Technical translator working from EN / ES / DE / CA to IT, specializing in Web localization and co-author of Guida completa a OmegaT: tecniche, trucchi e consigli per traduttori e project manager
I earned a master's degree in Multimedia Design and Production from La Salle in Barcelona and majored in Foreign Languages and Literature in Italy, with a dissertation on translation problems in film dubbing. I work as a freelance translator since 1997.
In Italy I contributed to the development of an international NGO, before specializing in web design. In Spain, I spent four years in a multinational company of the Bertelsmann group, as head of the translation department. After leaving, I completed some projects as a strategic consultant before deciding to put my knowledge of the sector to good use by setting up Qabiria, a company offering translation, consulting and training to language service companies and professionals.
In the last years I spoke at several translation industry events, such as the ProZ conferences in Barcelona (2009, 2010, 2012), Vienna (2009), Rome (2011) and Pisa (2014), at Translation Forum Russia (2009 and 2010), and was invited to speak at Localization World 2011 in Barcelona. I taught project management and OmegaT at several post-graduate courses in Spain. Currently, I assist the students of the Master in Tradumatica at the UAB. In my free time I apply my knowledge of web design and information architecture to this and other websites.
I use computer aided translation tools on a daily basis (SDL Trados, OmegaT, Wordfast) to prepare and execute translation projects. I can create and manage translation memories, bilingual and multilingual termbases, as well as convert, import and export from/into different formats. I perfectly master common office suites (MS Office, Lotus SmartSuite, OpenOffice and LibreOffice). I am advanced user of web and multimedia tools, among them several Content Management Systems (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Concrete5) and desktop software (Dreamweaver, Flash, Director), and also other tools for photo editing (PhotoPaint, Photoshop), desktop publishing (CorelDraw) and video editing (Virtual Dub, Premiere).
I discovered Internet in 1994 at the University of Cologne, in Germany, during an Erasmus scholarship. I retrieved information with Gopher and got enthusiastic about the World Wide Web with Mosaic. My curiosity for the Web hasn't but grow since then.