Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English

Bárbara Alvarez
English-Spanish Certified Translator

Local time: 02:43 ART (GMT-3)

Native in: Spanish 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Medical (general)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Graduate diploma - Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Experience Registered at Apr 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Spanish (Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación), verified)
Spanish to English (Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación), verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, Idiom, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordbee, Wordfast
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Bárbara Alvarez endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
My name is Bárbara C. Alvarez and I am a Certified Translator. I graduated from the National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina in 2013.My mother tongue is Spanish and I work with both Spanish-English / English-Spanish translations. I have started my carreer as a freelance translator, both with direct clients and though translation agencies. My fields of expertise include: Scientific and Technical translations, Medicine, Pharmacology, Business, Finance and Legal translations (contracts, certificates, powers of attorney, etc.) I work with CAT Tools: Trados Studio, Tag Editor, Idiom, Wordbee, XBench.
I do not regard translation as a mere job, but as a passion, a way of living. As the writer and translator Mariano Antolín Rato very accurately said: "Translation is one of the few human activities in which the impossible occurs by principle.”
Since I have always enjoyed teaching, I am also studying to graduate as a Teacher of English at the National University of La Plata (UNLP). I am highly experienced in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL): I have worked for several language centres and I am currently working as a Children Coordinator at Home Intercultural Learning in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not only do I teach children, but also adults who are studying to sit for international exams such as First Certificate, CAE, Proficiency, TOEFL, etc.
I have had the chance to strike a balance between the two things that I enjoy the most: translating and teaching. It would be impossible for me to live without one of them.
For me, every translation is a challenge to be solved, a jigsaw waiting to be pieced together. As a translator, I am highly responsible, organized and motivated. I meet deadlines and respect the client's requirements.
Teaching, on the other hand, brings me a lot of satisfaction and I have to admit that most of the times students teach me more things than I would have expected: love, values, respect. As a teacher, I am very dynamic, encouraging and friendly.
I am in love with my jobs both as a freelance translator and a teacher, and I believe that is reflected in my work.
Keywords: Passports, medical reports, criminal records, university degrees, academic transcripts, marriage certificates, divorce decree, petitions for child support, powers of attorney; sales, lease and agency agreements, articles of incorporation (partnership), negotiable instruments, abstracts, medical articles, Biochemistry, Gastroenterology, Traumatology, Cardiology, medical records, clinical case studies, pharmacology, package inserts, leaflets, trials, manuals, transport, medical equipment, engineering, motor vehicles, electronics, oil industry, IT

Profile last updated
Sep 14, 2018

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