Profile

My name is Chiara Balboni and I have been working as a freelance translator and interpreter since 2008. My objective is to become an invaluable partner for companies and organizations as well as private individuals who require linguistic and cultural assistance in Italian, French and other languages, by guaranteeing reliability, punctuality, precision, discretion and value for money. My fundamental values:
  • customer orientation: building relationships based on trust by fulfilling client needs and exceeding expectations
  • flexibility: treating clients as unique individuals by developing tailor-made projects
  • value for money: offering high-level language solutions whilst cutting out intermediaries
  • passion and motivation: approaching each and every assignment as a new challenge, driving continuous professional development and striving for the achievement of greater expertise

I also provide teaching in English and French for private individuals and small group classes.

My free time I dedicate mainly to learning German, practicing sports, cooking and reading.

Education

I first became passionate about the English language at middle school in Italy, when I decided to take private lessons with a mother tongue teacher. I continued learning English and French at a local business management high school and graduated in European Languages and Cultures from the University of Modena in 2005. In 2008 I attained my Master's Degree in Communication for Businesses and International Organizations, confirming my passion for foreign languages applied to trade, mediation and international relations.

In 2007 I left Italy for 14 weeks to undertake an internship in Paris, France, having been awarded the EU Leonardo Da Vinci training grant.

Whilst attending university, I attained the Cambridge CPE certificate for English and the C1 university certificate for French.

Since completing for my Master's Degree, and within the context of lifelong learning, I have attended many courses and workshops focusing on translation in a number of fields, such as literary, touristic, financial, legal, medical and pharmaceutical translation.

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