Laura Tosi

Laura Tosi – Translator

I translate English, Spanish & Portuguese into faithful, fresh, flavoursome Italian for the literary industry.

Overview

I am a creative, experienced professional able to capture the nuances, emotional vibe and style of the author and reflect them into my native language as if it was originally written in Italian. After 8 years working for an Italian publishing house specialized in gastronomy books and travel guides, I know all the tips and tricks to make your book ready for publication. Having also worked as an editor, I have a trained eye for spotting typos and I am well aware of the quality expected in publishing. To this, I add passion. I simply love books. I read all the time and whenever I can. Reading inspires me to find the right words, style and voice for your thoughts.
To date, my literary translations include Night of the Purple Moon, Colony East and Generation M, a successful dystopian trilogy for young adults by American author Scott Cramer.
I was also selected and published as a finalist in a translation contest with my translation of the short story The Loss by English writer and poet David Constantine.
I love reading (therefore translating!) young adult novels, thrillers and mysteries, science fiction and children’s literature.

Services
Fiction
Children's Dystopian Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Travel
Languages
English to Italian

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2015 — Present

I currently work as a freelance translator, editor and proofreader, collaborating with publishing houses, many translation agencies worldwide and direct clients.
I also have extensive experience as a copywriter, editor and transcreator for some very well-known international brands and game developers.

Guido Tommasi Editore

Sep, 2007 — Apr, 2015 (over 7 years)

I worked as an in-house translator, proofreader and editor for Guido Tommasi Editore, an Italian publisher specialized in gastronomy books. I was also responsible for the proofreading of a series of luxury travel guides as well as the translation of 4 titles.
I was in charge of overseeing the entire book production process, from quotation requests to the final approval of ozalids before going to print.

Portfolio

Generazione M

Scott Cramer

L’esplosiva conclusione della Trilogia di Toucan. Mentre gli scienziati della Colonia Est mettono in atto con freddezza i loro piani per realizzare la società utopistica che si sono prefigurati, Abby intraprende un viaggio disperato per ritrovare suo fratello ... read more
Colonia Est

Scott Cramer

In un mondo spaventoso dove un’epidemia ha ucciso la maggior parte degli adulti, la quindicenne Abby lotta per proteggere suo fratello e sua sorella. Quando una nuova malattia mortale si diffonde tra i sopravvissuti, Abby deve intraprendere un pericoloso viagg... read more
Per Abby Leigh, la luna viola era solo l’inizio... La polvere di una cometa di passaggio tinge la luna di viola, ma è anche portatrice di un agente patogeno letale che aggredisce gli ormoni prodotti durante la pubertà. Gli adulti muoiono nel giro di poche ore.... read more

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Laurens M.

Laurens M.

Feb, 2022

It was fantastic to work with Laura. Very experienced and professional, great communication throughout the process. Laura was dedicated from the very beginning, we had great contact and completely clear and unambiguous mutual expectations. Highly recommended.
Laura T.
Thank you very much Laurens, our collaboration was a real pleasure, and your book was food for thought too. I'd love to work with you again in the future!

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