Member since Mar '08

Working languages:
English to Italian
French to Italian
German to Italian
Italian (monolingual)

Maria Rosa Fontana
Vast experience in the maritime industry

San Remo, Liguria, Italy
Local time: 08:57 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeBusiness/Commerce (general)
Transport / Transportation / ShippingTourism & Travel
Law: Contract(s)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1441, Questions answered: 563, Questions asked: 3
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries deu-it general, en-fr bateaux , en-it accounting, en-it computer hardware, en-it computers software, en-it general, en-it legal, en-it navigazione, en-it transport, en-it videogames

Translation education Other - Università degli Studi di Torino
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at Dec 2007. Became a member: Mar 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Italian (Università degli Studi di Torino)
French to Italian (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, Crowdin, Frontpage, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Infix PDF Editor, Nuance PDF Converter, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV will be submitted upon request
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University Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in 1987 (University of Torino, Italy), final mark 110/110 cum laude

Translating experience:

Yachting industry: catalogues, brochures, technical specifications, price lists, user manuals, contracts, ownership documents.

Transport: transport contracts, transport documents

Business: letters, contracts, import/export documents, reports

Computers: manuals

Marketing / Advertising: newsletters, brochures, mailings. Worked 2 years as an in-house translator for a direct marketing company, translating direct mailings and advertisements from French into Italian

Tourism: brochures, catalogues, web pages

Other working experience includes:

12 years in the yachting industry, specializing in sailing yachts, working with suppliers and customers from Germany, France and English-speaking countries.

4 years as a sales promoter for an online travel agency. This experience, similar to a franchising, involved marketing my personalized website (using Google Adwords and other similar tools) and dealing with prospects, thus allowing me to improve my familiarity with e-commerce, internet and advertising terminology

Accounting in Italy, UK and France. This experience in the early years of my career helped me to familiarize with the accounting terminology in my source and target languages, and above all it gave me the uncomparable opportunity of living in two foreign countries where my main source languages are spoken.
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Total pts earned: 1573
PRO-level pts: 1441

Top languages (PRO)
English to Italian1089
German to Italian164
French to Italian96
Italian to English76
Italian to French12
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Ships, Sailing, Maritime194
Law: Contract(s)125
Business/Commerce (general)108
Law (general)91
Finance (general)73
Tourism & Travel56
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Profile last updated
Jul 10, 2020