Alejandro Reyes

Alejandro Reyes – Translator

Freelance translator for over 25 years. English, Spanish, and Portuguese in any direction. Specialize in literature and the social sciences.


I am a literary and academic translator with over 25 years’ experience. I work with publishers such as Routledge, University of Texas, Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), Captain Swing (Spain), Paralelo 13S (Brazil). I translate English, Spanish, and Portuguese in any direction. I specialize in literary translation (novels) and academic translation in the social sciences. I am also an award-winning novelist with works published in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, and France.

Translation is not just about getting the ideas across. It is about doing it in a way that faithfully reflects the author's own style, that catches the subtleties of meaning and cultural context, and that brings to life the universe that gave birth to the work. I therefore work closely with the author to make sure that we agree on the right approach from the start and that the translated work reflects the author's intentions as faithfully as possible.

Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Sociology
Contemporary Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Literary Fiction
English to Portuguese English to Spanish Portuguese to English Spanish to English
  • LIPP Literary Award
  • Certificado de Proeficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros - Nível Avançado Superior

Work experience

Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas

Feb, 2020 — Dec, 2020 (10 months)

Master's and PhD interim professor and researcher at the Center for Graduate Studies on Mexico and Central America (Centro de Estudios Superiores de México y Centroamérica - CESMECA), of the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas, Mexico.

Aventine Press

Feb, 2002 — Jul, 2003 (over 1 year)

Editor and partner at self-publishing company Aventine Press, Chula Vista, California.

Projeto Obe Lawo

Mar, 2001 — Oct, 2002 (over 1 year)

Professional training NGO for underprivileged youth in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.


Jan, 1997 — Present

Award-winning writer: novels, short stories, chronicles, essays, journalism.


Nov, 1995 — Present

Translator and copy editor working in many fields but specializing in literary and academic translation. I work with English, Spanish, and Portuguese in any direction. I work for large publishers as well as individual authors and other organizations.


Apr, 1991 — Aug, 2001 (over 10 years)

Independent software consultant. Some of my clients included Hewett-Packard and Salomon Brothers.


Aug, 1989 — Sep, 1990 (about 1 year)

Manager of Research and Development at the corporate offices of Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, California.


Jul, 1985 — Aug, 1989 (about 4 years)

Sofware developer at Application Support Division, Cupertino, California.

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