1995: Degree in Anglogerman Philology by the University of Barcelona.
Before, during and after my studies of philology I also pursued other studies where I had the chance to attend lectures related to mathematics, specialist translation and conference interpreting: Telecommunications engineering at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Mathematics at the University of Barcelona and translation and interpreting seminars at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
1995: Postgraduate Certificate in Education by the Institute of Education Sciences by the University of Barcelona.
1995-1997: PhD Courses by the Department of Linguistics of the University of Barcelona. In 1997 I obtained the Certificate of Research Proficiency.
2000-2002: Several core and elective courses from the second degree cycle in CAT-tools, specialist translation and conference interpreting at the faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
From January to December 2001 I attended advanced studies in Conference Interpreting at the University of Vic, obtaining my Postgraduate Degree in Conference Interpreting.
Professional qualifications as a sworn translator & interpreter
Appointed by the Department of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia after having passed the official exams to become a sworn translator & interpreter:
2004: Catalan<>Spanish sworn translator.
2005: Catalan<>Spanish sworn interpreter.
2005: Catalan<>German sworn translator.
2005: Catalan<>German sworn interpreter.
2007: Sworn translator & interpreter for the courts and notaries of Saarland for Catalan and Spanish (combined with German). Sworn-in at the Regional Court of Saarbrücken. This appointment allows me to offer sworn translations valid for all institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany.
2008: Sworn translator & interpreter for the courts and notaries of Saarland for English (combined with German). This second appointment has also allowed me to offer sworn translations from Catalan and Spanish into English to be presented in consulates.
Official language certificates
Between 1986 and 1996 I obtained several language certificates such as the: Obtención de ZOP by Goethe Institut, both Kleines and Großes Sprachdiplom (levels C2 y C2+, respectively) by the Goethe Institut and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, as well as the English Certificate of Proficiency (English C2) by the University of Cambridge, some levels in English, French, German and Russian by the Official School of Languages in Barcelona, the former Certificat D in Catalan, issued by the former Junta Permanent de Català of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya), and various optional subjects as a part of my studies in philology (French and English linguistics, eight semesters of Russian and two semesters of Arabic as an ancient language).
In April 2009 I obtained the Luxembourgish certificate: Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch.
In June 2009 I obtained the B1-level in Luxembourgish with the Éischten Diplom Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch.
August 2011 was the time for obtaining my French diploma DELF B2 Diplôme élémentaire de langue française, niveau B2.
In March 2012 I passed the advanced level in French as a foreign language with the DALF C1 Diplôme approfondi de langue française, niveau C1.
June 2013: I obtained the highest language certificate in French, i.e., the DALF C2 Diplôme approfondi de langue française, niveau C2. Chosen field: Science.
I've been working as a freelance translator and interpreter for more than 15 years. I have also got experience as a language trainer (German, English, Spanish & Catalan), as a lecturer in specialist translation at the University of Saarbrucken and at the University of Saarland (within the Program Qualificació Complementària en Llengua i cultura catalanes) and as an educational social worker within the European Project MobiPro EU.
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Artistic creative works at Redbubble.
Further information of interest
Member of ATIJC, the Association of Sworn Translators and Interpreters in Catalonia.
Ongoing training in IT-tools, specialised translation, terminology, web design and SEO.