Professional Profile

Shortly after receiving my Degree in Translation (1991), I was hired by MSS, a local IBM partner. I worked for this company 8 years: 5 as a full-time translator and 3 as a localization project manager. Also during that time, I was designated to conduct eight software tests of IBM products at different IBM laboratories in the United States. This gave me a great opportunity to work closely with the developers.

Eight years later, it was time for me to seek new horizons. So in 2000, I became a freelance translator. All my previously acquired knowledge of IBM tools and procedures made my life easier in the outside world. A website and the Google magic did the rest, and my first clients soon started to request my services. By that time, I had also started to work as a lecturer in a master's degree program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

In 2003, I co-founded a company called ARELTA with Núria Casasayas —my wife and mother of our lovely children—, who happens to be a professional translator with an identical profile: she holds a Degree in Translation and has 21 years of experience in the translation and localization industry. Currently, each of us work in their own office at home, serving our clients with the same enthusiasm as the first day.

My clients say I am a careful translator and a friendly person to work with. I feel grateful for their trust, and fortunate to have a rewarding profession that allows me to keep learning every day.

Localization Project manager

I worked as a localization project manager for MSS from 1997 to 2000. The following lists my responsibilities and achievements during that period:

Software Tester

I conducted 8 Product Verification Tests at different IBM laboratories in the USA, as shown in the table below. Both focusing on linguistic and functional issues, my responsibilities included:

Product Test Type When Where
IBM Communications Manager Linguistic 04/22/94 to 05/06/94 Raleigh (NC)
IBM ServerGuide Functional & Linguistic 08/05/94 to 08/20/94 Boca Raton (FL)
IBM ServerGuide II Functional & Linguistic 05/01/95 to 05/12/95 Raleigh (NC)
IBM Communications Server Linguistic 08/21/95 to 09/14/95 Raleigh (NC)
IBM ThinkPad Enhanced Functional & Linguistic 02/05/96 to 02/15/96 Raleigh (NC)
IBM DSServer Linguistic 06/03/96 to 07/03/96 Austin (TX)
IBM eNetwork ComSuite (v32-bit) Linguistic 05/02/97 to 06/30/97 N. Andover (MA)
IBM eNetwork ComSuite (v16-bit) Linguistic 08/01/97 to 09/02/97 N. Andover (MA)

Lecturer in a Master's Degree Program

I work as a lecturer in the Màster en Tradumàtica: Traducción y Localización since its origins in 2002. This master's degree program, organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), brings the IT world to translation professionals. Previously, I had also collaborated as a lecturer in the former 'Postgraduate in Tradumàtica: New Translation Technologies' at the same university (1999-2001).

As a specialist in translation and localization, I have been invited to conduct other courses and presentations in a number of companies, associations and universities, such as the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Universitat Jaume I de Castelló.

University Degree


Member of the APTIC Professional Translators Association.

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