Sabela Cal

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Sabela Cal (email: info at sabelacal dot com)
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

Professional translator since 2001

4-year Degree in Translation and Interpreting (University of Salamanca, 2000)

Freelancer since 2005; UK-resident from 2002 to 2009; now based in Spain

• 2005-Ongoing: Independent language specialist/translator for various companies and translation agencies.

Current location: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid. 
I was previously based in Shrewsbury (UK), Sant Cugat del Vallès (Catalonia) and Karlsruhe (Germany).

• 2004-2005: Spanish technical linguist and localiser at Citrix Systems UK (Chalfont St. Peter, UK) 
• 2002-2004: Translator and Spanish department co-ordinator at SDL International (Sheffield, UK)
• 2001-2002: Games and multimedia translator at Pink Noise (Madrid, Spain)

Member of ASETRAD (Spanish Association of Translators and Interpreters)

Associate of ITI (British Institute of Translation and Interpreting)


• Creative translation (sometimes called "transcreation") 
Adaptation of advertising campaigns and any kind of creative copy. Familiar with the luxury goods sector.

• Marketing, advertising and PR materials
Online and offline. Experience in long and short copy. 
Media types: B2B and B2C communications, direct mail, internal communications, web pages/websites, banners, eDMs and email campaigns, POS, presentations, press releases, newsletters, social media content, print/poster ads, sales/corporate brochures, video scripts, white papers, case studies, reports...

• Corporate communications
Newsletters, web and intranet content, corporate governance, codes of ethics, internal publications, e-learning and training material, etc.

• Information technology
Mainly marketing and documentation.
Very on top of the latest technology developments.

• Computer hardware, peripherals and consumer electronics
Mobile devices, printers, scanners, projectors, home entertainment, tablet PCs, storage media.

• Travel, leisure and tourism

• Websites and general business translations