About me

Ever since I was a young girl I have been in touch with a variety of languages and cultures. Having lived, studied and worked in countries such as Uruguay (my native country), Austria, Peru and Germany clearly widened my original education on languages and humanities. So, and perhaps as a consequence, the approach to texts in foreign languages has always been a passion of mine.

In Montevideo, Uruguay, I graduated as a teacher of the Spanish Language and Literature at the Instituto de Profesores Artigas and also as a teacher of German as a Foreign Language at the Goethe-Institut, with specialization stays in Germany. In 1994 I obtained the Doctorate of Philosophy degree by the Universität Augsburg in Germany.

I have held teaching posts in various cultural institutions and secondary schools (Enseñanza Secundaria schools in Uruguay, The British Schools Montevideo, Goethe-Institut Montevideo, Deutsche Schule Montevideo, Humboldt-Schule in Lima, Instituto Cervantes in Berlin), as well as research and teaching positions in universities of Uruguay (Universidad de la República), Peru (Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) and Germany (Universität Augsburg, Freie Universität Berlin).

Residing in Germany since 2007, I work as a German-Spanish free-lance translator, specializing on subjects dealing with language and literature, humanities, art, history, education, development cooperation, sociology and political science. In this sense, I was conferred in 2009 the degree of Certified Translator and Interpreter by the Saxon Education Agency, Leipzig. Ever since 2010 I act as a sworn interpreter and translator for the Berlin courts and notaries and, as such, I am authorized to translate documentation of official validity into both the Spanish and German languages. As a member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators of Germany (BDÜ), I am a keen participant of updating and specialization professional activities and dispose of a network of qualified colleagues who provide competent advice.