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Italian to English

Isabelle Johnson
History, social sciences, tourism

Valle di Cadore (BL), Veneto, Italy
Local time: 13:41 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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  • VAT registered professional freelance translator and interpreter living in northern Italy. Fifteen years of experience as an Italian to English freelance translator specialising in history and the humanities, social sciences, tourism and food and wine.


    History, humanities and social sciences

    Translation and revision of academic and general essays, articles and books for several Italian universities (including ongoing work with Padua, Pavia, Trieste, Milan, Pisa and Rome Sapienza universities and the Italian University of Switzerland). Recently published work includes:

    o 2010: Francesco Datini, the Merchant, the Man, translation, Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica F. Datini (Professor Giampiero Nigro (ed.), Firenze University Press);
    o 2013-18: essays for publication and conferences for Dr Andrea Caracausi, University of Padua including Working for the State in the Republic of Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries and other professors and the website of the Department of History, Geography and the Ancient World;
    o 2018 - A History of Digital Media, Gabriele Balbi, Paolo Magaudda, Routledge;
    o 2019-20: articles for international think tank Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome;
    o 2019-20: essays for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Rome office;
    o 2019: Fascination With Violence in Contemporary Society: When Crime is Sublime, Oriana Binik, Palgrave;
    o 2020: Ecosystem Services in European Floodplains, Elisabetta Novello, Dario Canzian.

    Art and architecture

    Translation and revision of articles and essays, websites, museum information panels, exhibition catalogues and conferences:

    o 2014: Colei che sola a me par donna exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Civica Attilio Hortis, Trieste;
    o 2015 – part of a team of translators working on the translation of the art, architecture and history sections of the Treccani Encyclopaedia;
    o 2016 – Michelangelo and Sebastiano Exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, London;
    o 2019-20: translations for museums and conferences for Intras Congressi, Bologna, including the Griffoni Polyptych exhibition, Palazzo Fava, recent MamBo exhibitions and the Imago Splendida exhibition at, Musei Civici d’Arte Antica, Bologna.


    Good overall grasp of a wide range of tourist related fields including flora and fauna, history, art and architecture and food and wine. Leaflets, books, newsletters, website and museum translations for a number of agencies and privately in Cortina and the Cadore.

    Wine and food

    Translating and interpreting both locally and for a number of Italian and European translation agencies principally restaurant and vineyard websites, teaching English for Wine and Food in High Schools since 2003. Italian Sommelier Levels 1 and 2: Associazione Italiana Sommelier, 2003; Cheese Taster (ONAF Level 1), 2006.

    o 2015 – part of a team of translators working on the translation of an Italian cultural database for the Milan EXPO;
    o 2019 – Street Foods of Sicily, Alfonso Gagliano, ebook.

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Total pts earned: 805
PRO-level pts: 725

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Italian to English725
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences94
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Education / Pedagogy70
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters49
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture48
Tourism & Travel36
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