Joseph J Battiato Jr




Personal Information


201 E 69th St Apt 5Z                                                                                  

New York, NY 10021
Phone: 646 469 8270                                                                                        


Work Experience


Oct. 2007 – present:                        Philosophy/Composition/ESL Instructor at ASA College, New York .

March 2007 – May 2008:                ESL teacher at Manhattan Language, New York .

Nov. 2006 – Feb. 2007:                    ESL teacher at Zoni Group International, New York .

Mar. 2002 – Oct. 2006:                    EFL/translation teacher at L’Università per Stranieri, Siena .

Sept. 2001 – May 2002:                   Head of EFL department at the Istituto Donatello, Firenze .

Mar. 2001 – Aug. 2001:                    EFL teacher at Inlingua School , Firenze .

Nov. 2000 – Apr. 2001:                    EFL teacher at Scuola 2F, Firenze .




Feb. 2003 – Dec. 2004:    Master of Arts in Education (Applied Linguistics) through The Open University, UK .

Sept. 1998 – July 1999:    First Level Diploma in Italian Language and Culture, L’Università per Stranieri, Siena .
Sept. 1997 – Dec. 1999:  Summa Cum Laude degree in Philosophy at Montclair University , New Jersey .

Sept. 1995 – June 1997: Honors Program member at Rutgers University , NJ , USA . Transfer to Montclair .




April 2003:           Amore Per Piacere, The American Collection (Betti Editrice, Siena ).  Poetry collection. Italian translation by Prof. Letizia Vignozzi with my help.

June 1998:           Kaleidoscope (Small Poetry Press, Chicago).  Poetry collection.


I am currently working on my fourth book of poetry, while looking for a publishing house for both my third collection, Up From The Gilded Gutter, and my full book translation of Italian poet Dario Bellezza's Libro d'Amore (with Tina Magazzini).


Translations / Subtitles


The following translations are those for which I am credited as translator in a published work.


Dec 2008:       The Sky above Siena and its Territory by Vincenzo Coli and Luca Betti (Betti ed., Siena)

Dec 2007:       The Palio by various (Betti ed., Siena ). In collaboration with Simon Nightingale.

Dec. 2005:       English subtitles for the Lax Alastruay film Emicrania (Willy Milano Prod.).

June 2005:       The Pork-Butcher by Nico Tassi.  VERSO magazine (Siena).

                         Burnt paper, dry ink – The tale that thwarted death by Roberto Malfagia.  VERSO ( Siena )





May 2003:           Held a conference on poetry, translation and the life of the modern writer at Alessandro Baricco’s Scuola Holden in Torino .

2001 - 2003:        Organised conferences on various aspects of EFL teaching while at the Istituto Donatello in Firenze .



Computer Skills


Working knowledge of all basic programs for both PC and Mac.

Elementary knowledge of Trados.


Ongoing Projects


Currently doing research for a non-fiction full-length book.
Professional collaboration with Manuel Agnelli of the Italian band Afterhours. Lyrical adaptation.
Translation of poetry and song lyrics, from various artists in various languages