Anna Gadd Colombi attended Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where she completed her BA and MA in Modern Languages in English and Spanish in 2009. From 2011 to 2015, she held a scholarship for doctoral studies at the University of Western Australia, where she completed a thesis in Italian Studies and Translation Studies under the supervision of Professor John Kinder. This book is a revision of her doctoral thesis. She has written articles on translation studies and second language acquisition published in peer-reviewed journals, such as AALITRA: The Australian Association for Literary Translation, JASAL: Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, JUTLP: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, and Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, among others. She has taught and coordinated units of Translation Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish Studies at the University of Western Australia since 2012, and is a NAATI certified professional translator from English into Italian.