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Juanjo Arevalillo

Relations with Universities and Translator Associations

Graduated in English Language and Literature by Madrid Complutense University, and Specialised Translator by the University Institute of Modern Languages and Translators (Complutense University). With experience in translation industry since 1980, he is the Managing Director at Hermes Traducciones y Servicios Lingüísticos, SL, a leading translation and localisation company based in Spain.

He is also a lecturer on the Translation and Interpreting grade at Alfonso X el Sabio University (Madrid), where he teaches Translation Revision and Review, Localisation, Translation Project Management and Translation Company Creation subjects, and is the Director of a 300-hour localisation post-graduation course on localisation. He is also a professional advisor for future graduates in that university, and is very active in numerous post‐graduation activities at different universities.

Formerly he was the Chairman of the Spanish Association of Translation Companies (ACT) and now chairs the Spanish Association of Translation Service Providers (ASPROSET). He and his company are members of different translation industry associations such as GALA, ATA, Asetrad (Spanish Translators Association) or UniCo (Spanish Revisers Association). He was also the Treasurer of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC), and now one of their Vice-presidents.

In addition, he is also the Chairman of the Spanish Technical Committee 174 for Translation Services at AENOR (the Spanish Standardisation Association), and was one of the members of CEN International Committee which created the European EN-15038 Quality Standard for Translation Services, in which he was the Project Manager of the chapter ‘Translation Services’.

He is also a permanent member of the ISO/TC 37 Committee for Translation Services representing AENOR.
He also participates in European Union’s main projects dealing with translation industry.