Need advice for translators in N. California, or elsewhere

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Need advice for translators in N. California, or elsewhere

Postby phil100a » 19 Sep 2008, 00:53

I will have about 8-10 documents that need translation. Someone (in Italy, from this list) has offered translation services, but I'm not sure that would work logistically.

How do I find competent, *approved-by-the-Consulate* translators here in the Bay Area?

Does the translator have to be specially qualified or certified to do this? I ask because I know a few people who are fluent in Italian (one teaches Italian), but they may not have the imprimatur of the Italian Consulate.

Last, I want to keep costs down, as this is getting expensive! :) Most of the certificates are roughly $30, with additional charges for certification, and still more charges for apostilles.

I've heard of $50 per document for translation. Is it gouche to bargain with a translator? I'm naive about this stuff.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need advice for translators in N. California, or elsewhe

Postby matta » 19 Sep 2008, 01:58

I don't have any personal experience with her, but lots of people on ICGS recommend Gabriella. Her contact info is here:

http://www.icgsmb.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3375

I think she does $15 per page translations. $50 per document is too much, unless it's a divorce decree.

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Postby PeterTimber » 19 Sep 2008, 03:25

There is an attorney who specializes in Italian citizenship in San Francisco who is very helpful and woould be a source of information concerning your translation needs. her name is Sonia Alioto and she can be reached at Italianlaw@comcast.net =Peter=

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Postby Steverino3006 » 03 Apr 2009, 02:48

matta wrote:I don't have any personal experience with her, but lots of people on ICGS recommend Gabriella. Her contact info is here:

http://www.icgsmb.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3375

I think she does $15 per page translations. $50 per document is too much, unless it's a divorce decree.


this link is bad. anything more current, or poast the info directly here?

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Re: Need advice for translators in N. California, or elsewhe

Postby bsctky21 » 03 Apr 2009, 06:23

I used Gabriella Einaga as my translator when applying through Tokyo/San Francisco. (That's another story...) She was wonderful to work with and both consulates were happy with her work. In fact, she is on the list of approved SF translators. Best of all, she was very well priced ($15/document!) and very flexible. You just e-mail or fax the documents to her and she'll send the translations back. Payment was by Pay-Pal after all of the work was done. Here are her contact details.

Gabriella Einaga
gabriella_einaga@att.net
Tel- 530-741-0994
Fax- 530-741-0712
Cell- 530-300-0164

I definitely recommend her!

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Re: Need advice for translators in N. California, or elsewhe

Postby Benito512 » 03 Apr 2009, 22:16

Ma certo! Gabriella is an excellent translator. She completed my translation in a week's time at a very reasonable rate. Furthermore, she is friendly, responsive, and sends the copies to be proofed before sending the official copies.

Everything can be done electronically also.

Gabriella would be an excellent choice.

Buona fortuna da

Benito

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Postby sceaminmonkey » 05 Nov 2010, 03:24

Hi,
Becksty I would love to know how to go about going through the tokyo consulate. My brother is living in japan and me and my mother and applying here in late november in NYC.

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Postby bene2950 » 05 Nov 2010, 14:16

Hi
I have been using Gabriella for over a year now. She is the nicest person to deal with. She is reasonable and very professional. It has been a pleasure to deal with her. I have four documents with her now. She always sends the documents in a timely fashion and you can proof read them prior to getting the final translation. Bill


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