Hi there! I’m Melanie

Spanish translator, transcreator and copywriter

I’ve always had a passion for all things creative.

I have a long list of hobbies that I’m more or less good at doing: drawing, painting, graphic design, calligraphy, creative writing, reading…

My future seemed to be heading towards Spanish studies or journalism until, as a teenager, I went abroad for the first time on a high school trip. The sense of independence and self-confidence that I gained from being able to communicate in a foreign language has stayed with me more than the sights and landscapes that I saw. From that moment on, languages became more than just a list of vocabulary words and irregular verbs in a boring book.

The world had become a much bigger place.

From a small corner of the Mediterranean coast, where I enjoyed listening to the stories of foreign holidaymakers, I moved to a shared flat in Granada to study Translation and Interpreting specialising in English. As an undergraduate, I was lucky enough to be awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, a city that had been on my bucket list for years.

I now live in Algeciras, where you can see Africa and Gibraltar in the distance as you walk along the beach. Although writing is at the heart of what I do, I still enjoy the peace and quiet of listening to soft music, drinking a cup of tea, and painting with watercolours.

My CV at a glance

  • BA in Translation and Interpreting (Universidad de Granada)
  • MA in Audiovisual Translation (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Year-long Erasmus stay at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
    Course in Language Technologies for Translators (Universitat Politècnica de València)
  • Nearly a decade of experience in the translation industry working with the English to Spanish (Spain) pair
  • In-house experience supporting the marketing department at a cosmetic lab
  • Freelance translator, transcreator and copywriter since 2019
  • SDL Trados Studio 2021 licence
  • Experience with memoQ, Smartling, XTM Cloud, SmartCat and Memsource