As for who you’ll be working with…
Hi, I’m Benjamin, a native bilingual English-Italian translator and conference interpreter. I grew up between South Tyrol, in northern Italy, and northern England. I was lucky enough to learn German from an early age and have kept studying it (and loving it) to this very day; Portuguese came later but is now an integral part of my life – from a language I picked up at university to my first choice for everyday errands and conversations, as I am based and live in Lisbon.
I work between English and Italian as well as from German and Portuguese, and have been doing so for nearly 10 years. My love for languages and everything communication was nurtured during my trilingual education, and finally honed into a tool clients rely on for their business by attending the SSLMIT, the prestigious Translation and Interpreting Faculty of the University of Trieste, where I received my BA in Translation and Interpreting, followed by my MA in Conference Interpreting from London Metropolitan University.
Having a knack for languages and a degree (or two) in one’s pocket can certainly contribute to becoming a true professional, but they’re not the be-all and end-all. Coupled with passion for one’s work, hard grit, dedication, and striving to always improve oneself may just do the trick. That’s why I’m a member of several professional associations and also take part in CPD events every year, as seen below.