Lauren has over two years of experience working in both professional and freelance capacities as an Italian-English translator. She began by translating documents, articles, Italian Language Department publications, and personal/professional correspondences as the Assistant to the Coordinator of the Italian Language Department at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Through word of mouth references, Lauren built a small freelance business working with local professionals (including lawyers, professors, journalists, and marketing analysts, to name a few), translating a variety of documents including journal articles, CVs/cover letters, research reports, art historical papers, and speeches.
Additionally, Lauren has experience as an English teacher, conversationalist, and tutor for native Italian speakers of all ages. For over a year she has worked with children and adults alike to help them improve and refine their English, complete homework/reading exercises, expand their vocabulary, and provide English conversation/instruction in a relaxed and informal setting. Because Lauren works with a diverse clientele from many different fields and backgrounds, she has a wide-ranging knowledge of both professional and informal Italian vocabulary,
Lastly, Lauren lived and worked in Italy for nearly 4 years. As a result she has a deep understanding of some of the cultural meanings and syntactical structures behind words that might be overlooked or misunderstood by translators unfamiliar with the culture.