Ailish Maher

Contact details

imradtranslating@gmail.com amjm@telefonica.net

http://www.imradtranslating.net/

Professional profile
Activities
Editing, Research, Studying, Training-Educating, Translating, Writing
Language pairs
Catalan > English
English > English
Galician > English
Portuguese > English
Spanish > English
Areas of expertise
Economics
Education
Environment
EU
Government
Literature and Philosophy
Medicine and Health
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Description
TRANSLATION & EDITING (+20 years' experience)
Word, PPT, Excel
Latex (Overleaf, ShareLaTex, LyX)
CAT software MemoQ and OmegaT
PerfectIt editing software

QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate in Scientific Writing (Distinction), Stanford University (via Coursera).
Master’s in Translation Studies (1st Class Honours), Dublin City University, Ireland.
IOL Diploma in Spanish to English Translation, Institute of Linguists UK.
Certificate in Portuguese-English Translation, WLS Ireland
Bachelor of Commerce, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

TUTOR in SCIENTIFIC WRITING
University of Vigo (3-day workshops, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Agéncia de Salut Pública de Barcelona (2-day workshop, 2015)
Hospital de Mataró (short courses, 2014, 2015, 2016)
UAB-UPF-TecnoCampus (post-grad course in research, 2015, 2016)

LECTURER in TRANSLATION
Dublin City University (part-time, 3 months, 2015)

EXPERTISE
I translate and edit academic texts to publication standard and provide input and guidance on publication issues.

CLIENTS INCLUDE ....
Spanish universities: UAB, UPF, URV, UPC, UIC, UOC (Catalonia), UVigo, UDC, USC (Galicia), etc
Spanish hospitals/foundations: HSCSP, CSdM, HMataró, HU Miguel Servet, Fundació Taulí, IrsiCaixa, etc
EU bodies: ETF and EFI
Other: Museums, private companies.

Other areas of (particular) interest
Science communication, communication studies, history, economics, geology, current affairs, institutional and legal documents. 

Testimonials
Paloma, Hospital del Mar (Barcelona), medicine: "Muchisimas gracias por tu trabajo, es brutal, y no sólo me refiero a la traducción, sino a la edición."
Pep, UIC (Barcelona), dentistry: "Estic molt content amb la teva feina Ailish, un plaer treballar amb tu."
Sergi, UPF (Barcelona), journalism: "... ya sabes que estamos muy contentos contigo."
Jordi, UAB (Barcelona), culture/leisure/consumer research: "No te contentas con corregir los manuscritos sino que mejoras su comprensión. Para nuestro equipo de investigación trabajar contigo nos proporciona una garantía acerca de la calidad lingüística de nuestros manuscritos y una seguridad de que podremos contar con él para la fecha fijada."
Tere, UV (Vigo), geology: "Toda ayuda es bienvenida, sobre todo viniendo de ti, que eres muy profesional." "Como siempre, gracias por tu profesionalidad, no se te escapa ni una coma!"
Juan Carlos, USC (Santiago de Compostela), economics: "Muchíssimas gracias Ailish por la rapidez y la eficiencia." "Una vez más, tu trabajo me ha sido de una gran utilidad."

Publications
ARTICLES PUBLISHED
Quotations in translation: a case study, July 2013, Translation & Interpreting http://trans-int.org/index.php/transint/article/view/210/130
Acquiring or enhancing a translation specialism: the corpus-guided approach, July 2008, Journal of Specialised Translation http://www.jostrans.org.
Translation: a maligned profession. Catalonia Today (newspaper), 17 November 2005.
WORKSHOPS (GIVEN)
Translation Revision: Issues, Dilemmas and Good Practices (with Luci Vázquez), Spring Workshops 2010 and 2011 (Barcelona), METM 2010 (Tarragona), METM 2011 (Barcelona).
Corpus-Guided Translation and Editing of Specialist Texts (with ME Kerans and S Waller). Canet del Mar (Barcelona), July 2006. Barcelona, May 2007. Madrid, October 2007. Split (Croatia), September 2008.
PRESENTATIONS (GIVEN)
LaTex Workarounds (METM2016)
Plagiarism (METM2015)
Quotations in Translation (METM2012)
PDF software for translators/editors (MET 2011)
BOOK TRANSLATIONS
The Social Construction of Culture Markets: Between Incentives to Creation and Access to Culture by López-Sintas J (ed), OmniaScience Publishers, 2016 (translation/copyediting).
Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire by Fradera JM and Schmidt-Nowara C, Berghahn Books, 2013 (several chapters).  
The State of the European Union 2012: The Failure of Austerity, Fundación Alternativas-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2012 (several chapters).  
Berguedà: la muntanya, la tradició, la taula: Cuina mil.lenari, Arola Editors, 2008.
Continuing professional development
METMs
METM05, METM06, METM07, METM08, METM09, METM10, METM11, METM12, METM13, METM15, METM16, METM17
Workshops
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