Emma Lenzi

Emma Lenzi - Translator

Livorno, Province of Livorno, Italy

Professional and experienced freelance translator from English and German into Italian, proofreader and editor for the publishing industry

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Hello, my name is Emma and I am an Italian freelance translator, proofreader and editor. My work language combinations are EN (UK) >IT and DE>IT.
I have a Master Degree in "Literary and Critical Translation" got by Pisa University and a MA in "Translation Studies" got by the University of Portsmouth (UK) through a distance learning program.

I have been working as a freelance translator since 2011. I have translated and proofread several story books and non-fictional titles for children, for a total of more than 50 books!
I have also translated and proofread travel books and music articles for grown-up readers.
I have been recently starting working as a freelance editor too, helping authors improving their works. It is a new and exciting challenge I am very glad to face!

Given my passion for foreign languages,working in the publishing, especially in the editorial and translation fields has proved to be what I have always wanted to do. I really love literature and children's books!
I love working in a team, but I am also able to work alone. I am highly organized and can prioritize assignments. I always respect deadlines; I would define myself as flexible, open to new challenges and willing to learn the most from every job.

What I can bring to your project is several years of experience in the translation and proofreading fields, a careful eye to detail, a strong passion for my job and the wish to help you with my very best translation services. I'd love to work with you on your amazing projects!

Book Translation
Translation Assessment
English to Italian
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books


  • MA in Translation Studies got by the University of Portsmouth (UK)
  • Master's Degree in Literary and Critical Translation got by Pisa University (Italy)

Work experience

Freelance translator and proofreader EN>IT

Language Company
September, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

I translated and proofread several music articles for grown-up readers, EN>IT

freelance editor

Leone Editore
June, 2019 – Present (almost 3 years)

I work as a freelance editor, helping Italian authors to improve their work in order to be suitable for the book market.

freelance translator

Guido Tommasi Editore
December, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

I translate and proofread several travel books.

freelance translator

Gribaudo Editore
October, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

I translate several story books and non-fictional titles for children.

freelance transaltor and proofreader

Lingua Translation
September, 2016 – April, 2018 (over 1 year)

I translated and proofread several music articles for grown-up readers.

freelance translator and proofreader

Usborne Publishing
June, 2013 – Present (almost 9 years)

I translate and proofread several story and picture books, and non-fictional titles for children.

Portfolio (13 selected works)


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