Hello, my name is Paul O’Brien and I’m 54 years old. I’m originally from Ireland but have been living in Italy since 1994. I have worked as a language teacher and as a part-time university lecturer in Italian and modern European history both in Ireland and Italy.
At present I earn a living primarily as an Italian-English translator. When not working, I spend most of my time studying for a law degree with the University of London International Programme. I have rediscovered my passion for the study of Ancient Israel and have fallen in with the Low Chronology school led by Israel Finkelstein. I go running with a local club, train with weights at a local gym, do Argentine tango and occasionally play chess. I also dedicate as much time as possible to practicing piano, which I have taken up again after a 27 year break. My performances on YouTube can be viewed here.
For more about translation or proofreading projects, please go here. Details of my academic background are available at this link, whereas information on my book and other publications can be found here. Finally, please feel free to download my CV. Thank you very much for visiting this site.