Valentina Stagnaro

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About me

I picked the faraway ligurian countryside over the crowded and beautiful city of Rome. I love nature, plants, silence and watching things grow, be they kittens, plants or cakes in the oven.
I believe in cooperation, not in competition.
I knit, crochet and bake biscuits while listening to the darkest metal. 
I am passionate about politics and philosophy. I try to practice mindfulness and live in the present moment.

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Know me better

Before skipping straight to the services I provide, you might want to know a few things more about my attitude when I’m working.


Audiovisual translation is a very fancy field, and working in the sector goes side by side with expressions like “my passion for languages + my passion for cinema”. I don’t like my passion for cinema being mixed with my work, which requires professional experience, deep knowledge of the rules of script writing, analysis skills and love for technology. 


At first, I thought it was laziness. Then I understood the huge potential of CAT tools and machine translation. Although people tend to undervaluate and boycot the use of CAT tools and MTPE in AVT, it is my research field of election. Consistency or death!
Of course, I am a cat lady both in upper and lowercase.


Studies have shown writing has many benefits on our health, the main one being I am paid to do it. I write down my thoughs, my workflow, my daily routine and what I learn everyday.
This way, I keep track of a lot of things that often go unnoticed, and makes me good at communication, at explaining things and at simplifying processes. 


“Better safe than sorry” is one of the lessons I have learnt in my carreer. I ask a lot of questions and one of my favorite quote is “Explain this to me like I’m a two-year old” (can you guess the movie? Clic here to know the answer): partly due to my experience translating manuals.
I appreciate crystal clear instructions.


I am good at not causing problems and at being peaceful, quiet and willing to do what needs to be done – and it is eactly what makes me good at team working.
As an audiovisual translator, I know the importance of keeping track of all the team’s work (tone of voice, terminology) for the sake of consistency and quality.


As I said, I like watching things grow: I know a lot about plants and harvesting, about cakes, cookies and cooking techniques. Watering and taking care of my many herbs and officinal herbs is a way to find my piece of mind. If I’m not answering my emails, please look for me in my synergic vegetable garden.

Case studies

script translation for dubbing

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script translation for dubbing

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script translation for dubbing

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