After earning her Diploma in Modern Languages, Silvia entered the job market with several positions as a Telemarketer and In-store Sales Promoter, but quite quickly obtained her first permanent contract as staff employee with the role of Translator/Interpreter in the Export Department at a material handling company. Pursuing a career as a professional translator, she continued her education with post-graduate courses at City University, London, earned a Master’s in Translation in 2005, and also received the renowned IoLET Diploma in Translation in 2008, specializing in Technology and Science. This all allowed Silvia to make the leap from staff employee to independent professional in 2009, first as a freelancer, and then as business owner in 2010.
Not to limit her skills to technical translation only, she also attended the course “Translating for the Publishing Industry” and trained as a literary translator with a special coach: Isabella C. Blum, famous for translating the Italian versions of books from Barnes & Noble, Penguin Press, Random House, and many others. Silvia translated and edited several books, ranging from coffee table books and children’s books to historic essays and a travel guidebook.
Although she’s a long-time fan of “Little House on The Prairie,” Silvia prefers watching movies whenever she has a chance. She’s a voracious reader of non-fiction books and true-crime stories as well as novels, being very partial to Russian writers from the nineteenth century. Silvia loves travelling too. At last count, she has visited at least 19 countries all over Europe, and has been to Egypt and the United States several times. But since the age of 9, Silvia has been most passionate about languages. And even though she has formal education in and on Italian, English, German and French, she spends a considerable amount of time trying to learn other languages on her own.
June and July are her favorite months for picnics in the nearby mountains, the perfect chance to share her traditional home-made rice salad with family and friends. She appreciates villages with medieval settings and enjoys learning about other cultures. She is an archeology enthusiast.
Last, but not least, she’s an ardent music fan with a penchant for singing.
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