About us

Virginia Institute Press, a Villa Magna, LLC company, publishes quality works related to applied linguistics fields such as language learning and acquisition, translation, interpreting, localization, natural language processing, and many more.  Our catalog includes publications in several languages, many of which are used as textbooks in high schools, colleges, and universities.  We also publish quality works of fiction and pride ourselves in our ability to publish books in any language for world-wide distribution.

Virginia Institute Press is another important milestone in the many achieved by Villa Magna’s founders, and a natural complement to its sister company, Virginia Institute of Interpreting.

Founders

Giovanni Donatelli is President and co-founder of the Villa Magna, LLC Companies.  He oversees operations at Virginia Institute Press and Virginia Institute of Interpreting. Mr. Donatelli is also an accomplished business professional with a background in finance and language services, and has owned a successful language services firm since 1999.

A frequent speaker nationally on the language services industry, Mr. Donatelli currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Language Companies (ALC) in the United States. Mr. Donatelli has a degree in finance from Virginia Tech and speaks Italian and English fluently.

Rocío Txabarriaga, MA is Executive Vice-President and co-founder of the Villa Magna, LLC Companies.  She is responsible for content development at Virginia Institute of Interpreting and oversees all editorial operations at Virginia Institute Press.

Ms. Txabarriaga has over twenty years of experience in language services and international business management ranging from independent consulting to senior executive positions, and business ownership. Her extensive experience spans operations, ISO-quality processes, interpreter recruiting and training, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, higher education publishing, as well as in-depth involvement with several language technology platforms.

Ms. Txabarriaga has several degrees, including a Master’s from Monterey Institute of International Studies, has earned many certificates, and speaks five languages fluently.  Ms. Txabarriaga is also a NASBITE-Certified Global Business Professional, and an accomplished writer and public speaker.