Working languages:
Spanish to English
French to English
German to English

Douglas Andrew Town
Douglas Andrew Town

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Local time: 21:55 ART (GMT-3)

Native in: English Native in English, Spanish Native in Spanish
User message
Writing, editing, translation and voice-over by a writer and senior academic
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Training
Expertise
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaEconomics
Education / PedagogyGovernment / Politics
HistoryPoetry & Literature
PhilosophyPsychology
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 10
Translation education Graduate diploma - Institute of Linguists
Experience Years of translation experience: 29. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2010.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (Argentina Universidad de Belgrano)
Spanish to English (Argentina Universidad de Belgrano)
English to Spanish (Argentina Universidad de Belgrano)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Bio
I have always been a linguist with a wide range of interests. I read Modern Languages at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and I also hold a BSc in Psycholgy and an MA in ELT. In 1975 I went to Spain to teach for six months and stayed another 23 years.

I passed the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation in 1989 and translated and interpreted for a cinema festival in Spain from 1990 to 2001. At the same time, I ran a language school and worked as a free-lance journalist, writing in Spanish.

From 1998 onwards, I translated journals, veterinary reports and legal documents for an animal welfare organisation in Germany and - after returning to the UK for a brief period - I was a tutor in academic writing at the Universities of Manchester and Essex in 2001 and 2002.

In 2003, I moved to Argentina and, since 2005, I have been a full professor at the Faculty of Languages and Foreign Studies at University of Belgrano, Argentina, teaching:

  1. Translation Theory,
  2. Translation into English,
  3. Research Methods,
  4. Critical and Academic Writing,
  5. English in the Media, and
  6. English as a National Language and Lingua Franca.

My recent translation work includes book chapters and articles on genocide for Oxford University Press and Routledge.



Profile last updated
Apr 13






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