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Project Manager / Translator

Westland, Michigan, United States
January 07, 2018

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Westland Michigan ***** USA

US Phone: +1-269-***-****

Italy Phone: +39-342-***-****


Skype: mari.conto


Skilled relationship-builder with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to change. Organized with an attention to detail. Main attributes include integrity, teamwork and entrepreneurial mindset. Born and raised in Italy for 30 years prior to immigrating to the United States in 2009. Founded a wine import business focused on small-production Italian wineries. Traveled extensively through Italy, Southern France, Central & Northern Spain, Argentina and Chile establishing relationships with winery owners. Freelance Translator and Consecutive Interpreter. WORK EXPERIENCE

2009 – Present Zanotti Imports, Michigan Owner & Founder Founded wine import business focused on small-production Italian and French wines. Traveled extensively in Italy, Southern France, Northern Spain, Argentina and Chile establishing relationships with wineries and learning about viticulture. Main accounts are family owned and operated boutique wine wholesalers in SE Michigan – Metro Detroit Area.

2017 – Present Via Vitae Travels, Michigan Assistant to Owner & Interpreter Via Vitae Travels specializes in high end, luxury travel to Italian Regions off the beaten path. Planning and selling the full Tour Package including transportations, accommodations, insurance and other travel services. Cooperating with clients to determine their needs. Negotiating with suppliers. Preparing and providing relevant information, brochures (Publisher and PDF formats) and publications (guides, local customs, maps, regulations, events etc) to travelers. Functions during the trip duration as local Italian liaison and ITA <> ENG Interpreter with customers and suppliers. Providing outstanding Customer Services.

2012 – Present Freelance Translator & Consecutive Interpreter Transcribed vital legal documents from Italian to English and English to Italian for private clients and the New Mexico detached office at the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles (CA, USA); Freelance Translation and Post Editor to voice over projects in the Automotive industry; Freelance Consecutive Interpreter in the Wine & Food Industry.

2014 - 2017 Global LT, Troy, MI Translation Project Manager Managing Translation, Interpretation and Voice-over projects. Responsibilities include: creation of quotes (study of client requests, analyze files, determine pricing and deadlines and provide quotes to clients); assign projects to vendors (recruiting vendors based on subject matter expertise, experience, locations and evaluation of their skills); monitor project timelines, budget and quality; maintain extensive communication with clients; organize billing records to be processed by Accounting; timely store files; update of Translation Memories and Glossaries. Proofreading of Italian documents. Format verification of documents in other languages, before and after Desktop Publishing. Quality Check of French voice-over audio files. High responsibility managing large accounts (Isuzu, Tweddle).

2012 – 2013 Favorite Brands, New Mexico Wine Sales Specialist

On-Premise Sales Rep focused on High-End wines from Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay; Off-Premise experience focused on chain accounts (Whole Foods and World Market Cost Plus).

1998-2005 Comdata S.p.A., Torino, Italy Customer Service Representative Worked collaboratively in a team-oriented call center to diagnose and resolve customer inquiries in a timely manner. Managed a high-volume workload in a deadline-driven environment. OTHER EXPERIENCE

2007-2008 Accademia Platonica delle Arti, Torino, Italy Counselor Voluntereed in Cognitive Rehabilitation Project developed for elementary, middle and high school-aged children.


2016 Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition Coursera Course Certificates

2016 Teach English Now! Foundational Principles Coursera

Course Certificates 2011 Court of Master Sommelier, Portland, OR Successfully Passed Level 1 Exam

2006-2007 Fond. Feyles, Torino, Italy Graduate – Preschool Teaching Program – Associate Degree Equivalent

1990-1995 Ist. SS. Annunziata, Torino, Italy Accountancy (B.A. Equivalent)



Multi-lingual with proficiency in the following languages:

Italian (Native)

English (Fluent)

French (Conversational)

Computer Skills: Outlook Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SDL Trados Studio 2015, Adobe Acrobat


Available upon request

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