Maura Bottazzi’s adventures in the world of translations and interpreting began in 1979, when she founded STUDIOTRE with two partners. She’s now the Managing Shareholder and she’s never stopped loving her job, which she describes as truly “marvellous”.
Over the last 40 years, she’s served in many of the roles that play a crucial part in the running of a company: secretarial work and accounting, sales and marketing, and project management for translations and – most significantly – conference interpreting.
Maura has seen a lot of changes: from an Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter to PCs with all of the latest translation software, and from a 20 m² office in the early days to the 200 m² premises on Via Mameli in Reggio Emilia, where Maura now manages a team of 17 women and a network of more than 1,500 translators and interpreters with Letizia Palladino.
As well as her two children, she loves art (especially Monet), travelling and exploring new places, books (especially ones by Kundera) and films (especially ones by Virzì).
You can get in touch with Maura at [email protected]