Italian Translator (California) – Kathleen


KATHLEEN

Languages: Italian Translation, Italian to English, English to Italian

Skills

§ Able to read, write, and speak fluently in Italian

§ Excellent analytical and research skills

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Major: Anthropology (with Honors)  Minor: Italian Studies

Date of entry: August 2002

Graduation Date: 19 May 2006

Cumulative GPA:  3.59/4.0

Completed a 30-page Honor’s Thesis in Anthropology titled “Sex Trafficking in Italy: The Case of Nigerian Prostitution.”

University of Trento in Trento, Italy                                                                              January – June 2005

One semester at the University of Trento, Italy through the University of California Education Abroad Program. Courses were taught in Italian, and topics included anthropology, political science, and archaeology. Further, an anthropology independent study project was completed where the final exam consisted of writing a ten-page term thesis paper in Italian.

Work & Internship Experience

Freelance Editor and Translator, The CoSBi Centre (The Microsoft Research

–University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology)                              April 2009 – present

Editing of scientific articles for the CoSBi team; support with translations of scientific and dissemination material into English.

Administrative and Editing Assistant, The CoSBi Centre (The Microsoft Research                                        – University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology)            , Trento, Italy

January 2008 – April 2009

Editing of scientific articles for the CoSBi team; support with in-house translations of scientific and dissemination material into English; assistance in recruitment procedures; welcome of new researchers and long-term visitors; assistance with immigration and relocation procedures; general administrative support.

Private English Tutor, Trento, Italy                                                              December 2006 – January 2008

Gave private English lessons to children and adults; created educational games in English to assist children in their learning and thought of conversation topics and grammar exercises for older children and adults.

Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley (children’s science museum)                    February 2006 – May 2006

Exhibit Facilitator/Demonstration Presenter

Presented demonstrations to children on exhibit topics, tailoring each demonstration according to the average age of the audience, which ranged from three to seventeen years of age; set up hands-on scientific activities for children and guide children through them; monitored exhibit areas and answer visitors’ questions.

Editorial Internship at the OC Weekly magazine in Santa Ana, CA                                           Summer 2004

Proofread and edited magazine articles to ensure that all facts were correct; researched facts on the Internet; followed up with sources; participated in editorial meetings; helped organize and contribute to annual “Back to School” cover story.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, UC Berkeley Fall 2004

Worked with the Archaeology Field School Professor, graduate students, and fellow undergraduate students to record field school journals on computer and catalogued photographs in Microsoft Excel.

Archaeology Field School at Fort Ross, CA through UC Berkeley                                             Summer 2004

Worked on the development of an interpretive trail to inform Fort Ross visitors of the history of Native American presence in the area.  Also performed archaeological survey work.

Behind the Scenes screenwriting club, UC Berkeley                                                August – November 2003

Co-founder

Co-founder of a screenwriting club which included the organization of club meetings, pitching ideas for possible scripts and publicizing the club.

Cal Berkeley Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Spring 2003 – Fall 2005

General Member and Newsletter Co-Editor

Volunteered for home-building projects; organized production of the campus newsletter including delegation of responsibilities to staff; set and adhered to deadlines; edited articles; designed publication layout using Adobe InDesign; facilitated production with other officers and printing companies.

We have Italian translators and interpreters in Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington D.C.; Dallas, TX, Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WAVancouver, BC, Canada; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy; Udine, Italy; Florence, Italy; Milano, Italy; Naples, Italy; Verona, Italy; Turin, Italy; Bologna, Italy; Perugia, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Zurich, Switzerland; Monaco, Luxembourg and in many more cities all over the world.