Antonio Padilla Esteban

Antonio Padilla Esteban – Translator

A native Spaniard, I'm an English to Spanish literary translator with over 35 years of experience. Over 100 books translated so far.


A native Spaniard, I am an English to Spanish translator with over 35 years of professional experience. Over 100 books translated so far, for some of the main publishing houses in Spain: Planeta, RBA, Salamandra (belonging to the Penguin Random House Mondadori Group), and a very long et cetera.

Mysteries and thrillers are my thing, really. Having said that, I consider myself a multi-purpose professional, with dozens of translations in other genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

I am also a journalistic translator, with over 1,000 articles, features and interviews translated for XLSemanal, the Sunday magazine with the widest circulation in Spain.

Last but not least, I am a novelist too, with a couple of thrillers launched by two independent Spanish publishers back in 2012 and 2017. I just finished my third one, set in 1963 Barcelona, the city where I grew up.

A couple of final notes:

--As a freelancer working through this platform, please note that all my translations come copy-edited/proofread. That is, ready for publishing.

--I like to work fast... Still unable to match online translation machines in this respect, but I take you are not looking for a robotically delivered version of your book?

Action & Adventure Anthologies Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English to Spanish

Work experience


Sep, 1982 — Present

+35 years of professional experience.

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