Chiara Montali translator
Photo Chiara Montali
Socia AITI

I have worked as a freelance translator, translating from English and French into Italian, since 2002.


I have specialised over the years in translating technical (civil, systems and mechanical engineering and building) and commercial (brochures, websites, newsletters) documentation and also texts relating to tourism and market research.

My client base is made up of translation agencies as well as other companies both in Italy and abroad. I also work on a regular basis in the area of publishing, notably for an Italian publisher and not only as translator but also as project manager, with the task of recruiting and coordinating a team of translators who, with me, are to translate technical manuals.


After obtaining a school-leaving diploma in classic studies, I enrolled in the faculty of foreign languages and literature at the IULM in Milan from where I graduated with full marks in 1995. Before graduating I took part in the Erasmus Project, thanks to which I attended the Université Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux for one academic year. It was one of many extended stays abroad, an experience which enabled me to come into close contact with students from all over the world, to improve my knowledge of French considerably and to experience the didactic methods of a prestigious foreign university.

In order to continue studying languages I lived for about one year in London where, in addition to working, I studied for the Certificate of Proficiency in English, obtained at the end of a half-year course at the University of Westminster. Having returned to Italy, after a brief work experience I enrolled at the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori of the city of Milan where in 1999 I obtained a diploma in translation.

In order to stay up to date with the constant technical and methodological changes underway in the world of translation I regularly attend training and refresher courses held by translation industry professionals and by AITI, the Italian translators and interpreters association, of which I am a member.

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