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Olga Torres Hostench

Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona


Olga Torres Hostench, PhD










Department of Translation and Interpreting
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Office Phone: +34.93.581.33.76
Cellular: +34.619.78.30.38
E-mail address:

Current Duties

Since September 2005
Assistant Professor of Translation, Department of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Since September 2009
MA Program Coordinator of the MA program in Translation and New Technologies (Máster de Tradumática) for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Details available at


  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 Theory, 2002, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  3. “Licenciada” in Translation and Interpreting (equivalent to U.S. Bachelor + Master’s Degree), majoring in English, Russian and Catalan, 1994, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Counselor/ Psychotherapist, 2001-2005. Institut Seminarios Internacionales Eric Berne de Análisis Transaccional, Barcelona, Spain.

Professional Experience

  • 2000-2005 Faculty Associate, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
             - Duties: See Teaching experience.
  • 1996-2003 Freelance Translator. Customers from US, GB, 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.
  • 1995-1996 In-house Translator, BAAN IbĂ©rica (Software company), Barcelona, Spain
             -  Software localization