Australian certification *
Certified as a Spanish–English translator and interpreter, in both language directions, by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
• MA Interpreting and Translation (with Distinction), UWS, Australia.
• BA (Honours Class I) Languages and Linguistics, UWS, Australia.
• BA Public Translation, UNLP, Argentina.
• Dip Book Editing and Publishing, Macleay College, Australia.
Academic and professional affiliations
• Golden Key International Honour Society (GK).
• Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT).
When I started out as a freelance translator back in the year 2000 I specialised in the legal and medical fields. The years that followed saw me working as an interpreter in international conferences, meetings and Australian courts and tribunals —criminal and civil matters, Refugee Review Tribunal hearings and various types of interviews. In 2007, I joined the editorial team at McGraw-Hill Australia, gaining valuable experience in the publishing world for over a year.
I have also worked as a research assistant and done a number of stints as a postgraduate tutor in different interpreting and translation areas at the universities of Western Sydney and New South Wales. Casual tutoring is something which I greatly enjoy and continue to do, on and off, since 2004. Additionally, I have been subtitling Spanish-language films and documentaries with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) since April 2011. This allows me to combine my love of films with my interest in languages and creative writing.
*NB: The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) has replaced the old accreditation system with a new certification system.
From January 2018, official translations in Australia require the signature/stamp of a certified practitioner. NAATI-accredited translators can continue to practise but the old accreditations will eventually become less recognised.
In light of these changes, I have transitioned my interpreter and translator credentials to the new certification system.
Working with Alejandra has been the most delightful experience! She is not only highly skilled as a translator, but also passionate about her work and an extremely kind, warm person (which may not matter to everyone, but it DOES to me – life is short!). — J Lansbury.
I have used the services of Alejandra several times and she is always reliable, prompt and professional. Excellent service and to be highly recommended. — H Hudson.