As a translator, I’m certified in the following language pairs:
► English > Catalan (UAB certified)
► English > Spanish (UAB & ATA certified)
UAB stands for Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which is the university from which I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Translation & Interpreting in 2010. My major was Translation from English into Spanish and Catalan.
In 2017, I passed the American Translators Association exam to become a certified translator (EN>ES). The ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials.
In some instances, I provide professional services in the following combinations:
► Catalan > English
► Spanish > English
► Catalan > Spanish
► Spanish > Catalan
I minored in Linguistic Studies in French, German and Russian. Although I might work at times with the French and German languages, they’re not usually my focus.
Here are some facts about my working languages:
► ENGLISH (anglès; inglés) is a Germanic language that was first spoken in England. At present, it’s become a global lingua franca. It’s the de facto official language in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. English is also the primary language in several countries, such as Canada and Ireland. More than 50 sovereign states and 20 non-sovereign entities have it as an official language.
There are around 400 million people that are native English speakers. It’s estimated that more than an additional 600 million people have it as a second language.
My education in English began at age 5. Before I started college, I spent a year in Cork (Ireland). Since 2016, I’ve been a U.S. resident. English is my second language, even though I’ve been using it as my primary language for years.
► CATALAN (català) is a Romance language that is used in Catalonia, Andorra, Roussillon (southwestern France), Spain’s regions of Aragon, Valencia (where the language is known as valencià) and the Balearic Islands, and the city of Alghero in Sardinia (Italy).
More than 9 million people are fluent in Catalan, of which 4 million have it as their first language.
I’m originally from Barcelona (Catalonia), where I lived for a total of 15 years. I attended college and developed the early stage of my professional career there. Catalan is my native language.
► SPANISH (español) is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain. That’s why it’s also known as Castilian (castellano). Today, Spanish is official in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It’s also spoken in Andorra, Belize, United States and Western Sahara.
There seem to be over 500 million Spanish speakers, of which at least 300 million are native speakers.
Born to a Spanish-speaking family who emigrated from Spain’s regions of Castile and Extremadura, I grew up in places like Aragon and Galicia. Spanish is my first language.
In the future, I expect to add Hebrew to my professional services. Hebrew is a Semitic language that originated in the Land of Israel. At present, there are over 9 million people, of which 5 million have it as their mother tongue.
If you need language and/or project management services in other languages, feel free to contact me as well and I’ll handle your request.