Hi, I guess

I'm Angelo.


This is me. I mean, a picture of me. I took it when I had to renew my driving licence, not too long ago. It's stuck there for 10 years now.

I'm a professional freelancer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I deal with language, visual arts and internet stuff. I write, for fun and for money, and try to make things look nice. Nice things are nice, I think. I've published a book back in Italy, where I'm from. I know CMS, CSS, HTML and other things that have to do with pushing buttons on a computer. I live in Amsterdam now, but I move around when I can.

My favourite food is sundried tomatoes.

I really like them.

Below you find an honest list of the things I do. I'm good at some of them.

I'm interested in digital storytelling, traditional publishing and the overlap between the two. I'm curious and value learing more than most other things. I think laterally and blend different disciplines to come up with ideas that are new, original and creative. I also don't use any of these words in real life.

We could work together, if you are so inclined.

Exciting, right? Talk to me at hello@angelozinna.com.

Not into working? I understand. We can still be internet friends:

 

Things I've Done for Money

Things I've Done for
Fun


Translation/Localization (English/Italian)

I translate both from English to Italian and from Italian to English. Translation work is what I pay rent with at the moment.

Translator at HotelTonight (since 2015)

Freelance translator at ON ROAD(2018)

Creative & Travel Writing

Author of the book "Un Altro Bicchiere di Arak" (Villaggio Maori Edizioni, 2016)

Photography (Editorial/Print sale)

Various published photos via Alamy

Photo exhibition "Verso Est" (2014)

Photo published on Cuisine Magazine (New Zealand, 2012, print)

Video published on The Daily Mail (UK, 2015)

Photos published on Amsterdam Alternative

Here's my Instagram:

Travel Planning & Consulting

I work with two Italian-based travel agencies, creating tailor-made itineraries for people that want to go on holiday but don't know how to use Google. I specialize in India, Nepal & the Pacific, even though I am more interested in ex-Soviet states, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Content, Article & Copy Writing

I've written for Manfrotto, Minube, Latitudes Life Magazine and other minor projects

Affiliate/Content Marketing

Mainly via Exploremore.it

Blogging

Mainly via Exploremore.it

That Bitcoin stuff

I just got lucky.

Editorial & Web Design
Critical Analysis

"Reality Check" project on Slaughterhouse-Five

Videomaking

Stuff like this:

Label/Cover Design

Stuff like this:

Drawing & Illustration
Creative Writing

Useful Skills

Useless Skills

CMS

I use Wordpress more or less every day

Web Design

HTML

CSS

Marketing

SEO

SMM

Copywriting

Mailchip

Some Google Analytics

Facebook Pixel

Hotjar

Editorial

Adobe InDesign

Proofreading English/Italian

Photography & Video

Adobe Photoshop

GIMP

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Audition

Juggling
Bad quality home-made tattooing
Hitchhiking
Screen-printing

Cities I've Lived In

Countries I've Been To


Florence, Italy
Melbourne, Australia
Perth, Australia
Wellington, New Zealand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
London, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eastern Asia

East Timor
Indonesia
Malaysia
Singapore
Brunei
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos
Myanmar
India
Nepal
China

Central Asia / Middle East

Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Iran
Turkey
Georgia
Armenia

Pacific

Australia
New Zealand

Europe

Italy
Germany
Spain
France
Belgium
Croatia
Finland
Sweden
UK
Ireland
Poland
Ukraine
Moldova
Transnistria
Netherlands

Education

Endorsements


BA Literature & Society

VU University of Amsterdam

IELTS Test (Score 8.5)

Should be something like level C2 I believe.

Introductory Vipassana Course

That's 10 days of silence. I did it in Bodhgaya, India.

Tahona Society Diploma

That's a diploma in tequila. I got to the finals of a cocktail competition and received a tequila certification after following a tequila masterclass. In London, UK.

Mention on Condé Nast Traveller

In a list of what they thought were successful travel bloggers.

Speaker at Italian Festival of Travel Writing

They invited me to say something about digital nomadism.

Interview on Rai Radio 2

They called me to talk about living in Australia.

Mention on ANSA.it

A journalist wrote about my story, up to 2014.

Mention on Marie Claire

I was mentioned in an article (paper) about living in Australia, after I published my guidebook on Working Holiday-making.

Mention in the book Less is More

I was mentioned in the book Less is More by Salvatore La Porta in the context of downshifting.

Good Habits

Bad Habits

I read every day
I cycle every day
I don't complain
I'm on time most of the time
I don't do drugs
Social Media
I go to sleep late
I swear in two languages
I like to get paid
 
Get in touch at hello@angelozinna.com
or
 
 

Hi, I guess

 
I'm Angelo.


This is me. I mean, a picture of me. I took it when I had to renew my driving licence, not too long ago. It's stuck there for 10 years now.

I'm a professional freelancer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I deal with language, visual arts and internet stuff. I write, for fun and for money, and try to make things look nice. Nice things are nice, I think. I've published a book back in Italy, where I'm from. I know CMS, CSS, HTML and other things that have to do with pushing buttons on a computer. I live in Amsterdam now, but I move around when I can.

My favourite food is sundried tomatoes.

I really like them.

Below you find an honest list of the things I do. I'm good at some of them.

I'm interested in digital storytelling, traditional publishing and the overlap between the two. I'm curious and value learing more than most other things. I think laterally and blend different disciplines to come up with ideas that are new, original and creative. I also don't use any of these words in real life.

We could work together, if you are so inclined.

Exciting, right? Talk to me at hello@angelozinna.com.

Not into working? I understand. We can still be internet friends:

Things I've Done for Money


Translation/Localization (English/Italian)

I translate both from English to Italian and from Italian to English. Translation work is what I pay rent with at the moment.

Translator at HotelTonight (since 2015)

Freelance translator at ON ROAD(2018)

Creative & Travel Writing

Author of the book "Un Altro Bicchiere di Arak" (Villaggio Maori Edizioni, 2016)

Photography (Editorial/Print sale)

Various published photos via Alamy

Photo exhibition "Verso Est" (2014)

Photo published on Cuisine Magazine (New Zealand, 2012, print)

Video published on The Daily Mail (UK, 2015)

Photos published on Amsterdam Alternative

Here's my Instagram:

Travel Planning & Consulting

I work with two Italian-based travel agencies, creating tailor-made itineraries for people that want to go on holiday but don't know how to use Google. I specialize in India, Nepal & the Pacific, even though I am more interested in ex-Soviet states, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Content, Article & Copy Writing

I've written for Manfrotto, Minube, Latitudes Life Magazine and other minor projects

Affiliate/Content Marketing

Mainly via Exploremore.it

Blogging

Mainly via Exploremore.it

That Bitcoin stuff

I just got lucky.

Things I've Done for
Fun


Editorial & Web Design
Critical Analysis

"Reality Check" project on Slaughterhouse-Five

Videomaking

Stuff like this:

Label/Cover Design

Stuff like this:

Drawing & Illustration
Creative Writing

Useful Skills


CMS

I use Wordpress more or less every day

Web Design

HTML

CSS

Marketing

SEO

SMM

Copywriting

Mailchip

Some Google Analytics

Facebook Pixel

Hotjar

Editorial

Adobe InDesign

Proofreading English/Italian

Photography & Video

Adobe Photoshop

GIMP

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Audition

Useless Skills


CMS

I use Wordpress more or less every day

Web Design

HTML

CSS

Marketing

SEO

SMM

Copywriting

Mailchip

Some Google Analytics

Facebook Pixel

Hotjar

Editorial

Adobe InDesign

Proofreading English/Italian

Photography & Video

Adobe Photoshop

GIMP

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Audition