English-Spanish legal translator BA (Hons) GDL MCIL CL 

Sworn Spanish Translator (No. 4057)

Traductor Jurado de Inglés 

 

ABOUT ME

I am Virginia Pérez Román, a professional translator working from English and French into Spanish.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Translation & Interpreting from English, French and Japanese from Pontificia Comillas University of Madrid (2003).
In 2003, I was appointed Sworn English-Spanish Translator by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2016, I completed my Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University, London, which gave me an in-depth knowledge of the English legal system and which covered the following areas of law: Contract Law, Equity & Trusts, Tort Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, EU Law and Land Law.
I have recently completed a comprehensive course on Spanish Law (Programa de Especialización en Derecho Español para Traductores Jurídicos) taught by Spanish lawyer Lola Gamboa (Educación Digital), covering the Spanish Legal System, Spanish Civil and Criminal Procedure Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Wills & Successions and Company Law,  as well as a course on Spanish Company Law (Derecho de la Empresa), taught by Spanish lawyers Ruth Gamez and Fernando Cuñado (Traducción Jurídica Academia).
I am a Chartered Linguist and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). I offer one-to-one Legal Spanish lessons. I have trained as a Spanish language teacher at Instituto Cervantes Londres and I have recently obtained a Graduate Certificate of Spanish Language Teaching to Adults (GCSLTA), accredited by the University of Roehampton.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

In 2003, I was appointed as "Traductor-Intérprete Jurado de Inglés" (Sworn English-Spanish Translator-Interpreter, number 4057), or Certified Spanish Translator, by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation and have worked in such capacity since then.

I am currently registered at the Consulate of Spain in London in order to provide UK-based clients with sworn legal translations to be submitted to any official authorities and bodies in Spain.
​ From 2004 to 2007 I worked as an In-house Translator and Translation Project Co-ordinator at SORT (Madrid) while I continued to work part-time as a freelance translator for several agencies, until I decided to go full-time with freelancing.
I have since then worked for a range of language service providers, law firms, businesses and individuals. I have translated about 7,000,000 words.
I also have broad experience in market research and marketing translation, including for companies in the tourism/leisure, beauty/cosmetics, sports apparel and watchmaking sectors (Sheraton, Warner Bros, The North Face, L'Oréal, Vans, Bally, L'Occitane, Farfetch, TNS Sofres), and e-commerce (Amazon).

I currently volunteer as a translator with several UN agencies and organisations (including UN-Habitat, UNEP and UNSSC) under the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Course on Spanish Law for Legal Translators - Educación Digital (Málaga)
  • Economic-financial Translation - Cálamo & Cran (Madrid)
  • Translation for International Organisations - Cálamo & Cran (Madrid)
  • Interpreting for the Police - South Thames College (Londres)
  • "Translating the Law like a Lawyer" - Educación Digital (Málaga)
  • Seminars on Computer-Assisted Translation Tools (2014) - Proz.com
  • Virtual Conference celebrating the International Translation Day (2014) - Proz.com
  • Virtual Conference celebrating the International Translation Day (2016) - Proz.com
  • 5th Virtual Conference for lawyer-linguists (Proz.com)

Memberships

I became a Member (MCIL) of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) in 2012 (Member no. 025378). Check my profile here.
Professional Member of Proz.com. Check my profile here.