018: Translator of several thriller and sci-fi novels, including La Makarov,
Il viaggiatore del tempo ed il Professore,
Il figlio del calzolaio. Time Travelling Assassins Due,
Mindclone ,
Lo Sciamano,
Alla ricerca dell'anima di Babilonia,
Il letto del Diavolo.
• 1987 to 2004: Translator of articles from Computerworld and PCWorld USA, to be published on the corresponding Italian versions of these magazines.
• 1991: Translator of Computer Associates Compete User Manual (over 600 pages).
• 1987: Technical coordinator of a project based on one of the first Computer Aided Tools, to translate documents and manuals for Barclays Bank in Italy.

Publishing experience
• 1985: Author of the book “Personal computer: come non perdere un’occasione”, published in Italy by Il Rostro.
• 1987 to 2004: Free lance journalist: my articles and interviews were published by Computerworld Italia and PC World Italia.
• 1997: Technical coordinator of the project “Instant English”, an English language course on DVD, created by Peter Panton and published by Garzanti.

Training experience
• Teacher at SAP Italia, with over 1000 days of training courses, all based on English manuals.

Software Consultant experience
• Dozens of projects, in roles ranging from Programmer to Project Manager.
• During the last 15 years, I’ve been working mainly around SAP technology, both as a Certified Teacher and as a Senior Consultant.
• As part of this job, I often write technical documentation (Feasibility Studies, Functional and Technical Analysis, User Manuals, etc.) both in English and in Italian.

Software knowledge
• Deep knowledge and practical skills in several programming languages, from the old Fortran and Cobol, to the most recent Object Oriented Programming methodologies and Web developments.
• 15 years of experience teaching and using SAP ABAP.
• Hands-on experience in productivity tools, like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project.

Hobbies and other skills
• Robotics: I have released several open source programs for Parallax Basic Stamp microcontrollers.
• Artificial Intelligence: I am the founder of the Virtual Humans Forum (, active since 2005. My plug-ins have been included in the standard release of Ultra Hal Assistant, a conversational system based on artificial intelligence technology.
• Science Fiction: I have stored hundreds of science fiction books on my e reader and read them during my spare time.

Keywords: italian, software, sap, abap, localization

Profile last updated
Oct 31

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