Maria Hansford

Maria Hansford – Translator

Experienced freelance translator specialized in literary/academic translations (ITALIAN-ENGLISH): fiction and non /research studies


A professional freelance translator from Canada with more than 20 years of experience in translation. I made numerous translations for Professors reasearching/teaching at Italian Universities and Italian authors (fiction and non fiction books, short stories, essays and articles in Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, History etc.).
Being a native speaker of Italian who has lived for more than 35 years in English speaking countries, and an avid reader, I am able to identify and fully understand all the components of the source text and decide which should be preserved and represented in translation.
Key words: hard work, research and creativity.
Contemporary Romance Thriller & Suspense
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing History
English to Italian Italian to English

Work experience


Jan, 2017 — Present

Literary (fiction and non-fiction) and Academic translations in History, Sociology, Philosophy, Art, Archeology, Architecture, Music, Education, Nutrition, and Holistic Health.

Italian Consulate in TORONTO (CANADA)

Dec, 2000 — Jul, 2019 (over 18 years)

Embassy of Italy ISLAMABAD (Pakistan)

Jul, 1990 — Nov, 2000 (over 10 years)


"17 Planets is an entertaining and intelligent sci-fi odyssey with a wide appeal. A.R. Alexander has written a book with a gripping plot, a strong heroine, and a fascinating dynamic between heroine and hero." Editorial review THE BOOK REVIEW DIRECTORY https://... read more


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Alessandra R.

Alessandra R.

Nov, 2022

Maria è una professionista seria e affidabile oltre a essere una persona amabile dal punto di vista umano. Le ho affidato la traduzione del mio libro di fantascienza e si è dimostrata una grande risorsa per me, non solo per la mera traduzione ma anche per i preziosi consigli e gli incoraggiamenti che mi ha dato. Sono molto soddisfatta della nostra collaborazione e sicuramente le affiderò i miei...
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Maria H.
Grazie Alessandra. Effettuare questa traduzione e' un grande arricchimento per me non solo dal punto di vista professionale ma anche umano e cosi' spero lo sia anche per i futuri lettori in lingua...
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