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Liebster Awards: my nominations

Yesterday morning I woke up to good news: I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Awards!

The Liebster Awards are online awards that bloggers give to other bloggers to encourage them, help them spread the word to other users and increase connections and visibility.

After receiving the nomination, each nominee has to:

  • – Write a blog post about their nomination
  • – Thank the blogger who nominated them and link their blog
  • – Answer the questions attached to the nomination
  • – Nominate 5 more bloggers, let them know they were nominated (on social media, for example) and ask them 5 questions
  • – Add the Liebster Award badge to their blog

Liebster AwardsSo, first of all, I’d like to thank Debora Serrentino, aka the Foodie Translator, who nominated me for the Liebster Awards. I’ve been following Debora for a while and her blog is one of my favourites: if you love translation, languages and food (I mean, who doesn’t!) you really can’t miss it.

Now, time to answer Debora’s questions:

Is there a field that you consider your bete noire, a field you’d never accept any work in?

Physics. I just don’t get it. When I was in high school, physics was my least favourite subject because it was too abstract and theoretical to my very practical mind. I am fascinated with the concept of quantum entanglement, but that’s about it.

Social media: if you had to choose one and only one platform, which one would it be?

I guess Facebook. It’s the only platform where you can combine your personal life with your professional one. You can interact in so many ways (chats, groups, pages, etc.) and you can choose what to show and to whom.

Thinking back to the beginning of your career, what would you change and what are you proud of?

I would definitely not work with some of the clients I worked with at the beginning of my career. I was eager to build a portfolio, so I swallowed some very bitter pills just for the sake of working. I’m very proud of the drive and enthusiasm I’ve always had, even in the driest of spells.

If you had to go to a country you’ve never visited before, where would you go?

Can I say EVERYWHERE? 🙂 If I had to pick one right now, it would be Mozambique. I mean, look at this place!

What is your favourite recipe, the one you make when you want to impress someone?

I don’t really have a go-to recipe because I like to experiment with ingredients and preparations. If I had to choose, I would say lamb leg steaks in a red wine sauce as a main, and tiramisù (made with Pavesini rather than Savoiardi) for dessert.

And now, my nominations:

The following bloggers really deserve these Liebster Awards, as their blogs are informative, entertaining and inspiring.

Words in Wonderland, by Federica Bruniera aka Ikigai Translations: a bilingual blog where Federica tackles some aspects of being a translator by telling her own story. A very inspiring blog! (Italian and English)

Translator Talk by Jo Rourke, aka Silver Tongue: Jo’s blog is full of precious advice on a lot of topics, ranging from finding clients to using Canva for your business. I absolutely love Jo’s style: funny, clear and very informative! (English)

Gioia Gottini: Gioia is a branding and marketing expert whose job is to cultivate success in enterprising women. A must read for all fempreneurs. (Italian)

Punto F by Francesca Manicardi: a new but very promising blog written by a hurricane of a woman/translator/entrepreneur/teacher/mentor/and much more! (Italian)

Stefania Marinoni Translation Studio: another newborn blog that will talk about translation, writing and freelancing. Check out Stefania’s article on working comfortably, it’s really interesting! (Italian)

Here are my questions for the nominees:

If you could start a business with a historical character, who would it be and why?

What is your favourite word (in English or Italian) and why?

Business success as a cocktail: what is your recipe?

If you had Aladdin’s lamp in your hands, what would be your three wishes?

What is the album or song that changed your life (we all have one!) and how?

I can’t wait to read all your answers, I hope you have fun as much as I did!

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