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

About

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. My translation specialty area has been in the football/soccer genre; however, I recently completed my first literary translation on a collection of short stories by a Nobel Laureate, Grazia Deledda.


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


Education 
  • 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


New Book Releases in 2022 at Barnes & Noble Press
Sardinian Stories (My translation of Grazia Deledda).Post-Pandemic Financial GuideHistorical Finals of The Azzurri



Published Translations for A Journalist
  • My Italian to English translations were used in a book, Calcio's Greatest Forwards (Pitch Publishing Ltd., 2016), 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).