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Lego and Serendipity

I have no particular talents but I am a very curious person. I like books, stories, the radio, podcasts, maps, Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmology. I like to read, to listen to and collect pieces of information, to organize and sum them up to build my own idea of the world.

I also like to translate and build bridges between slices of the world that speak and think in different languages. Translation has always fascinated me, ever since I was in high school and used to spend my afternoons learning Latin and translating short texts into Italian. Long before I developed a passion for Lucretius and Cicero, however, I had other passions too. The most important one was building houses, parks and cities with Lego bricks.

Translating is a bit like playing with Lego bricks. Every brick is a word, every new construction is a text, and once you are finished, your only wish is to start all over again.

Like many other activities that require human ingenuity, translation is search, patience and perseverance. Sometimes it brings frustration, but often it allows the translator to make lucky, unexpected and surprising discoveries.

What I do and what I studied

  • I have been working in the translation field and international trade for over 15 years. 

  • I translate and revise technical texts, commercial texts and texts for the publishing industry from German, English and French into Italian (also Swiss Italian).

  • I specialize in the following sectors: marketing, agri-food industry, oenology and viticulture, gastronomy, nutrition, renewable energy, natural and environmental sciences, non-fiction and tourism.

  • I also deal with copywriting, content marketing and transcreation.

  • I studied Modern Languages and Literatures (BA and MA) at the University of Padua (Italy) and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany) and Specialist and Multimedia Translation (MA) at the University of Udine (Italy).

  • I have lived in Padua for many years but for some time I lived in South Tyrol, where I got the Bilingual Certification German/Italian Level A (C1) of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the German Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)



CAT tools (Computer-Aided Translation tools)

  • OmegaT

  • Trados

  • Smartling

  • Wordbee

  • Phrase

  • Smartcat

  • Lingotek

See my full CV

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