Spanish

Spanish has always been my favourite language and I have spent plenty of time in Spanish-speaking countries. I studied at Malaga University from February to June 2010, taught English just outside Madrid from September 2011 to June 2012 and also spent time travelling around South America in summer 2012. Here are some of the notable jobs that I have performed in the world of football translation since becoming a football translator in September 2013:

• I translated various chapters of Guillem Balagué's book Messi from Spanish into English in September/October 2013.
• I translated the entirety of Balagué's 192-page book entitled Barça: The Official Illustrated History of FC Barcelona from Spanish into English from February until June 2014.
• Following a live interview in Spanish with Santi Cazorla, I translated his answers into English for Clark Football Languages in early 2014.
• I have been a translator for Madrid-based communications company Virtua MC since May 2014, including work on the online English version of Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
• The FIFA website has featured some articles that I translated from Spanish into English for Sportstranslations.
• I translated a 28-minute interview with Spain midfielder Cesc Fàbregas into English in October 2014.
• I translated a 21-minute interview with Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic into English in October 2014.
• I translated a 19-minute interview with Porto manager Julen Lopetegui into English in January 2015.
• I translated a 21-minute interview with Real Madrid's Iker Casillas into English in February 2015.
• I translated a 12-minute interview with Argentina international Ezequiel Garay into English in February 2015.
• I translated a 12-minute interview with Arsenal's David Ospina into English in February 2015.
• I translated a 31-minute interview with former Barcelona full-back Albert Ferrer into English in March 2015.
• I translated a 12-minute interview with Real Madrid's Iker Casillas into English in March 2015.
• I translated an 8-minute interview with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos into English in April 2015.
• I translated a 14-minute interview with Barcelona's Sergio Busquets into English in April 2015.
• I translated a 23-minute interview with Diego Milito into English in April 2015.
• I translated a 13-minute interview with Atlético coach Diego Simeone into English in April 2015.
• I translated Luis Enrique's post-match press conference after the first leg of the Champions League quarter final between PSG and Barcelona in April 2015.
• I translated Julen Lopetegui's post-match press conference after the second leg of the Champions League quarter final between Bayern Munich and Porto in April 2015.
• I translated a 24-minute interview with Fernando Morientes into English in April 2015.
• I translated a 15-minute interview with Michel Salgado into English in April 2015.
• I translated interviews with Aleix Vidal and Unai Emery ahead of the Europa League final in May 2015.
• I translated interviews with Javier Mascherano, Luis Enrique and Xavi Hernández ahead of the Champions League final in May 2015.
• I translated the vast majority of Balagué's book Ronaldo from Spanish into English in June/July 2015.
• I translated a 14-minute interview with Diego Simeone into English in September 2015.
• I translated a 16-minute interview with Julen Lopetegui into English in September 2015.
• I translated an 11-minute interview with Manuel Pellegrini into English in September 2015.
• I translated a 22-minute interview with Hristo Stoichkov into English in October 2015.
• I translated a 32-minute interview with Juan Vila about Xavi into English in October 2015.
• I translated a 46-minute interview with Ricky Villa about the 1978 World Cup into English in December 2015.
• I translated a 48-minute interview with Argentine journalist about the 1978 World Cup into English in December 2015.
• I translated an 8-minute interview with David Silva alongside Tubes from Soccer AM at Sky Sports in December 2015.
• I translated a 17-minute interview with Atlético Madrid's Saúl in January 2016.
• I translated a 28-minute interview with Argentine coach Carlos Bilardo in February 2016.
• I translated a 14-minute interview with Valencia's Paco Alcacer in March 2016.
• I translated Real Madrid's pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Wolfsburg with Marcelo and Zinedine Zidane in April 2016.

With Santi Cazorla at Arsenal training ground after interviewing him in SpanishWith Guillem Balagué at the launch for his book entitled Messi in Liverpool in December 2013Barça - The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona - which I translated into English in its entirety in 2014

I also use my Spanish for jobs outside the footballing world. Here are the most notable ones:
• I translated video interviews from English into Spanish for Cognita for production company Sky Blue Films in summer 2015.