Our Professional Translators

Professional translators working with BeTranslated

Rafael

Rafael

Rafael has been a translator and proofreader for 28 years. A linguist with an MA in General and Applied Linguistics from Sorbonne University, he has studied, worked, and lived in…

Andy

Andy

Andy was born in the south of London in 1964 and became interested in foreign languages at an early age. He studied Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Bristol Polytechnic…

virginie

Virginie

Virginie, a legal translator from English to French, is a graduate of the University of Brussels and attended postgraduate training at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). 

 

juan carlos

Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos is an independent professional translator based in Bern, Switzerland. Over the course of his long career, he has studied, worked and lived in France, Spain, and Great Britain.

Rafael

Rafael has been a translator and proofreader for 28 years. A linguist with an MA in General and Applied Linguistics from Sorbonne University, he has studied, worked, and lived in the US (3 years), in two French-speaking countries (12 years), and in three Spanish-speaking ones (50 years). He is thoroughly capable of grasping the contextual, semantic, and expressive meaning of the source language and conveying an idiomatic, precise, and stylish message in Spanish. He has spent most of his professional life (30 years) in Mexico and is married to a Mexican writer.

Besides being a full-fledged member of our network of professional translators, Rafael also teaches Translation and Linguistics. He has worked at various universities in Mexico, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Ibero-American University, the Centre for Studies in Applied Linguistics, and the Institute of Interpreters and Translators. At present, he is a member of the faculty for the MA in Translation and Interpretation at Anáhuac University.

His knowledge of standard Spanish has allowed him to work for several publishing houses, such as Siglo XXI Editores, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, and Harper’s Bazaar, where it is imperative to produce translations adapted to a large readership.

Rafael was Assistant Director of Translation at the Mexican National Banking Commission for three years and, as a result, specialised in the areas of finance, banking, and accounting.

Andy

Andy was born in the south of London in 1964 and took an interest in foreign languages at an early age. He studied Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Bristol Polytechnic and, immediately after graduation, set off to embark on a career in TEFL in the heart of Castile, where he lived and worked for two years. Following that, for a further two years, he taught English in Lisbon for major companies.

Finally, in 1991, he went to Tarragona, Catalonia, with the idea of spending just one year there…and still lives there to this day.

As a result, he is fluent in Catalan and Spanish and well versed in Portuguese and French, and through teaching lawyers, doctors, business people, customs agents, psychologists, civil servants, chemical plant managers, and more, he has gained an insight into a multitude of fields and is thus able to translate an extremely wide variety of texts. Since he moved to Tarragona, he has gradually done less teaching and more translation, becoming a freelancer in 1995.

In his free time, Andy enjoys bird watching, trips to the country, gastronomy, and building “castells” or human towers with the Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona  — they have to be seen to be believed!

Virginie

Virginie, a legal translator from English to French, is a graduate of the University of Brussels and attended postgraduate training at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium).

With experience in a law firm, in the FPS Justice and in teaching, she is now a freelance translator from English and Dutch into French. She specializes in the legal, fleet, logistics, and marketing sectors.

Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos is an independent professional translator based in Bern, Switzerland. Over the course of his long career, he has studied, worked and lived in France, Spain, and Great Britain.

He graduated with a degree in modern languages and translation from the English University of Northumbria. He translates from English and French into Spanish and from French and Spanish into British English.