Languages

I’m a certified translator in the following language pairs:

English into Catalan (UAB certified)
English into 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 and Interpreting (English into Catalan & Spanish) in 2010. My main fields of study were:

► Consecutive Interpretation
► Documentation, Terminology and IT applied to Translation and Interpretation
► Foreign Languages
► General Translation
► Mother Tongues (Catalan & Spanish)
► Simultaneous Interpretation
► Specialized Translation

In 2017, I passed the exam to become a certified translator from English into Spanish by the American Translators Association. The ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials. It seeks to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and recognize translators who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality work.

In some instances, I also provide professional services in the following combinations:

► Catalan into English
► Spanish into English
► Catalan into Spanish
► Spanish into 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 currently not my focus.

Here are some facts about my working languages:

ENGLISH

English 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 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 currently my everyday language.

CATALAN

Catalan (català) is a Romance language that is used in Catalonia, Andorra, Roussillon (southwestern France), Spain’s regions of AragonValencia (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 first language.

SPANISH

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 seems 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 native language.