Member since Nov '06

Working languages:
English to Spanish
Italian to Spanish
French to Spanish
Spanish to Italian

Cristina Gómez Villacastín
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Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
Local time: 23:52 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Spanish (Variant: Standard-Spain) Native in Spanish
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From 10/2006 - Madrid, Spain - Freelance Conference Interpreter and Sworn Translator
- Conference interpreter (consecutive and simultaneous) at congresses, meetings, press releases and sworn court interpretations.
- Sworn translator specialising in: legal (claims, decrees, arbitration awards, deeds, opinions of law, preliminary rulings, articles of association, etc.), financial (financial statements, annual accounts, statements of turnover, etc.), IT (software, hardware, localization), technical (aeronautics)
- Direct relation with clients and project management of work contracted out to other professional linguists (rate negotiation, elaboration of detailed project instructions, project monitoring, control of deadlines, proofreading, DTP and final delivery to client).

06/2005 – 10/2006 - Madrid, Spain - CPSL – Tender Manager
- Search and assessment of calls for tenders within the national and international translation and interpreting markets.
- Preparation and coordination of technical and financial bids to public tenders.
- Management of multilingual bids to public tenders.
- Assessment of linguistic resources submitted to public tenders.

01/2005 – 06/2005 - Madrid, Spain - CPSL – Vendor Manager
- Selection and recruitment of specialised freelance linguistic professionals (translators, proofreaders, copywriters, localization engineers, testers, interpreters, etc.).
- Rate negotiation and continuous assessment of the quality of work by freelance collaborators -In-house recruitment tasks.
- In-house recruitment.

01/2003 – 01/2005 - Madrid, Spain - Freelance Conference Interpreter and Sworn Translator

2001 – 2002 - Dublin, Ireland - SDL International – Technical translator
- Translation of software, help and documentation from English into Spanish.
- Proofreading and quality assurance of translation work by other in-house and freelance translators.
- Terminology and TM management.
- Linguistic testing of software products.

2000 – To present - Sworn translations Italian <> Spanish
- Translation of texts of various areas of specialty.

2000 - Pisa, Italy - Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori (S.S.I.T.) Translation and Interpreting teacher. Subjects taught:
- Simultaneous interpreting Italian <> Spanish.
- Consecutive interpreting Italian <> Spanish.
- Legal translation Italian > Spanish.

1999 - Madrid, Spain - Ministry of Justice – State Barristers Department
- Case-solving practice.

From 1998 - Translation work for private clients and translation companies:
SDL International, Bowne Global Solutions, CPSL, SECAPEM S.A., EUROPAVIA S.A., Laboratori Guidotti S.p.A., Traducciones BREEMAR S.L., Albor S.L., Amarula S.L., Avalon Productions S.L., Global Markets S.L., Letras S.L., Lexxel S.L., Lingua Service S.L., Mc Lehm Internacional S.L., Meta Traductores S.L., Recreativos Franco S.A., Franco Technology S.L., BingData S.L., Seprotec S.L., Synonyme S.L.


Nov. 2002–June 2003 - Tenerife, Spain - La Laguna University
MA in Conference Interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous). Sponsored by the European Union

- Spanish: A language (mother-tongue)
- English, Italian: B languages
- French: C language

Dec. 2000 - Madrid, Spain - Sworn translator Italian – Spanish / Spanish – Italian.
Certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1999–2001 - Madrid, Spain - Sampere school of Translators and Interpreters
Advanced level courses in simultaneous interpreting and legal translation.

1994–1999 - Madrid, Spain - Degree in Law – Autonomous University of Madrid.
Honours grade

1997–1998 - Pisa, Italy - University of Pisa – Faculty of Law
Erasmus grant

1996–1997 - Madrid, Spain - French Institute
Literary French translation course

1982–1994 - Madrid, Spain - Mirabal School
Honours grade


SPANISH - A Language (mother-tongue)
ITALIAN - B Language (sworn translator)
ENGLISH - B Language
FRENCH - C Language


ENGLISH - University of Cambridge: Proficiency (1994), Advanced (1993), First Certificate (1991), Pitman Examinations Institute: Advanced (1992), Intermediate (1990)

ITALIAN - Università per Stranieri di Siena: CILS Livello 4: Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera (1999).
FRENCH - Alliance Française: Diplôme de Langue (1995).

Operating Systems: Windows 98, 2000 Professional, XP and 2003.
Office tools: MS Office, MS Outlook Express, MS Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Professional, FrameMaker, PageMaker, MS Project, MS Visio.
CAT tools: SDL Trados, Wordfast, Corel Alchemist, MS Helium, SDLInsight, SDLX.

OTHER LANGUAGES Polish: 2 years of study.
German: basic notions.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 199
PRO-level pts: 195

Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish101
Italian to Spanish47
Spanish to English39
Spanish to Italian4
French to Spanish4
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)71
Law: Contract(s)28
Business/Commerce (general)16
Finance (general)16
Human Resources12
Government / Politics8
Pts in 7 more flds >

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Keywords: contracts, decrees, affidavits, memorandums of association, financial statements, financial accounts, European Union, Conference interpreter, contratos, sentencias, declaraciones juradas, escrituras de constitución, estatutos sociales, estados financieros, cuentas anuales, Unión Europea, intérprete de conferencias, articles of association, sworn translator, traductor jurado, paracaídas, parachutes, parachute

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