martina

Her name is Martina, she lives in Cagliari (Italy) and she currently works as an English teacher in high school and freelance translator; since she was a kid, given her multicultural family, she has always been interested in foreign languages, their culture and history. In the academic year 2006/2007 she studied at the University of Birmingham (UK) at the Italian Department, a fulfilling experience that allowed her to grow both on cultural and personal level.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Languages for Linguistic Mediation and a Master’s degree in Specialised Translation of Texts at the University of Cagliari, Italy. After she graduated, she worked as an interpreter on different occasions and she attended an intensive translation course at the University of Pisa and a masterclass in Developmental Dyslexia at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

During the years, her incredible passion for audiovisual translation of subtitles has led her to start collaborations with fansubbing websites, TED.com and Passaggi d’Autore, a short film festival held in Sardinia every year.

She likes tv series, especially sci-fi, cinema, rock music and concerts, doing karate on the beach at sunset in her beautiful island, Sardinia; she loves contemporary Anglo-American literature and Italian poets of the 20th century.