I’m Valentina and I was born in Cassino, Italy. I am an experienced Teacher of Italian as a Second Language and a professional Translator & Interpreter (English-German-French-Spanish into Italian) with over 20 years of relevant working experience.
I graduated from the University of Cassino summa cum laude with a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Foreign Language and Literature (English- German- French).
I got a Specialization and Training Certificate in Translating & Interpreting Techniques (English-German; English-Italian; German-English; German-Italian) at the University of Germersheim, in Mainz (Germany), which is considered the European center of Excellence in Foreign Languages training.
I was 25 when I started working as a Translator at the highest level, such as at the European Parliament in Luxembourg gaining the best experience as a professional and multi-cultural writer/translator. My main languages were German, French and English.
I moved to New York in 2007 to follow my heart and differentiate my cultural experiences…and I fell in love with this city!
I attended the American Language Communication Center and got a credited Certificate in ‘Writing in English’ to be proficient in every registry of the English Language. I then focused on ‘Business English’ with a second certificate becoming a professional Interpreter.
In 2011, I got an Advanced-level certificate in Spanish language and since then I have been helping Spanish native colleagues and friends in many translation projects.
Of course, in the meantime I kept working as a Teacher of Italian (Grammar and Literature) and as a freelance Translator for different Agencies, institutes and Institutions.
Finally, in 2013, I took charge of a full book translation project from English into Italian after being selected among 10 (ten) Italian native professional translators.
The book’s title is “Vorrei che tu fossi qui” and it is still selling well on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Vorrei-Che-Fossi-Qui-Italian/dp/0988119218
November 2018: my new translated book “Lettere a Zoe”, an intense, lyrical and inspiring adventure written by a well-known author in New York, Mr. Garrett B. Robinson.
It was a Sold-out Off-Broadway show in 2015 and it’s now available in German and in Italian on Amazon:(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732902801?pf_rd_p=c2945051-950f-485c-b4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=NY3NWDJCHJPHDJ5H0PJN).
Enjoy my English review in my “Literary Critique” section.
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