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Linked in Languages

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Country

United Kingdom

Native language

Spanish

 

Specializations

Business
Marketing / Financial
Arts / Entertainment
Other

 

Software

Microsoft Office
QuarkXPress
PhotoShop
SDL Trados
Wordfast

 

Additional services

Language instruction
Desktop Publishing (DTP)
Subtitling
Project Management
Consulting

 

Professional Memberships

CIoL

 

   Career / Experience

 

English > Spanish
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Italian > Spanish
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Portuguese > Spanish
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading

Spanish > English
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Proofreading


Linked in Languages is a talented team of linguistic professionals with Postgraduate degrees, and over 17 years of combined experience in translation, interpreting, editing, proofreading, transcribing, subtitling and writing, gained while working within a variety of industry sectors.

We specialize in translating from English into Spanish as well as offering translations from Portuguese and Italian, into Spanish. The team includes translators from South America as well as from Spain, covering all needs you might have to adjust the text according to your target audience.

We are a group of individual freelance translators who share a mother tongue and professional view. Our vision is to save you time and money, by engaging with a team of professionals who proofread each other’s work and exchange every member’s skills and specializations, while you only deal with one person saving you as well lots of hassle.


We invite you to request a free sample translation from us, in order to guarantee you peace of mind and confidence.




OUR COMMITMENTS

• Quality-focused and fully customized services, cooperating closely with clients and partners.

• Professional codes of conduct; following those provided by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting .

• Reliable and customer focused; never been known to miss an agreed deadline.

• Accurate translations proofread and edited by another translator before delivery.



LANGUAGES

• Spanish mother tongue (Spain & Latin America), English, Portuguese, and Italian.

• Language combinations: English <> Spanish, Portuguese & Italian into Spanish.



SERVICES

• General linguistic consultation services.

• Localization in Spanish.

• Specialization in the translation of IT & computers, business & commerce, and marketing & market research texts, in all the above languages.

• Translation of media & multimedia, photography & imaging, advertising & public relations, real estate, international organizations & development, forestry, human resources, tourism & travel and education texts, in all the above languages.

• Consecutive interpretation English <> Spanish.

• Transcription of video or audio files English <> Spanish.

• Subtitling of films and videos in any of the above mentioned languages.

• Designing and teaching Spanish and inter-cultural courses for business.

• High-tech service providers, making use of the latest technology.



Gabriela Espasandín Professional Profile

TRANSLATION DETAILS


INDUSTRY SECTORS

International development, forestry and software: transcription, translation and captioning or subtitling of videos (documentaries, interviews, training, etc)

Construction, hospitality, fashion, banking, tourism, international development, IT and real estate: translation, proofreading and edition of various types of texts.

Medical, legal, institutional and commercial: consecutive interpretation, both from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English.


DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED

Business: general, financial, corporate literature, employee communications, invoices, e-mails, contracts, sales manuals, web pages, promotional and marketing material, correspondence, reports.

IT: software installation and manuals, training courses, training videos.

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality: web pages, promotional and marketing material, correspondence.

International development: web content, newsletters, articles, policies and regulations, manuals, reports and briefings, fundraising materials, documentaries, internal procedures and policies, monthly bulletin, case studies, interviews.

Forestry: video-interviews on Pakistani forest issues and practices.

Building and Real Estate: web contents, marketing and promotional material, sales manuals, exhibition materials, architectural plans.



TEACHING DETAILS


INDUSTRY SECTORS

Banking: developed and taught Spanish business courses to students at advanced and beginners levels, sometimes teaching to mixed-ability groups. Some of my corporate clients were: American Express Bank, Baring Global Funds Managers Ltd., and Paribas Bank, amongst others.

Oil: developed Spanish and inter-cultural courses for executives of oil companies who were transferred to Venezuela. These were 8 hour a day super-intensive courses for a week period.

Fashion: developed and taught a Spanish business course to an advanced student and prepared her for an examination, which passed with excellent grades.

Tourism: developed and taught a Spanish business course for a travel agent who was developing holiday products to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish speaking Caribbean.

Adult Education Colleges: developed and taught general and business Spanish courses at Adult Education Colleges, such as Westminster Adult Education. I prepared students in general Spanish for both GCSE and A LEVEL examinations. The business courses were aimed to sit the RSA Business Examination.

Note: Currently I am an approved examiner and moderator at GCSE level Spanish exams for AQA Examining Board.


SOFTWARE

CAT Tools: SDL TRADOS, Wordfast, Memsource.

Adobe: Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver.

Video Subtitling: Subtitle Workshop, AVI Recomp, DotSub, Subtitle Edit.

Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Access.


EDUCATION
1999 - 2000 Master of Arts in Bilingual Translation, University of Westminster

1998 - 1999 Post Graduate Diploma in Bilingual Translation, University of Westminster

1996 - 1997 Diploma in English for International Communications, Institute of Linguists

1980 - 1981 Baccalaureate, Uruguay (Italian, English, Law, History,

 

   Pricing / Other services

 


CODES OF CONDUCT

Professional codes of conduct; following those provided by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting .


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ORDERS

Every order will be validated by a cost estimate signed and dated by both parties. The minimum amount is 50 GBP per order.


CONSIGNMENT AND DELIVERY

The client will deliver the source documents as electronic files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, QuarkExpress etc.), and translations will be sent in the same format. Format conversions may attract a small fee.


STANDARD INVOICING TERMS

Charges are based on an estimate of the number of source words in the document(s). The final invoice will be issued based on the actual number of source words translated. The invoice is sent on the same day of the translation delivery.

Payment is due 30 days from invoice date at the latest, by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Other invoicing terms will need to be agreed in advance by both parties.

All our quotes are valid for a 30 days period only. Please note that VAT is not applicable.

Surcharges may apply for translation of documents from hard copy, poorly copied PDF files, table-rich documents, formatting etc. A minimum charge is applied for projects of less than 500 words.

No surcharges apply for weekend work or work during unsociable hours. Discounts are negotiable on an individual basis for projects exceeding 10,000 words and for 100 % matches/repetitions in Trados/Wordfast.


CURRENT COMMON RATES & DAILY OUTPUT

TRANSLATION

English <> Spanish - Standard rate: 0.07 - 0.08 GBP per source word
Portuguese > Spanish - Standard rate: 0.07 - 0.08 GBP per source word
Italian > Spanish - Standard rate: 0.07 - 0.08 GBP per source word


INTERPRETING: 30 GBP per hour

PROOF-READING or EDITING: 20 GBP per hour

DAILY OUTPUT: 2,000 - 3,000 words (depending on source text)

 

   Certification / Accreditation

 

English > Spanish

University of Westminster

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