Bruno Álvarez

Bruno Álvarez – Translator

Literary translator from Spain with a master's degree in Translation in the Publishing World. Available to work with publishers and authors!


Hi! My name is Bruno and I'm a professional literary, medical, and audiovisual freelance translator.

In the last three years, I've translated many documentaries and medical texts (mostly about nutrition), but most importantly I've worked for Spanish publishers to translate some of the best literary works into Spanish, such as:

-The best-selling memoir Boy Erased, by Garrard Conley, now a major motion picture and a Lambda Literary Award nominee;
-Tin Man, a novel by the internationally best-selling author Sarah Winman;
-Ariel y los cuerpos, a poetic and brilliant novel by author and playwright Sebastià Portell;
-How We Fight for our Lives, a memoir by Saeed Jones, winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award;
-The YALSA William C. Morris Award Winner, YA novel Darius the Great Is Not Okay, by Adib Khorram;
-Swimming in the Dark, a Guardian "Book of the Year" by author Tomasz Jedrowski. This translation will be published next year.

I'd love to translate more LGTBQ+ literature, autobiographies, YA and MG literature, romance, thrillers... Any literary creation is welcome!
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Romance
English to Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree in English Studies
  • Master's degree in Translation Applied to the World of Publishing
  • Master in Digital Publishing

Work experience


Jan, 2018 — Present

I've translated and proofread several best-selling titles. I also work with publishers and literary agents to pitch new books, discuss potential new deals, rights acquisition, etc.


Esta es casi una historia de amor. Ellis y Michael tienen doce años cuando se convierten en amigos inseparables, y durante mucho tiempo lo hacen todo juntos, como pasear en bici por las calles de Oxford, aprender a nadar, descubrir la poesía y hasta esquivar l... read more
Boy Erased (Identidad borrada) narra la historia real de Garrard Conley, hijo de un pastor bautista fundamentalista de una pequeña localidad del sur de Estados Unidos.A los 19 años, sus padres descubren que es gay y deciden enviarle a Love in Action, un centro... read more

Bruno has 7 reviews





Abicar G.

Abicar G.

Apr, 2022

Bruno was absolutely fantastic. This is a very personal memoir for me. I did not want to lose the thought and vulnerability I put into the manuscript. Bruno was able to capture that and maintain the authenticity of my book. Thank you again for your expertise and a prompt turnaround.
Bruno Á.
Thank you so much for your review! Working on your memoir was a pleasure. Hope your family loves it!
Conor B.

Conor B.

Apr, 2022

Bruno wasn't the cheapest but he delivered quickly and on time, so worth the money. I would use him again.
Julia G.

Julia G.

Mar, 2022

Bruno is such a pleasure to work with. He did a great job translating my children’s book. I would recommend his services any day!
didi D.

didi D.

Apr, 2021

Where to start? Professional. Competent. Friendly. Seriously, a fantastic translator. Also, probably a better writer than you anyway. :)
Bruno Á.
Thank you SO much for your review! And for your kindness in general. It's been a pleasure and I really hope we can work together again soon. Best of luck with Los gérmenes contra el jabón!
Martha O.

Martha O.

Mar, 2021

Bruno's work on this poem was perfect – so helpful! I would certainly use his services again.
Bruno Á.
Thank you so much! I'd love to work with you again too! :)

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