Malamati Tzonou received her BA Honours in English Language and Literature, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003. In 2005, she received an MA in Translation Studies, specialized in Technical, Commercial and Audio-visual Translation, from the University of Manchester, UK, and in 2007, the Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists – London, (DipTrans), in General Translation, Literature and Science.
During her time in Manchester, she was working as a Project Manager and as a Course Coordinator for Ashley Educational Trust. On her return to Greece, apart from working as a freelance translator for several years, she taught English Terminology at the University of Western Macedonia, as well as at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, where she also held the position of Erasmus coordinator. From 2013 until 2021, she worked in the administration office of the Public Institute of Vocational Training and, currently, she is working at the Public and International Relations Department of the University of Western Macedonia.