I have worked as a professional Italian, English and Spanish translator for over 20 years and I have been enrolled on the Register of Technical Consultants and Experts of the Courthouse of Bologna since 2002. I provide individuals and businesses alike with translation, proofreading, sworn translations and translations certified by the ATA (American Translators Association), in the USA and by the ITI (Institute of Translators and Interpreters) in the UK, as well as legalising documents, and providing quality control services (LQA) and language consulting services.
I graduated in Translation from the Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori di Forlì at the University of Bologna in 1997 and my dissertation was on Chicano (Mexican-Americans) and frontier literature.
21/11/2022 – Ongoing review and LQA of training-related documents, State Street
21/11/2022 – Ongoing content of Qatar Airways' official Website.
18/11/2022 – Sworn translation for a citizenship application, Mercedes Betemps.
21/07/2021 – Translation from English into Italian of legal-related content, Zoom (5,152 words).
English and Spanish to Italian translation services.
Translation services for the main international languages by professional colleagues who are native speakers of those languages.
English and Spanish to Italian proofreading and editing service.
Proofreading services for the main international languages by professional colleagues who are native speakers of those languages.
Linguistic Quality Control (LQA) services for English and Spanish to Italian translations.
Sworn translation services from and into English and Spanish at the Courthouse of Bologna.
Legalisation of sworn translations at the Civil Registry of the Bologna Public Prosecutor.
Evaluation service for translation tests, including reports on prospective candidates.
English and Spanish interpreting for the Bologna Public Prosecutor's Office.
During my professional career I have focused on the following areas:
Before graduating, I worked for almost a year as a sales executive in an editorial distribution company (Logos Impex srl, Modena).
After graduation, I worked with friends and university colleagues to create a local translation agency, Albatros Soluzioni Linguistiche, srl (Bologna).
In the first few years of my professional career, my curiosity and desire to learn about and experience different cultures, and to use the skills I had acquired, led me to combine my work as a translator with teaching Italian.
I accepted an offer from the head of culture at the Italian Embassy in Quito, Ecuador (Mr. Valerio Giovetti) to work as a volunteer Italian teacher at the Universidad Técnica de Ambato, where I spent one academic year.
Back to Italy, I worked with the Scuola Dozza (now Istituto Comprensivo 1 di Bologna) organising and teaching literacy courses for foreign students in primary and secondary schools.
At the same time, I worked with Cultura Italiana Bologna, a private language school with headquarters in Bologna, as an Italian teacher, teaching both individual and group classes.
I accepted a 6-month post from the University of Bologna (January-June 2000) as an associate professor of Italian at the King Saud University (Riad, Saudi Arabia).
After my experience in Saudi Arabia, I was selected by the American translation agency ilanguage for its production centre in the Dominican Republic. Although I was initially taken on as a translator, I went on to become a coordinator for Italian language services.
I later moved to the company's new branch in Costa Rica (San José), where I lived and worked until July 2001.
Teacher on a two-week intensive Italian course for foreign students at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).
Since autumn 2001 I have been working full time as a freelance translator.
Enrolled on the Register of Technical Consultants and Experts of the Judge at the Court of Bologna for civil and criminal proceedings. This gave me a deeper understanding of the legal field, as well as leading to greater specialisation in other areas, such as business, marketing, advertising, information technology, HR, law, economics and finance and tourism.
Temporary Spanish teacher at Istituto Comprensivo n. 6 in Bologna (secondary school).
I passed the EPSO/CAST/S/1/2011 selection process for contract agents for the European Union in the Italian-Language (IT) Translators category. The cast list has been extended to end of June 2021 (https://epso.europa.eu/successful-candidates/contract-agents-selections-lists_en).
Temporary Spanish teacher at the Istituto Comprensivo n. 9 in Bologna (secondary school), participating in secondary school examinations.
Inclusion in the List of local qualified interpreters and translators prepared by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Italy and available on their website. The listing serves as an aid to U.S. citizens who are in need of translators. The lists are meant to serve as guidance only.
Inclusion in the List of local qualified interpreters and translators prepared by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and available on its website. The list serves as a guidance for British nationals who are in need of translators.
Temporary Spanish teacher at the Istituto Comprensivo n. 12 di Bologna (secondary school).
Partnership with Bologna FC as Italian Language teacher, teaching group classes for their foreign athletes.
Spanish teacher at the Istituto Comprensivo di Castenaso (secondary school).
Qualified Teacher Status for K-9 level schools - Subject certification: A25 ENGLISH Language and secondary Community language (SPANISH)
Graduating in Translation in 1997 from the Scuola di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Enrolled on the Register of Technical Consultants and Experts at the Bologna Chamber of Commerce as a Spanish and English translator and interpreter.
Enrolled on the Register of Technical Consultants and Experts for Spanish and English at the Courthouse of Bologna.
Advanced course in literary translation, Istituto San Pellegrino, Misano Adriatico (Rimini, Italy)
Specialised Master's in Spanish and English Legal Translation (English and Spanish), Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, University of Genoa, Italy.
Specialised Master's in Translation focusing on Spanish and English translation for banking and finance, (English and Spanish), Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, University of Genoa, Italy.
American Translators Association (ATA) English into Italian Certified (10 October 2014) (cod. 482544).
Chinese Language Course for beginners - Level A1 - Istituto Confucio, University of Bologna (36 hours, online)
I volunteer with Amnesty International, translating documents from English and Spanish to Italian.
I occasionally volunteer with TED - Ideas worth spreading, producing English to Italian subtitles.
Italian Language teacher for their Bologna FC foreign athletes.
Translation from English into Italian of legal-related contents.
Translation from English into Italian of UEFA internal and external documents.
2002-2005 – Real time English into Italian translation of economic and financial press releases.
2003 – Participation in the translation (texts and subtitles for DVD) from English and Spanish to Italian of the UNESCO History of Humanity Encyclopaedia, published by Planeta De Agostini.
2002-2005 – Real time English to Italian and Italian to English translation of sports news.
2004-2005 – Language lead (13 languages) for Google translation projects.
Editing of a series of publications on Giordano Bruno and philosophical themes, written by Angelika Böenker-Vallon.
1997 – English to Italian translation of the monthly magazine Keesing's Record of World Events, edited by Albatros Soluzioni Linguistiche srl and published under the name Eventi by Zanfi Editori.
2005 – English to Italian translation of a chapter of L'archivio Mitrokhin I, published by Rizzoli.
2001 – Translation of La Cotica, the official guide produced by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.
2015-2016 – In-country Nike LQA reviewer.
2012-2016 – In-country Apple LQA reviewer.
2005 – Spanish to Italian translation of the Encyclopaedia of Animals (National Geographic) edited by Planeta De Agostini.
June 2020 – Inclusion in the List of local qualified interpreters and translators prepared by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and available on its website. The listing serves as a guidance for British nationals who are in need of translators.
June 2020 – Inclusion in the List of local qualified interpreters and translators prepared by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Italy and available on their website. The listing serves as an aid to U.S. citizens who are in need of translators. The lists are meant to serve as guidance only.
Sworn Translator at the Courthouse of Bologna (English and Spanish).
ATA (American Translators Association) English into Italian Certified Translator.
ATA (American Translators Association) Spanish into Italian Member.
EPSO/CAST/S/1/2011 - Translators - Italian-Language (IT) Translators: selected as a contract agent in the Italian-Language Translators category for European institutions.
Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) Qualified Member (English and Spanish).
ProZ.com Certified PRO Member (English-Italian).
CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists) Member (English and Spanish).
Excellent service. Very clear and precise.
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"Andrea is a great professional. He informed me of all steps of the work and of the timeline. He also kept me informed on the translation and asked to provide comments if needed. I would definitively work with him again and recommend working with him."
"Very competent and professional translator to work with! I highly recommend him without any reservations."
"I needed urgent sworn translations from Spanish to Italian and Mr. Palmieri took care of the job efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent. The paperwork was delivered ontime despite the tight deadline, everything according to plan.Highly recommend him and would work with him in the future."
“Andrea Palmieri solved the various problems related to a slow-paced project requiring willingness to adapt to the many fold needs of the client. The final result left the client very satisfied”
“Andrea is a very capable and committed professional and has been taking care of market research-related translation projects to our full satisfaction and in a timely manner.”
"Very quick turnaround time."
"Andrea translated and certified documents from Italian to English for me. He was quick, professional and fair price. I highly recommend him!"
“My experience with Andrea was outstanding: great project, very good support from him, and excellent rates. It's a pleasure to recommend Andrea!”
“Andrea is a very detail-oriented translator who always respects deadlines. We also worked in-house together. Very trustworthy.”
“Andrea has been working on several of amity’s financial projects. He is always very helpful and professional but most importantly he is an excellent financial translator and editor. It is a pleasure to work with him.”
Andrea provided a great service and would definitely outsource any further translations to him. Professional, always quick to respond to emails, delivered on time and as promised. Overall very satisfied would definitely recommend.
“We work with Andrea for many years and he has always been very professional and responsive. He delivers very good quality translations and is an asset to our team. We highly recommend him!"
"I've found Sir Palmieri through the U.K. Governement website and, to be honest, I couldn't have landed in better hands. He has been very professional, helpful and kind thorugh the whole process - and I did ask him many questions. Not only, he knew a lot about the process I needed to go through (giving notice to form a civil partnership) and he helped picking the best kind of certified translation, watching my interests more than his own. I'd strongly recommend working with him and I will certainly continue to use his services in the future."
"Accurate work and quick turnaround. Very professional and pleasant translator. Top notch!"
"Excellent translation and timeframe"
"I had the pleasure of working with Andrea at the beginning of myprofessional career. He always demonstrated to me that he was agreat person I could trust. He is a very skillful translator and hasbeen in the field for over 20 years. I recommend him to anyonelooking for a professional translator."
"I contacted Mr. Palmieri as I needed a sworn translation from Italian into Spanish of a certificate required by my son's study visa application. Despite the tight deadline, I have received a professional, timely and complete service. I undoubtedly recommend Mr. Palmieri I will personally contact him again should I need his service again in the future."
"Mr Palmieri performed an excellent service both technically and in accordance with the established deadline I thank you a lot."
"Andrea is a professional translator. He efficiently and timely supplied me with the required sworn translation of documents meant for my son's admission to an English University. I highly recommend Andrea to whoever is "burocracy process blind" and needs an "all included" translation service."
"Andrea was very kind in his communications, he did the translation professionally and delivered everything on time. I highly recommend his services and I will be working with him again, in the future."
I needed a sworn translation from Italian into English to request a visa. Communication and timing were key to have the job done properly and Andrea did a magnificent job working on my paperworks. Highly reccommended!
"I performed a delicate operation and unfortunately in a very short time, but I found myself very well with Andrea: available and timely in carrying out the practices. If someone who needs such a service happens to me, I will not hesitate twice to recommend him!"
"Andrea has been working for our company for several years. He has always ensured great quality of work, integrity, reliability, attention to detail, efficiency, organization, speed of response. In a word, a guarantee."
13/01/2022 – Fast and reliable translations to the Italian language.
"Andrea si è dimostrato un professionista della traduzione e sono del tutto soddisfatto del servizio ricevuto."
"Very professional and he did the job quickly."
"Andrea did an excellent job on translating my legal documents.He's very committed to his work, honestly priced, and hard-working professional. It's my pleasure to recommend Andrea!"
"Andrea is the kindest, most helpful, reliable, and professional person – I am so lucky that by chance it was him that I contacted when looking for a translator.
In as few words as possible… while planning a wedding in a Bologna I needed someone to produce sworn translations of my documents from English to Italian. Andrea agreed to do this, along with attending an appointment at the Town Hall on my behalf. Right from my initial contact Andrea went above and beyond to help. Andrea contacted the Town Hall multiple times to clarify my next steps, offered to contact Customs when the documents I sent him got stuck, arranged for the Town Hall to allow a special urgent appointment once the documents arrived, and assisted me in completing the Italian booking form. Without Andrea our wedding would not have been possible – this is not an exaggeration. Andrea was always very quick to respond, happy to answer any questions, and provided continual reassurance and clarity during what would otherwise have been a much more stressful process.
Thank you so much Andrea we will never forget everything you did for us!"
"I was satisfied with Andrea's work as a translator. He was a reliable communicator, responded quickly to feedback, and completed the translation well ahead of schedule. I would work with him again."
"I reached out to Mr. Andrea Palmieri for the translation of my university diploma and transcripts, from English into Italian. I do not live in Italy; there is a 7 hour time difference between myself and Mr. Palmieri. He responded to me the same day regarding my inquiry. Within less than a week, I received the certified translations. He kept the integrity of the document in the translations and provided an easy way to download them. I had reached out to other translators prior to finding Mr. Palmieri, and no one else offered the same level of professionalism, care, and efficiency. I have even reached back out to Mr. Palmieri regarding other document questions, and he has always provided fast helpful information. I would highly recommend him, and will be using him for future translations. Thank you again!"
"Andrea is just fantastic. Extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. Could not ask for more. Highly recommended."
"Best and fast job, the best"
"Andrea is a very professional, yet friendly translator. He has helped me with the translation of official International University records, enabling me to apply for a call for tenders by the set deadline. He has adjusted his activity to my specific needs, taking care of any detail, including costs and delivery."
"I have been a client of Mr. Palmieri. I needed a sworn translation very quickly and he did an excellent work despite the short notice. Really a great professional!!"
10/03/2022 – Andrea was really kind, precise, responsive and completed the assignment quickly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional translator!
"He met the deadlines and offered an excellent service, he always kept me updated with detailed communications."
"Andrea Palmieri provided a quick, excellent service. I reached out to several translators referred by the American Consulate in Italy to get my Driver's License translated into Italian. Andrea was clearly the best choice. I highly recommend him."
"Andrea provides an excellent service: quick, efficient, and meticulous. He has also been very responsive to emails and willing to accomodate when changes occurred on my part, which I deeply appreciated as I had commissioned him a sworn translation of personal official documents therefore a delicate and time sensitive matter. Would definitely recommend him and use his services again!"
"Reliable and helpful."
"Very well, professional and serious."
"Andrea has been professional, corteous, and available to meet any requirement, plus he has completed the task very quickly. Thank you Andrea for your good work. I would be happy to working with you again."
"I have been a client of Andrea and it has been a complete pleasure dealing with him. He was of great help with orienting me on the type of translation I needed and finished the translation very quickly and at a fair price. I can only speak highly of Andrea both as a professional and as a person."
"Great professionalism and availability"
Professional, fast responses, and quality services
“Andrea translated for me legal documents including Trust Deeds and Contracts, both to use in private practice and for Court servicing. Always timely, honestly priced and excellent translator.”
“I have been hiring Andrea's services for more than 6 years and each time I (and my colleagues) have been more than satisfied. Andrea is indeed a very committed professional, always on-time, and with quality. He is also an excellent team leader, and able to build a team of international translators in no-time to take care of large documents with very tight schedule. I will definitely ask Andrea for more translations in future.”
“Andrea is precise, easy to work with and delivers good quality translations.”
“Andrea is a very involved person who can be very quickly efficient with a minimum level of support needed. I really appreciated his autonomy and high expertise.”
“I have worked with Andrea on several translation projects involving different language combinations and I have always been very satisfied of his performance. He is very professional, detail-oriented and competent in the subject areas we worked on. I have learned a lot from him and I hope we can continue to work together.”
“Andrea is a reliable translator who is always committed to deliver the best translation on time.”
“Absolutely professional, prepared and quick to solve any issues.”
“Andrea’s linguistic services are punctual and reliable, while also keeping up a high standard. His texts are fresh, fun to read and straight to the point. Would recommend without reservations.”
Andrea is a valuable and reliable linguist, who proved to be a great team player and a very good professional, with many good qualities as a reviewer.
We had a good cooperation, which resulted in a fruitful collaboration over the many years he participated in our program.”
“Andrea is a great colleague. Very experienced and hard working. We worked for several translation projects together and he waste project manager. I am looking forward to another occasion for collaboration.”
“Andrea is a reliable translator, always delivers on time or even before the deadline. Comes with remarks and questions that make sense.”
“I worked with Andrea on a large-scale linguistic quality review program for a sports/fashion enterprise. The program required frequent communication with stakeholders as well as quality management of linguistic assets such as style guides and glossaries. Andrea provided exceptional linguistic quality assurance services, under tight deadlines. I would recommend working with Andrea”
“Having worked in the translation industry for years, I knew what to expect from a good translator. For the past four years, I have used Andrea's services for my and my family's personal documents. He is an incredibly courteous, skilled, and timely translation professional whom I wholeheartedly recommend”
“Andrea is always on time, high quality and very easy to deal with. I highly recommend hiring him!”
“I worked with Andrea as a freelance translator, I found him organised, reliable and conscientious as well as friendly and courteous. I would absolutely work with him again and recommend him highly!”
“I have worked with Andrea on several projects, and I found him highly organised and very helpful, but most of all very professional. It is a pleasure to work with him.”