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My Background

Personal Profile

Growing up bilingual, speaking French and Italian, I was able to develop a flare for languages. I learned English thanks to the World Wide Web and German, as well as Swiss German, when I got my first job in Bern right after my vocational training ended. 

I have been active in the insurance sector for ten years and have developed a vast vocabulary of the sector in multiple languages.  

My degree introduced me to all aspects of the language industry and pushed me to practice translating and subtitling, as well as how to use different kinds of CAT-Tools.

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Education

2024 - 

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with specialization in Specialized Translation.

Languages of study: Italian, German and English.

2020 - 2023

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Languages with specialization in Multimodal Communication & Translation. 

Languages of study: Italian, German, English and French.

2018 - 2020

CPNV Centre professionnel du Nord vaudois

Federal Vocational Baccalaureate with specialization in Economy.

Language of study: French.

2012 - 2015

CPC Centro Professionale Commerciale di Lugano

Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training as a Commercial Employee in Private Insurances.

Language of study: Italian.

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