Pamela Cologna

Pamela Cologna - Translator

Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Italian literary translator with sixteen years' experience: YA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, history, science-fiction, drama, poetry.

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Overview

I'm a literary translator who works on many different genres. If you don't see yours in my profile, don't give up! Contact me, I'm full of surprises :-)
In 2017, an Italian publisher I translated for won one of the most prestigious awards: the "National Award for Translation", awarded by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. They won it in part thanks to my translation of Kate Cambor's Gilded Youth.
In their words: "Basti ricordare la traduzione, a opera di Pamela Cologna, di Gioventù dorata di Kate Cambor, che Harold Bloom considera una narrazione meravigliosa leggibile come un romanzo di Balzac." (Suffice it to mention the translation, by Pamela Cologna, of Kate Cambor's Gilded Youth, which Harold Bloom considers a wonderful narrative readable like a Balzac novel.)
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Services
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Languages
English to Italian
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Master of II level in Translation of Postcolonial English Texts: Fiction, Non-fiction, Theatre and Cinema
  • Master’s Degree in Translation of Fictional and Non-fictional Texts
  • Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Work experience

Proofreading

Self-employed
September, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

Copy Editing

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (about 14 years)

European Project Management (Administrative Clerk)

Università di Pisa
June, 2006 – Present (over 14 years)

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Spin (Sicronia Vol. 1) (Italian Edition)

Robert Charles Wilson

La storia di Spin inizia in una sera di ottobre. Tyler sta osservando il cielo, quando le stelle e la Luna scompaiono. Una misteriosa membrana ha intrappolato al suo interno tutto il globo. Con Tyler due amici, Jason e Diane, che lo accompagneranno in un mondo rivoluzionato dallo Spin. Ognuno dovrà fare i conti con le proprie paure e convinzioni più profonde: come ci si costruisce una vita sot... read more

La storia di Spin inizia in una sera di ottobre. Tyler sta osservando il cielo, quando le stelle e la Luna scompaiono. Una misteriosa membrana ha intrappolato al suo interno tutto il globo. Con Tyler due amici, Jason e Diane, che lo accompagneranno in un mondo rivoluzionato dallo Spin. Ognuno dovrà fare i conti con le proprie paure e convinzioni più profonde: come ci si costruisce una vita sot... read more

Come una tempesta (Passioni Romantiche) (Italian Edition)

Olivia Ardey

RACCONTO LUNGO (39 pagine) - ROMANCE - Una passione proibita è come una tempesta: pericolosa, incontrollabile ed esaltante.1436, Toscana. Prossima al matrimonio con un uomo scelto dal padre, che nemmeno conosce, la giovane e fiera Eleonora decide di assaporare un ultimo scampolo di libertà. E' un'innocente fuga in paese, la sua, che si trasforma in ben altro quando la sua strada incrocia quell... read more

RACCONTO LUNGO (39 pagine) - ROMANCE - Una passione proibita è come una tempesta: pericolosa, incontrollabile ed esaltante.1436, Toscana. Prossima al matrimonio con un uomo scelto dal padre, che nemmeno conosce, la giovane e fiera Eleonora decide di assaporare un ultimo scampolo di libertà. E' un'innocente fuga in paese, la sua, che si trasforma in ben altro quando la sua strada incrocia quell... read more

Autobiografia di un indiano ignoto (Narratori) (Italian Edition)

R. Raj Rao

Un uomo esce dal suo appartamento a Bombay, esi trova circondato da una fiumana di persone inmarcia, senza riuscire a capirne il motivo. Il proprietario di un’autofficina è il sosia di Rushdie,ma quando i clienti cominciano a chiamarlo Salman il gioco si fa pericoloso. Il figlio di un capostazione ritrova un mazzo di orari ferroviari tra le carte del padre, e inizia un viaggio in treno senza m... read more

Un uomo esce dal suo appartamento a Bombay, esi trova circondato da una fiumana di persone inmarcia, senza riuscire a capirne il motivo. Il proprietario di un’autofficina è il sosia di Rushdie,ma quando i clienti cominciano a chiamarlo Salman il gioco si fa pericoloso. Il figlio di un capostazione ritrova un mazzo di orari ferroviari tra le carte del padre, e inizia un viaggio in treno senza m... read more

La donna sulla luna

Carol A. Duffy

In a Time of Violence: Poems (Norton Paperback)

Eavan Boland

The publication of Eavan Boland's previous book, Outside History: Selected Poems 1980-1990, established Boland as a significant presence in the contemporary American poetry world.This, her seventh book, continues to mine what she has termed "the meeting place between womanhood and history."

The publication of Eavan Boland's previous book, Outside History: Selected Poems 1980-1990, established Boland as a significant presence in the contemporary American poetry world.This, her seventh book, continues to mine what she has termed "the meeting place between womanhood and history."

Translation Practices: Through Language to Culture. (Internationale Forschungen Zur Allgemeinen Und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft)

This cutting-edge collection, born of a belief in the value of approaching 'translation' in a wide range of ways, contains essays of interest to students and scholars of translation, literary and textual studies. It provides insights into the relations between translation and comparative literature, contrastive linguistics, cultural studies, painting and other media. Subjects and authors discu... read more

This cutting-edge collection, born of a belief in the value of approaching 'translation' in a wide range of ways, contains essays of interest to students and scholars of translation, literary and textual studies. It provides insights into the relations between translation and comparative literature, contrastive linguistics, cultural studies, painting and other media. Subjects and authors discu... read more

Thank you Lady

Drever, Mina

The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (Exile Classics series)

Gwendolyn MacEwen

Spanning Gwendolyn MacEwen's career from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, this is a comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest women writers of the 20th century. It traces the trajectory of her verse and the development of her fiction and drama, and includes letters, paintings, and photographs from the oeuvre of this beloved Canadian poet.

Spanning Gwendolyn MacEwen's career from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, this is a comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest women writers of the 20th century. It traces the trajectory of her verse and the development of her fiction and drama, and includes letters, paintings, and photographs from the oeuvre of this beloved Canadian poet.

Samurai: The Code of the Warrior

Thomas Louis, Tommy Ito

Their name means “one who serves,” and the samurai were the most skilled elite group of combatants the world has ever seen. Their legendary prowess inspired some of Japan’s finest films and literature: years of training, discipline, and self-sacrifice, combined with advanced weaponry and unprecedented tactical acumen, created a force unmatched over centuries of history. This remarkable illustr... read more

Their name means “one who serves,” and the samurai were the most skilled elite group of combatants the world has ever seen. Their legendary prowess inspired some of Japan’s finest films and literature: years of training, discipline, and self-sacrifice, combined with advanced weaponry and unprecedented tactical acumen, created a force unmatched over centuries of history. This remarkable illustr... read more

Escribir Para Rafa/ Writing for Rafa (La Otra Orilla) (La Otra Orilla) (Spanish Edition)

Luis Lopez Nieves

Un suicida aprende a reír. Un misántropo se entierra vivo con cuarenta teléfonos y comida para treinta años. La mágica transformación de la bella actriz que no puede llorar. La pareja que se ama de noche y se odia de día. La sensacional biografía de un Doctor en Platillos. Un escritor que redacta cartas de amor para su amigo contable. La mujer atrapada en una pantalla de cine. El horripilante ... read more

Un suicida aprende a reír. Un misántropo se entierra vivo con cuarenta teléfonos y comida para treinta años. La mágica transformación de la bella actriz que no puede llorar. La pareja que se ama de noche y se odia de día. La sensacional biografía de un Doctor en Platillos. Un escritor que redacta cartas de amor para su amigo contable. La mujer atrapada en una pantalla de cine. El horripilante ... read more

The Big Book of Cats

J.C. Suares' best-selling series of feline and canine-inspired books have charmed and delighted dog and cat lovers through the past decade. From funny cats to heroic dogs, cool cats to dogs in love, and cats in the city to dogs in Hollywood, readers have adored them all. The Big Book of Cats and The Big Book of Dogs presents the best of Suares' series of books. These 384-page compendiums each ... read more

J.C. Suares' best-selling series of feline and canine-inspired books have charmed and delighted dog and cat lovers through the past decade. From funny cats to heroic dogs, cool cats to dogs in love, and cats in the city to dogs in Hollywood, readers have adored them all. The Big Book of Cats and The Big Book of Dogs presents the best of Suares' series of books. These 384-page compendiums each ... read more

Book by Winchester, Jim

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