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What are you looking for?

I need someone to translate a Spanish text into English.

I've got a question.

I want to know who you are, what you do and how much you charge.

I'm looking for grammar explanations and exercises.

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General information

English in Valencia provides a fast and reliable service translating Spanish texts into English. It's not a company - I'm self-employed and I work alone.

I'm a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and I've got the Diploma in Translation (DipTransIoLET).

I'm from London and I've been in Valencia for over twenty years, working as an English teacher and translator. I'm no longer available for classes because I prefer to concentrate on translations.

Before coming to Spain I did a degree in Spanish, French and Politics at what's now Hallam University in Sheffield. After that I worked as a civil servant in London and finally ended up as manager of London Tourist Information in the Tower of London.


The normal price for translations is 0.11 € a word counted in the Spanish version, plus VAT. However, because I'm self-employed there's no VAT on original literary, scientific and artistic texts. This generally means that companies pay VAT and universities don't.

I charge 4 cents a word for checking texts, plus VAT as above.

If the text is a complicated mixture of Spanish and English and needs to be corrected and translated at the same time, it's usually easier to charge by the hour: 30.00 € plus VAT as above.


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