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					Masson Marie-Laure
Via Mauro Macchi, 79
20124 Milan - Italy
Tel/Fax: 39.02.66.700.234
E-mail: furana@hotmail.it/furana@iol.it
Born on August 16th 1965



Languages


French                        Mother tongue
English                       Fluent (15 months in the Maldives; 18 months in Australia)
Italian                       Fluent (living in Italy since 1991)
Spanish                       Good understanding
German                        Good understanding


Education

2005-2004                     First year of Modern Standard Arabic
Milan

1984-1983                     First year of Modern and Contemporary History
Paris                         (University of Tolbiac)

1983                          Baccalauréat A5 (equivalent to Higher School Certificate)
                              Subjects included: philosophy/languages



Professional Experience


As of 1996                    Technical Translator
Milan
                              Freelance translation services from Italian into English and French
                              Areas covered: Telecommunications, Electronics, Engineering,
                              Mechanical Design, Medical Devices.
                              Collaboration with various agencies and private customers in Milan
                              and other cities across Europe (see attached list).


1996-1994                     Technical Translator
Milan                         (Alcatel Telecom-Radio Transmission Systems)

                              Translation of equipment and system handbooks from Italian into
                              English and occasionally into French


Computer Skills

                              Windows Millennium (Macintosh, PC) - FrameMaker
                              Trados Workbench
          List of translation/proofreading services performed since 1996 (Excerpts)


          CUSTOMER                  LOCATION                                         TASK
ALCATEL TELECOM                 Milan – Italy            Translation of equipment, system, maintenance and operator
                                Nanterre – France        handbooks – software projects/specifications – final acceptance
                                Zurich – Switzerland     test specifications – maintenance contracts – tenders.
                                Stuttgart – Germany      From: Italian into English** and French, English into
                                                         French, French into English**
AISA                            Crema – Italy            Translation of equipment and maintenance handbooks for glass
                                                         printing machines.
                                                         From: Italian into English** and French
ANSALDO STS France*             Les Ulis - France        Translation of a tender for the implementation of a Signalling
                                                         system (ATC, platform screen doors) for the Singapore metro‟s
                                                         Downtown Line.
                                                         From: English into French
                                                         Translation of various documents, technical descriptions.
                                                         From: Italian into French
ARC MACHINES, INC.*             European         Office, Translation of AMI‟s Operator Training Guidelines for orbital
                                Switzerland              fusion welding of tubes and pipes through microprocessor-
                                                         controlled power supplies.
                                                         From: English into French
                                                         Translation of AMI European Office‟s Quality Manual
                                                         From: French into English**
ARTE STRUKTURA                  Milan – Italy            Italian Madi Art: translation of the Exhibition catalogue.
                                                         From: Italian into English** and French
ATLANTA STRETCH*                Rimini – Italy           Translation of equipment and maintenance handbooks for
                                                         stretch-wrapping machines.
                                                         From: Italian into French
B&B DENTAL                      Bologna – italy          Translation of documents pertaining to dental implantology
                                                         From : Italian and English into French
Biologici Italia Laboratories   Masate - Italy           Translation of a diuretic package insert – Furosemide injection
                                                         USP
                                                         From: Italian into French
BIOPROGRESS*                    Rome – Italy             Translation of chemical, pharmaceutical and biological
                                                         documents in relation to Aciclovir (cream tube) and Avyplus
                                                         (tablet and suspension) medicinal products.
                                                         From: Italian into English**
BIZERBA*                        Desio – Italy            Translation of equipment and maintenance handbooks for
                                                         slicers and wrapping machines.
                                                         From: Italian into French
CAFFARO ENERGIA SRL*            Milan – Italy            Translation of the contract for the design and construction of an
                                                         electric power cogeneration plant.
                                                         From: Italian into English**
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO              Suzzara - Italy          Translation of risk assessment procedures in the area of
                                                         sanitary equipment manufacturing.
                                                         From : Italian into French
C.I.E.*                         Italy                    Water purification plant, ion exchange water re-circulation
                                                         plant:
                                                         Translation of health and safety standards and operating &
                                                         maintenance guidelines.
                                                         From : Italian into English**
COIM*                           Settimo Milanese – Translation of an information booklet in relation to roof
                                Italy                    covering.
                                                         From Italian into French
DVT*                            Geneva – Switzerland SmartImage Sensor: translation of the installation & user guide.
                                                         From: English into French
EDF                             Milan – Italy            Translation of specifications, tenders and monthly reports.
                                                         From: Italian into French, French into Italian
EDILSIDER                       Lecco - Italy            Translation of the product catalogue (prefabricated modular
                                                         buildings and self-contained buildings, sheds)
                                                         From: Italian into English** and French
EDISON*                         Milan – Italy            Translation of various presentations and reports as regards
                                                    corporate governance guidelines (including code of conduct)
                                                    with a view to enforcing national legislation.
                                                    From Italian into French
EMMEGI*                      Limidi di Soliera (MO) Translation of handbooks, brochures, product catalogues and
                             - Italy                various documents for the production of aluminium, light alloy
                                                    and PVC machining systems.
                                                    From Italian into French
ENGELHARD*                   Milan – Italy          Translation of: “Catalyst selection: a guide to heterogeneous
                                                    catalyst hydrogenation applications.”
                                                    From: English into French
ENI*                         Milan – Italy          Translation of risk assessment/prevention procedures in shaft
                                                    area remediation and recovery.
                                                    From: Italian into English**
FlaktWoods                   Sweden                 Translation of brochures, operating and maintenance guidelines
                                                    for air handling units and chilled beams.
                                                    From: English into French
FMC Kongsberg Metering AS*   Konsberg - Norway      Translation of the operating and maintenance guidelines for the
                                                    Sybervisor metering control system.
                                                    From: English into French
FRESENIUS*                   Cremona – Italy        Translation of validation tests for the NOVAMED ethylene oxide
                                                    sterilisation plant.
                                                    From: Italian into English**
GAMBRO*                      Parma - Italy          Translation of various medical devices for continuous renal
                                                    replacement therapy (CRRT), (software, maintenance
                                                    handbooks, GUI, user guide)
                                                    From: English into French
GEC ALSTOM                   Milan – Italy          Translation of maintenance handbooks and pre-qualification
                             Le Creusot – France    tenders.
                             Madrid – Spain         From: Italian into French, English into French and
                             Charleroi – Belgium    Italian, French into Italian
HANTAREX*                    Cinisello Balsamo – Translation of the Home Theatre brochure - Ultra-flat screen
                             Italy                  TV- LCD, TFT screens.
                                                    From Italian into French.
ITALIAN MINISTRY OF THE      Milan – Italy          Translation of the advanced French course booklet for the
INTERIOR       (LANGUAGE                            Italian Police Force (including a significant portion of Interpol‟s
TRAINING CENTRE)*                                   website).
                                                    From: English into French
ITALIAN    MINISTRY    OF    Rome – Italy           Translation of the intermediate French course booklet for Italian
JUSTICE         (LANGUAGE                           Penitentiary Personnel.
TRAINING DIVISION) *                                From: Italian into French
ITALIAN        REGULATORY    Milan – Italy          Translation of resolutions and general provisions concerning the
AUTHORITY             FOR                           definition of tariff regulations for the transportation of natural
ELECTRICITY AND GAS*                                gas and the use of regasification terminals.
                                                    From: Italian into French
ITALTEL*                     Milan – Italy          Translation of equipment, system, maintenance and operator
                                                    handbooks – tenders.
                                                    From: Italian into English** and French
ITT Industries*              White Plains (NY) - Translation of product leaflets for the Fluid Technology Division
                             USA                    From: English into French
JAPANESE TV NETWORK*         C/O Rome – Italy       Proofreading and coordinating the translation of the sentence-
                                                    ruling filed by the Civil and Criminal Court of Milan in relation to
                                                    the Piazza Fontana trial (team of 5 mother tongue translators).
                                                    From: Italian into English**
LITHOMOBILE*                 Milan - Italy          Translation of brochures and documents as regards the Wolf
                                                    piezolith 300 lithotriptor.
                                                    From: Italian into English**
LORENZ BIOTECH*              Medolla - Italy        Translation of documents in connection with the
                                                    implementation of medical devices for the treatment of
                                                    neurological, vascular and orthopaedic conditions (FREMS,
                                                    APTIVA).
                                                    From: Italian and English** into French
MANTA*                       Genova – Italy         Translation of cardiac electrophysiology studies
                                                    From: Italian into French
MAPEI*                       Milan – Italy          Translation of Mapei‟s business software.
                                               From: Italian into French
MAPOS                         Milan – Italy    Translation of equipment and maintenance handbooks for
                                               buffing machines.
                                               From: Italian into English **and French
MORIS*                   Malgesso – Italy      Translation of general operating and maintenance guidelines for
                                               lifts and elevators.
                                               From: Italian into English** and French
NCR*                     Dayton (OH) – USA     Translation of documents in relation to technology solutions
                                               (ATM, data warehousing, self-service, store automation, etc.)
                                               From: English into French
NOVASYSTEM               Piacenza – Italy      Translation of software applications in telecommunication
                                               environments.
                                               From: Italian into English** and English into French
OZONO ELETTRONICA INT.*  Muggio – Italy        Translation of the group insurance certificate (including
                                               significant portions of the insurance contract – legal liability)
                                               From: Italian into French
PARCO ADDA NORD*         Adda Nord – Italy     Translation of the application for the inscription of the site on
                                               the UNESCO World Heritage List.
                                               From: Italian into French
PHARMINVEST*             Milan – Italy         Translation of the Validation Master Plan in relation to the
                                               manufacturing plant.
                                               From: Italian into English**
PLLB Elettronica         Milan – Italy         ANTS-1 Automatic NSS Test System for GSM networks:
                                               translation of the equipment handbook.
                                               From: Italian into English**
RanD                     Medola - Italy        Translation of brochures in connection with multifunction
                                               systems for Regional Cancer Therapies and Multi-Organ Support
                                               Therapies.
                                               From English and Italian into French
REDECAM*                 Trezzo d‟adda – Italy Translation of a tender for the supply of four manufacturing
                                               lines in relation to the production of clinker.
                                               From: English into French
                                               Translation of the operational safety review drafted for the
                                               construction of a new fume extraction plant.
                                               From: Italian into French
REGGIANI             SPA Sovico – Italie       Translation of the 2003/04/05/07/08 Catalogues.
ILLUMINAZIONE*                                 From: Italian into French
REPCO*                   Milan – Italy         Translation of handbooks for gas-compression units.
                                               From: Italian into English**
RIVISTA DEL COLORE*      Vimercate – Italie    Translation of editorials published in „‟Wood Finishing Magazine‟‟
                                               (specialised in wood finishing and covering techniques).
                                               From: Italian into English**
ROTONDI                  Settimo Milanese – IT Translation of installation and maintenance guidelines for
                                               ironers and centrifugal extractors.
                                               From: Italian into English**
SARPOM                   Milan – Italy         Translation of hazards and operability studies for process safety
                                               and risk management in petrochemical environments.
                                               From: Italian into English**
SCHERING SA*             Italy                 Translation of package leaflets for oral contraceptives
                                               (physicians only).
                                               From Italian into French
SEMATIC*                 Bergamo – Italy       Translation of documents pertaining to a microprocessor-driven
                                               control panel designed to monitor the operation of lift landing
                                               and car doors.
                                               From Italian into French
SIGNORE*                 Sesto San Giovanni – Translation of installation and maintenance handbooks for
                         Italy                 strapping machines.
                                               From: Italian into French and English**
SNAIDERO                 Udine – Italy         Translation of press releases on a weekly basis
                                               From: Italian into French
SNAM*                    Milan – Italy         Translation of statement of requirements for software projects.
                                               From: English into Italian, Italian into English** and
                                               French
SONCINO CIVIC BAND       Soncino – Italy       Translation of the introduction booklet to a new CD-release of
                                                         Ponchielli‟s major works.
                                                         From: Italian into English**
SORIN GROUP*                  Milan - Italy              Translation of brochures and handbooks pertaining to medical
                                                         technologies used to treat cardiovascular and renal diseases.
                                                         From: Italian and English into French
SQS*                          Zollikofen - Switzerland   Translation of significant portions of the ONR 49000 standards:
                                                         Risk management for organisations and systems: terms and
                                                         principles.
                                                         From: Italian into French
STERYLAB*                     Milan - Italy              Translation of the Mammorep loop brochure - repositionable
                                                         breast localisation needle
                                                         From: Italian into French
SYN-BIOSBIS*                  Verona – Italy             Translation of hazardous material transportation guidelines
                                                         (including chemical fact sheets and emergency procedures in
                                                         the event of spills-accidents).
                                                         From: Italian into English**
SYSTEM GROUP*                 Italy                      Translation of a study regarding the design of a floating
                                                         pumping station to be installed in the drainage basin draining
                                                         into the Djorf-Torba dam, Algeria.
                                                         From: Italian into French
THERMADYNE ITALY*             Milan                      Translation of various CutMasterTM (Plasma cutting power
                                                         supply) operating handbooks
                                                         From: English into French
UNICREDIT*                    Milan - Italy              Translation of the bank‟s financial statement and consolidated
                                                         balance sheet.
                                                         From: Italian into French
3D LINE MEDICAL SYSTEMS*      Milan - Italy              Translation of software, maintenance and installation
                                                         handbooks pertaining to medical equipment in the area of
                                                         radiation oncology and neurosurgery (multi-leaf collimators,
                                                         LINAC, stereotactic head frames, etc.).
                                                         From: Italian and English into French
VARIOUS AGENCIES              Milan – Italy              Translation of: legal contracts, articles of partnership, balance
                              Paris – France             sheets, commercial leaflets, press releases, technical handbooks
                                                         (telecommunications, electronics, information technology,
                                                         mechanical design, engineering, etc.), software packages,
                                                         building regulations, specifications, tenders, patents, health and
                                                         safety guidelines (food processing), websites, etc.
                                                         From: Italian into English** and French, English into
                                                         French, French into English**
ARTICLES, REPORTS             M. Berra/T.Mangialardi/A.E. Paolini
                              “A new test methodology for the qualification of siliceous aggregates against alkali-
                              reaction in concrete”
                              From: Italian into French
                              P. Fouilloux – CNRS (Catalyst Unit)
                              “The latest developments on Raney Nickel” (excerpts)
                              From: French into English**
                              F. Faleschini/A. Prikazchikov – AKZO Nobel Chemicals
                              “Wet-strength resins free from chlorinated toxic by-products”
                              From: Italian into English**
                              F. Campione/A.milone – Department of Applied Physics – University of Palermo
                              “Waste paper management: new technologies and prospects for the future”
                              From: Italian into English**
                              P. Rossi
                              „‟Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals within the European Community‟‟
                              From: Italian into English**
                              The International Journal of Artificial Organs
                              “A new chemical etching process to improve endosseous                               implant
                              osseointegration: In vitro evaluation on human osteoblast-like cells”
                              From: English into French

* through agency
** proofread by native translators.
                         As an interpreter/hostess (before and after 1996)

         CUSTOMER                   LOCATION                                        TASK
CLIFFORD CHANCE                 Milan - Italy           Acting as an interpreter during a conference regarding the
(February 2009)                                         reintroduction of nuclear power in Italy.
                                                        Supported languages: Italian, French
FINLOMBARDA                     Milan – Italy           Acting as an interpreter during trade negotiations (Casablanca,
(June 2008)                                             Morocco).
                                                        Supported languages: Italian, French
GISOWATT                        Gorla Minore – Italy    Acting as an interpreter at the Batimat International Building
(7-12 November 2005)                                    Exhibition (Paris) – and Domotechnica International Trade Fair
(13-16 February 2006)                                   for Household Appliances (Cologne).
                                                        Supported languages: Italian, French, English
ALCATEL TELECOM                 Paris – France          Supporting instructors during the training courses organised for
(1999-1990)                     Nice – France           the group‟s world-wide customers by providing translation
                                Milan – Italy           services.
                                                        From: Italian into English
                                                        Acting as an interpreter/organiser during marketing seminars
                                                        held for the various units.
                                                        Supported languages: Italian, English, French
                                                        Escorting English and French speaking customers‟ wives
                                                        throughout Italy.
SNAM                            Milan – Italy           Acting as an interpreter during business meetings.
(1998-1997)                                             From: English into Italian and Italian into French
MISCELLANEOUS                   Paris – France          Temporary appointments as hostess and/or interpreter (trade
(1990-1985)                     Sydney - Australia      fairs, seminars, meetings, etc.).
                                Singapore               From: French into English and Italian, English into
                                                        French and Italian.



                                                     As a teacher

            CLIENT                  LOCATION                                      MISSION
CFL : Centro di formazione Milan – Italy                Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: beginner,
linguistica della Polizia di Stato                      intermediate and advanced I and II (200 hours)
(2002-2001)
                                                        Teaching English as a foreign language, refresher course (focus
                                                        on law enforcement agencies and policies / 60 hours)
Intesa Leasing                  Milan – Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language for beginners (50
(2002)                                                  hours).
Seregni                         Paderno – Italy         Teaching French as a foreign language for beginners (50
(2003-2002)                                             hours).
Rhodia                          Bollate – Italy         Teaching French as a foreign language for beginners (80
(2002)                                                  hours).
Circolo filologico              Milan – Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: beginner,
(2009-2004)                                             intermediate and advanced I and II, semi-intensive, intensive
                                                        and flexible individual and group tuition (1.000 hours).
Edison                          Milan – Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: intermediate
(2008-2005)                                             and advanced I, flexible individual tuition (200 hours)
Principe di Savoia              Milan – Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: beginner,
(2007-2006)                                             flexible individual tuition (80 hours)
Cleary Gottlieb      Steen   & Milan – Italy            Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: beginner, group
Hamilton LLP                                            tuition (50 hours)
(2007-2006)
Finlombarda                     Milan – Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language - levels: beginner,
(2008-2007)                                             flexible individual tuition (75 hours).
DS Avvocati                     Milan - Italy           Teaching French as a foreign language – levels: beginner,
(2008-2006)                                             intermediate and advanced II, flexible individual tuition (150
                                                        hours)

				
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