About Me


Providing translations with accuracy and speed since 1995

My name is Massimo Vangelista, and I am an experienced English to Italian translator and localiser specialising in IT and telecommunications.


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To date, I have translated millions of words from British and American English into my native Italian.

Although I work from my office near Venice in northern Italy, my business really is an international affair, with my clients being companies and agencies spread out across Europe and the US.

I started working in 1995 as a part-time freelance translator.

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The turning point in my career came in 1998 when an important translation company in Milan asked me to localise Microsoft Office 2000 for the Italian market.

It was there that I honed my skills and learnt the tricks of the trade I continue to use in my business to this day. It also gave me the valuable experience of seeing the translation process from a project manager’s point of view.

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Today, I provide translation, proofreading, editing, localisation and language consultancy services to help clients establish and maintain a strong position in the Italian market.

By collaborating with a network of trusted colleagues, I can also meet your translation needs in other languages. Please see my FAQ for more information.


As you would expect from any IT translator worth their salt, I have extensive experience with a number of different types of software, including translation and localisation tools, HTML editors and DTP and web authoring programmes.

In fact, I am one of only a few Italian translators working with translation tools other than SDL Trados.

This means that I handle documents in almost any format you choose to send them in.
I can also make your life that bit easier by adapting to meet your business needs and practices and selecting the tools that would be most appropriate for your project.

Because, let’s face it, life is complicated enough.


Career highlights

  • In-house translator localising Microsoft Office 2000
  • MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Venice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Translation (Telecommunications and IT) at Communication Trend Italia (CTI) in Milan
  • Qualified Member (MITI) of the UK’s Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
  • Corresponding Member of the American Translators Association (ATA)

My software toolbox includes:

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  • Trados Freelance 2007
  • Trados Studio 2011
  • Trados Studio 2014
  • Microsoft Localization Studio
  • Microsoft Helium
  • Wordfast
  • Transit NXT
  • Alchemy Catalyst