I am a bilingual Classics graduate of the University of Cambridge. I have taught the art of translation for many years and translated, from Italian into English, two hardcover books of over 200pp, as well as countless articles, brochures and websites for various sectors and for local government.
Having studied and taught Latin, Greek and English language and literature with excellent results, I am a true grammar expert and most dependable proofreader. I am professionally trained with CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, Entry Level Member) and have mastered sophisticated aids such as macros to ensure speed and consistency of service.
I have also written articles for magazines and newspapers, which have received many enthusiastic reviews.
I have worked for twelve years as a teacher of Latin, Greek and English to Oxbridge level for twelve years. I have also worked as a PA, and as Senior Administrator at the Cambridge Trusts. I am bilingual and am the Senior Guide for my employers on Lake Como, where I am also the official trainer for new guides and visiting English reps. I compose all my commentaries for day excursions and have created new excursions.
Translator, Co-Editor, Proofreader
Attilio Sampietro, Publisher
Oct 2020 - Dec 2020 (2 months, 1 day)
Translated, co-edited and proofread both English and Italian text for book 'Menaggio, Storia, Arte, Vita'
Attilio Sampietro, Publisher, 212 pp
Freelance article writer
Article on the little known story of Tiramisu: The Perfect Pandemic Pick-me-Up, together with recipe.
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 1989
(Less than a year)
BA Hons (Cantab) in Classics. Top 2:1 in University. College exhibition awarded.
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 1982 - 1985
University of Cambridge
Postgraduate Certificate in Education: professional qualification for teaching Latin and Greek in secondary schools.
RSA/UCLES Certificate in TEFL
Leeds Metropolitan University
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Piccola Grande Italia Television
Presented Menaggio in Italian for a video produced for 'Piccola Grande Italia' Television and have produced the subtitles in English for the municipality: www.piccolagrandeitalia.tv
Attilio Sampietro, 2020, c.200pp
Translator, co-editor and proofreader (of both English Italian texts) of book, 'Menaggio, Storia, Arte, Vita'
Editore Attilio Sampietro, 212 pp, ISBN-13: 978-8887672602
A Close-run Thing
Cambridge Evening News
Report of three day first-class cricket match between Worcester CCC and Cambridge University, 1985
Lockdown in Paradise
www.italicsmag.com, May 2020
Article describing life during lockdown on Lake Como
Ceresio e i Laghi Minori
Attilio Sampietro, Menaggio, 2018, 200pp
Translation of hard cover luxury book on Lake Lugano