Italian to English Transcription Professional Martina O'leary
Member since October 06, 2015
I am a final year PhD student of Italian literature in University College Cork, Ireland, and have had experience since 2010 in translating from Italian into English. I attained a Masters degree in Italian studies in 2012, and a Higher Diploma in Italian language and culture in 2011. During my studies I have attended two courses in translation theory and practice. I have been traveling to Italy both for research and to attend language and culture courses since 2007, including completion of a one-month art course in Florence, taught in Italian (2007), a one-month intensive Italian language and culture course offered by the University of Milan, held in Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda (2011), and a research trip for my PhD thesis in the libraries of the University of Florence, the University of Bologna, and the National Central Library of Florence (2013). I taught an Italian evening course in University College Cork from September 2014 to May 2015, and have renewed my contract with UCC to teach first year Italian to students attaining their Bachelor's degree. I have been teaching Italian private lessons since 2011. I am a registered translator for University College Cork Language Centre.
In 2004 I attained a Bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy. I have five years experience in teaching English as a second language. Both my Masters research dissertation and my current doctoral thesis are written in English, and I have also produced several papers on my research, and have had an article of mine published in the academic peer-reviewed journal - Gender Sexuality Italy, entitled 'Subverting Masculinity or Suppressing the Unmanly? Gender Alterity in Palazzeschi and Capuana’s Treatment of the Incorporeal Man'.
I have written two children's radio dramas for Cork's Life FM: 'Danny Boy' and 'Maebh's Tree House', and have since gone on to hone my skills in writing and documentary making in a course held by University College Cork in collaboration with RTÉ Cork, coordinated by award winning documentary maker Jools Gilson, and BBC's dramatist David Britton. I continue to write radio dramas, and am an active blogger, having set up and maintained various blogs, both academic and personal. My writing interests range in topic from gender issues, emotional health and wellbeing, food and cookery, children, equality matters and animal welfare. I am a mother, a dog owner, an avid baker, an obsessive journal keeper, a sometimes mural painter and occasional activist.