About me

My name is Laura and I’m a qualified Italian translator. I have been working in the translation industry since 2006.
My academic background (BA/MA) comprises studies in foreign languages, translation, law, economics and finance.
I was born and raised in Italy but I have always liked to travel and learn other languages. I have attended language courses in Germany, England, Spain and Portugal and I have lived and worked in German, English and Portuguese speaking countries. I’m now based in sunny Australia and I work as a full-time freelance translator.

TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE:
Since 2006 I have been working as a freelance translator, providing translation services to agencies and direct clients from Europe, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and several other countries.

In 2011-2014 I have worked as a full-time in-house translator and reviser for a financial institution in Switzerland. My main task was to revise and translate texts related to finance, banking, law and marketing from German into Italian. I have therefore a strong knowledge and understanding of finance and banking.

In 2008 I have worked as an in-house translator for an Italian translation agency, where I translated mainly legal texts from English and German into Italian. I have also volunteered as an Italian translator for several non-governmental organizations.

I take pride in my profession and I constantly commit myself to professional development.

My main specialization areas are finance, banking, economics, business, insurance, marketing, tourism and non-governmental organizations. I also translate texts related to law (corporate law, contracts and certificates), education and media.

QUALIFICATIONS:
2008 – NAATI Accredited Professional translator
English>Italian
2008 – Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Financial Translation
University of Genua – Italy
2008 – Ditals Certificate for teaching Italian as a foreign language
University of Siena – Italy
2006 – M.A. in Languages for International Communication
University of Padua – Italy
2004 – B.A. in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation
University of Padua – Italy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
May 2018: Translating for Journalism, (4,5 hrs) STL Formazione
September 2017: Italian morphology for translators, (4,5 hrs) STL Formazione
January 2016: Webinars on financial translation (financial statements, banks, investment funds, financial news, financial language), (5 hrs) Proz.com
November – December 2014: Translating Scientific Divulgation Literature (Botany and Zoology), (6 hrs) European School of Translation
November 2014: German Company Law and Translation of Companies’ Deliberations and Documents, (7 hrs) AITI (Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters)
March 2014: Transcreation of Advertising and Marketing Texts, (4 hrs) STL Formazione
March 2014: Translating Non-fiction (Health and Wellbeing), (4 ½ hrs) Langue & Parole
March 2013 – January 2014: Master in Administration, Finance and Control, (60 hrs) Il Sole 24 ORE Formazione ed Eventi
November 2013: Work experience in a bank in Ticino, Switzerland: financial advisory, back office, bank counter (3 days)
May – June 2011: Translating for the Fund Market, English>Italian, (4 ½ hrs) European School of Translation
June 2011: Legal Translation: International Contracts, English>Italian, (4 ½ hrs) European School of Translation

 

***Detailed resume available upon request***