My path - Summary
Medicine, Research and Technique
My career started with a paramedic and scientific training: I graduated in Medical Technology at a Superior School of Health in Switzerland and I worked in this field during a period of 13 years, both in diagnostics and in research.
After a break of 5 years of training and work in the psycho-social field (art-therapy), I chose to re-enter the medical-scientific domain and to specialize in clinical research. I then obtained a CAS in Clinical Research (CTC) & Ethics. From 2014 to 2019, I have worked part-time as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Hepatitis C sector.
All these experiences and knowledge are very useful in my activity as a translator and they represent a real added value to my work.
Languages and translation
Passionate about languages and linguistics ever since I was a child, I started with a “classical” education. Afterwards, I undertook an in-depth study of the English, the Italian, the French and the German languages, as well as of general and applied linguistics.
I turned into a translator following a very intense and non-typical path. I underwent training simultaneously with my professional activity: To manage this double workload, I chose to attend only a part of the para-university classes (i.e. Translation Techniques and Text Analysis), which allowed me to acquire an excellent base knowledge. I learned the rest by self-teaching and by having private lessons with very competent, experienced and inspiring translators (owner of an university degree).
I am a born-and-bred Swiss: As an Italian native speaker (bilingual French), I grew up in an Italian speaking area, where I spent the first 23 years of my life, attending basic education and obtaining a federal High School diploma (Swiss Maturity). I then moved to the German part of Switzerland, where I lived for 18 years, working and studying. Finally, I have “landed” in a francophone and cosmopolitan reality (Geneva) where, amongst others, I can practice and improve my English.
My A-languages are Italian and French. English and German are B-languages (both on a C2-level). Moreover, I am fluent in Swiss-German.
I have been a translator since 1999, by vocation and by passion. I translate from English, French and German > into Italian and into French. For those two last languages, I also do proof-reading and Medical Content Writing.
Over the years, I have contributed to the writing of smoothly-flowing, clear and pertinent texts on a high stylistic level and impeccable in content, for national and international companies.
I am very proud of this and at the same time I never stop improving, as high-quality work is very important to me at the core of my heart.