Working languages:
English to Italian
Italian to English
English to Spanish

David South
For a world with no boundaries

O Barco de Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain
Local time: 10:58 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English, Italian Native in Italian
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English, Spanish and Italian translator
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a ProZ.com Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a ProZ.com Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Transcription, Training, Sales, Copywriting
Expertise
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaMedia / Multimedia
MusicTourism & Travel
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingLaw: Contract(s)
Computers: Systems, NetworksElectronics / Elect Eng
Poetry & LiteratureMeteorology

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 237, Questions answered: 269
Project History 4 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers

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Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2017.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships CGC Translation services, CGC Translation services
Software Adobe Acrobat, Google Translator Toolkit, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Bio
Objective:

Apply my interpersonal skills and experience with languages to a career in translation, thereby enhancing my skills and contributing to better communication among members of various cultures and languages. A translation should always be authentic and true to the source, but also flow so that it sounds natural to a native speaker's ear. That is what I aim for.

Backround:

My father is Canadian and my mother is Italian, so I was raised listening to and speaking both English and Italian. I was born in Italy and I lived there for the first 17 years of my life. In high school I went to a liceo linguistico, which is where my passion for languages really began. When I was 17 years old, my family and I moved to Tenerife (Spain). I finished my high school there and I studied Aviation. In the meantime I was also translating rental contracts from Spanish to Italian and from Spanish to English. After 9 years in Spain, I decided to join my brother in London, England for one year. At the age of 26, I fulfilled my dream of going to Canada, meeting my whole family, and discovering my origins. I lived there for 4 years. Now, at the age of 31, I moved back to Spain and I decided to become a freelancer and apply the knowledge that I acquired to translations. I think that to be able to speak or understand a language you have to become part of that culture and its mentality. You have to think like one of the native speakers, integrate yourself into their world, and basically become one of them. That is what I did for the last 14 years, and what makes me a successful translator.
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: 249
PRO-level pts: 237


Language (PRO)
Italian to English43
Pts in 4 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Other73
Bus/Financial18
Medical12
Art/Literary8
Science8
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Education / Pedagogy16
Finance (general)12
Law: Contract(s)12
Other12
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs8
Engineering (general)8
Electronics / Elect Eng8
Pts in 27 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects4
With client feedback3
Corroborated3
100% positive (3 entries)
positive3
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation3
Subtitling1
Language pairs
Spanish to English3
English1
Specialty fields
Tourism & Travel1
Cooking / Culinary1
Other fields
Law (general)1
Business/Commerce (general)1


Profile last updated
Mar 19






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