Steve Amoia, Writer and Translator
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"I cried because I had no shoes until I met a boy who had no feet."
--- Helen Keller


Steve Amoia, Writer and Translator.

I am an Italian-American freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. My writing career began as a technical writer for a software company. My focal areas have been career-related themes, Chinese martial arts, historical figures, and international soccer journalism, respectively.

I was the publisher and editor of World Football Commentaries from 2006 to 2020, and performed a similar role at The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. 

I was a contributor and translator at Soccerlens from 2007 to 2010 and 2018 to 2019, respectively. I was a contributor and translator at Beyond The Pitch from 2011 to 2013. My early work in world football journalism took place as a contributor at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Italian Soccer Serie and Keeper Skool, respectively.

I was an editor and contributor at World Dragon Kenpo from 2005 to 2010. From 2011 to 2015, I participated in McGraw-Hill’s Business Insider Review Program as a freelance book reviewer. I created the Italian to English Translators Group on LinkedIn and have been its moderator since August 2010.

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Professional Services
  • Book reviews and literary critiques.
  • Editing and proofreading.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) writing tutor. 
  • International soccer journalism.
  • Technical writing. 
  • Translation: Italian to (American) English and Spanish to (American) English in the football/soccer genre.

  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Management. 
  • Certificate in Writing.
  • Catholic High School Diploma in Liberal Arts.

Primary Working Languages
  • English (mother tongue)
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Secondary Language
  • Portuguese 
Tertiary Language
  • Bahasa Indonesia

Featured New Books
Artistic Critique of Twenty PaintingsHistorical Finals of The Azzurri 

Featured Translations

  • My Italian to English translations were used in a book, Calcio's Greatest Forwards, which was authored by an English journalist, George Rinaldi.

    Credit from George Rinaldi for my translations in his book.
    Image credit: Pitch Publishing Ltd.
    Acknowledgment by the author.

Image credit of Firenze, Italia / Florence, Italy courtesy of Steve Hersey - (CC BY 2.0).