Translator and interpreter

Bárbara Figueroa Savidan

Translator freelance Spanish-French and French-Spanish.

Over 10 years of experience. Half French, half Spanish (both nationalities). I moved to Cadix (Andalucía, Spain) in 2004. Manuela's mother.
BILINGUAL SPANISH / FRENCH (both mother tongue)

Translator and interpreter

BILINGUAL SPANISH / FRENCH (both mother tongue)
Translation / Proofreading & Editing / Interpreting

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Technical documents
  • Engineering / Industry
  • Legal documents / Contracts
  • Finance
    Journalism
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Public Relations / Tourism

Education and Experience

EDUCATION

  • B.A. in JOURNALISM from the University of Navarra (Pamplona), Spain (1997-2001).
  • Third year of degree spent studying at the Institut Français de la Presse, University Paris II, (Erasmus programme) France .
  • Master´s in Marketing and Commercial Management (GESCO) at ESIC Business Marketing School, Madrid (2003/2004)
  • Course in Advertising Terminology at the Instituto de las Letras de Madrid (January - April 2003).
  • French and Spanish A-levels (Selectividad) - Speciality - Economics - BAC ES (1997).
  • Primary education at the Lycée Français in San Sebastián, Spain. Maurice Ravel in San Juan de Luz, France.
  • Secondary Education at the Lycée Maurice Ravel in San Juan de Luz, France.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE

FRENCH > SPANISH > FRENCH

As well as working for direct clients, I am currently working mainly with the following companies (among others):
Adapta Translations, San Sebastián, Spain (Ref.: Iñigo Susperregui)
Komalingua, Vitoria (Ref.: Isabel Montejo)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain (Ref.: Sylvain Le Gall)
Universidad de Málaga, Spain (Ref. : Ana Gómez Narvaéz)
Traducciones TQS, Madrid, Spain (Ref.: Alberto Cartier)
Arroyo Traducciones, Sevilla, Spain (Ref.: Amaya Arroyo)
Noraktrad, S.L., Madrid, Spain (Ref.: Ana Abad)
Bermúdez Carrasco Traducciones, Talavera de la Reina, Spain (Ref.: Ana y Alejandro Bermúdez)
Set Translations, Cáceres, Spain (Gemma Sánchez)
Pec Pamplona, Pamplona, Spain (Ref.: Bernadette Doherty)
Set Translations, Cáceres, Spain (Gemma Sánchez)
Qabiria, Barcelona (Ref.: Marco Cevoli)
Word Works, Madrid, Spain (Ref.: Rosane Thuaudet)
Transcreat Language Solutions, Madrid, Spain (Ref. Ana Abad)
Ccomsi, París, France (Ref.: Anne de Thomasson)
Altimira Traductions, France (Ref.: Dorothée Altimira)
Tradéotech, France (Ref.: Sabine Dahl)
Traductor Express, Holland (Ref.: Lenaïg Corfmat)
Access Europe, UK (Ref.: Philippe Renard)
Precision Translations, Colombia (Ref.: Andrew Martin)
Transatlantic Translations, USA, (Ref.: Jennifer Scanlon)
Ric International, USA, (Ref.: Manisha Mittal)

CAREER HISTORY

01/07/06 – 30/06/09:
Instituto Internacional de Idiomas, Cádiz, Spain. French teacher for children and adults. Preparation for official exams. (Ref.: Antonio Orengo)

01/07/04 – 01/08/05:
Donpiso Cádiz (Estate Agency), Spain. Responsible for banking, negociations and legal completion procedures. (Ref.: J.A. Iglesias)

24/02/03 – 24/08/03:
Atofina, chemical subsidiary of the TOTAL group, Madrid, Spain. Communication Department: responsible for general internal/external and emergency communications. Translations of business communications. (Ref.: Jean Paul Meunier)

01/02/02 - 30/06/02:
Intro Ibérica (Communication agency), Madrid, Spain. Assistant in management of client's accounts such as Yves Rocher, Oriflame, Cristofle, Monet and AMD. Dealing with product communication, external communications, dossiers and press conferences. Event organization. Translation of press notes, dossiers, advertising articles, etc. (Ref.: Clotilde Betermier)

01/07/00 - 31/09/00; 01/07/01 - 31/09/01; 01/07/02 - 31/09/02:
Agencia EFE, (Press Agency), Madrid, Spain. Editor of Economy, Local, Cultural and Entertainment sections respectively. (Ref. Miguel Platón)

01/07/99 - 30/09/99:
Cadena SER Madrid, Spain. The "Hoy por Hoy" radio programme. Member of the production team. Preparation of live programme contents. (Ref.: Ramón Gabilondo)

COMPUTER SKILLS

TRADOS 2015
Competent user level: Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access), Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Freehand, illustrator, Quark XPress, Indesign, Pagemaker, Framemaker...

Contact

If you need further information regarding my availability and/or rates, please don't hesitate to contact me.— Thanks.

  • Solano Street, 10, 2ºB - 11001
    Cádiz (Spain)
  • Phone / Fax: +34 956 21 35 48
  • Mobile: +34 606 63 57 76
  • E-mail: barbarafsavidan@gmail.com
  • Skype: barbarafsavidan