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Fabiana Papastefani-Pezzoni - English-Albanian-Italian Linguist
English-Italian-Albanian Consultant

Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
Local time: 19:42 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Albanian Native in Albanian, Italian Native in Italian
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English-Albanian, Italian-Albanian Senior Translator & Interpreter since 1991
SDL, SDLX, and Wordfast

I specialize mainly in:
- Simultaneous/Consecutive and Conference Interpreter/Project Management
• Have interpreted a very large number of hours simultaneously with mobile interpretation tool, booth interpretation, cascade system from other booths, etc. I have interpreted in more then 300 conferences, workshops, seminars, congresses, round tables in Albania, Brussels, Turkey, Italy, France, Ukraine, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia.

• Consecutive interpreting is also a very strong aspect of my profile. I do consecutive interpretation since 18 years now, with high level government and international organizations' delegations.
Main clients: IMF, World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP ILO, UNHCR, UNFPA, OSCE, ODHIR, IFC, EU Parliament, EC Delegation, CE, Government of Albania, Government of FRY Macedonia, Government of Italy, End clients, NGO, etc - Medical and Pharmacology:
• Translated for UNICEF (1999-2002), Vaccination Programmes (Awareness, Diseases coverage, explanation, symptoms and use, etc.), Responsive Nutrition and Child Nutrition, Women Health (sexually transmittable diseases, etc);
• Long experience with patients medical reports, from Albanian into English and Italian to present and vice-versus, many Italian ASL leaflets, documentations, from Italian and English into Albanian medical awareness campaigns but also patient medical files, etc.
• Translated for World Bank projects for Public Health, Health System Reforms and Administration,
• Translated medical equipment (Ultrasound equipment, Diabetes monitoring equipment, MRI, etc)
• Translated many pharmaceutical documents, drug prescriptions, drug testing projects, patient and drugs documentations, pharmacology awareness campaigns and projects, etc.
- Technical translations, and more precisely:
• Automotive, cars, trucks, manuals, robotics, etc. Carried out translation and localization for VOLVO, Caterpillar, OPEL.
• Construction, civil engineering,
• Materials, technical specifications of materials and road works,
• Road design and construction,
• Asphalt paving, bridges, ports, airports,
• Road safety, environmental assessment, feasibility study, etc.
• Oil, Energy Production and Transmission. Translated documents from Albanian-English-Albanian and Italian into English documents on the reform in the Energetic system in Albania. Carried translations for SHELL, OMV, IFC and KESH, ENEL, etc.
- Financial, including all under fields, such as:
• audit;
• control;
• accounting;
• budgeting;
• banking, e-banking, money transfer;
• procurements, including Procedures for Procurement of Goods, Services and Works;
• tenders, tender procedures;
• economic crime, financial terrorism, anti-money laundering, etc.
• market research, strategy assessment.
Main clients in this field: The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Albanian Government, KPMG, PHWC, etc. - Home appliances, Office equipment, Electronic Instruments / Equipment manuals:
•Washing machines (LG, Candy), Microwaves (Philips), Dish washers (Ariston, etc), and many other equipments;
• printers (HP), photocopier, plotter, etc.
• Satellite Surveying equipment (GPS), Satellite traffic direction, mobile telephone devices/network, satellite topographical survey devices for civil engineering purposes;
- Software / Games / Applications instructions (also localization)
• HDM4 - a software used by Civil Engineers for the Road Maintenance Planning and Management;
• Other educational software as well as two on-line interaction tools used by schools;
• Accounting software, account interfaces and on-line and intranet for big companies;
• Satellite and Geo-Topographic surveys software, used by civil engineers;
• Localization of on-line games, such as backgammon, etc.
• Localization Quiz Games like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", some other similar on-line games.
- Voice-over, subtitling
• Worked at the Albanian National Radio-Television Channel translating and voice-overing culture and science radio programs, as well as correspondent for the Cultural Department and then for the News Department.
• Worked at the Albanian National Radio-Television Channel translating and voice-overing National Geographic, Discovery, BBC cultural & historic & science programs.
• Worked for few other private TV and radio channels, with similar projects;
• I translated and voice-overed some software and interactive on-line tools;

Other current clients: • Agencies, End Clients/Companies & Government and Non-Government Organizations:
- Highly technical translations (mechanics, automotive, robotic, asphalt and road works equipment, civil engineering, architecture, technical specifications, energy production and transmission;
- Interpreted and translated for the Small and Medium Enterprises project;
- Translation of Advertising & Marketing documents for two major global commercial Trademarks;
- Translated in Training courses on audit & control practices for the General Internal Audit Directory, Albanian Ministry of Finance;
- Translated for Training courses on Procurement & Bidding Procedures for the Albanian National Procurement Agency;
- Translated in Conferences on the Education issues in particular in relation to the pre-school and elementary education level;
- Technical documents, such as Software translations, translation of electronic devices, such as satellite traffic direction, mobile telephone devices, satellite topographical survey devices, as well as mechanical (cranes, lifting mechanisms, engines, etc) for different institutions, translation agencies in Italy, England, Belgium, South Africa, USA.
- Translated from Italian to English and to Albanian for agencies in Italy, documents related to labor market, social & health insurances, other social issues.
- Many small projects mainly on the above-mentioned areas for regional and other European agencies

Translated and interpreted for International Organizations and Government such as: • IMF (International Monetary Fund)
- Interpreted and translated from Albanian-English-Albanian for the Technical Assistance mission on the Tax & Customs Department review missions.
- Fiscal Affairs Department Mission on the Budgeting & Internal Control issues;
- Social & Health Insurance Contributions issues (the transfer of responsibility from the Social & Health Insurance Institute to the Tax Department).
- Worked with the missions from the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, on the Tax Administration Reforms, VAT law and regulations, other taxes laws, Customs Administrations Reforms (which was including operations, audit, enforcement, human resources, IT, etc).
- Worked for a Monetary and Financial Systems Department and Legal Department mission of the IMF, which was to review and provide redrafting suggestions for the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) law, conduct an overall AML/CFT (Anti-Money Laundering and Combat Financing of Terrorism) needs assessment, and develop an action plan to help Albania prepare for its mutual evaluations on this area.
• IFC (International Financing Corporation)
- Translated documents from Albanian-English-Albanian and Italian into English documents on the reform in the Energetic system in Albania.
- Interpreted and translated for the Small and Medium Enterprises project;
• World Bank
- Translated from Albanian-English-Albanian documents, reports & Aide Memoir of the different missions at the WB mainly on projects like:
- Poverty Reductions Strategy Project;
- Social Care, Assistance, Insurance Projects, Pension Scheme Reform;
- Decentralization & Privatization Projects;
- Transport Project & Civil Works, including 8th Corridor segments, Port of Durrës, of Shëngjin, Highways and Border Crossing Improvement projects;
- Transport & Trade Facilities (Customs) Projects, a project connecting several line ministries;
- Education & Health Projects, National health Reform and Trainings,
- Legal & Judiciary Reform Project, Public Administration Reform, Civil Servant Reform;
- Financial & Banking Reforms Project;
- Procurement & Budgeting Reforms Project;
- Audit & Internal Control Issues, etc.
- Translated most of the Legislation related to all these fields.

+ Conference Interpreting, Mission Interpreting & Operation Consultant, from Albanian-English-Albanian as well as Italian-Albanian-Italian (mainly simultaneously) in Tirana and other cities with missions on the above-mentioned issues. Have interpreted in Conferences, High level Meetings, Workshops, and Training Courses with the Mission experts, local representatives from the Government, different projects & offices, etc.

+ Translated Tender Documents, Technical Specifications and Procurement Procedures on Transport and Civil Works area, FIDIC (World Bank Guide), Road Safety Projects, Road Maintenance Project, Road Maintenance Software (HDM4).

- During Elections of 1997 worked as Translator/Interpreter from Albanian-English-Albanian and Albanian-Italian-Albanian during all the election period and a couple of weeks after.
- Translated documents on legal frame reform issues;
- Interpreted in workshops & other activities on the above mentioned issues;

• Italian Cooperation
- Translated from Italian into English general documents regarding development strategies & projects, business opportunities, etc.
- Translated from Italian into Albanian and vice-versa government cooperation documents, economic documents, etc.

- Translated from Albanian-English-Albanian and Italian into English documents regarding development strategies & projects, different reports on youth, women and children issues, etc.
- Interpreted in work shops on environmental issues;
- Translated the official web pages of UNICEF Office in Albania.

• IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
- Translated from Albanian-English-Albanian general documents regarding development strategies & projects in the transport area, etc.

• Council of Europe
- Simultaneous interpretation from Albanian-English-Albanian as well as Italian-Albanian-Italian on the Workshops and conferences on the following issues:
- Anti-corruption issues in the central and local government institutions;
- Legal frame reform, law school reform, judiciary system reform;
- Health system reform;
- Documents and papers on the above mentioned issues, on the institutional reforms;

• General Roads Directorate – Ministry of Public Works - Tirana, Albania
Translated/Interpreted from/into Albanian-English-Italian correspondence, documents, particularly bidding documents for tenders on the roads & public works, consulting & design, correspondence concerning construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and all kind of public works.

• Ministry of Finance, Tirana, Albania
Translator/Interpreter from Albanian-English-Albanian for the US Short Term Advisers to the Minister of Finance.

• National Radio Television, Tirana, Albania
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Total pts earned: 685
PRO-level pts: 556

Top languages (PRO)
English to Albanian274
Albanian to English148
Italian to English71
English to Italian51
Italian to Albanian12
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences40
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Construction / Civil Engineering61
Finance (general)28
Law: Contract(s)28
Engineering (general)28
Education / Pedagogy24
Energy / Power Generation23
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