Member since Feb '11

Working languages:
Italian to English
French to English

Laura Bennett
Culture Translation

England, United Kingdom
Local time: 09:15 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Hello and welcome to the profile page of Laura Bennett, a freelance professional translator working from French and Italian into English. I provide a high-quality, friendly service offering the perfect combination of language skills, expert knowledge, professional commitment and cultural understanding.

I have been working with languages for many years. For more information about my background and experience please proceed further into the details of my profile, in the meantime here is a brief overview:

■Fluent in French and Italian, English mother tongue.

■5 years residence in Italy, 2 years residence in France.

■Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (Italian > English, awarded a merit in two of the three papers taken).

■Joint Honours degree in French and Italian from Cambridge University including a year spent studying Art and Literature at the Facoltà di Lettere at Florence University.

■MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London focusing on Italian Renaissance topics.

■8 years experience working in the cultural tourism industry in Europe and Worldwide.

■Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, member of the Italian and French language networks; London Regional Group; Media, Arts and Tourism Network and contributor to the ITI Bulletin. Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Member of the Association of Art Historians. Member of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators Association. Member of the Society of Authors Translators Association.

The majority of my translation projects involve a variety of academic, cultural, marketing and general texts. Previous clients have included private individuals and agencies, as well as some pro-bono work for charitable organisations. Previous text types have included tourism websites and brochures, museum audio-guide transcripts and labels, exhibition catalogues, academic articles, recipes, marketing and e-commerce website texts. After many years of working for an American company and dealing with clients from all over the US I am also particularly familiar with American English variations.

Published translations I have worked on within the last three years include:

Inventing Impressionism - Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market, ed. Sylvie Patry, National Gallery Publications, 2015
Balotelli: The Remarkable Story behind the Sensational Headlines, Luca Caioli, Icon Books, 2015
A Victorian Obsession, the Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum, Véronique Gérard-Powell, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2014
Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye, ed. Clément Chéroux and Angela Lampe, exhibition catalogue, Tate, London 2012
Bonnard Among Friends: Matisse, Monet, Vuillard…, ed. Veronica Serrano, exhibition catalogue, Musée Bonnard, Silvana, 2012
The Househusband. A Day in the Life of a Modern Man, Oscar Matti, Gabriele Capelli Editore, 2012
Industrial Chic: Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting, Brigitte Durieux, Thames and Hudson, 2012

I provide a highly professional, quality service and would be more than happy to discuss your translation needs.

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Total pts earned: 300
PRO-level pts: 231

Top languages (PRO)
Italian to English169
French to English62
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Social Sciences12
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Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting40
Sports / Fitness / Recreation19
Food & Drink16
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama15
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion12
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Keywords: specialist art history translation, architecture, history, renaissance, art history, travel, tourism, arts, history, traduzioni, storia dell'arte, storia rinascimentale, rinascimento italiano, mediovale, turismo in Italia, enogastronomia, French, Italian, translation, freelance, professional, Courtauld Institute, Diploma in Translation, Cambridge University, French to English translation, Italian to English translation, travel and tourism translation, traduzione dall'italiano all'inglese, traduction du français vers l'anglais, histoire de l'art, traductions, tennis, marketing, histoire, cuisine, tourisme, gastronomie, cinema, MITI, translations for publication, sports, fitness, football, calcio

Profile last updated
Nov 16, 2020

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