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Transforming your texts to help you connect with an
English-speaking audience

Spanish, French and Catalan into English translation services

Lauren English Translator Barcelona

ABOUT ME

Your Translator

I offer top-quality translation services to help you grow your business through texts that will captivate and connect with English speakers around the world.

Originally from Yorkshire and based in Barcelona since 2013, I am a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable professional who provides Spanish, Catalan and French into English translation services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of my clients.

My areas of interest and expertise include marketing and publicity, food and drink, travel and leisure, international development, sustainability and ethical business. I hold a master’s degree in Translation and have several years of professional experience which allow me to offer excellent services that are adapted to each project.

Get in touch to find out how I can help you with your translation projects.

My Languages

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Catalan to English Translation
French to English Translation
English Translation Services
Into English language pairs
tailor-made

Services

I provide a range of translation services to help you connect with your target audience and grow your business. 

Captivating

Translations

I provide high-quality Spanish, Catalan and French to English translations which are precise and stylistically in tune with your voice and vision.  

Accurate editing
precise

Proofreading & Editing

Proofreading and editing that ensures the precision of the translation, as well as the effective and appropriate communication of the message.

Bespoke translations
Bespoke

Language Services

I offer a number of translation and language-related services, including transcreation, transcription and monolingual editing. Contact me for more info.

My specialities

Areas of Interest and Expertise

My experience and expertise allow me to help you with a range of materials and content to attract and retain your English-speaking target audience.

Marketing and Publicity

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Travel and Leisure

Travel and tourism translator

Food and Drink

Food, drink and wine specialist translator

Sustainability and
Ethically-minded Business

International Development

International development translation

Other Areas

If your project doesn’t quite fit into these categories, get in touch to find out how I can adapt my skill set to help you achieve your goals.

Translation services - transcreation, localization, other

You can trust your translation projects to me. I know what I’m doing and will make sure nothing gets lost in translation as I create effective and appealing texts that will captivate your audience.

Get in touch to find out how I can help you transmit your unique voice and values in English.

How much does a translation cost?

My services and rates are tailored to the individual needs of each project and client. Get in touch and I’d be happy to send you an estimate taking into account all the details of the service required.

Testimonials

What My Clients Say

I’ve had the privilege of working with many wonderful clients – here’s what they have to say about me and my work.

"We send jobs to Lauren on a regular basis. She is professional, friendly and pays attention to details. She does research and has a very positive attitude towards suggestions. Definitely an excellent translator!"
Jian Zhuang
Production Manager at LexiaPark
"We have worked with Lauren on a number of translation projects and have been very happy with the quality of her work. She is a friendly and attentive professional who is a pleasure to work with."
Joanna I. Ryder
JI Translations
"We send jobs to Lauren on a regular basis. She is professional, friendly and pays attention to details. She does research and has a very positive attitude towards suggestions. Definitely an excellent translator!"
Jian Zhuang
Production Manager at LexiaPark

“Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.”

— Italo Calvino, journalist and writer

faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most common questions that my clients ask. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.

It’s important to hire a trustworthy professional translator who understands the values and voice you wish to transmit ­– a poor translation can be damaging to your business, causing you to lose both credibility and clients, whereas a high-quality translation can boost your business by connecting with the target audience using natural, consistent and culturally appropriate language.

We’re all familiar with the shortfalls of Google Translate, but it’s also worth bearing in mind that being bilingual doesn’t necessarily mean you can translate. Translators are writers who have a deep understanding of the purpose and function of a text and are able to appreciate the context, idioms and nuances in order to produce a consistent, well-written translation that is true to the original.

As writer Anthony Burgess once noted, ‘Translation is not a matter of words alone: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.’ Translators have a high level of cultural awareness in both the source and target cultures and are able to effectively transmit the message in the target culture.

I am a friendly and approachable professional and I really love what I do. Not only can you trust me with your project, but I will ensure that the whole process is smooth and enjoyable. I make client happiness my number one priority right from the start and will always try to go that extra mile.

From our very first conversation, I will take the time to understand the goals of your project in order to provide a detailed quote that is tailored to your needs and a translation that reflects your unique voice and vision. I will also make it a priority to check in with you after delivery to make sure my work has helped you achieve your goals.

In addition to my translation education and years of experience, I am a member of various translation associations, such as Mediterranean Translators and Editors, which provide me with continuous professional development opportunities and a network of other language professionals.

I never compromise on quality and I reinforce this value using resources such as CAT Tools (SDL Trados Studio 2021), corpora, quality assurance and proofreading software.

As every project is unique, the turnaround time will vary depending on several factors, including the length of the text, the subject matter and the format. I will be happy to give you a realistic estimated delivery date with the quote and I always stick to my deadlines.

I have very competitive rates which vary depending on the subject matter, length and format of the text, as well as the urgency of the translation. Please get in touch for a quote, including as much detail as possible and, ideally, a sample of the text.

While many of my clients are companies and agencies, I also have a strong client base of private individuals. I pride myself on the friendly and personalised service I provide both to businesses and individuals.

I am currently based in Barcelona but my services are location independent and this allows me to work with clients around the world. I accept payment in euros, pounds and US dollars via TransferWise, PayPal and bank transfer.

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Get in Touch

If you’re looking for a qualified, professional and reliable translator to help you effectively captivate and connect with your English-speaking audience, please get in touch and I would be pleased to advise and provide a no-strings quote. 

If possible, please attach a copy or sample of the document for translation and provide as many details as possible about the service required.

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Email

hello@laurenthetranslator.com

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