Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
English to Italian
Italian to English
German to Italian
French to Italian
Spanish to Italian

Mara Ballarini
Translator, interpreter and teacher

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Local time: 00:02 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Training
Specializes in:
Human ResourcesMarketing / Market Research
Internet, e-CommerceEducation / Pedagogy
Automotive / Cars & TrucksMechanics / Mech Engineering
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering (general)
Tourism & TravelComputers: Software

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1090, Questions answered: 506, Questions asked: 410
Project History 26 projects entered    2 positive feedback from outsourcers

Blue Board entries made by this user  11 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries DE>IT, EN>EN, EN>IT, ES>EN, ES>IT, FR>IT, IT>EN
Translation education Graduate diploma - Agenzia formativa TuttoEuropa
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at May 2006. Became a member: Aug 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
German (Ruhr-Universität Bochum - DSH)
English to Italian (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Ital, verified)
German to Italian (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
German to Italian (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Ital, verified)

Memberships AUSIT
TeamsThe Triumvirate
Software Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, Idiom, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, Adobe Designer 7.0, Adobe Distiller 7.0, MS Access, MS Publisher, TagEditor, Transtool, WinAlign, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Events and training
Powwows attended
Professional practices Mara Ballarini endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning
Post-graduate Degree in Conference Interpreting (simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, chuchotage & liaison interpreting EN-IT, DE-IT)
Post-graduate Training in Interpreting Techniques (simultaneous and consecutive interpreting EN<>IT)
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (specialised in translation, linguistics, language education)
CELTA Graduate (Pass A) – Cambridge certificate to teach English as a second language, obtained in Australia


In the field:

• I'm currently working as a freelance translator, proofreader & interpreter for private clients and translation agencies in different language combinations and different subjects (over 2 million words translated):
electrical / mechanical / civil / instrumental engineering, electronics, automotive, tourism and travel, hospitality, management, human resourses, general business, IT, software, journalism, food and wine, sports, fashion, fishery, camping, general medical and pharmaceutical, weddings, boating, education / e-learning, history).

Language consultant for an Italian company dealing in electrical/mechanical projects carrying out different translations in various fields:
some of the biggest jobs: two technical manuals of maintenance procedures for c.c. power plants En>It (140,000 words),
general specification for the subcontracting of a power plant,
technical manuals and specifications (Italian-English, Italian-German and Italian-French in both directions),
legal documents (i.e. Articles of Association, 50 pages - from English into Italian),
proofreading and editing of their Quality Manual (about 20000 words) from Italian into English,
company's brochure Italian>English.

Interpreter for an Italian and a Jordanian company (both dealing in used machinery, metals and wreckage) for different months between 2000 and 2003.
My duties consisted in interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive and phone interpreting, Italian-English in both directions) between the two Companies, and taking care of their correspondence (translations Italian-English, both directions) about agreements, payments, shipping and transport, technical specifications.

• First experience in interpreting and translating:
for the Company Pilkington (manufacturer of car windows) in Witten (Germany) in 2000,
where for a period of three months I worked as an Italian-German-English interpreter (simultaneous and consecutive) and translator for an Italian group on site at the German Company, taking care of their meetings, technical training to the workers and correspondence.

Other important experience in different fields, which has given me the opportunity to improve and specialise in various areas:
Teacher of Italian as a second language and English at high school in Australia (junior and senior year levels, including International Baccalaureate)
Teacher of English as a second language in Australia and in Italy (for over six years), including exam preparation such as Cambridge FCE & CAE, IELTS, Trinity, TOEIC, and one-to-one lessons + IELTS exam invigilator
Teacher of Italian as a second language in Germany and Australia
• Hotel Duty Manager in England and other jobs in hospitality in the USA, Australia, Germany, France
• Entertainment organizer in Spain (head-organizer in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French) – sports and evenings
• Secretary and Autocad drawer for a Company dealing in electrical/mechanical projects for a few years + language consultant for different technical material
• Secretary (from an office work agency) for different bigger and smaller companies in Australia

Freelance translator, interpreter and language teacher
Please contact me for a free quote
One-to-one or group lessons
Exam preparation
Business Italian and Italian for special purposes
Travelling to Italy?

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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: 1213
PRO-level pts: 1090

Top languages (PRO)
English to Italian392
Italian to English359
German to Italian239
Spanish to English48
Spanish to Italian24
Pts in 3 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering109
Automotive / Cars & Trucks63
Construction / Civil Engineering52
Tourism & Travel40
Human Resources36
Sports / Fitness / Recreation35
Pts in 61 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 projects26
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Italian12
Italian to English7
German to Italian6
Specialty fields
Mechanics / Mech Engineering5
Engineering (general)3
Sports / Fitness / Recreation3
Electronics / Elect Eng2
Law (general)2
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters2
Food & Drink2
Medical (general)2
Law: Contract(s)1
Finance (general)1
Tourism & Travel1
Marketing / Market Research1
Energy / Power Generation1
Automation & Robotics1
Human Resources1
Computers: Software1
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion1
Computers (general)1
Other fields
Livestock / Animal Husbandry1
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