Translator of the week: Martin Greedy

Published 26th February 2011
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Our translator for this week is… Martin Greedy!

Martin is originally from Wales although he is not a Welsh speaker. He has enjoyed a long career as a Freelance translator from Spanish into Catalan and English. Living in Barcelona for over twenty years has provided him an extensive knowledge of both Catalan and Spanish. He also passed the IOL exam last year.

Martin got into translation while doing a favour for a friend, who asked him to help him with a book on painting. Then he got hooked!

In Martin’s words: “The only thing that keeps me awake at night is wondering who to support when Cardiff City play Barcelona in the Champion’s League. After all, it’s only a question of time…”

Martin has shown us what a creative and professional individual he is while working on an important project, never losing the friendliness that characterises him. We are more than happy with the great job he has done and really hope to keep working with him for a long long time! Thank you for all your fine work. Congratulations!

Nuestro traductor de esta semana es … ¡Martin Greedy!

Martin nació en Gales aunque no habla el idioma. Cuenta con una larga trayectoria profesional como traductor freelance del español al catalán y al inglés. Reside en Barcelona desde hace veinte años, donde ha adquirido un amplio conocimiento de la lengua catalana así como del español. Además el año pasado aprobó el examen de IOL.

Martin se inició en el oficio gracias a un favor a un amigo. Este le pidió ayuda con la traducción de un libro sobre pintura… ¡y así es como se enganchó!

En palabras del propio Martin: “Lo único que me quita el sueño por las noches es decidir a quién apoyar cuando el Cardiff City y el FC Barcelona se enfrenten en la Liga de Campeones. Después de todo, es sólo una cuestión de tiempo …”

Martin nos ha demostrado su creatividad y profesionalidad trabajando con nosotros en un importante proyecto, sin perder nunca esa simpatía que le caracteriza. Estamos más que contentos con su fantástico trabajo y esperamos sinceramente poder contar con él durante mucho, mucho tiempo. ¡Gracias por todo tu esfuerzo y enhorabuena!

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