Welcome!

« Be the change you want to see in the world. »

Mahatma Gandhi

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to my site and I hope we’ll get to know each other soon. If you have reached this page, it means you would like to find out a little more about me. So without further ado, let me tell you about myself, my principles, and my motivations in life and work. See you soon!

The person

Kristel Klein

I’ve been a freelance Italian translator since January 2014. Born to French parents and raised in the enchanting Dolomites of Trentino, in the Italian Alps (which I admit I often miss), after 9 years living in Bologna, in 2015 I moved to Barcelona, a multicultural city which first captured my heart as an Erasmus student in 2008, and has enchanted me ever since. My passions include nature in all its forms, sport, foreign languages, music, piano, food, IT, technology and personal growth, to mention just a few.

The translator

My mission

I adore nature and everything within it, and I therefore consider sustainability and environmental protection to be of vital importance. This has led me to decide on the direction that my work should take as a freelance translator; for me it is essential that my work aligns with my own principles and values, and allows me to contribute every day to protecting our planet.
I also believe in the importance of degrowth and the need to move towards a circular rather than linear economy. This means manufacturing products with renewal and reuse in mind, to reduce their environmental impact and keep waste to a minimum. My mission, in a nutshell, is to be the change I want to see in the world and make a small contribution every day to the creation of a better world.

The spirit

My philosophy

Take care of your body, and your mind will be calmer. Take care of your mind, and your body will be healthier. Slow down the rhythm of daily life, which is so frantic nowadays that we can lose sight of who we are and what makes us happy. Cultivate patience, empathy and gratitude. Reawaken all your senses, listen, feel, be aware of the richness of your surroundings: nature, sounds and colours, people, emotions. Encourage silence and minimalism. Nurture positive relationships and kindly let go of negative ones. Respect and protect nature with its plant and animal life, and feel a part of it, not its master.