Saturday, 26 March 2011

Italian to English and French to English translations

Current address

Viale Cermenate 1

20141 Milan


tel. 00 39 02 89 51 34 73

mobile: 00 39 331 316 39 38


September 2007 - present

Italian to English freelance translator:-

general commercial

market research related


various industrial sectors (eg. textiles, telecommunications etc.)



financial services


Current freelance translation availability: full time.

Some freelance English teaching in Milan, concluded in Spring 2010.

January 1998 – July 2007

Freelance translator, as above,

And international market research project manager, based in Milan, Italy.

All market research projects were for international clients; so always with a strong translation element.

Every project included several of the elements below:-

- translation of data/results from Italian into English:



desk research data

interview transcripts

- translation of research materials into Italian (for which I proof-read work done by a mother-tongue translator):


discussion guides

communications material (eg. advertising messages)

product descriptions (eg. new pharmaceutical product concepts)

stimulus material

Market research projects covered a wide range of markets:-

consumer products/services

industrial products/services

healthcare products/services

September 1996 – January 1998

International market research project manager, specialising in Italy and France, at BPRI, London, UK.

Projects were international and so with a strong translation element, as in the previous entry.

September 1994 – September 1996

International market research project manager, at SGR International, Rome, Italy

All projects were for international clients and so had a strong translation element, as in the previous entries.

There was particular emphasis on healthcare/pharmaceutical work, as well as general consumer.

September 1992-September 1994

Research executive in international market research, at BMS, in London, UK, specialising in Italy.

All projects were international in character and so had a strong translation element, as in previous entries.

Markets covered were mainly business to business products and services, with some consumer markets, eg. -

retail banking equipment

industrial and automotive lubricants

shoes and clothing

January 1992 – September 1992

Graduate trainee in international market research, at Research International, in London, UK.

September 1990 – January 1992

English language teacher at Inlingua in Naples and, from September 1991, in schools in London

October 1987 – June 1990

Cambridge University

Upper second degree in history

Internships at Raychem (technology multinational), near Paris, in the two Summer long vacations

September 1986 – September 1987

‘Gap’ year in Paris, improving language skills.

To June 1986

Beaumont School, St. Albans, England

3 ‘A’ grade A-levels (History, French, Economics)

10 (9 ‘A’ grade) O-levels (including French, Latin and Greek)

Date of Birth:


St. Albans, UK


Fluent in Italian and French.

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