Member since Dec '05

Working languages:
Italian to English

Sylvia Gilbertson
Quality translations since 1990

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Local time: 05:05 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightLaw: Taxation & Customs
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)
Government / PoliticsTourism & Travel
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 467, Questions answered: 259, Questions asked: 92
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 31. Registered at Dec 1999. Became a member: Dec 2005.
Credentials N/A
Memberships Wisconsin State Bar, California State Bar
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Abbyy FineReader, Powerpoint
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I have been a licensed attorney since 1982, with a focus on asbestos litigation. I specialize in legal translations, including contracts, briefs, transcripts of depositions and other hearings, motions, writs,and legal opinions on various aspects of the law.

I also accept work involving marketing and economics, and have had significant experience in more general topics such as travel guides.

I am an expert in herbs and herbalism and enjoy topics in the natural sciences.


B.A. German University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research with International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France
Research with United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; acted as delegate for the London-based Minority Rights Group

J.D. University of Santa Clara, California
Member of California Bar since 1982


Former litigator for Brayton and Associates of Novato, California, a leading law firm specializing in asbestos litigation

1990-present: Full-time professional freelance translator. Based in northern Italy from 1990 to January 1999; now residing in the United States. Excellent knowledge of colloquial Italian and northern dialect, in particular the Lecco-Lake Como area. I have translated countless legal documents, including:

* a book on international administrative law, specifically issues involving procurement by non-governmental organizations

* numerous documents related to litigation involving the Parmalat bankruptcy

* the testimony of the captain of the Costa Concordia which sank off the coast of Giglio in 2012

* several highly confidential documents related to the "Mani Pulite" investigation

* numerous complex analyses of the Italian fiscal system

* lengthy depositions regarding a drug sting organized by Italian authorities and the FBI

* transcripts of hundreds of civil actions, primarily regarding corporate contractual disputes

* hundreds of contracts and commercial leases

Have also translated numerous books for publication related to scuba diving in the Maldives, Arctic flora and fauna, deserts of the world, the archaeology of ancient Rome, and various travel guides.

Excellent references
Keywords: law, giurisprudenza

Profile last updated
Jun 12, 2018

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