Member since Apr '02

Working languages:
English to Spanish
German to Spanish

David Meléndez Tormen
Professional and reliable, DipTransIoL

Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish
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I am a Spanish language professional based in Barcelona, Spain and Santiago de Chile (Chilean born) from where I work as a freelance translator and project manager on an on-going basis for a select number of translation agencies and final clients. I enjoy establishing long-term professional relationships based on trust and the highest expectation of quality.

In 2016 my team and I have managed, translated and edited over 1,100,000 words from English to Spanish, with congratulations from our clients.

I have worked for 2 years at the Chilean offices of a major international translation services company as a senior in-house editor and linguistic coordinator for English to Spanish projects. Since then I run a translation team focused on Spanish language varieties at highly professional levels for selected clients.

I have extensive experience translating, editing and proofreading texts into Spanish on topics such as IT/networking, GPS devices, software/courseware localization, newspaper articles/columns on social sciences and current affairs (more than 1000 pieces so far, published in many newspapers of Spain and Latin America), and corporate training materials for the travel & hospitality industry, among others.

I am a member of the Chilean Association of Translators and Interpreters (COTICH, and the Spanish Association of Translators and Interpreters (ASETRAD).


General: PC running Microsoft Windows XP, MS Office 2003/2007/2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio), Adobe Framemaker 7.0, Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0, Corel WordPerfect 8.0, InDesign and several industry standard software packages.

Computer-Aided Translation Tools: SDL Trados Studio 2014 & 2009, SDL Trados 2007, WordFast, Catalyst 9


Diploma in Translation (DipTransIoL), Chartered Institute of Linguists, London

Localisation e-Course. Imperial College, London

B.A. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.

Translation from English and German to Spanish. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.

My complete CV with references and information on rates is available upon request.

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Total pts earned: 4371
PRO-level pts: 2663

Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish2019
Spanish to English475
German to Spanish57
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Computers (general)38
Computers: Software36
IT (Information Technology)24
Computers: Systems, Networks16
Government / Politics12
Investment / Securities4
Advertising / Public Relations4
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Apr 11, 2019

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