Member since Jan '17

Working languages:
English to Spanish
French to Spanish
Italian to Spanish

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December 2019

Álvaro San José
Sense and accuracy

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Local time: 10:52 ART (GMT-3)

Native in: Spanish (Variant: Standard-Spain) Native in Spanish
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My name is Álvaro and I am a Spanish translator (EU) living currently in Argentina with more than 11 years' experience in translation for an array of different projects and clients. I have translated more than 5 million words over the years specializing in marketing, tourism, travel, hospitality, technical documentation, e-commerce and journalism. I provide translation, editing/proofreading/reviewing and copywriting services, in addition to MTPE services. I also run my own blog with articles translated from international media outlets:, where I am responsible for the supervision of the texts from other collaborators and for maintaining their accuracy and grammatical correction.

I was also Managing Editor at a publishing house for over 3 years. My role was to supervise the publishing process in several languages from the conception of each book project until its completion, and make sure all the participants (editors, writers, photographers, designers, etc.) carried out their tasks according to a defined timeline. I have experience working in a dynamic multicultural environment, managing multiple projects at the same time and handle pressure to see every project to a successful completion based on all the requirements and quality standards. I have a fine eye for detail and a keen sense of grammatical accuracy, thanks to my studies in applied linguistics and literary translation, and my experience working in more than 50 book projects, successfully and timely finalized, showing excellent time management and prioritization skills. Additionally, I have proven experience in meetings with international clients in order to present and discuss new projects. In this sense, I am able to initiate, develop and maintain business relations with new and existing clients to form long-term relationships.

I have worked with TMs on a regular basis for the past 4 years. I am a proficient user of SDL Trados and an occasional user of memoQ, Memosource, Idiom and Xbench. I have worked with project management software like Basecamp, Baccs, Protemos, and CRM tools like Siebel and Sage. I am familiar with widely used subtitling programs (Subtitle Workshop, VisualSubSync, Aegisub). My knowledge of DTP programs is enough to know my way around them (Quark Xpress, InDesign, Photoshop) and in terms of the Office suite of programs I am an expert in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Lastly, I am familiar with SEO tools and content visibility techniques.

I place the utmost importance in respecting the agreed deadlines. I have never failed on a deadline, unless previously agreed upon, as all my previous clients can attest to. I value long-term working relationships and I prefer to work with fair clients who expect quality rather than competitive translations. Having said that, I can offer discounts for big or recurring projects. I am available to answer any query seven days a week. I offer professional and reliable translation services with a kind and respectful attitude, always willing to accommodate to the client's needs.

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Total pts earned: 4
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Language (PRO)
English to Spanish4
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Top specific field (PRO)
Tourism & Travel4

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects4
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Spanish4
Specialty fields
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Tourism & Travel1
Other fields
Finance (general)1
Keywords: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Subtitling, Finance, Articles, Tourism, Literary, Translator, Travel, Agency, Art, Painting, Marketing, Journalism, Education, MTPE, Post-editing, localization, SDL Trados, Xbench, memoQ, Idiom, Project Management, DTP software, Subtitling, Hospitality, Technical Documentation, E-commerce, Copywriting, Managing Editor, Memosource, Quark Xpress, InDesign, Photoshop, SEO, Content visibility,

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