Member since May '04

Working languages:
Italian to Greek
Greek to Italian
English to Greek
Spanish to Greek
Portuguese to Greek

maria sgourou
translation | transcreation | content

Local time: 17:45 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Greek Native in Greek
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Feb 6, 2017 (posted via mobile):  Macchina preforme/PET ...more, + 2 other entries »
Total word count: 6000

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Website localization, Copywriting, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Internet, e-CommerceTourism & Travel
Advertising / Public Relations

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 391, Questions answered: 167, Questions asked: 74
Glossaries ES > EN, ES_EL, GEO, GR_IT, IT_EL, LEGAL, Legal It_En, Legal It_Es, Market It_En, med

Translation education Master's degree - SSLMIT - Trieste Italy
Experience Years of experience: 22. Registered at Jan 2000. Became a member: May 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Italian to Greek (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori)
English to Greek (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori)
Spanish to Greek (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori)
Greek to Italian (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori)
Memberships ELETO, BHCC- British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Software Adobe Acrobat, FrameMaker, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, FrameMaker 6, Illustrator, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Events and training
Powwows attended
Professional practices maria sgourou endorses's Professional Guidelines.
“Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes”

Günter Grass

Professional Background

Full time freelance translator since 1999


Areas of Expertise: Marketing, adaptation of marketing literature for the Greek market
(great amount of advertising material, newsletters, in a variety of fields)

Site translation in html code – certified web-writer
(large amount of websites localized in the fields of tourism, energy, services,
medicine, holistic medicine etc.)

SEO copywriting + translation Technical texts
(appliances, solar equipment, machines, energy power generation)


Additional qualifications

*Excellent writing skills


* Extensive experience in technical texts
* Extensive experience in marketing texts
* Extensive experience in web-content
* Extensive experience in SEO content


For requests, offers and availability:my email Secondary email :my email reference and sample texts upon request


Academic Background

Degree in Translation
SSLMIT Trieste Italy

Specialization Courses

Course on Translation
Trinity College - Dublin EIRE

Language and Translation Courses
Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca - Spain

Course on Translation - Spanish - English - Italian
Escuela de Estudios Hispanicos Salamanca - Spain

Course on Translation for special purposes
Cambridge School of English - London UK

Continuing Education

* 2005 -
Creative writing for advertisement
The purpose was to understand the mechanisms of communication when it comes to ads aiming to better quality for texts involving advertisement literature

*2006 -
Adaptation and scriptwriting
The purpose was to better understand various registers of language and adaptation of written literature into images

* 2007 -
NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming)
An entirely new subject which opened up a new area of expertise and an additional qualification for my writing skills

* 2008 -
Web writing
On-line seminar in Italian
The purpose of this is to gain acquaintance with the translation and even composition of texts specifically structured for the uses of the internet, familiarize with the html code and the application of such code into tag-editor (trados) when translating a website.

* 2009 -
Trados professional training received through courses organized by SDL’s official dealer in Greece at the company's premises. Despite me being a regular use of trados since the beginning of my carrier. I decided to combine my self-taught experience with the full professional training.

** 2010 - This was a year of a great change for me since my son was born and I have dedicated my full attention to him.

* 2011 - Since the beginning of the present year I have become increasingly interested in the e-marketing and the social network marketing. To this end, I have been attending various webinars on blogging, e-marketing and social network.

* 2011 (October) -
E-marketing Seminar
The purpose of the seminar was to better understand the complexity of the language and the application of e-marketing into all aspects of professional life


Personal guidelines

I have been working as a full-time freelance translator since 1999.
Throughout my professional life I have come to the conclusion that a linguist professional has to adhere to some basic yet very important guidelines which not only guarantee the quality of the translation project delivered but also provide a solid base for long term professional relationships which is the key to success for both sides.
The basic rules I personally endorse are the following:

Commitment to quality
I never undertake a project unless I am fully confident I can deliver a high quality translation

Commitment to deadlines
Deadlines are of high importance to me as they are to my client. Keeping deadlines guarantee smooth work flow for me and my partners

In the age of information, confidentiality is one of the most important rules a professional linguist should adhere to.

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 426
PRO-level pts: 391

Top languages (PRO)
Greek to Italian262
Italian to English28
Italian to Greek26
English to Italian20
Spanish to Greek16
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)74
Law: Contract(s)72
Finance (general)56
Government / Politics40
Mechanics / Mech Engineering28
Medical (general)16
Pts in 15 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects3
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English to Greek3
Specialty fields
Engineering (general)3
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Profile last updated
May 17, 2019

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