I am a native Spanish speaker born in Lima, Peru. I attended the Sagrado Corazón Sophianum School for girls, where I finished the Secondary in 1976. I have a degree BA (Hons) Language Studies from the University of Essex. See more details of my experience and services.
I translate English into Spanish and Spanish to English. I have also co-ordinated multi-lingual projects. Currently, I'm specializing in creation and translation of Web pages and technical product data sheets.
My translation experience includes technical manuals from end clients such as Xerox, Sega Corporation, Epson, Qualcom and ViewSonic (to mention a few). Other assignments have included business process reengineering slide presentations, international corporate profiles, texts for tenders, user instructions for well known hardware and software (for telecoms, education or entertainment), training material for high-tech products, insurance documents, scientific research papers and journalistic articles.
Professional related interests: I was Co-ordinator for the ITI Western Regional Group and member of the Terminology Network (set by ITI and University of Surrey).
My spare time activities are: reading (Mario Vargas Llosa fan), researching, surfing the Web, playing tennis and cooking Peruvian, Thai and Mexican dishes. I occasionally play the electronic keyboard and the acoustic piano.
Director of Cycom Ltd., a company that I run with the help of my husband Christopher Turner with whom I have a lovely daughter called Marisol. To date, it's still a challenge trying to teach her to speak Spanish in a predominantly English speaking environment. But, we are optimistic that sooner or later, little Marisol will realize the value of acquiring another foreign language.
Images of Peru taken in April 2001.
© 1998, 2001 Lily Saona