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Italian to English

Kris Petersson
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Medical (general)Finance (general)
JournalismConstruction / Civil Engineering
Tourism & TravelMetallurgy / Casting
Media / Multimedia

Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2009.
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress
About me
Kris Petersson
Translator Italian>English
Editor/Proofreader
peterssonkris@yahoo.com


TRANSLATION 2005 to Current

LEGAL
Loan, sales, distribution, and supply contracts; license agreements; litigation; criminal, debt, and divorce proceedings documents; casefile materials (e.g. news articles). Certificates and permits: business registration; public construction; military service, criminal record (lack of), power of attorney; birth, death, marriage; diplomas and transcripts. Examples:
-Court of Rome request to judge for preventive custody of suspected art thieves. TAMR Translations, London.
-U.S. judicial assistance request, money-laundering case. Trustforte Language Services, N.Y.
-Lease agreement with specs, military transport aircraft. Technical Translation Services, Cleveland.
-License and promotions agreements, online card games. Loose Cannon Ltd.
-Antimafia interrogatory, Trustforte.
-Program for research on environmental laws and standards. MIUR (the Ministry of Education research agency).
-Il Messaggero articles on Telecom financial crisis. Legal Language Services, N.Y.

FINANCE
-Daily (24/7) financial press research and translations for investment company Sandell Asset Management, N.Y. (December 2003 - May 2008).
-Powerpoints, MPS/AXA insurance joint venture meeting.
-SNAI (lottery in Italy) Prospectus. Trans-Edit Srl, Milan.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: (English>Italian) Minutes (150 pgs.) of “Corporate Involvement” Conference. Social Accountability International, N.Y.

JOURNALISM: America Oggi daily (N.Y.) Sunday English supplement: news, editorials, interviews, culture, fashion.

TECHNICAL
-Operator's manual for water treatment plant; use and programming manual for data-processing unit (DPU-07). WTEC (Trani, Italy).
-Specifications for airport boarding bridges. Tecnogeco Srl for U.S. Translation Co., Utah.
-Specialty gases superpurification research update. Saes Getters for Masterword Services, Houston.
-Specifications for railways high-voltage stations automation and centralization. Italferr (Italian railways engineers). Transperfect Translations, N.Y.
-System with GPS for urban repairs, roadwork, street substructures. GIS Solutions, Sant’urbano (Veneto), Italy.

MEDICAL
-Manual for eye-surgery instrument. Optosgroup Spa (Ancona).
-Advertising for odontotechnology services. Oriservice.
-ADRs (adverse drug reaction reports) for Swissmedic regulators. Five Office Ltd., Zurich.
-Quality of Life studies - angina, MS, and kidney and liver transplant patients. The Language Circle, Zurich.
-Radiology, dialysis, chemotherapy, bloodwork reports; doctors' references; patient records and transfer documents. Five Office Ltd.; Masterword Services.
-Lists of chemical additives to cigarettes (English>Italian). Merrill Corp., St. Paul, MN.
-Promotional articles on knee and shoulder prosthetics. Lima Ltd. Italy.

INTERPRETING
-Coop Italia (chain of supermarkets and department stores) and Social Accountability International, N.Y.: Conferences, press interviews, financial and policy meetings, awards ceremonies, speeches.
-ZAGAT, phone interviews with Tuscany restaurant chefs and managers.

EDITING 2006-Current

Editing of translations from Italian and German:
-Legal, financial, and medical translations for agencies all named in this resume.
-Online language courses. (One month of work.) Houghton Mifflin College Division, Boston.
-Journal articles (3) for Zurich University Hospital faculty.
-Hotels and restaurants: tour packages, brochures, menus, websites, press releases. Prisma International; Language Circle.
-Sociology lectures and conference presentations for Prof. Felix Keller, University of Zurich.
-References, diplomas, transcripts. Hotel Management School Lucerne.

Editing English>English:
-A 400-pg. illustrated history of the late Ottoman period (to be self-published by author).
-HP Printers instruction and design manuals. For Cole Creative Inc., Boston.
-Thesis for MBA degree (written in English by Swiss native): "Management Localization in Swiss Companies in China."

Recent Writing and Research: Chronology 1997-2002 of Italy-Kenya mass boycott against Del Monte, text for training SAI auditors and inspectors. [The story: Del Monte pineapple plantation in Thika, Kenya with 6000 workers, disastrous living and working conditions, disease from herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. COOP chain supplied by Thika, to comply to the SAI labor, health and quality standard SA8000, led boycott organized by a large association of Italian and African unions and NGOs. COOP is owned by its ca 4.5 million consumers, one share each.] For Social Accountability International, N.Y.


EDUCATION
B.A. English, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
M.Sc. Screenwriting and Film Production, Boston University
Internship (2 years): Writer at press relations agency Lou Gordon Associates, New York

REFERENCES (Contacts upon request.)
Riccardo Bagni, V.P. COOP Italia
Stefano Vaccara, America Oggi
Nathalie Nussli, Lucerne School of Hotel Management
Prof. Felix Keller, Zurich University
Christina Ronac, Sandell Asset Management
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Apr 26, 2013



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