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English to Italian
Spanish to Italian
Portuguese to Italian

Gianluigi Desogus, PhD
10+ years in the translation industry

Local time: 16:15 AZOT (GMT-1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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I am a former Chemist with a Biophysics PhD and have been in the translation industry since 2003. From September 2018 to July 2019 I have worked as a translator for the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union based in Luxembourg.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoSports / Fitness / Recreation
IT (Information Technology)Computers: Software
Computers (general)Medical (general)
Science (general)Computers: Hardware
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 405, Questions answered: 214, Questions asked: 32
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Master's degree - Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London, UK)
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Oct 2002. Became a member: Nov 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Italian (Imperial College)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Catalyst, Idiom, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Idiom WorldServer Desktop Workbench, SDL Trados Studio 2009, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Translation Workspace
Forum posts 39 forum posts
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Professional practices Gianluigi Desogus, PhD endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a certified English to Italian translator on
I am also SDL Trados-certified.

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I also translate from Spanish and Portuguese into Italian.

In 2000 I obtained a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, London University, having carried out research into protein crystallography and molecular biology.
After finishing my PhD studies I felt the time had come for a change of direction and, to combine my strong scientific background with my passion for languages, I enrolled in a Master of Science in Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation with Translation Technology (Imperial College, London University), which I completed with Distinction in September 2002 (feel free to browse my article on Science Careers for an insider's view of this MSc).

In April 2003 I took up a post as a full-time Italian translator for SDL International, Sheffield, one of the global leaders in translation and localization services, where I was involved in several localization projects. I left the company in August 2005 in order to pursue my career as a freelance translator.

During this employment, my work included translation and review of software documentation, online help, technical documents, marketing material, videogames and consumer electronics texts. I was also involved in software testing, DTP linguistic check, QA, terminology extraction and glossary compilation. Some of SDL International's clients for whom I undertook projects included Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, Palm, RealNetworks, Sony, Mercury, Hasbro and Symbol Technologies.

I have been a freelance translator since 2005, except for an 11-month period (Sept 2018 - July 2019) when I worked at the UE Translation Centre in Luxembourg. In my freelance work I use the suite SDL Trados Studio 2019 as well as other software packages.

Recent and on-going freelance projects

Waters: HPLC systems online help and marketing material
JungleSpeed and Glide Hockey for Nintendo Wii
DeviceLock white papers
Metal Slug 7 in-game
Blenheim Palace official guidebook
Historic Royal Palaces: Tower of London official guidebook
FIFA: daily translation of English articles published on the official Website of the FIFA World Cup 2006
PlayStation: translation of game reviews and articles published on the Italian version of
McAfee: online courses
Philips: consumer electronics manuals
Qualcomm: press releases


Sony PlayStation
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Total pts earned: 425
PRO-level pts: 405

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English to Italian385
Spanish to Italian8
Portuguese to Italian8
Italian to English4
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Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng40
Sports / Fitness / Recreation32
Finance (general)24
Automotive / Cars & Trucks20
Electronics / Elect Eng18
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino16
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Keywords: safety data sheet, ADR, agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road, ECHA, REACH, CLP, hazard statements, health and safety, material safety data sheet, MSDS, food testing, beverage testing, food safety, nuclear magnetic resonance, NMR, MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer, ICP-MS, LC, MS, UPLC, HILIC, biology, chemistry, physics, computing, marketing, travel, sport, videogames, website localisation, software localisation, consumer electronics, user manuals, multimedia, chromatography, online surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, liquid chromatography, fluorescence detectors, hplc, hilic, mass spectroscopy, detectors, environmental analysis, playstation, wii, nintendo, security systems, surveillance cameras, TV tuners, mp3 players, music players, digital radios, GPS, navigation systems, digital cameras, football, football world cup, uefa, fifa, routers, top boxes, decoders, setup times reduction, marketing, servers, information technology white papers, storage solutions, antivirus software, online courses, marketing courses, mmorpg, massively multiplayer online role-playing game

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