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Hello!
I'm Serena

FREELANCE TRANSLATOR ENGLISH/SPANISH > ITALIAN
MY CURRICULUM
About me
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¡Hola! My name is Serena and I work as a freelance translator from English/Spanish into Italian. I specialize in the translation of patents, tourism, and marketing/IT texts.
As I finished high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to be: a translator! I moved to Bari and took a degree in “Linguistic communication and mediation”, during which I was able to improve my English and learn Spanish and Russian. After that, I moved to Genoa to attend the degree course in “Translation and Interpretation”. Thanks to the Erasms Programme, I spent one year in Oviedo, where I fell even more in love with beautiful Spain.
Soon after taking my second degree, I wanted to see firsthand how a translation agency works. That is why I moved to Stirling, Scotland, where I interned as a project manager and a translator in a big translation agency. Once my internship was over, I realized that nothing compares to working as a freelancer. I am a serial planner, so I love being able to organize my time and schedule according to my plans. Now I have been working as a freelance translator since 2015 and, despite the ups and downs of this career, I wouldn’t change my job for the world!
If you need more information, check out my CV and feel free to send me an e-mail by clicking on the “Contact me” button. Cheers!

¿Quieres ver mi CV en español? Envíame un correo pinchando el botón “Contact me”.

MY PROJECTS
Some projects I worked on
  • Patents and Legal

    Post-editing of patents: technical, chemical, pharmaceutical, scientific,  engineering, etc.

    Transcription of various kinds of audio files.

    Translation and Revision from English and Spanish of legal documents.

  • Tourism

    Translation of touristic services, facilities, and destinations belonging to a famous hotel chain with hotels in 86 countries.

    Post-editing of services offered by two important Japanese airlines.

    Translation of products, tours, excursions, descriptions of holiday destinations, and activities for a big American online travel company.

    Translation of a magazine about a medieval-historical re-enactment held in my hometown.

  • IT

    Translation and Post-editing of products and services offered by an important American multinational technology company.

    Translation of features and instructions of products belonging to an American company providing on-demand cloud computing platforms.

    Translation of products and services offered by a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology.

  • Marketing

    Post-editing of titles, descriptions, and features of different types of products (clothing, fishing tools, toys, sex toys, gardening tools, etc.) sold on the website of the biggest American multinational technology company.

    Translation of new launches and descriptions for a Japanese multinational personal care company.

    Translation of instruction manuals of different products belonging to a big American multinational technology company.

    Translation of the description and features of toys sold by the biggest American multinational toy manufacturing and entertainment company.

    Post-editing of titles, descriptions, and features of products sold by a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology.

  • Cooking

    Translation of bar and restaurant menus.

    Translation of recipes belonging to a cooking book.

    Translation of haute cuisine recipes belonging to an Italian Bakery Professional Academy.

  • Publishing

    Translation of an extract from “Open” by Yewande Omotoso published in the ebook “Oltre l’Europa: Argentina, India e Sudafrica” by Dragomanni.

    Translation of a book about the sanitizing characteristics of ozone.

    Translation of a cooking book about the Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Science

    Translation of scientific-chemical publications.

    Translation of biological publications.

    Translation and Revision of a neuro-psychological poster.

  • Education

    Translation of degree thesis.

    Translation and Revision of academic publications: master’s speech, honorary degree, music at University.

Services provided

Let me know what I can do for you.

We will decide together what service and price best suits your project.

Softwares used
SDL Trados Studio
96%
MemoQ
87%
MateCat
71%
Memsource
93%
Xbench
85%
Smartcat
73%
WHERE I WORKED
Work experiences
Apr 2015Present
Freelance translatorFreelance (Oria, Italia)

Translation, post-editing, revision, and transcription services from English/Spanish into Italian.

Feb 2018 Jun 2019
Project Manager Global Voices (Stirling, U.K.)

Project manager (in charge of contacting linguists via email and phone, deciding the budget, and allocating the project)

Reviser (in charge of revising the translated project received from the linguist and solving possible problems)

Translator (in charge of translating texts from English into Italian)

Jan 2013 Mar 2013
Interpreter Prefecture of Bari (Bari, Italy)

Interpreter in support of immigrants.

In charge of obtaining documents and supporting the office head in daily tasks.

WHERE I STUDIED
Education
Oct 2014
Mar 2017
Degree in Translation and Interpretation
Università degli studi di Genova (Italy)

110/110

Sep 2015
May 2016
Erasmus year
Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Sep 2010
Jul 2014
Degree in Linguistic and Intercultural Communication
Università degli studi di Bari (Italy)

106/110

Sep 2005 Jun 2010
Scientific high school diplomaLiceo Scientifico “V.Lilla”, Oria (Italy)

97/100

AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH
Post-degree Education
MY MOST RECENT POSTS
Blog

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME
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