Emanuela Cervini

Emanuela Cervini - Translator

Varese, Italy

Professional translator with 15+ years of experience. I love combining my nature as a perfectionist with my passion for the written word.

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I am a full-time translator and proofreader based in Italy. As an avid reader and a highly qualified professional, I love combining my nature as a perfectionist with my passion for the written word to create effective and eloquent translations.

I translate both fiction and non-fiction, mainly from English to Italian, but I also work from German. My past works include contemporary novels, crime and espionage thrillers, historical dramas, travel books and much more. Being extremely versatile and curious, I look forward to "broadening my horizons" and taking on new challenging projects. However, I will be happy to work in the same areas I am already familiar with.

In my spare time, I am a yogi and a (non-professional) Bharatanatyam dancer. Sanskrit,
Carnatic music and Indian culture are part of my training, as well as something I am very interested in. It would be my pleasure to collaborate with Indian authors or to work on other projects involving India.

If you have any questions, or would like to ask about my availability for a project, feel free to contact me.
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
English to Italian
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense


  • First cycle degree in Translating and Interpreting, Milan 2002
  • Diplôme d'université (university degree) in Translation, Strasbourg 2003
  • Member of Strade, the Italian literary translators' union

Work experience

Freelance Translator

January, 2004 – Present (about 17 years)

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Dolomiti di Sesto. Attorno alle tre cime

Pradetto Cignotto, Samuel. Schweiggl, Martin.

Roma. Con atlante stradale

Strieder, Swantje

Il diavolo nella cattedrale (Italian Edition)

Schätzing, Frank, Cervini, E.

Il sapore dei semi di mela

Katharina Hagena

Il turista

Steinhauer, Olen

Il talento del cuoco (Italian Edition)

Suter, Martin, Cervini, Emanuela

Il concerto (Il contesto Vol. 41) (Italian Edition)

Sulzer, Alain Claude, Cervini, Emanuela

La vita di prima

McBeth, Colette

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