Lori Hetherington

Lori Hetherington - Translator

Firenze, FI, Italia

Twenty-five years of experience, collaborating with a range of clients to create high quality texts for publication.

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Overview

I'm an Italian>English translator, proofreader and linguistic consultant. I moved to Italy from the United States thirty years ago and have never left! Currently, most of my work is with entrepreneurial authors interested in sending their books to English-language publishers or agents for consideration, or for self-publication, although I also have some translating experience with publishers. In addition, I've spent more that two decades translating and revising scientific/technical texts and articles for academics.
I particularly like working in situations where there is a sense of team work and look specifically for projects that I can feel passionate about. My favorite projects involve the kinds of books I love to read: women's fiction, historical and literary fiction, with some romance, mystery and thrillers thrown in. If you've already had your book translated, I'm also available for proofreading or quality assessment.
Please contact me for additional examples of my work as I have many that do not currently appear on sales platforms.

Services
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Languages
Italian to English
Non-Fiction
Agriculture
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

freelance Italian-English translator

Self-employed
January, 1992 – Present (almost 27 years)

For more than two decades I've collaborated with independent authors, agencies, businesses, and universities to prepare clear and concise English-language texts. I do my best work when I'm digging a little deeper than the words on the page, when the author and I work together to create the best product possible.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Lustful Youth of Rodrigo Borgia

Michela Martignoni, Elena Martignoni

Rodrigo Borgia is destined to become Pope Alexander VI, one of the most powerful and corrupt men of the 15th century, but what of his youth?Called to Rome with his brother at seventeen, the hot-blooded Spaniard seeks lessons in love from noblewomen and prostitutes, and wealth and power through collusion with cardinals, prelates, and the Roman nobility. He is driven, self-possessed, and carnal ... read more

Rodrigo Borgia is destined to become Pope Alexander VI, one of the most powerful and corrupt men of the 15th century, but what of his youth?Called to Rome with his brother at seventeen, the hot-blooded Spaniard seeks lessons in love from noblewomen and prostitutes, and wealth and power through collusion with cardinals, prelates, and the Roman nobility. He is driven, self-possessed, and carnal ... read more

Rodrigo Borgia’s Rose

Michela Martignoni, Elena Martignoni, Lori Hetherington

A woman lies waiting for a new lover. Covered with nothing but rose petals, her body is exposed for pleasure: his and hers. The woman is Vannozza Cattanei, long-time mistress of a pope, matriarch of the Borgias, and a savvy 15th century businesswoman.Following the death of Pope Alexander VI, Vannozza flees to a remote fortress, far from wild rumors and salacious gossip, to look back on her lif... read more

A woman lies waiting for a new lover. Covered with nothing but rose petals, her body is exposed for pleasure: his and hers. The woman is Vannozza Cattanei, long-time mistress of a pope, matriarch of the Borgias, and a savvy 15th century businesswoman.Following the death of Pope Alexander VI, Vannozza flees to a remote fortress, far from wild rumors and salacious gossip, to look back on her lif... read more

Angelica: A Made in Italy Romance (#StuntLove Book 1)

Elisabetta Flumeri, Gabriella Giacometti

Angelica flew up and over the wall with the grace, elegance, and impetus she possessed when she swung on a trapeze. The same combative determination she’d shown him when they climbed the cliff called the Precipice together. Italian Angelica Fusco, raised on the film legends of Italy’s past, lives among stars and lights, strong-willed independence and adrenaline. The youngest member of the Fusc... read more

Angelica flew up and over the wall with the grace, elegance, and impetus she possessed when she swung on a trapeze. The same combative determination she’d shown him when they climbed the cliff called the Precipice together. Italian Angelica Fusco, raised on the film legends of Italy’s past, lives among stars and lights, strong-willed independence and adrenaline. The youngest member of the Fusc... read more

Then She Was Born: Born to be different, surviving to make a difference

Cristiano Gentili

Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It’s an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today, Then She Was Born combines the drama and redemption of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with the spirituality of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.A child is born and the ... read more

Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It’s an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today, Then She Was Born combines the drama and redemption of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with the spirituality of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.A child is born and the ... read more

The monk with no past

Paolo Marrone

A long-awaited trip to New York, an alarm clock that doesn’t go off, a useless race to the airport. And then, as the last chance for departure fades, an unexpected gift from a stranger. The protagonist of this story is unaware that when he casually accepts a proposal to travel to Tibet, he is actually saying yes to his destiny.Nothing happens by chance and, now that the gears are in motion, hi... read more

A long-awaited trip to New York, an alarm clock that doesn’t go off, a useless race to the airport. And then, as the last chance for departure fades, an unexpected gift from a stranger. The protagonist of this story is unaware that when he casually accepts a proposal to travel to Tibet, he is actually saying yes to his destiny.Nothing happens by chance and, now that the gears are in motion, hi... read more

The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef's Mission to Feed America's Hungry Children

Bruno Serato

The Power of Pasta is a beautifully illustrated four-color book by celebrity chef Bruno Serato. It is part memoir, part cookbook, and, above all, a work of advocacy on behalf of children and families facing poverty and homelessness as the founder of Caterina’s Club that feeds thousands of hungry children every day in Orange County.

The Power of Pasta is a beautifully illustrated four-color book by celebrity chef Bruno Serato. It is part memoir, part cookbook, and, above all, a work of advocacy on behalf of children and families facing poverty and homelessness as the founder of Caterina’s Club that feeds thousands of hungry children every day in Orange County.

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