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Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English
Spanish (monolingual)
English (monolingual)

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Marina Menendez
Commitment to excellence

La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Local time: 18:59 ART (GMT-3)

Native in: Spanish (Variants: Latin American, Argentine) Native in Spanish
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The opinions I hold on my profession depict me.
Languages are much more than a collection of words and rules; they are semiotic systems. Thus, translation of a text from one language into another requires not only command of source and target languages but also a plethora of skills and knowledge, which we may include under the umbrella term 'communicative competence'.
Languages and, specifically, translation not only dominate my working field but they also pervade my personal interests.

I have graduated in three university courses of study and I have continued my education since then. Professionalism defines my stance on translation. Being a native speaker of Spanish is not a qualified skill that guarantees quality in the target text of translation. Mastery of native language is a must. Even a seemingly insignificant mistake in the target language may lead to misinterpretations. The translator must be invisible, that is to say, nobody should know s/he has been there.

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I keep notes on Spanish language in my personal blog Español (con virgulilla, por favor)





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