Lori Hetherington

Lori Hetherington – Translator

More than 25 years of experience collaborating with clients to create high-quality genre fiction and nonfiction texts for publication.


I'm an Italian>English translator, proofreader, and linguistic consultant.
I moved to Italy from the United States thirty plus 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 than two decades translating and revising scientific/technical texts and articles for academics.
I particularly like working in situations where there is a sense of teamwork 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 into the mix. 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.
Agriculture Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Italian to English

Work experience


Jan, 1992 — Present

For almost three 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.


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 p... read more
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... 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 ... read more
A Brave Heart

Wallace, William

"Monica Lombardi's Vertigo is everything you want a romantic suspense to be!"Lisa Marie Rice“Lombardi’s Vertigo is a complex weaving of international intrigue and hot romance. Full of gritty situations and tough, but sympathetic, characters, Vertigo is perfect... 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 th... read more
Rodrigo Borgia’s Rose

Michela Martignoni

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... 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 prostit... read more

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