Susan C. Finley
6116 Michigan Ave. (314) 712-2046
St. Louis, MO 63111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian to English Translations
Objective: To use fluency in Italian for professional translations into English specializing in:
Publishing, Human Resources, Technology, Telecommunications, Agriculture/Biotechnology, Psychology, Manufacturing, Trade Associations, Professional Organizations, Research and Development, General Business.
EXPERIENCE: ITALIAN LANGUAGE
15 years of translation and continuing education in Italian language and culture.
11/1992 – Present Italian to English Freelance Translator/Interpreter
Accurate Translations at Reasonable Rates Applying practical business experience, communication and technology to the fine arts of translation and interpreting, based on extensive study of Italian contemporary business culture and politics, history, literature and art.
8/06 – 9/06 Private Tutor St. Louis, MO
Instructor – part-time Comprehensive review of advanced level Italian for 4 university students in preparation for return to campus.
11/05 – 8/06 GoFluent – Instructor New York City/Paris HQ
Instructor – part-time Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and China -- Telephone conversation and internet based review and fluency lessons in English for European business professionals.
2/2001 - 3/2001 Emerson Electric, Dept. of Human Resources St. Louis, MO
Translated 1000+ handwritten responses to human resources employee survey from 3 companies in Italian cities for St. Louis parent corporation. Designed tables for data entry and comparative reporting styles for 250-page publication of results.
OCTOBER 2000 VENICE/MILAN/FLORENCE/ROME ITALY
Translator/interpreter and travel guide for private party of 6 individuals; 10 day tour designed to study Italian language, history, art and politics.
JUNE 1994 ROME ITALY
In Italian, conducted "man on the street" interviews, regarding "mani pulite" political scandal to obtain public reaction and create report.
JANUARY - MAY 1993 University of Missouri St. Louis ,MO
Italian Language Teaching Assistant and Tutor – Tutoring Advanced level Italian
MARCH 1993 ROME /FLORENCE ITALY
Translator/interpreter and travel guide for self-designed 10-day educational tour of Italy for 20 adults. Provided cultural diversity training for group prior to tour; negotiated local accommodations, created itinerary,
MAY 1992 ROME ITALY
In Italian, conducted interviews with Italian with Italian religious and government agencies personnel to research impact and response to growing immigrant communities in Rome.
ADDITIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
2/03 to Present Carondelet-Markham Presbyterian Church St. Louis, MO
Ordained Presbyterian Minister for 155-year old, southside urban church.
Translation, advocacy and community services for refugees new to St. Louis -- founded and serve as director for Presbyterian Refugee Ministries.
8/2000 – 6/04 Blue Cross Blue Shield St. Louis, MO
Marketing Software Support Translating the processes of insurance products and benefits rating database and proposal tracking system to users (small group marketing).
5/2000 - 8/2000 Acumen Consulting Computer Services St. Louis, MO
Interim Operations Manager Full services for IP, network and computer sales.
9/1997 - 5/2000 Drake & Co. Association Management St. Louis, MO
Executive Director, Alpha Zeta Honorary Ag Fraternity
Directed fundraising, leadership training, technology development and membership services for a 100,000 member national professional organization; one of seven associations managed by the firm.
Hiram College Hiram, Ohio
Majors: Classics (Greek and Latin languages), Philosophy B. A. 1979
Minors: Spanish, Religion
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Boston, Massachusetts
Church History Urban Ministry Program M.A.T.S. 1983
Languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian
Forte Translations Italian to English Translations Freelance Translator
GoFluent Teaching English to Business Professionals in Europe Instructor
Presbyterian Church, USA Ordained Minister
Mainframe and Client Server Data Base Support,, Windows NT, MS Office 2000 (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), ISP management, MS Outlook, QuickBooks, Goldmine, Fox Pro.
• Flexibility and experience enable me to provide high quality translations for technical terminology, formal contract language or hand-written documents.
• Translation strengths grounded in daily reading, writing and speaking in Italian to maintain and perfect fluency and keep informed of current events in Italy.
• Academic background centering on languages: Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian.
• 15 years of business experience in communications, technology and strategic business planning.
Keywords: surveys, documents, certificate, translator, translations, Publishing, Human Resources, Technology, Telecommunications, Agriculture/Biotechnology, Psychology, Manufacturing, Trade Associations, Professional Organizations, Research and Development, General Business.