The right words make life easier and more beautiful.

About me

Born in Switzerland and raised bilingually (Italian and German), I have been translating from German, English, French, Spanish to Italian for over twenty years. 


  • BA (Hons) in Humanities with Art History and Literature (GB)
  • Public Relations Specialist with Federal Certificate (CH)
  • State Certified Foreign Language Correspondent and Corporate Interpreter (D)


  • Freelance Journalism (MAZ, Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • Cultural Journalism (MAZ, Lucerne, Switzerland)


L'arte del tradurre, Incontro con Fabio Pusterla, Cooperazione


I provide translations and copy that are clear, effective and elegant. 


Kindness is the basis of my relationships with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

Client testimonials

«Whether it is an industrialist from China, a plastic manufacturer from Russia or a winegrower in Baden-Württemberg: Regardless of the input, Mariella Petrigni writes an output text which makes my work really easy. Thanks to her commitment and flexibility, she has saved me from working at night many times».

Hannes Müller, BSSM Werbeagentur, Basel

«Mariella Petrigni has been a permanent member of our translation team for some time now. This team translates the quarterly magazine TIERREPORT of Swiss Animal Protection SAP. With her fast and conscientious way of working, she contributes in a significant manner to the success of the Italian version of the magazine (L’AMICO DEGLI ANIMALI)».

Catherine Reber, Q Basel

Translations in the following language combinations:

- from German, English, French, Spanish to Italian.

Copywriting in the following languages:

- Italian.

Transcription services

You don't have time to write an article, a press release or to transcribe an interview? 

No problem, I will do it for you. Contact me.


Public relations, corporate communication, corporate publications

Press releases, internal and external communication, brand journalism, content marketing. 

Due to my journalism background and my federal certificate in Public Relations, customer magazines and other corporate publications are among my strengths

Marketing and advertising

Commercial correspondence, brochures, newsletters, blogs, advertising slogans etc.

I know the needs of export companies, because I have worked for international businesses in various industries: from luxury fashion to electrical equipment.

Banking and finance 

Performance and market reports, sales prospectuses for mutual funds, banking documents etc. 

I worked for several years in banking and specialised in financial translation

When you place a confidential order, you can rely on my discretion. As a former bank employee, it is natural for me.

Animal protection and welfare

Magazine, mailings, flyers, awareness raising campaigns etc.

Sample projects

Magazine L'Amico degli Animali

Nov 2015 – Present

Translation from German to Italian of the magazine L'Amico degli Animali of Swiss Animal Protection SAP. Click on the button Portfolio.