Born in Quebec, Marianne Corvellec learned to read, write, and count in Italian, while her family lived in Tuscany. Academically speaking, she studied natural sciences, earning a PhD in statistical physics (École normale supérieure de Lyon, 2012). She thus writes scientific papers, technical documentation, and computer code. From 2018 to 2021 she lived in Milan, Italy, where she started literary translation. She has translated the essay by philosopher Diego Fusaro Mondialisation malheureuse: Onze thèses philosophiques sur le faire-monde du marché (Éditions Ovadia, 2021). She has been involved in community work since she was a teenager. From 2015 to 2020, she was a board member of April, the leading Free Software organization in the French-speaking world.