Member since Jun '10

Working languages:
English to Italian
Spanish to Italian
Italian (monolingual)

Simona Sgro
Buy words that sell!

Rome, Lazio, Italy
Local time: 01:54 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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What Simona Sgro is working on
Mar 10 (posted via  Copywriting: product descriptions for a skincare brand for online store. 11 new products ...more, + 7 other entries »
Total word count: 5200

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Translator, transcreator & copywriter.. with direct experience in fields!
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Training, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Cosmetics, BeautyTourism & Travel
RetailInternet, e-Commerce
Advertising / Public RelationsMarketing / Market Research
Cooking / CulinaryComputers (general)
Computers: Software

English to Italian - Rates: 0.07 - 0.10 EUR per word / 18 - 25 EUR per hour
Spanish to Italian - Rates: 0.07 - 0.10 EUR per word / 18 - 25 EUR per hour
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 8
Glossaries beauty/cosmetics, Generic, Illuminotecnica
Translation education Master's degree - university 'La Sapienza' Rome, Italy
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Apr 2004. Became a member: Jun 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Italian (Università La Sapienza, Rome, verified)
Spanish to Italian (Università La Sapienza, Rome, verified)
Memberships N/A
TeamsUltimate Translation Standard
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Frontpage, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Access, HTML language, Poedit, PowerPoint, Publisher, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
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Mythological, hybrid
creature with the body of a translator, the head of a seller and the wings of a
copywriter. It is rumoured to inhabit remote parts of the world. It has
supernatural powers (some good, some evil). Its breath could either turn words
from one language into another (while maintaining its intent, style, tone and
context) or even turn words into results and often into.... money!

 Sush! Don’t tell anybody I’m
a Transcopyseller.

My name is Simona and I’m a transcopyseller
plus, bonus, I’m also a beauty consultant and a Make-up artist (since curiosity
killed the cat… please visit

I’m well trained both in languages and sales.
I took a MA Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from La Sapienza
University in Rome (Italy). I've been a sales promoter, a market research
interviewer and a beauty consultant: I've been highly trained in sales
methodologies and learned a lot through direct experiences. All the skills
gained allow me to share the emotional experience with the customer and to
write or transcreate customer centric, persuasive copy that sells.

In other words, I play with the power of words
in order to write or translate into Italian the original compelling, persuasive
copy that drive sales or engagement.


• Dates (from-to) From July 2004 to April 2015
• Job Title EN>IT Staff Translator and Copywriter for THE BODY SHOP INTERNATIONAL in ITALY

Job Description:
• translating, adapting and editing texts issued by the Head Office from English into Italian
- Marketing: catalogues, leaflets, vouchers, promocards, instore signage, marketing and sales reports, dvds
- Advertising/PR: translation and cross-cultural adaptation of advertising texts and press releases
- Internet: translation of the Italian e-commerce website, newsletters, intranet website, facebook fan page
- Retail: visual merchandising guidelines, staff training manuals and dvds
- Human Resources: selling techniques manuals
• Fields: Advertising, PR, marketing, cosmetics, beauty products, hair care and styling, wellbeing, fragrances, accessories, web, e-commerce, retail.

• PR, advertising, social media, websites, retail (in store signage), internal communication (house organ, intranet)

• Dates (from-to) 2002 onwards
• Job Title EN>IT ESP>IT Freelance Translator & Copy

- Beauty: retail, marketing and web content (Eg Ojon, June Jacobs, Seaskin)
- Tourism: hotel and guest houses websites, expeditions, city guides (eg: MSC cruises, luxury resort chains, Vacasa)
- Website Localization: tourism, beauty (eg
Kachikk , Hanwha SolarOne, Majbeauty and all MEGAUPLOAD websites)
- ICT: software localization (eg Yozo Office), marketing texts (eg Intel and HP), training materials (HP)
- Smartphone Apps (eg Perfect Downloader, MP3 Music Downloader, Bug Smasher, Usb Flash Drive)
- Subtitles: subtitles for web sit coms (eg: The Vessel), training DVDs, brand movies
- Alternative medicine and Wellbeing: Homeopathy, Herbalism, Bach Flower Remedies,
Aromatherapy etc

- Teaching books and phrasebooks (e-phrasebooks)

*****Beauty: Since 2010 I'm also a pro make-up artist*****

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Total pts earned: 523
PRO-level pts: 466

Top languages (PRO)
English to Italian408
Spanish to Italian51
French to Italian4
Italian to English3
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Cosmetics, Beauty113
Marketing / Market Research24
Tourism & Travel20
Medical (general)20
Law: Contract(s)20
Sports / Fitness / Recreation19
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Keywords: cosmetics, websites, e-commerce, marketing, advertising, manuals, IT, wellbeing, health, alternative medicine, mobile applications, travel, tourism, literature, fitness, yoga, pilates, english, spanish, french, catalan, internet, facebook, newsletters, cosmesi, cosmetica, bellezza

Profile last updated
Mar 10

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