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Javier Grande
Ph.D. in Physics, DipTransIoLET

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My name is Javier Grande, I am from Spain and I am a freelance translator since 2011 (DipTransIoLET since 2015).

I also have a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Barcelona, Spain, 2010) and extensive research experience, with 10 articles published in peer-reviewed journals). This background lead me to specialize in scientific and technical translation, even though I work in other fields too.

I translate from English1 and German2 into Spanish3 and Catalan4:

English Spanish (es-ES) English Catalan
German Spanish (es-ES) German Catalan
Catalan Spanish (es-ES) Spanish Catalan

I provide the following services:

Translation Transcription
Website & software localization Proofreading (es-ES, ca-ES)
Copy-editing Programming & web design

And these are my main working fields5:

Science (general) Environment & Ecology
Engineering (general) Biology
Physics Zoology
Astronomy & Space Computers & Internet
Mathematics & Statistics Marketing & e-Commerce
Chemistry Tourism & travel

Some of my past translation projects5:

● 13 articles published in the magazine Investigación y Ciencia (Spanish translation of journals like Scientific American or Spektrum der Wissenschaft)
● A mathematics textbook published by the University of Barcelona
● Translations for 2 websites (#1 and #2)
● More than 70,000 words translated in oDesk

And some of my previous experience:

2013-Present Graphics and copy-editor for Mathematical Sciences Publishers
2011-2013 High school teacher (Mathematics & Physics) at Msongola Secondary School (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
2009-2011 Teaching & research assistant at the University of Barcelona, Spain (~200 hours of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels)
2010 Research assistant at Co.S.Mo.LAB, Parc Científic de Barcelona (4-month project related to Biophysics)
2009 Research visit to the Institute for Theoretical Physics (Institut für Theoretische Physik), University of Heidelberg, Germany (4 months)
2007-2009 Ph.D. fellow, University of Barcelona

Finally, here is my education:

2015 Diploma in Translation, IoLET (2 of the 3 units awarded with Distinction)
2010 Ph.D. in Physics. Thesis awarded with the highest grade (Excelente cum laude) and the Doctor Europeus mention
2010 Pre-service course for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. International House & IL3 - University of Barcelona
2010 Completed one year of the Translation and Interpreting degree at the University of Vic, Spain. GPA: 87.2%.
2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Certificado de aptitud pedagógica), University of Barcelona
2006 M.Sc. in Physics (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados), University of Barcelona
2004 B.Sc. in Physics, Complutense University of Madrid

I think this is all! Do not hesitate to contact me for an estimate. A full CV in English, Spanish or Catalan is available upon request.

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1 CPE by the University of Michigan.
1 Lived in Heidelberg and Berlin
3 Mother tongue; certified teacher of Spanish as a foreign language (University of Barcelona, 2010).
4 Nivell de Suficiència de la Junta Permanent de Català.
5 See the detailed list in the standardized information section above.

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PRO-level pts: 142

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Keywords: English, German, Spanish, Catalan, PhD, Ph.D., translation, transcription, website, web, software, localization, proofreading, copy-editing, copyediting, editing, programming, scientific, technical, science, technology, physics, mathematics, maths, statistics, chemistry, engineering, computers, IT, informatics, Internet, astronomy, space, environment, ecology, biology, zoology, marketing, e-commerce, commerce, tourism, travel

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