A fast, accurate, and precise translator at your service. Graduate in Linguistics at the Masters and Doctoral level, I have been working on several projects in diverse fields, ranging from marketing to sociology, from politics to IT.
I am still relatively new on this platform, but I am starting this new professional adventure with passion and enthusiasm.
I am an MA student in Modern China Studies at the University of Freiburg and a Freelance Translator. I have experience both in Translation and Audiovisual Translation; since April 2017 I am in charge of subtitling and captioning videos for Amara.org from English into Italian. Throughout the years, I have gained experience in various fields, such as Medicine, Technical Translations, Marketing etc. I have also translated and subtitled a movie for Venice Film Festival ("Under the tree", 2017 Festival).
Freelance Translator (CHI > ITA, SPA >< ITA, ENG > ITA)
Translation is my passion. I'm a very curious person, with a strong desire to travel and explore the world, and with natural propensity to want to decode all aspects of reality: people, texts, cultures.
Areas of specialization: poetry, literature, theatre, art; tourism and travel; business and commerce (import-export contracts, joint venture agreements); technical, medical, financial (general).
Cultural - Linguistic Mediator and Organizational Staff Member: "XXX Congress of AISPI" at the University of Turin; "Confucius Day at Researches' Night": an event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the foundation of the first Confucius Institute in the world; Staging of a play called "Rinoceronti in amore" (Rhinoceros in love) at Fonderie Teatrali Limone of Turin (Playwright: Liao Yimei; Theatre Director: Meng Jinghui; Production: National Theatre Company of China).
My name is Valeria, I am an Italian translator and sinologist.
I got a master degree in East Asian Languages and Culture in 2013, at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.
Short after graduation I cooperated to the English translation of the novel How stubborn our hearts, by Ye Zhaoyan, and I worked as a translator for CSOFT (http://www.csoftintl.com/ ), a translation company based in Beijing, where I worked on different project, included medical, marketing, IT and technical material (CSOFT has major clients such as DELL, WD, General Electric, KODAK, etc.).
Furthermore, last year I attended a master in Editorial Translation at Tuttoeuropa school in Turin, where we translated the novel Devoted Ladies, by Molly Keane, and this year I'm attending a Master Degree in Audiovisual translation (dubbing and subtitling) which also focuses on accessibility. This Master also puts an emphasis on technical-scientific and juridic translation from French and English into Italian.
Finally, since November I am cooperating with a patent translation agency, where I'm working on mechanical and medical patents.
Hi there. I'm a nomad freelance interpreter and translator working from/into Italian, Portuguese, English and Chinese. I started out as a language learner and a linguist and decided to make it my living. My main working areas are literary translation, food and wine and green technologies. I do however plan on branching out on many other fields. Please feel free to contact me in case you need anything!
- Well developed communicative skills gained through my experience as an intern in specialized and
- Excellent contact skills with collegues, providers and clients due to both the diversified working and
- Good organisational skills gained as a secretary for the Centro Traduzioni Imolese and the Municipality of Imola.
- Good managerial skills due to the assistant position covered in the aforementioned workplaces.
- Creativity-driven personality and highly developed problem-solving.
- Highly developed skills in the application and implementation of translation softwares and tools in the
translation process (such as SDL Trados, OmegaT) as well as in the organization of translation tools
(i.e. Termbases, Translation Memories, Corpora).
- Professionally trained in project management, proofreading and editing.
I've been working with languages since 2012 doing small informal teaching jobs. In parallel I conducted my studies at Bologna university, where I enhanced my english profiency and started to study Chinese. I always keep myself trained by means of language exchange, travels and little translation and teaching jobs.
Degree in Laurea Specialistica in Techincal and Scientifica Translation curriculum Chinese-English, University of Venice, Treviso, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Graduation Thesis in Sinology (translation from Chinese into Italian of a text of about 30000 characters about Chinese Calligraphy); final mark 106/110. · Degree in Laurea Triennale in Translation and Interpreting curriculum Chinese-English, University of Venice, Treviso, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Graduation Thesis in medicine. (Italian- English-Chinese glossary about alternative therapies to treat cancer); final mark 102/110. · Secondary School Diploma in Corporate and Foreign Languages Correspondence at Technical Institute for Tourism "G.Mazzotti", Treviso (Italy). Work experience · Over 1 year of experience in Technical, Medical, IT Hardware, Legal, Contracts, Art and Culture, Tourism translations: Major Projects and Related End Clients Laura Pelizzari, occasional collaborations
I completed a Master's degree in Comparative Literature (English and Chinese) at the University of Naples "L'Orientale" in early 2012. I have worked as a translator since 2010, both in Italy and during my three-year stay in China. I currently collaborate with the music website Aristocrazia Webzine as an English < > Italian writer and translator, completing new articles every week.
06/2015 - in progress ITALY: Freelance Interpreter, Translator, Cultural and Linguistic Mediator in the prevention, medical and legal fields (Chinese-Italian-Chinese) for the Local Health Authority (USL), for the Court of Prato and for the Judicial Authorities (DTL, INPS, INAIL, Police Forces, Firefighters Forces, Municipal Police) and for the socio-cultural associations of Florence, Prato, Empoli and Pistoia during and after inspections in Chinese factories and companies.
11/2014 - in progress ITALY: Freelance Translator/ Interpreter (Chinese/English/French-Italian).
10/2014 - in progress ITALY: Chinese Private Lessons.
02/2015 - 05/2015 ITALY: Member of the Export Office of Dr. Vranjes Firenze, an important Italian company which produces home fragrances and natural cosmetics: translation and interpretation services, communication with foreign countries and customers, orders and invoicing management.
11/2014 - 01/2015 ITALY: Translator/ Interpreter Chinese-Italian-Chinese and responsible of the front office for linguistic assistance of the Chinese customers in a company of data elaboration (ESA Consulting) and commercial, legal and tax services for the Chinese companies settled in Prato.
09/2013 - 10/2013 CHINA: Guest relations assistant (internship) in a luxury hotel in Shanghai.
10/2010 - 04/2011 CHINA: English teacher for young Chinese student in Dalian Tian Tong Educational Group.
10/2010 - 02/2011 CHINA: Event managing (theatre, concert and parties) in Focus on Dalian Magazine.