Working languages:
Spanish to English

Alison Imms
Academic, legal and tourism translations

Native in: English 
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13 years of Spanish to English academic, business, tourism and legal translation
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Transcription, Project management
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsLaw (general)
Law: Contract(s)Tourism & Travel
Poetry & LiteratureInternational Org/Dev/Coop

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Words translated: 1,786
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.08 EUR per word / 25 - 25 EUR per hour
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KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 311, Questions answered: 184, Questions asked: 122
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Master's degree - UWE
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Jul 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (University of the West of England, verified)
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Software Indesign, memoQ, Pagemaker, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC), Spanish (DOC)
Professional practices Alison Imms endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I am a Spanish-English translator resident in Spain since 2004 with 14 years of professional experience, university degrees in English Language & Literature, International Development Studies & Law and an MA in Translation.

My areas of expertise (over 5 million words translated) include:

Travel & Tourism
Government / Politics
International Org/Dev/Coop
Law: General, Contracts, Taxation & Customs

I also have extensive experience (over 2 million words translated) in the following areas:

Poetry & Literature

Recurrent customers include the municipal company Madrid Destino and Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau (owned by Madrid City Council), KPMG, Accenture, the European Central Bank, RBA (publishers of National Geographic), Santander Bank, Toyota, the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER), Exide and Kantar Media. I also work on a regular basis with other translation agencies, including Interlinco, Matiz, Pink Noise, INCYTA Multilanguage, OT Traduction, Geotext, Seven Servicios Integrales, Coonic, Juriscribe and others. Significant projects include:

- Daily translation (from 2014-2017) of material for the municipal company Madrid Destino (owned by Madrid City Council), including Madrid's bilingual monthly magazine, texts for the official tourism website strong>, contracts with service providers, terms and conditions of use for the venues managed by the Madrid City Council, texts for exhibitions in Madrid’s cultural centres and museums, blogs, articles, tourist information, etc.

- Daily translation (from 2009-2013) of financial and political articles dealing with European Affairs from a range of Spanish newspapers for the European Central Bank (end client), through the media company Kantar Media

- Numerous translations of articles for Spanish universities (UPM, UCM, UPC, the University of Jaén, the University of Valencia, ECADE, etc.) on a range of topics, including economics, law, linguistics, urban geography and development

- Ongoing weekly translation of a range of business-related material for Santander Bank, including audit reports, annual accounts, presentations, customer letters, internal memos, etc.

- Ongoing, long-term collaboration with the Linguistics Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM): translation of publications by various professors on the subject of the Ancient Greece

- Translation of the webpage of the Spanish Inland Revenue Service (Agencia Tributaria), a project coordinated by the agency INCYTA Multilanguage

- Translation of a series of scientific reports on gasification, pyrolysis and energy crops for the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)

- Ongoing, long-term collaboration with the association CETR d’Estudí: translation of all its publications, including the book “Constructing Collective Axiological Projects: Principles of Axiological Epistemology”)

- Translation of 16 travel guides for Starwood Hotels

- Translation of three school textbooks for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of the Spanish ESO programme (7th, 8th and 9th grade in the USA / years 7, 8 and 9 in the UK), published by the Spanish group Anaya)

- Translation of a book on Coeliac Disease for the multinational pharmaceutical company Phadia (“Introduction to a Modern Understanding of Coeliac Disease”) and of hundreds of brochures and pamphlets on medical products and tests for multinational pharmaceutical company Phadia AB

- Translation to English (as part of a team of several translators) of the video games Rocksmith and Naraba World for market leader Ubisoft, as well as several projects for Sony
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: 323
PRO-level pts: 311

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English167
English to Spanish144
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Medical (general)24
Law: Contract(s)20
Education / Pedagogy20
Business/Commerce (general)20
Poetry & Literature16
Finance (general)16
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Keywords: Spanish English translation, academic translations, Spanish English legal translations, Spanish English contract translation, politics, law, international law, international development, European affairs, Spanish English business translation

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Feb 6, 2020

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