CV Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae - Stefano Papaleo - Freelance translator, IT professional, web & graphic designer

I am a translator and web designer with many years of experience in languages as well as information technology.


lingue Languages

English teacher and tutor for groups and individuals, from beginners to advanced learners Translator since 1998 from English, Spanish and German to Italian.

Specialized in:

I have translated a wide and varied range of material such as technical and promotional press releases (smart cards and magnetic cards, electronics, fashion and IT), company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, business and travel offers, video games, software license agreements, networking technical documents (wired and wireless device manuals, fibre optics networks, tenders etc.), websites, applications (from simple user apps to complex enterprise systems), surveys, CVs, promotional material for business/professional and consumer IT and audio/video products for companies like:

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, Barco, Computer Associates, Juniper, AOC, Agfa, eBay, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, Nortel, ATEN, Lenovo, Sonos, Onkyo, Korg, Yamaha, Unify, Panasonic, Meizu, Bang & Olufsen

Games, video games, casino and sports betting: I have translated several proprietary and open source games, managed multilingual localization projects for mobile games for WAAT/Twistbox, I have translated and proofread Ubisoft games, and games for iPhone/iPod/iPad. I have translated casino texts from Spanish and English to Italian for over an year on a weekly basis, took part in the localization of an important online casino, translated and edited sports betting, poker and casino material, created glossaries on poker, blackjack, betting etc. I have also provided consulting to clients planning to enter the Italian betting market. I have translated material on Superenalotto, brag, blackjack, poker, sports betting and so on for Game Account, Victor Chandler/Everest, BetFred, 24poker.com, MGS, PNL, Lottomatica, many AAMS certifications AAMS etc., translation of material for EuroCasino, instructions for sleepover games, T&C for advertising on betting sites, banners for casino tools & products, mobile videogame on Cristiano Ronaldo & other football games, proofreading of gaming material for EA, Pro 7 Games and others.

I provide translation, revision, transcription and DTP services in several formats for several platforms:

Linux, Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone

MS Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, WPS-Office, PDF, InDesign, XML

I am quite familiar handling files in several formats and programming/scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP, JavaScript etc.

My payment methods are: bank transfer, PayPal, NETeller and Skrill no later than 30 days from the date of the invoice

I work with SDL Trados Studio version 2015 and memoQ 2015 but I have no problem learning new software tools if necessary, and I can of course directly edit source content in Photoshop, InDesign, Flash etc.

My daily turnaround is about 3000/3500 words for translation and 5000/6000 words for proofreading and editing.


informatica Information technology

I first experienced information technology back in 1984 and have been working since 1994 as web designer, teacher, consultant, and as storechecker for two years for Context European Information Services (IDC) - London both in real and virtual shops. As a teacher I have managed individual and group courses of any level: EU-funded professional and vocational training, temp workers and apprentices, professional training for the Municipality of Trieste, middle school teachers' training, basic and advanced courses for Windows and MacOS, ECDL, training for the military, web and graphic design Photoshop, Flash, VBA, Access, video editing etc. I have also worked as tutor for several EU-funded courses

Some of the tasks performed along the years included:

  • database development (Access, MySQL, Postgresql)
  • teaching, tutoring and training
  • IT consulting
  • IT technical support (Mac e PC)
  • DTP for the student's guides for the University of Trieste
  • data entry in several university offices and libraries

graphic & web design Graphic Design & Web Design

Since 1995 I have learned the skills involved in web design and designed and built several projects for public and private entities in Italy and abroad such as schools and universities, photographers, dj's, clubs, web agencies, travel agents, IT consultancy companies, translation agencies, bars and restaurants, communication agencies, cultural and sports associations, non-profit organizations etc.

In these projects, I have applied a series of technology taking into account the specific needs and what was available at the time:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, Perl, Flash, Python, JQuery, XML, MySQL, Postgresql

The projects ranges from simple showcase websites, professional and artistic portfolios to institutional websites, online shops, as well as event presentations with user registration and payment solutions, booking systems, image galleries, forums and communities of any kind, online catalogues and database management. All of this, either developing new custom solutions or taking advantage and customizing ready-made blogging, CMS, e-commerce packages such as:

b2, Mambo, Plone, WordPress, Joomla, Oxy Classifieds, Blogger, OS Commerce ecc.

At the same time, I have also developed a number of graphic design projects for web and print in Italy and abroad, including:

  • banners and promotional images
  • electronic cards and print postcards
  • headers
  • newsletters
  • animations
  • electronic tickets
  • image processing and photoediting
  • logo design
  • business cards
  • flyers, posters and brochures
  • events and company presentations
  • menus for bars & restaurants
  • catalogues
  • video editing
  • typesetting & DTP

Continuous Personal Development

2016 SEO Training | Search Engine Optimization Tutorials - Udemy

Audio Engineering: EQ and Compression for beginners - Udemy

Audio Engineering: Signal Flow - Udemy

Logo Design Theory and Application Bootcamp - Udemy
2014 Translation in travel & tourism - ProZ

Translating comic books - STL Formazione

Transcreation of advertising and promotional material - STL Formazione
2013 Self-learning through documents and video about graphic design, SEO, Jquery, video editing, communication, videogame localization, structure, language and translation of comic books

Italian legal language - ProZ

British Company Law for translators - ProZ

Videogame localizations - ProZ

Learning Responsive Web Design - Infinite Skills

Learning HTML 5 - Infinite Skills

Introduction to JQuery Mobile - Infinite Skills

Learning JQuery Mobile - Infinite Skills
2012 Translating comic books from German - ProZ
2011 Localization online course - ProZ
1999 Master of Web - Alias di Udine: web authoring, web usability, web analysis, web server and web connectivity
1998-1999 Professional Training for Certified Software Consultant - ENAIP di Trieste.
1998 Professional Training for Webmaster - ENAIP di Pasian di Prato (UD)
1997 Professional Training for Multimedia Designer - ENAIP di Pasian di Prato (UD)
  Advanced Internet Searching - Computer Center - University of Trieste.
1984-1985 Information Technology and Basic -  “La Repubblica dei Ragazzi” di Trieste
1980-1982 English Lessons - Università Popolare di Trieste