Elena Carbonell Sánchez-Gijón was born in Cadiz , Spain in 1968. She holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Seville. In 1995 she moved to Amsterdam , the Netherlands , where she studied translation Dutch-Spanish at Vertol, Translation Polytechnics. She has been working as a professional translator since 1998 and has wide experience in translating into Spanish diverse types of texts, especially technical guides and user’s manuals.

She is also the co-author of a Spanish method for the Dutch publishing company Coutinho. She is now writting the second part.
Elena Carbonell is part of Grupo Ortega Carbonell.  She is also a platinum member of Proz.com and a member since Januari 2010 of Stichting Vertalersforum, a Dutch organization of translators.

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technical and creative 

Are you a sworn translator?
No. I don’t translate legal texts.
OK, so you translate those manuals nobody understands?
No, I translate the manuals that you DO understand.