Member since Jun '07

Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

Martin Boyd
Quality Spanish-English translation

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Local time: 04:38 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaEducation / Pedagogy
Environment & EcologyLinguistics
Poetry & LiteraturePsychology
Tourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 196, Questions answered: 107, Questions asked: 203
Project History 5 projects entered

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Dialogos
Translation education Master's degree - York University
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Dec 2006. Became a member: Jun 2007.
Credentials Spanish to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Spanish to English (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario)
Memberships ATA, ATIO, CATS - Canadian Association of Translation Studies, ATTLC/LTAC
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit
CV/Resume English (PDF), Spanish (PDF)
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After working as a freelance translator for several years in Mexico City, I founded Diálogos Intercultural Services in Toronto in 2006. Since then, I have provided Spanish-English translation and proofreading services to over 1,000 clients (translation agencies and direct clientes) in Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and Europe, with projects ranging from birth certificates and business contracts to published translations of literary and academic works.

Whatever the project, my focus is always to provide a translation of the highest quality in a timely manner, with attention to the specific needs of each client. As a certified translator with both the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario and the American Translators Association, I am able to provide certified Spanish-English translations valid for submission to official bodies in both Canada and the United States. And my background as a published writer and translator with a B.A. in Literary Studies and Linguistics and an M.A. in Translation Studies has helped me to develop the technical proficiency necessary to produce finely crafted translations in a wide range of genres, with close attention to nuances of style and register, cultural references and intertextual allusions.

My approach to translation is based on a vision of translators as intercultural mediators, whose work is vital for opening up dialogue between cultures. This is why I am strongly committed to supporting the Hispanic community and promoting Hispanic culture in Toronto and to opening up dialogues between the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds in general.

For more information on my qualifications and credentials, please visit my website ( and/or please feel to contact me.


Sundance Institute, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.; Taller de Luz (Film and TV Productions), Mexico City, Mexico; Eduquemos A.C. (Education Information Services), Mexico City, Mexico; York University, Toronto, Canada; Jack Nathan Health, Toronto, Canada; Hunt Mining Corp., Liberty Lake, Washington, U.S.A.; Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Madrid; Indra Technological Solutions, Madrid; FM Global Insurance Solutions, Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S.A.; House of Writers/Casa de Escritores, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.; Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, Madrid; Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Valencia; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Valencia; Martin Impresores, S.L., Valencia
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Keywords: academic, art, biography, culture, education, fiction, general, history, journalism, legal, literature, media, poetry, screenplays, websites

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