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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL
TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS

Promoting ethical professional practices

 
 


Carina del Valle Balbo
   
Member No. 2277
 
   
     
    • Copywriting
    • Editing / Proofreading
    • Interpretation
    • Layout / DTP
    • Localization
    • Subtitling
    • Transcription
    • Translation

 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2010-2012. MA (with Merit) in Management. London Metropolitan University. UK

2010-2011. Certified Localisation Professional (Level 1). The Institute of Localization Professionals (TILP)

2000-2005. MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. University of Leicester. UK

2000. Advanced Certificate in TESOL. University of Leicester. UK

1999. Diploma in Translation. Institute of Linguists Educational Trust. UK

1989-1997. BA (Hons) in English & TEFL. School of Languages. (University of Cordoba, Argentina)

1989-1996. BA (Hons) in Translation Studies (Sworn Translator). School of Languages. (University of Cordoba, Argentina)



 SPECIALIZATION AREAS
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Audiovisual Media
  • Business and Insurance
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Energy / Power / Oil and Natural Gas
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Food and Beverages
  • General
  • Industry
  • Investment and Banking
  • Journalism
  • Legal
  • Literature
  • Medicine and Health
  • Personal and Commercial Correspondence
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Religion
  • Sciences
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Transport and Telecommunications


 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Over 20 years' experience, since 1996.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sep. 2016 - present. Co-Founder and CEO - My Language Hub Ltd.

Jun 2012 - present. Local Project Manager / Language Consultant -Mapi Group

Feb. - Sept. 2018. Visiting Spanish Lecturer - University of Bedfordshire

1999 - 2016. Freelance translator and language trainer trading as BABELL Language Consultants

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May 2019 - present. Team Leading Examiner (GCSE Spanish) - AQA

Nov. 2017. Exam Trainer for the AQA GCSE Spanish new 9-1 Specification -The Assessment Box

Nov. 2017 - present. IELTS Examiner (Speaking & Writing) International House London (Cambridge)/ British Council

May 2010 - 2012. Assistant Examiner (GCSE Spanish) - OCR

Mar. 2007 - 2017. IELTS Examiner (Speaking & Writing) Anglia Ruskin University / British Council

May 2007 - Aug 2018. Assistant Examiner (GCSE Spanish) AQA

May 2006 - present. Assistant Examiner (Spanish B) International Baccalaureate Organisation

Mar. 2006 - 2015. Oral Assessor (ESOL Skills for Life) Cambridge ESOL Examinations

May 2005 - June 2009. Assistant Examiner (CAE, CPE, BEC-V) Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Nov. 2004 - present. Assistant Examiner (IGCSE First Language Spanish) - Cambridge International Examinations

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY

Sept 2018 - present. Mentor in the CIOL Mentoring Programme

March 2017 - present. Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Feb 2017 - present. English-Spanish Mentor in the ProZ Mentoring Programme.

Nov 2014 - Nov 2018. Parent Governor. St Thomas More RC School, Letchworth

May 2012 - present. Translators Without Borders



 
 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2015-present. Chartered Linguist (Translator & Education), CL 0081 (CIOL)

2011-present. Certified Localisation Professional (CLP), The Institute of Localization Professionals (TILP)

2007-present. Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, MCIL

2007-present. Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Education and Assessors, ACIEA

2001-present. ProZ Certified Pro: http://www.proz.com/translator/18979




 
 SOFTWARE

Windows 10

SDL Trados Studio Pro 2017

MS Office 365

SDL Multiterm 2017

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Illustrator CC

Indesign CC



 
 
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