Hi there! Glad to see you here.

My name is Federica, I’m an English to Italian Translator and Videogame Localizer, and I’m the brains (and brawn!) behind Press Start to Translate.

I started as a translator in 2013, but as time went by I kept feeling something was missing… something was constantly drawing me towards my all time passion: videogames. And consequently, the game localization business.

So, after translating a few cool games, winning a couple game localization contests, gaining XP, levelling up and upgrading my gear, in 2017 I decided to take the big leap: Press Start to Translate was born.

Here, I’m helping indie developers find their way to the land of pizza, pasta, art and moustached jumping plumbers… or, to put it simply, I translate games from English to Italian.

Me at a glance

MA in Modern Languages and Literatures
Native Italian
5 years translation experience
25 years gaming experience
2 international
game localization
contests won
100% dev-friendly

Here's what people say about me:

“The quality and speed of her work has been outstanding and it has been a pleasure working with someone as professional as Federica.
This project has been complex and the localization was left until last. Thankfully Federica completed the task in record time enabling me to meet the deadline. I am definitely going to use Federica for all my future projects.”

Patricia Curtis

Game Developer
(Lucky Red Fish)

Federica worked quickly, efficiently, and responded well to our feedback. The result was an excellent localization that we are proud to be featuring in our game. Her attitude toward localizations and her clear passion for gaming made her a pleasure to work with and gave us confidence in her abilities. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for excellent Italian localization.”

Vladislav Tsopljak

PR & Community Manager
(Another Indie)

“I am very happy with the quality of Federica’s work. Not only she translated the script but also adapted names and jokes, especially important in a game with a lot of dialogue and a comedy mood. The task was done quickly and she always kept me informed about the status of the work. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration.”

Miguel Navio

Game Designer

“Federica was very professional and we felt very secure letting her handle the Italian translation of our game Alwa’s Awakening. All communications with her were smooth and she was always quick to deliver. We’d love to work with her again for our future projects.”

Mikael Forslind

Game Designer
(Elden Pixels)

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