Armando Alcalde is a Freelance Translator and writer, specializing in technical engineering and business.
He translates from English and German into Spanish (regional variations for Mexico, Latin America and the USA) for large organizations, car manufacturers, e-commerce companies and for corporations of the industrial/mechanical engineering and IT sector in Mexico and other countries.
With a strong multicultural background and a clear command of the languages involved, Armando also works as an international Business Travel Liaison Interpreter accompanying his clients who do not master the spoken language to worldwide trade fairs, business meetings, cultural events, banking negotiations, formal meals and assisting as well with the translation of documentation in a direct, closer contact, always on a non-disclosure basis. Armando also advises the client on cultural matters such as respect of ideas and beliefs of the country´s cultural forms in general.
Translation, copywriting, transcreation, proofreading
Translator & Business Travel Liaison Interpreter
2001 - present
As a translator I have
· Business: Marketing, Web content, e-commerce, User agreements, Advertising, Human Resources
· Technical/Engineering: Manufacture, Mechanical engineering, Oil and Gas, Cars/Trucks and Electronics
· Technical/Engineering: Manufacture, Mechanical engineering, Automotive
I have specialized in the following fields: manufacturing of specialist machine tools, clamping technology and gripping systems, pump, maceration, spreading and biogas technology, and have completed jobs for a major provider of energy, industry and infrastructure solutions.
I have also translated material for a major German car manufacturer in the technical/engineering fields.
Spanish - Mother Tongue
German - Goethe Institut, Freiburg, DE
English - University of Cambridge
French - Alliance Française, Paris
Proz Certified Translator, English>Spanish
Proz Certified Translator, German>Spanish
Japanese Language Course, Nihongo Center, Kyoto, JP
Translators Without Borders:
1960-1980 Basic/Secondary Education (German, English, French) – Swiss School, Mexico City
1984 Certificate German as a Foreign Language, Goethe Institut, Freiburg, DE
1985 French Language Diploma, Alliance Française, Paris, FR
1986 Bachelor’s Degree – Les Roches School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
1987 English Proficiency Certificate, Cambridge University, UK
1998 Administration and Finance - Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
2007 Creative Writing - Instituto Cultural Helénico, Mexico
2012 Editorial Style in Spanish - Silvia Peña-Alfaro
2014 Legal Translation Workshop - Lic. Javier Becerra, Escuela Libre de Derecho, MX
2014 Taking the Culture Hurdle: A Plea for More Courage in Translating - Christiane Nord, ATA
2014 Fundamentos de corrección de estilo para profesionales del texto - Antonio Martín, ATA
2014 XBench: Terminology Mgmt. and Translation Quality Assurance - Riccardo Schiaffino, ATA