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Olga Torres Hostench

Universitat Autňnoma 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 TradumĂ tica 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 (equivalent to U.S.bachelor’s + master’s degree), 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.