Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
English (monolingual)
English to Spanish
Spanish to English
Spanish (monolingual)
Portuguese to English

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Carina Balbo - My Language Hub Ltd.
Your centre for all language needs

Letchworth GC, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English, Spanish Native in Spanish
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A linguist and educationalist at heart, from an early age, my love for languages led me to pursue a degree in Translation and in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. I worked part-time as a freelance translator and full-time as an English teacher at several Language Institutes and Secondary Schools teaching English and English Literature, as well as at the University of Cordoba as an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Tutor.

After moving to the UK, I gained an MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Leicester, with a dissertation on Bilingualism and Language Acquisition. Due to family commitments, I decided to embrace translation as a full-time career, and started being involved in assessment. I am currently an IELTS examiner at Anglia Ruskin University, and a Spanish examiner for AQA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge International Examinations. I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists since 2007. In 2010, I became a Certified Localisation Professional (via TILP), was awarded an MA (Merit) in Management by the London Metropolitan University in 2012, and became a Chartered Linguist (Translator) (Education) in 2015.

I have combined my skills and over 20 years’ experience in the translation industry and in foreign language teaching, and co-founded My Language Hub Ltd., an LSP, where I sit as the Managing Director.

I am also a IAPTI member and part of the ProZ Mentoring Team. I my duties as Governor of my local school, where I am linked to various areas such as SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), More Able, MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) and EAL (English as an Additional Language).

I am convinced that foreign language skills are paramount to being able to compete in today’s international market, which is why I believes foreign languages should be taught early in schools, with an emphasis on enjoyment, rather than attainment.



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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: 84
PRO-level pts: 44


Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English24
English to Spanish16
Portuguese to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Law/Patents16
Tech/Engineering8
Other8
Medical4
Art/Literary4
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Computers: Software4
Insurance4
Mechanics / Mech Engineering4

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

Project History Summary
Total projects8
With client feedback1
Corroborated2
100% positive (1 entry)
positive1
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation7
Editing/proofreading1
Language pairs
Spanish to English3
Portuguese to English3
English to Spanish2
1
Specialty fields
Law (general)2
Law: Contract(s)1
Insurance1
Medical (general)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Journalism1
Other fields
Medical: Cardiology1
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