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Mirko Mainardi
Games, Apps, Website and SW localization

Italy
Local time: 14:57 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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English to Italian freelance translator of proven experience in video games, mobile apps, software, website localization and related content, including the IT, marketing and tourism fields.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Software localization, Website localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoComputers: Software
Marketing / Market ResearchIT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3122, Questions answered: 1347
Project History 15 projects entered    4 positive feedback from outsourcers
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Translation
Volume: 65000 words
Completed: Oct 2020
Languages:
English to Italian
Multiplayer real-time combat/card game localization

Original real-time multiplayer combat/card game for iOS and Android. Full localization.

Marketing / Market Research, IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 125000 words
Completed: Mar 2018
Languages:
English to Italian
Mobile games localization

Localization of several mobile games mostly falling under the same umbrella brand and translation of related marketing content (market descriptions, push notifications, etc.) for Android and iOS platforms.

Marketing / Market Research, Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 45000 words
Duration: Mar 2016 to Mar 2017
Languages:
English to Italian
Strategy game localization

Strategy game with sci-fi setting for mobile devices (Android, iOS) based on a famous IP. Localization of UI, item/skill/materials/etc. names, dialogues, system messages, etc.

Marketing / Market Research, Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 100000 words
Duration: Feb 2020 to Apr 2020
Languages:
English to Italian
MMORPG localization

Localization of in-game content for a MMORPG (items, skills, NPCs, events, etc.).

Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 9500 words
Duration: Mar 2020 to Apr 2020
Languages:
English to Italian
Adventure/puzzle game

Full localization of an adventure/puzzle game for mobile and desktop (dialogues, items, hints, UI/Settings, market descriptions, etc.).

Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 11600 words
Completed: Nov 2016
Languages:
English to Italian
Racing game

Racing game for PS4, Xbox One and Windows. Localization of descriptions, items, UI, menus, options, system messages, controls, etc.

IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 10000 words
Completed: Jul 2016
Languages:
English to Italian
Website localization (FAQ, guide) - E-learning

FAQ and user guide for an e-learning software platform.

IT (Information Technology), Education / Pedagogy, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 16000 words
Completed: Mar 2015
Languages:
English to Italian
Proofreading and editing for a website, videos, mobile apps and related content

Proofreading and editing for the localization of a website, including UI, video transcripts, FAQ, emails, system messages, etc. plus content for linked mobile apps. Interactive learning website for elementary school students, subject: basic mathematics. www.xtramath.org

IT (Information Technology), Education / Pedagogy, Computers: Software
positive
XtraMath.org / Jennifer Truluck: Mirko is an impressive linguist who is passionate and professional about his work. The combination of CAT tool savvy and language excellence was a great addition to our project.

Translation
Volume: 800000 words
Duration: Mar 2013 to Aug 2015
Languages:
English to Italian
Adventure/Social game localization

Adventure game based on the criminal investigation theme with collaborative/social elements. Localization of dialogues, items, support website, etc. plus content for mobile apps linked to the the game.

IT (Information Technology), General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
positive
Keywords International, Ltd.: No comment.

Translation
Volume: 650000 words
Duration: Jan 2012 to Mar 2015
Languages:
German to Italian
MMORPG localization

Localization of in-game content (dialogues, subtitles, GUI, items, skills, mobs, places etc.), system messages, help messages, in-game purchase system, plus updates.

IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
positive
Blue Board outsourcer info (50 to 100 entries):  Reliable, responsive, very accurate

Translation
Volume: 40000 words
Completed: Feb 2014
Languages:
English to Italian
RPG localization

Tactical role playing game. In-game content localization (GUI, menus, attributes, items, skills, descriptions, system messages, etc.)

IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
positive
Keywords International, Ltd.: No comment.

Translation
Volume: 55000 words
Duration: Mar 2011 to Nov 2011
Languages:
English to Italian
Website content for international hotel chain

Localization of website content for an international hotel chain (rooms descriptions, amenities, directions, POIs, events, surroundings, etc.)

Tourism & Travel, Marketing / Market Research, General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
 No comment.

Website localization
Volume: 20000 words
Duration: Jul 2011 to Aug 2011
Languages:
English to Italian
Website content on virtualization and cloud computing

Website content for a leading software developer working in the virtualization/cloud computing field.

IT (Information Technology), Marketing / Market Research
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 50000 words
Duration: Jul 2011 to Sep 2011
Languages:
English to Italian
Action/adventure game localization

Japanese anime style action-adventure game for Xbox and PlayStation. Localization of dialogues, subtitles and other in-game copy, trophies/achievements, abilities, items, game manual, etc.

IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 75000 words
Duration: May 2011 to Aug 2011
Languages:
English to Italian
RPG localization

Third person action-RPG for Windows, Xbox, PlayStation. Localization of in-game dialogues and other content.

IT (Information Technology), Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers: Software
 No comment.


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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 11
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Università degli Studi di Urbino
Experience Years of experience: 9. Registered at ProZ.com: Jul 2010. Became a member: Jun 2013.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Italian (Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", verified)
English to Italian (Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti, verified)
Memberships AITI
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
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Conferences attendedProZ/TV Credentials
Contests won Benevolent deception: English to Italian
Professional practices Mirko Mainardi endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
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I am Mirko, native Italian speaker and freelance translator  with more than 9 years of experience, specializing in video game, software, mobile app and website localization. I have a solid knowledge and experience with IT and related content and I also work with marketing and tourism copy.

I am very dedicated and detail-oriented and I have never missed a deadline so far.

Adherence to style guides, high attention to detail, extensive research, communication and queries, tags/code/variables management, careful full final reread, spell-check and QA checks are an integral part of my work procedure.

Fields of Work:

• Video game localization
• Software/mobile app localization
• Website localization
• Marketing, tourism and IT related content


I have had the chance to work with a wide variety of CAT tools (Trados Studio, SDLX, memoQ, IBM Translation Manager, Star Transit XV, MS LocStudio) and in different environments, ranging from small offline projects to very large online ones (e.g. 4+ million words) with shared resources, complex style guides and involving multiple translators and reviewers.

CAT Tools:
• memoQ
• Trados Studio 2015
• SDLX 2007
• Memsource

Please check my "Project History" on this very same page for some examples of projects I carried out and the "Willingness to Work Again" (WWA) section for clients' feedback/references. Here you can find additional information about my identity and its verification.



Testimonials:


• "Mirko is a consummate professional. His attention to grammar, term consistency, and excellent CAT tool skills set a very high bar. I look forward to contacting him again soon for continued collaboration on our project."
• "Mirko is a great translator and reviewer. Passionate, reliable, responsive, detail oriented and always keeps to deadlines & delivers successful contents. It's a pleasure to work with!"
• "Mirko is a very detail oriented professional who has devoted himself to good quality. Thanks a lot for all the good work!"


In addition to being a "Certified PRO" translator here on ProZ, I am a qualified member of the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters (AITI), member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT).

Very good knowledge and command of the English language, at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Winner of the 2019 ProZ Translation Contest "Benevolent deception: The placebo button effect".



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Total pts earned: 3598
PRO-level pts: 3122


Language (PRO)
English to Italian3122
Top general fields (PRO)
Other1427
Marketing634
Tech/Engineering475
Art/Literary361
Social Sciences92
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino620
Marketing / Market Research293
IT (Information Technology)274
Tourism & Travel260
Government / Politics223
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters210
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama156
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects16
With client feedback4
Corroborated4
100% positive (4 entries)
positive4
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation13
Software localization1
Editing/proofreading1
Website localization1
Language pairs
English to Italian15
German to Italian1
Specialty fields
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino11
IT (Information Technology)10
Computers: Software9
Marketing / Market Research5
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters2
Tourism & Travel1
Other fields
Education / Pedagogy2
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