Translation specializations

Specializations

Design

Italy has been a design capital since the ’60s and remains an international standard setter in the field. I have translated for leading design and architecture magazines (such as OttagonoMateriaArea) and blogs (such as Design Context) for a decade. The language of design needs to be readable and flowing, while the terminology is often quite technical and specific.

Tourism

With its food, art, history, nature, and weather, Italy has more than its fair share of tourist draws. Unfortunately, the quality of English translations in the field hasn’t always been up to snuff. Horribly translated permanent plaques abound up and down the boot. Not to mention menus, hotel web sites, tourist guides, and museum captions. Yet, the tide is turning. Tourist businesses are cottoning on that poor or mediocre translations make them seem unappealing, at best, or silly and unprofessional, at worst. Many of my clients come to me to redo shoddy translations. A savvier, more international generation is coming up, can smell stinky English, and knows it matters.

Social sciences

At Sarah Lawrence College, I focused on foreign languages and cultural anthropology. I have a strong interest in international development, sociology, and economics. I have translated for numerous NGOs, universities, individual academics, and research institutes in these fields.

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