Carina del Valle Balbo – IAPTI

Carina del Valle Balbo

SKILLS

- ENGLISH - SPANISH


- SPANISH - ENGLISH


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

- TRANSLATION

- TRANSCRIPTION

- EDITING / PROOFREADING

- INTERPRETATION

- SUBTITLING

- COPYWRITING

- LOCALIZATION

- LAYOUT / DTP

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2010 – 2012. MA (with Merit) in Management. London Metropolitan University. UB

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.

PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE

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

OTHERPROFESSIONAL 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

VOLUNTARYACTIVITY

Sept 2018 - present. Mentor in the CIOLMentoring Programme

March 2017 - present. Council Member of theChartered Institute of Linguists

Feb 2017 - present. English-Spanish Mentor inthe 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