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Donna Furlani 9 Hawkins Avenue 203-434-2178 Norwalk, CT 06855 DLFurlani@gmail.com Education New York University, NY, USA 2007 – 2010 Certificate in German to English Translation, 2010 Courses on medical, legal, commercial, and patent translation Courses on Spanish – English medical interpreting Seminar on Biomedical Translation, Geneva, Switzerland 2009 Fifteen hours total on research techniques and linguistic issues School of Translation and Interpretation, Geneva, Switzerland 2007 – 2009 M.A. in Translation, concentration in translation technologies, 2009 French and Spanish into English Courses on theory, specialized translation, terminology, CAT M.A. thesis: Translation Technologies and Medical Translation Alternate Route to Certification and BEST, CT, USA 2002 – 2005 Connecticut State Educator Certificate, Spanish 7–12 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA 1997 – 2001 B.A. Individualized Major in European Languages and Cultures, 2001 B.A. German Studies, 2001 Honors Scholar, graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA Study abroad: Forester Institute, San José, Costa Rica University of Granada; Center of Modern Languages, Granada, Spain Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany La Sorbonne Nouvelle; La Sorbonne; Saint-Denis, Paris, France Translation French to English, German to English, Spanish to English. Focus on biomedical, patents, and legal translation. Technology General: MS Office, Lotus, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, basic HTML, XML. Translation software: Systran, PROMT, Comprendium, unification grammars, concordancers, Trados, MultiTerm, Wordfast, Multitrans, TermBase, STAR. Experience Freelance Translator 2007 – present Technical, biomedical, marketing, and more. Acquire assignments; translate and proofread texts; manage client communications, invoicing, and organization. Computer Lab Assistant 2008 – 2009 School of Translation and Interpretation lab, Geneva, Switzerland Assisted instructors and students in using translation software and other technology for course-related and outside projects. Museum Educator 2006 – 2007 Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT, USA Juggled multiple projects in a busy environment; designed and taught lessons; proofread some English and Spanish publications. Spanish Teacher 2005 – 2006 Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield, CT, USA Taught Spanish classes; worked with town-wide department to improve World Language curriculum. Spanish Teacher 2002 – 2005 Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, East Hartford, CT, USA Collaborated with team to write Spanish curriculum for grades 6–8; designed and taught grade 6 Spanish classes while contributing to the school’s science and technology focus. Language Instructor (French and Spanish) 2001 – 2002 British School of Boston, Dedham, MA, USA Independently wrote entire language curriculum for pre-K to 6; designed and taught all language classes. Program Contact and Liaison 2000 Baden-Württemberg Exchange, Freiburg, Germany Accomplished tasks in Freiburg on behalf of U.S.-based program director; mentored incoming students. Affiliations American Translation Association Voting Member. Certified in French to English translation.
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