My CV

Education
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October 2010 – June 2013
Degree in Translation and Interpreting.
English, French, Dutch, Spanish.
University of Granada and University College Ghent

October 2006 – September 2010
Degree in Economics. Speciality on Public Sector.
University of the Balearic Islands

Working experience
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February 2014 – Present
Freelance Translator, Proofreader and Copywriter
Main Translation Agencies: Globaltextware, Tick translations, Swiss Global, Attached language services, AT Language Solutions, Untranslate, Trois Heures Quinze and Ad Verbum, among others.

Main working areas: Travel and tourism, marketing, museum, advertising, editorial, literature, poetry, economics, history, journalism, government, politics, law, contracts, business, commerce, finance, general, culture, art.

September 2017-July 2019
Literary translator from Dutch into Spanish selected for the european project CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists)

July 2013 – December 2013
Project Manager, Translator, Proofreader and Administrative. Eurotranslations (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

October 2012 – April 2013
Translator Dutch-Spanish. Administrative assistant.
Het Huis van Alijn Museum (Ghent, Belgium). Erasmus Internship Program.

July 2010 – August 2010
Economics internship.
General Direction of Economy and Statistics. Government of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Spain).

Grants and subsidies
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  • Literary translator from Dutch into Spanish selected for the european project CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists). CELA is a European network of collaboration between six countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain), with the aim of bringing together writers, translators and publishers in a two-year project of residencies and performances throughout Europe. As part of the program, I was able to attend several master classes dedicated to literary translation and the publishing world in its extensive form, both in Utrecht and Pisa, with top-level professionals. In addition, I had the pleasure of performing at the Hay Festival in Segovia with the reading of one of my translations, as well as attending several literature festivals, such as the Pisa Book Festival. Apart from all the above, the CELA programme includes an extensive mentoring programme, so my translations were monitored by the mentor Goedele de Sterck, who followed up my translations thoroughly.
  • ELV (Expertisecentrum Literair Vertalen). This is a centre of excellence dedicated to literary translation from and into the Dutch language, located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I was awarded a mentorship for the translation of Lotte Lentes’ book, De jongen, het stof (Wintertuin, 2015). The mentorship consisted of guidance, teaching and revision of the translation of the book.
  • Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature). Grant awarded to the Spanish publishing house Lengua de Trapo for the publication of my translation from Dutch to Spanish of Lotte Lente’s book, La arena del desierto. Grant awarded to the Spanish publishing house Geoplaneta for the publication of my translation together with Beatriz Jiménez López from Dutch into Spanish of the book by Auke Kok, Johan Cruyff. Siempre al ataque.

Courses and workshops
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  • Attendee at the III Encuentro profesional de la traducción editorial, (Professional meeting on editorial translation at its third edition) organised by ACE Traductores. Attendee at the workshops on poetry translation with Andrés Catalán and editorial proofs with Julia Osuna. March 2022.
  • Online course ‘From the first idea to the bookstore’. How to become a writer and what is the work of a writer in Spain (2022). Spanish Directorate General of Books and Reading Promotion with the collaboration of ACE and CEDRO.
  • Course ‘How to write short story’ (in Spanish) given by Eloy Tizón. Creative writing school Hotel Kafka, Madrid (2021).
  • Course ‘Literary translation from Dutch into Spanish’. Expertisecentrum Literair Vertalen, University of Utrecht.
  • Course ‘Audiovisual Translation: voiceover and subtitling’.
    Translation academy Cálamo y Cran, (Madrid, Spain).
  • Course Dutch C1. Official Language School Jesús Maestro (Madrid, Spain).
  • Summer course ‘Dutch: language, culture and profession. Translation, publishers and business world’. Taalunie and Universiteit Gent (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Member of the Literary Translation Club organized by Billar de Letras (Madrid).
  • Attendee of ‘El Ojo de Polisemo IX’ (university-professional literary translation meeting) organized by ACE Traductores and held in Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid).
  • Workshop ‘Editorial translation: literature, books and more’. Organized by Con trazo firme (Madrid, Spain).
  • Proofreading training day. Organized by Asetrad and UniCo (Madrid).
  • SDL Trados course, intermediate level. Organized by Asetrad (San Sebastián, Spain).
  • Poetry translation’ and ‘The 3 basic keys of the literary translator’. Organized by Billar de Letras (Madrid, Spain).
  • Bookbinding workshop. Organized by Libracos (Madrid, Spain).
  • Course French Advanced (B2). Official Language School of Palma (Palma de Mallorca, Spain).
  • Dutch for foreigners advanced level course at CVO de Bargie (Ghent, Belgium).
  • Postgraduate course “Dutch and translation” with the subjects Dutch as a Foreign Language until B2 level at the Hogeschool Gent as part of the Erasmus programme (Ghent, Belgium).
  • EILC (Erasmus Intensive Language Course). Introductory course in Dutch prior to the Erasmus programme at the language school Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs (Ghent, Belgium).

Professional Association Membership
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Professional Member of Asetrad (Spanish association of translators, editors and interpreters) and Proz. Member of ACE Traductores (Spanish Literary Translators Association):

Collaborations
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Asetrad (Spanish association of translators, editors and interpreters). Speaker, together with Katy Caws and Agnes Lenkey, in a talk about the Translation and Interpreting studies at the highschool Guillem Colom, (Sóller, Majorca).
Billar de Letras (translation school in Madrid). Speaker together with Maite Fernández and Anne-Caroline Laporte in the talk ¿Se pueden traducir los nombre propios? as a activity of the book’s night in Madrid 2017.
Desperate Literature (bookstore in Madrid). Reading with the author, Lauren Moya Ford, of a fragment of my Spanish translation of her book Nine Postcards and a Love Letter (Nueve postales y una carta de amor),
NGO CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology), (Canada).  Freelance translator English-Spanish.
MO* Magazine (World News), (Belgium). Freelance translator Dutch-Spanish.
Museum Het Huis van Alijn, (Belgium). Freelance translator Dutch-Spanish writer.
Simile Magazine, University of Ghent (Belgium). Writer.
Fashion Museum of Antwerpen (MoMu Museum), Belgium. Volunteer in the communication department,
Ghent Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K. Museum), Belgium. Volunteer.
Hundredrooms, Palma de Mallorca. Web content writer of  descriptions of Charming Hotels.

Computer skills
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SDL Trados 2015 (own licence), MemoQ 2014, Wordfast, XTM, VisualSubSync, Express Scribe. MS Office (Word, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint. Excel, Outlook).

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References
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Mariana Pessoa, Project and Localisation Manager in Managed Language (UK);
E-mail: mariana.pessoa@managed-language.com;
Phone number: +44 (0) 203 282 7101

René Schonewille,  Vendor Manager at Global textware (The Netherlands);
E-mail: vm@globaltextware.nl;
Phone number: +31 (0) 50 – 584 40 13

Chiara Damiano, Project Manager at Oncall Europa (UK);
E-mail: Chiara.Damiano@oncallinterpreters.com;
Phone number: +44 203 4344 422


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