As a child, I always said I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Although I loved to write constantly, strangely I always wrote about stories I had heard or read, or movies I had seen. I enjoyed recreating things invented by others more than making up my own. Then I learned English and I did the same thing all over again, but this time in my newly acquired language!
This childhood game of mine evolved into a passion that eventually led me to pursue a career in professional translation. I decided to devote myself full time to turning other people’s English texts into their Spanish equivalents. While I take translation very seriously, I guess I could say I never stopped playing with words and recreating texts, which is why I enjoy my job so much!
Today, I feel very lucky to be able to translate and proofread texts on a daily basis. Since 2006, when I earned my degree in Literary, Scientific, and Technical Translation at Instituto Olga Cossettini (Rosario, Argentina), I have spent most of my time creating and polishing texts in Spanish so that they keep the look and feel of their English originals. The journey has been both thrilling and enriching, and I always look forward to the next linguistic challenge.
I am highly experienced in my working areas, and I guarantee that I will provide not only a usable translation, but one that is perfectly suitable for the intended audience. When tackling a translation, the most important factors are understanding the original text and all of its nuances, and identifying the target audience. Then, and only then, can translation begin. Also, if I realize that a text is beyond the scope of my expertise, I will let you know immediately and try to recommend the right professional for the job.
Virginia and I met in translation school, and we have been collaborating and offering translation advice to each other ever since.
Today, we provide a complete translation + proofreading service, so if you hire me to translate your materials and still need a reviewer to ensure that everything looks print-ready, you don’t have to search any further. Virginia will take care of proofreading and together we will make sure you get a premium-quality translation.
The American Translators Association (ATA) is a professional association with over 11,000 members founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. The ATA certification is awarded to translators who pass a three-hour exam. The exam assesses the language skills of a professional translator: comprehension of the source-language text, translation techniques, and writing in the target language.
I’m one of fewer than 600 translators who have passed the test for English to Spanish translation.
This certification also means that I made a commitment towards continuing my education, because in order to keep my status as a certified translator, I need to take courses every year. This all means that I want to provide the best service possible, all for your benefit.