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Olga Torres Hostench

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Translation, Technologies and Employability


Olga Torres Hostench
Edifici K. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Office Phone: +34 93 581 33 76
E-mail address:

LinkedIn: Olga Torres Hostench

Twitter: @OTHbcn

Current Duties

Lecturer in Translation, Department of Translation and Interpreting & East Asian Studies,

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,Spain.

Member of Tradumàtica Research Group


  1. Ph.D. in Translation Theory, 2007, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain  
             - Dissertation: Training Program for securing professional 
                employment to translation postgraduates
     (+800 pages)
  2. MA in Translation, 2002, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  3. Licenciature in Translation and Interpreting, majoring in English, Russian and Catalan, 1994, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,Spain.
  4. Counselor/Psychotherapist, 2001-2005. Instituto Seminarios Internacionales Eric Berne de Análisis Transaccional, Barcelona, Spain.

Professional Experience

  • 2000-present Lecturer, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1995-2003 In-house and Freelance Translator. Customers from US, UK, Ireland and Spain. More than 3 million words translated in more than 600 different work orders. Fields: Software localization, website localization, multimedia localization, legal translation, technical translation and scientific translation.