Read more about who I am, my background and origins, qualifications and professional experiences and see if I can be the right person for you.
Whether it is a scientific paper or a report, a grant proposal or a cover letter, the chapter of a book or the contents of a website, my mission is to polish your text and make your writing shine!
We will work together to describe your ideas appropriately and effectively and to ensure your writing reflects your unique message and voice.
The Smart Octopus is dedicated to providing high-quality English editing and translation services to business professionals, faculty, researchers, students and free thinkers. The company is specialized in the revision of scientific articles written by scientists and researchers whose mother tongue is not English, with the aim of correcting the text so as to be read as if it were written by a native speaker.
Please select a service and see how I can help you.
What is special about me compared to other editing and translation services?
I have decades of experience in the revision and translation of scientific documents, obtained during my research activity and following my professional collaborations with the main Italian universities, public and private institutions and translation agencies.
I have always lived in Italy, although I am a British citizen and native English speaker and I received a mixed schooling and university education (Italian Masters, English PhD), so I am perfectly able to grasp and perfect expressions and nuances of both an English and Italian text.
I offer a direct relationship to all customers and will be your only contact during all the phases of the project, from the estimate to the delivery of the work. My identity is therefore another of my strengths. Translation agencies and revision services are a link between the professional and the end customer, preventing direct contact which, instead, is essential to clarify any doubts and carry out the job exactly as you would want it!
I strive to give you competitive prices while maintaining the highest quality.
Submit your document and I will get back to you with a free quote, including estimated turnaround time, within 24 h.
You can tell that The Smart Octopus has a long standing experience in revising manuscripts and official documents, always providing critical review and appropriate suggestions.
Dr. G. Fiorito Stazione Zoologica, Naples, Italy
Thank you very much for having edited our manuscript. We are very satisfied with your qualified editing, our manuscript has been immediately accepted by the journal. In future, we do not hesitate to use your meticulous and prompt service again.
Prof. A. Proto Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
My experience is absolutely positive. You're perfectly bilingual and your translations are accurate and well done. You have always delivered the translations according to the deadline set.
Dr. M. Tedeschi Lionspeech SRL, Bologna, Italy
The Smart Octopus is one of the best professional English language editing and language translation services I know. Luciana is extraordinary professional, works hard with great attention to every detail and sticks to deadlines. Additionally, Luciana puts her heart and soul into her work. She gives you everything she’s got when she gets into a project. A truly great business partner - I would highly recommend working with her!
Dr. C. Garzillo ICLEI Europe, Freiburg, Germany
I am really satisfied with your job. The suggested corrections have made much better and more fluent the text comprehension. I greatly appreciated the timeliness and accuracy. You gave me a great help. Thanks a lot.
Prof. G. Luisetto Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
Great job, right price, short delivery times.
Dr. L. Veronesi EME industries Srl, Brescia, Italy
I appreciated all the revision.
Miss T. Todorovic Bosch Packaging Technology, Germany
Great revision. After it the paper was accepted by the Journal.
Dr. L. Arcieri G. Monasterio Tuscany Foundation G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Massa, Italy
Ha analizzato il testo in modo molto accurato, completo l'esame anche dei rimandi alla bibliografia, alle figure, ai caption e le tabelle. Buoni i tempi di esecuzione, in linea con il preventivo.
Dr. V. de Rubeis Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy
Efficiency and professionalism.
Dr. E. Costa CNR, Genoa, Italy
Luciana is very good and very fast.
Clean and precise in her corrections.
It is a pleasure to work with her.
Mr. E. Leoncilli Freelance professional, Norcia, Italy
The Smart Octopus has been very helpful. I appreciated the translation and editing abilities and skills, as well as their availability. A special thanks to Luciana.
Dr. F. Modolo Freelance professional, New York, USA
The experience was really positive and I think I will contact Ms. Borrelli again in case of need: she's very professional and well-qualified.
Dr. S. Pilloni Freelance professional, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Ho avuto bisogno di questo servizio per la correzione di un documento universitario in inglese, sono rimasta molto soddisfatta del risultato finale, il lavoro non è consistito in una mera correzione tecnica ma ha anche reso il testo più fluido e comprensibile e ben ordinato, il rapporto qualità/prezzo è molto buono.
Dr. F. Zaghini Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Ottimo lavoro, consegna puntuale. Molto soddisfatta!
Dr. S. Casonato Freelance professional, Novi Ligure, Italy
Dr. F. Calini Lafer SpA, Piacenza, Italy
I tentacoli dell'Octopus funzionano davvero bene: Luciana fa un super lavoro e sembra avere 8 mani. Lo consiglio e sicuramente la prossima volta saprò a chi rivolgermi!
Dr. L. Saita Freelance professional, Rome, Italy
Your editing greatly helped the readability of my work. I appreciate your strong attention to detail. I have already recommended you to several of my colleagues.
Dr. A.M. Grimaldi IRCCS SDN, Naples, Italy
Da qualche anno il nostro mercato, che prima ci vedeva impegnati sul territorio italiano, si è spostato su tutto il mondo. Attualmente vendiamo i nostri prodotti in 70 differenti paesi e l'esigenza di comunicare in un'unica lingua è diventato sempre più importante. Non è facile trovare traduttori madrelingua in una materia tecnica come la nostra. Almeno non lo è stato per noi. Oggi possiamo contare non solo in una traduttrice madrelingua, ma in una collaboratrice con cultura scientifica che potrà aiutarci nella crescita costante della comunicazione.
Dr. L. Romoli CDR S.r.l., Florence, Italy
A very good service!!!
Dr. R. Giordano Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
I experienced a very professional and punctual service. Luciana Borrelli helped me in deeply improving my paper and reinforcing the meaning of my research.
Dr. C. Riccioni Institute of Biosciences and BioResources (CNR), Perugia, Italy
The Smart Octopus offers a very good service, prompt reply, prompt feedback for questions after corrected paper delivery, very good value for money.
In addition for the Italian customers it offers the opportunity of payment through administative offices without any price increase and ``fattura elettronica``.
Prof. P.S. Calabrò Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria (DICEAM), Reggio Calabria, Italy
Molto celere e professionale. Ha saputo valorizzare il mio lavoro attraverso scelte linguistiche molto adeguate.
Dr. B. Delli Castelli Università di Chieti, Chieti, Italy
Revisione eseguita in modo molto professionale, puntuale e rapido.
Il lavoro revisionato è stato accettato per la pubblicazione.
Dr. A. Castrovilli Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
Grazie per la disponibilità e la professionalità dimostrata!
Dr. D. Sabbi Herborea Srl, Castel San Pietro, Bologna, Italy
The service is great. The website is very clear and the submission process is easy too. Maybe the delivery time could be shorter.
Dr. D. Besenzon Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
Servizio professionale, preciso e puntuale. Ha soddisfatto pienamente le mie aspettative.
Risposte rapide ed esaustive alle mie richieste.
Dr. A. Servello Università degli Studi di Roma ``La Sapienza``, Rome, Italy
Top level service... and kindeness!
Dr. M. Properzi Freelance Professional, Perugia, Italy
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