Carina del Valle Balbo

Member No. 2277

 


Books

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. 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 (Sworn Translator). School of Languages. (University of Cordoba, Argentina)

SPECIALIZATION AREAS

- ARTS AND HUMANITIES - SCIENCES - PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL CORRESPONDENCE - SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - ECONOMICS AND FINANCE - EDUCATION - ENERGY / POWER / OIL AND NATURAL GAS - ELECTRONICS - PHARMACEUTICALS - GENERAL - FOOD AND BEVERAGES - COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION - INVESTMENT AND BANKING - LEGAL - LITERATURE - INDUSTRY - MEDICINE AND HEALTH - ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY - AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA - BUSINESS AND INSURANCE - JOURNALISM - RELIGION - TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS - TOURISM AND TRAVEL

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Over 20 years' experience, since 1996.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

Jun 2012 – 2015. 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 – June 2020. Author of the new Cambridge IGCSE™ Español como Primera Lengua Libro del Alumno Paperback – Student Edition, 26 Jun. 2020 and Cambridge IGCSE™ Español como Primera Lengua Cuaderno de ejercicios Paperback – 26 Jun. 2020. Hodder Education.

May 2019 – present. 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)

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

Nov. 2021 – present. Honorary Treasurer of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC)

Nov. 2020 – present. Council Member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC)

Sept 2019 – present. Mentor in the CIOL Mentoring Programme

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

Feb 2017 – 2019. 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

2020-present. Association of Translation Companies (ATC), Accredited Member ATCAC1336

2015-present. Chartered Linguist of English & Spanish (Translator, Education, Language Specialist), CL 0081

2016-present. International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI), Member No. 2277

2011-present. The Institute of Localization Professionals (TILP), CLP 10088

2007-present. Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), MCIL No. 26462

2007-present. Chartered Institute of Education and Assessors (CIEA), ACIEA No. 13928

2001-present. ProZ Certified Pro

SOFTWARE

Windows 11

Trados Studio 2021

MS Office 365

Multiterm 2021

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

 

Adobe Photoshop CC

 

Adobe Illustrator CC

 

Indesign CC

 

 

 




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