Member since Mar '12

Working languages:
Italian to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

David Kelly
Art, Design, Food, Literature

Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
Local time: 09:58 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
ArchitectureFood & Drink
Wine / Oenology / ViticultureCooking / Culinary
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingTextiles / Clothing / Fashion
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 4
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Skrill, Money order
Translation education Master's degree - Bristol University
Experience Years of experience: 13. Registered at May 2011. Became a member: Mar 2012.
Credentials Italian to English (University of Bristol, verified)
Spanish to English (University of Bristol, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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I am a freelance translator living and working in Mantua, Italy. I translate from Italian and Spanish exclusively into English. I hold a Master's Degree in Translation from the University of Bristol.

I specialise in the art, design, food and drink and luxury goods sectors.

I have collaborated with a number of leading international companies, such as Bulgari, Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Driade, Artemide, B&B Italia and Cassina, among many others.

I have translated full-length works written by and featuring prominent designers and architects, such as Gae Aulenti, Paolo Ulian, Martí Guixé, Riccardo Blumer and Ugo La Pietra.

I also hold a Master's Degree in European Studies from Bangor University.

If you need something translating into English, I can help you. You can rest assured that your work will be completed by an experienced professional in a timely, cost-effective fashion.

You can send an email or contact me on Skype and we can discuss your project. I will then work with your specifications to give you precisely what you need, when you need it. If you want some more information on me and my work, don't hesitate to let me know.

Some Published Translations

TDM7: Italian design beyond the crisis. Autarky, Austerity, Autonomy (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-449-0
Marco Romanelli, Marta Laudani - Pagine/Pages (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-443-8
Beppe Finessi - La casa morbida (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-443-8
Rocco Osgnach - Whales (2014) ISBN: 978-3-944858-03-6
Taro Miura - Workman Stencil (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-432-2
Ugo Mulas - Cirque Calder (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-433-9
Gilberto Venturini - 300g of Flour and Water (2014) ISBN: 978-3-944858-02-9
Mariella Bettineschi (2014) ISBN: 978-88-7570-426-1
MADE IN SLUMS: Mathare/Nairobi (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-416-2
City Speller: Milan (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-421-6
PIERO FORNASETTI. One hundred years of practical madness (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-417-9
Paolo Ulian - Essence and Excess (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-401-8
Martí Guixé - Transition Menu (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-392-9
TDM6 Design. The Syndrome of Influence (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-393-6
album. Tind. A prefab house design by Claesson Koivisto Rune (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-402-5
Ugo La Pietra - Urban Furniture For Society (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-400-1
Gae Aulenti. Objects. Space. (2013) ISBN: 978-88-7570-394-3
Designing Light (2012) ISBN: 978-88-7570-366-0
KAMA: Sex and Design (2012) ISBN: 978-88-7570-384-4
100% TobeUs (2012) ISBN: 978-88-7570-378-3
New India Designscape (2012) ISBN: 978-88-7570-385-1
City Speller: Rome (2012) ISBN: 978-88-7570-374-5


Member of the Translators Association.
Member of the Society of Authors.
Member of STRADE - il sindacato dei traduttori editoriali.

For more information, please visit my website.

I work with SDL Trados Studio 2017

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