About
Natalia

My name is Natalia Franco and I’m an English to Spanish translator.  I have translated more than 5 million words in about 12 years of work. In these 12 years, I have acquired a great experience in the technical and technological fields as well as in the creative field of translation, acting as an intercultural mediator. I am specially inclined to the challenging literary world of translation, where I can expand my imaginative potential and where there are no formulas to express a message from one language to another, but only intuition, inspiration and talent. I have always had a great interest in young, children’s and fantasy literature, which has accompanied me throughout my life. My experience allows me to make a stylistic and creative work that respects both the message of the original text as well as its intention and style.

Translating books for children and for young adults allows me to connect with my inner child. I am an avid reader in both English and Spanish.

In addition, I am an advocate of girls’ or young women rights. I am studying a Postgraduate program in Women’s studies, so reading and translating about feminism is of great interest to me.

TRAINING

2018- Present: Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies

2013-2015: Master’s Degree in Translation and New Technologies

2011-2012: Diploma in Software and Website Translation

2005- 2011: Bachelor’s Degree in English to Spanish Translation

2005-2007: Bachelor’s Degree, English Teaching (Half-completed)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018- Present: Transcreator and Literary Translator for International Translation Company

2016-Present: Spanish Quality Assurance (QA) for International Translation Company

2018- Present: Proofreader and Copyeditor of translation projects for CMMI

2018- Present: Proofreader of Press Releases for International Press Release Company

2015-2018: Spanish Language Lead for SAP

2015-2016: Localization Quality Assurance (LQA) for the Official Google Developers’ Blog

2014-2018: Translator and Proofreader specialized in medical translations for Leading market research company in the UK and Ireland

2013-2017: Translator and Proofreader for Canadian Cloud Computing & Hosting Company

2014-2015: Translator and Localizer for Multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products

2011-2015: Translator and Proofreader of medical translations for Translation Company

For more information, please visit my  profile on Linkedin