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Spanish to Dutch
Dutch to Spanish
English to Spanish
English to Dutch

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April 2021

Rafael Lechner
Sworn, 2-way, qualified eSignature, lit

Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Local time: 01:47 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish, Dutch Native in Dutch
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Freelance, sworn translator Dutch <> Spanish since 2005 (credentials: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid,

Qualified electronic signature, if needed.

Since 2013 also literary translation, see my profile at:

I am finishing (March 2021) a huge translation project of 4,6 million words (27 books of the same author), which took me and another translator 7 years to complete.

From 1990 to 2001, I worked as a news journalist in Madrid at various tv stations: as reporter, editor and finally as anchorman. Born in Holland (1964), I moved in 1983 to Madrid. There I studied Modern and Contemporary History, followed by a Master in Journalism at El País newspaper.

By 1990 I started also translating professionally.

I focus on freelance, sworn and not sworn translations, literary and not literary. From 2014 to 2016 I lived in Mexico City. My home is now in Asturias (northern Spain).

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects12
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

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Language pairs
Dutch to Spanish7
Spanish to Dutch5
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)2
Law: Taxation & Customs2
Business/Commerce (general)2
Law (general)1
Tourism & Travel1
Poetry & Literature1
Education / Pedagogy1
Other fields
Medical: Health Care1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Keywords: Sworn translator, translator, interpreter, literary, literature, Dutch-Spanish, Spanish-Dutch, English-Spanish, English-Dutch, legal, judicial, financial, economic, personal documents, diplomas, electronic signature, eSignature

Profile last updated
Apr 7

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