Hi! My name is Carolina Casado Parras
I’m an English/French into Spanish translator, localiser and transcreator. I’m based in Surrey, which feels very much like home despite being some 700 miles (as the crow flies) from my hometown in Spain. Between the two extremes of that 700-mile stretch I have covered many more in search of experience, knowledge, adventure, and most importantly, languages. Read more.
Qualifications? Got them!
BA (Hons) in English (spiced up with French) - Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) + University of Leicester (UK)
MA in Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) - West Virginia University (USA)
Diploma in Translation (English-Spanish) - Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK)
Continuing Professional Development: I'm always learning and honing my skills. Check out my CPD record.
Professional memberships? Got them!
Chartered linguist (CL) and member (MCIL) of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Member of MET (Mediterranean Editors and Translators)
Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting's London Regional Group
Professional experience? Got it!
Translating since 2011: At first on the side while teaching languages, then full-time since 2017, I've worked on a wealth of projects with agencies and direct clients. Read more.
The benefit for you? I can understand the unique needs for your business and create a customised solution.
Teaching Spanish and English to adults: I gained in-depth knowledge into the ins and outs of both languages.
The benefit for you? You'll be attracting a Spanish audience with flawless copy. As a bonus, if needed, I can suggest improvements to your English texts, too.
First-hand cultural knowledge? Got it!
Lived, studied and worked in the United States and the UK: Immersed in both cultures and competent in both variants of English.
The benefit for you? I really get the message and its context as it's intended for the English-speaking audience.
Born and raised in Spain: Always abreast of the linguistic and cultural trends through visits, the media, etc.
The benefit for you? I can recreate the message accurately for the Spanish market.
What can I do for you?
Translate or rewrite your content so it reads as if originally written in Spanish. No trace of the source language.
Help you explore the Spanish market by finding your voice in my mother tongue.
Write persuasive copy in Spanish to improve your brand's online presence and target a wider audience.
Develop a glossary and style guide to ensure your brand's consistency across channels.
The result? Different culture, different words, same impact. Read more.
In what areas?
I'm constantly reading, writing, studying and, of course, translating about travels, outdoor adventures, yoga, arts & culture, food, nutrition, and education. Read more.
Ready to seduce a new audience and grow your business?
Get in touch to find out if the project you have in mind is up my street. If I can't help you, I'll refer you to the right colleague. And if you need your project translated also into other languages, I have a great team of trusted collaborators!