Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
English to Italian
Italian to English

Fulvio Giglio
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Albisola Superiore, Liguria, Italy
Local time: 21:05 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian (Variant: Standard-Italy) Native in Italian, English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
RetailArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Computers: SoftwareElectronics / Elect Eng
Energy / Power GenerationMechanics / Mech Engineering
Computers (general)Computers: Systems, Networks
IT (Information Technology)

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Translation education Other - London Metropolitan University
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at Nov 2001. Became a member: Dec 2006.
Credentials English to Italian (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
English to Italian (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships ITI, CIOL
Software Fluency, Idiom, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume English (PDF)
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I have been working as freelance translator and
interpreter from English to Italian (and vice- versa) since 1997 for a number
of Italian and international translation agencies - too many to list here - and
still work with companies such as Languagewire A/S, CBG Konsult, COMTEC and SDL
Italy. It all started when my employer (a maritime agency) went bankrupt in
1997. I was the company translator and interpreter for its foreign operations
and all of a sudden, I found myself unemployed. While looking for a job, I
found myself talking with a friend living in Milan about a company he knew was
looking for someone to transcribe and translate a documentary text. I got in
touch with them, got the job and really liked it... I realized then that this
could become a career. 14 years later, here I am, still enjoying my job. I love
the freedom it allows and the challenge of taking my own decisions to further
my career and grow as a professional.

Thanks to family ties in England, I am
perfectly bilingual. As a child, I used to go there for my summer holidays
every year, the first time when I was 3 years old and the last when I was 12. I
actually can't remember NOT speaking English.
Learning it so young enabled me to sound and speak like an Englishman; in fact,
in any English-speaking country I visit I am mistaken for a Briton, as I have
no trace of Italian accent and even boast what in England is usually referred
to as a slight "Northern twang" (which usually becomes stronger after
a visit to my relatives "up North"). Besides having learned English
at such a tender age, I also studied it in private English schools, and I
passed my Cambridge Proficiency exam at 27 (Grade B). Much later, I became a
qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (UK) - in
2004 - and of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK) - in 2007 (after
passing my IoL Diploma in Translation exam). After years as a professional, I
attended the MA Interpreting course at the London Metropolitan University for
the Academic year 2007/2008, and I was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in
Interpreting with Merit in December 2008.

I love my job, both as translator and
interpreter: the former is more relaxed and enables me to work at home and
organize my working day as I like (but always meeting the deadlines), the
latter is more exciting and dynamic and allows me to travel and meet new
people. But when I need a break and want to relax, music is my haven. I'm a
pianist and a bass guitarist, and I play in three bands. Art is one of my main
interests, and besides music I really love literature, cinema and theatre.

Keywords: Translator, Interpreter, English-Italian, Italian-English, Perfectly bilingual, uses SDL Trados Freelance Suite 2007, uses SDL Trados Studio, uses SDLX 2007, uses Wordfast, uses Fluency, uses SDL Multiterm, uses SDL Passolo, uses MemoQ, professional translator, professional interpreter

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Apr 23, 2020

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