Bruno Álvarez

Bruno Álvarez - Translator

Málaga, Spain

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

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Overview

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!
Services
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Languages
English to Spanish
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Fiction
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction
Romance

Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English Studies
  • Master's degree in Translation Applied to the World of Publishing
  • Master in Digital Publishing

Work experience

Literary, audiovisual and medical translator

Self-employed
January, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

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.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Cómo luchamos por nuestras vidas (Spanish Edition)

Jones, Saeed, Monserrat, José, Álvarez, Bruno

Boy Erased (Identidad borrada) (Spanish Edition)

Garrard Conley

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 en el que deberá seguir una terapia de conversión en la que, a través de doce pasos basados en el estudio de la Biblia, intentarán supr... 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 en el que deberá seguir una terapia de conversión en la que, a través de doce pasos basados en el estudio de la Biblia, intentarán supr... read more

Ariel y los cuerpos (Spanish Edition)

Portell, Sebastià, Álvarez Herrero, Bruno, Monserrat Vicen, José

El hombre de hojalata (Spanish Edition)

Sarah Winman

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 los puños de un padre autoritario. De repente, esta profunda amistad pasa a ser algo más. Una década más tarde, Ellis está casado con una... read more

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 los puños de un padre autoritario. De repente, esta profunda amistad pasa a ser algo más. Una década más tarde, Ellis está casado con una... read more

Bruno has 4 reviews

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didi dragon
Where to start? Professional. Competent. Friendly. Seriously, a fantastic translator. Also, probably a better writer than you anyway. :)

didi dragon, April 2021

Bruno Álvarez
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!

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Martha Offord
Bruno's work on this poem was perfect – so helpful! I would certainly use his services again.

Martha Offord, March 2021

Bruno Álvarez
Thank you so much! I'd love to work with you again too! :)

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Hanson Atwood
I liked that Bruno told me he read my file and used the character's names in his response. I will definitely consider using Bruno again.

Hanson Atwood, March 2021

Bruno Álvarez
Thank you so much for your feedback! It really helps me to improve my profile and get more clients. I'm really glad you were happy with my translation.

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Christine DeLozier
Working with Bruno was a wonderful experience. He is kind, thorough and pays such attention to detail. He quite effectively preserved my voice in the translation. In addition, he caught several errors that had been missed by my editor and proofreader. I would recommend him to anyone!!

Christine DeLozier, October 2020

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