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DiegoBrizi

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Country

United Kingdom

Native language

Italian

 

Specializations

Technical
Engineering
Business
Marketing / Financial
Software / IT
Medical
Arts / Entertainment
Sciences
Non-fiction books

 

Software

 

 

   Career / Experience

 

English > Italian
  - Translating
  - Proofreading
  - Copywriting

Italian > English
  - Translating
  - Proofreading
  - Copywriting



PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nationality Italian

Date of birth AUGUST 23RD, 1983
Gender MALE

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dates October 2007 – September 2009
• Name and address of employer Ateicos Formazione e Consulenza153/d Via della Casetta Mattei, 00148 Rome, Italy (headquarters)
• Type of business or sector Training school and consulting company ISO 9001-certified (partner of Microsoft, Università della Tuscia, City & Guilds London, A.I.C.A.) with subsidiaries in Rome and Frosinone.
• Occupation or position held Director of studies/Executive Manager/Teacher
• Main activities and responsibilities · General educational management as per the foreign languages area (planning & management of the activities connected to the sector)· Decision-making/Problem-solving/Direct contact with clients and students.· Team-leading (directly leading a team of mother tongue/bilingual professionals of circa 10 people)· HR Management (educational staff management)· Screening of Curricula and Recruiting of the educational staff· Teachers’ educational training · Design and realization of training material for teachers· Supervisor for the apprenticeships of university students· English language teacher (training students for the CAMBRIDGE ESOL and CITY & GUILDS examinations)· Translator (to and from: Italian, English, French)· Creator of the company’s educational method· Examiner for the City & Guilds examinations· Project Manager for the “Special Events” sector connected to the foreign languages area (planning of cultural/educational events also co-working with other companies) which provided me with both creative and management skills· Sales and PR experience – clients acquisition and students course-renewals· Planning and writing of business proposals (also educational)


• Dates February 2008 – March 2008
• Name and address of employer Aracne Editrice133 a-b via Raffaele Garofalo, 00173 Rome, Italy
• Type of business or sector University Publisher
• Occupation or position held Member of the Authors Office staff
• Main activities and responsibilities Management of business relations and PR activity with university authors/professors

• Dates September 2006 – currently
• Name and address of employer Eldalie.it
• Type of business or sector Web community with cultural and literary purposes
• Occupation or position held Editor and Translator
• Main activities and responsibilities · No-profit activity as an editor and translator of Web contents


• Dates September 2006 – June 2007
• Name and address of employer Istituto Superiore “G. Ferro”19 via Silvio Spaventa, 00040 Pomezia, Rome, Italy (headquarters)
• Type of business or sector Private school
• Occupation or position held English and French Teacher
• Main activities and responsibilities · Use of grammar, pronunciation, oral and written production· Training students for the in-house year-to-year examinations· Civilization· Business English and Business French

• Dates September 2006 – December 2006
• Name and address of employer Wordwide Language Solutions72 Via Neghelli, 04100 Latina - Italy
• Type of business or sector Leading Translation and Localization company
• Occupation or position held Translator
• Main activities and responsibilities · Translation and Revision of all types of texts (software, marketing, Web, tourism, promotional, etc.)· Translating Proofing

• Dates April 2006 – September 2006
• Name and address of employer Università Roma Tre - Professoressa Marinella Rocca Longo - President of the Faculty.Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia – Cds in Lingue e Culture Straniere – 19 Via Valco S. Paolo, 00146 Rome, Italy
• Type of business or sector Public University
• Occupation or position held Member of the educational Staff
• Main activities and responsibilities · Cooperation to research activities

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• Dates (da – a) Giugno 2009
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Ateicos Formazione e Consulenza
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered English language (ESOL – ISESOL)
• Qualifications attained ESOL – ISESOL in ENGLISH – C2 level – City and Guilds Certifications
• Level in national or international classification C2 level (bilingualism)

• Dates May 2009
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training The British Council of Rome
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Teaching Financial English
• Qualifications attained Attendance to the seminar
• Level in national or international classification ---

• Dates March 2009 – June 2009
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Ateicos Formazione e Consulenza
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Information Technology
• Qualifications attained E.C.D.L. (European Computer Driving License)
• Level in national or international classification Attained

• Dates October 2002 – April 2006
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Università Roma Tre
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Foreign Languages (English – French – German – Swedish)Literature/History/Philosophy/Arts
• Qualifications attained Degree (BA) in Lingue e Culture StraniereCurriculum and specialization in Teoria e Prassi della Traduzione (TPT)Translation studies
• Level in national or international classification) First-class (110/110 magna cum laude)

PUBLICATIONS

• Dates May 2009 – October 2009
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Ateicos Formazione e Consulenza
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Planning, superintendence and revision of the book for the English course in Ateicos (circa 300 students per year - and growing)

• Dates April 2006 – September 2006
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Università Roma Tre – Professoressa Marinella Rocca Longo
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Cooperation to the writing of an English Civilization Handbook – team-working together with Dr. Andrea Longo e superintended by Professor Rocca Longo

• Dates May 2008 – currently
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Web community eldalie.it
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered · Publishing of the first Italian official translation of the Appendix by Prof. Richard F. Drushel (CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, USA) to the BoTR (Bored of The Rings), popular satirical remake of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

• Dates November 2005 – December 2005
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Shakty Lab Studios
• Principal subjects/occupational skills covered First studio-album of the band in which features as the singer and main composer

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Mother tongue(s) ITALIAN – C2 - REAL DEEP AND THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE – BILINGUAL WITH ENGLISH

Other language(s)
Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing
European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user
French C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user B2 Independent user B2 Independent user
German A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user
Swedish A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user A1 Basic user
My levels in English, French and Swedish are certified by official institutions (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES · Great capacities and attitude to team-working and team-leading· Long experience in liasing with clients and staff using several languages· Daily problem-solving activity· Proven stress-resistance

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES · Proactive planning· Punctuality· Flexibility and experience with extra-time working· Strongly adaptive thanks to my constantly-changing working environment· Experienced in meeting tight deadlines

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES · Strong editorial and writing skills (essays, reports, mail and e-mail etc.)· Excellent translating skills from the languages studied and into English and French – vast literature knowledge· Daily use of the personal computer as an advanced user (Windows, Macintosh, Linux OSs)· Practical knowledge of CAD programs (Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD)· Practical knowledge of musical production and mixing programs (Cubase, Protools etc.)· CAT TOOLS used and known: · Trados for Windows Word· TagEditor · WinAlign· Logoport· LionLinguist


ARTISTIC SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Singer and multi-instrumentalist (pianoforte and keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums and percussions, violin) with decennial experience as a musician and singer both for live and studio recordingDiplomas in Solfeggio, Classical Guitar and Modern Singing attained at Istituto Giuseppe Verdi in Pomezia (Rome) with the Maestri:· Solfeggio, Musical Theory and Harmony: M° Roberto Bonfè (trumpeter and Minister of Music of the “Davide Agostini” polyphonic choir)· Classical and Electric Guitar: M° Riccardo Scafetta· Jazz and Modern Singing: Carla Cristofanilli· Blues, Soul and Gospel Singing: MaraComposerMultilanguage Lyricist of songs and compositions of my own and for other artistsArrangerProducerAmong the activities undertaken for bands and instrumental ensemble:· Pre-production· Arrangement· Vocal and instrumental training· Checking over lyrics and pronunciation· Mixing and recording (working in my private studio or other premises)· Stage and performance training· Collaborations with several studios in Rome and in the vicinities (references are furnishable on request)· Private modern singing and classical/electric guitar teacher· Familiarity with creative writing and painting


OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES · Patience, politeness, optimistic attitude· Passion working in harness with people· Great creativity and constantly eager to learn· Professionally humble (the main virtue of every professional!)

DRIVING LICENCE · B type driving licence

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Title of the Degree Dissertation: “Piccola guida alla Parodia – Letteraria e non” - Small guide to parodyMy main interests are in the field of culture and literature, of the preservation of the environments, in the field of music and composition, in the show-business, in reading and in creative writing, in sports (martial arts), meditation, philosophy, the arts and the spiritual self-improvement and enhancement of the human beingMy main working interests are in the field of teaching and language consulting, of PR, of music, the arts and culture, in translation, tourism, in the publishing industry and journalismI am regularly invited to the update seminars at the BRITISH COUNCIL in RomeI have a good knowledge of Latin, due to my classical studies. As far as my profession as a teacher is concerned:I have taught and am still teaching to groups and individuals, in a vast age-range (my youngest student is 5 and my oldest one is 79) and covering all levels (as per the languages, A1 – C1). I heartily love my job and for this reason you are absolutely free to contact not only my references, but far more importantly all the students I have worked with!References:· Marinella Rocca Longo (Professore of Lingua e Traduzione Inglese and President of the Faculty of Lingue e Culture Straniere at Università Roma Tre - rocca@uniroma3.it)· Alessandro Cocco (Staff Manager – Aracne Editrice) www.aracneeditrice.it · Other references are furnishable on request


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