About - Elena Ferrara

A bit about my professional background…

Following a successful academic career in both Italy and the UK, which culminated with a distinction in my MA from London Metropolitan University (Conference Interpreting and Legal Public Service Interpreting EN<>IT), I worked as a project manager for an international translation agency. While there, I honed a keen eye for detail and learned how to respond promptly – and within budget – to customers’ requests, while juggling multiple projects.

So now, after nearly a decade of working with languages, I can offer you a professional service on which you will come to rely. I am approved by the Italian Consulates in London and Dublin to carry out certified translations, and I have been working with a wide range of businesses to ensure that their communications – whether written or spoken – are clear and of the highest quality.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK. I keep abreast of developments in my field and am always keen to grow professionally by expanding my knowledge of the latest technological innovations, such as remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI).

...And about me

Originally from Italy, I am now settled in London, but remain a keen traveller, and I enjoy trips abroad whenever my clients require my services across the globe. I consider myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to meet so many new people during events. In such interesting surroundings, my energy and positive attitude never falter, even during hectic interpreting assignments. In truth, working with languages is not just my chosen career, but also a passion: I never tire to explore the linguistic quirks of Italian, English and Spanish, as well as their respective cultures. I believe that this natural curiosity gives me an incredible advantage when having to grasp the nuances in someone’s speech or provide clarity as I write in the target language.

As well as my interpreting and translation work, I teach at the following establishments:

  • London Metropolitan University, where I am an Italian tutor for consecutive and simultaneous interpreting (BA and MA levels)
  • University of Westminster, where I am a visiting lecturer in translation and interpreting studies (MA level)
  • Middlesex University, where I am a visiting lecturer in translation and interpreting studies (BA and MA levels).

Working in such stimulating environments encourages me to keep up to date with all the latest news and language trends, as well as giving me the great satisfaction of nurturing the next generation of linguistic professionals.

In my clients’ words

Don’t just take my word for it – here are a few examples from a selection of happy customers.

Sicuramente ti raccomando a conoscenti ed amici. Sei stata gentilissima, veloce e ottima communication.

Consulate client

Excellent service. Fast and reliable 😉 Many Thanks.

Consulate client

Grazie mille, Servizio eccellente!!! Sono molto soddisfatta. Conta pure sul mio passaparola qualora dovesse servire ad altri

Consulate client

Molto cordiale, disponibile, competente e celere nel servizio anche nei weekend. Applica prezzi competitivi rispetto al mercato offerto. Top class service. 

Consulate client

Elena has worked for us on remote simultaneous interpreting projects for the pharmaceutical industry. We found her to be a reliable interpreter, with a professional ...

Martina Giannarelli, Language Connect

Elena has completed several translation projects (both marketing and legal) for our company. She made herself known as thorough, committed and always on time. With ...

Agata Zaleska, TransPerfect

Ho avuto il piacere di lavorare con Elena in numerose occasioni, sia per progetti di traduzione che durante conferenze. Elena si è sempre dimostrata una ...

Eleonora Tasinato, colleague

Excellent service: very quick and efficient, at a competitive price. Highly recommended.

Consulate client

Ciao Elena Senza il tuo preziosissimo aiuto sarebbe stato tutto molto più difficile. Sei stata davvero indispensabile, sicuramente dovessi avere bisogno ancora di te non ...

Katia Galatolo, ClubMed

Thank you again for being so efficient and professional.

Consulate client

Incredibly fast, professional and dynamic. A pleasure to work with, especially when under pressure and in need of a quick response. Very competitive prices too. ...

Consulate client

Grazie mille. È stato un piacere lavorare con lei. Apprezzo molto la sua professionalità.

Consulate client

Ho contattato Elena per la traduzione certificata di un atto di matrimonio. Elena non si è limitata al semplice compito di traduzione, ma mi ha ...

Consulate client

Elena provided fast and accurate translations of multiple urgent documents.  A pleasure to work with; Elena is highly professional, highly responsive and highly recommended.”

Consulate client

Grazie ancora per la tua disponibilità e professionalità, ti consiglierò a tutti i miei amici che dovessero avere bisogno dei tuoi servizi di traduzione.

Consulate client

Mi sono rivolta alla sig.ra Elena Ferrara per eseguire delle traduzioni e sono rimasta davvero soddisfatta. Ottimo servizio con tempistiche eccellenti, rapporto qualità prezzo molto ...

Consulate client

Elena was assigned to perform simultaneous interpretation of my technical presentation during a press conference. The feedback from the audience underlined a high level of ...

Kotaro Yamamoto, Honda

I had the chance of having Elena as a Language Tutor and Supervisor (Dissertation) during my MA in Conference Interpreting at London Metropolitan University. Besides ...

Annalisa Imperi, MA Interpreting student

I was delighted to welcome Elena to my team. I hired her for an Extraordinary Annual EWC meeting. I decided to give this job to ...

Veronika Wagneter, Panorama I.L.A.

I’m particularly impressed by Elena’s ability to handle in detailed and professional way the task she’s assigned to. I absolutely recommend her!

Consulate client

I have had the pleasure to work with Elena on an interpreting mission for a Club Med training with our top sellers. Elena is very ...

Clotile Hibon, ClubMed

Elena was always swift to reply and very responsive and accommodating at all times. A pleasure to deal with!

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