About me

WHO IS LAURA HERNANDEZ

I am a Russian and English into Spanish translator based in Girona, Spain. With a PhD equivalent in Chemistry validated by the University of Barcelona, I specialize in science and technology with particular focus on nuclear applications in drug discovery and  the medical physics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

 

I worked in in the drug discovery in Cuba for more than 15 years and am the author  of several publications and contributions to international scientific conferences on radiochemistry. I also have broad experience as joint lecturer at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Havana, Cuba.

 

Since 2006, after relocating to Spain I have worked as a full-time professional translator for various clients in high-tech industries.

 

Furthermore, I have an MSc and BSc (Hons) equivalents in Chemistry and a diploma in the Russian language, all from the State University of Leningrad (former USSR now St Petersburg) where I lived for 8 years.

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WHY WORK WITH ME

Translation is a science. I believe that a methodical approach should be used to accurately translate scientific and technical texts into the target language, in parallel with scientific and technical work.

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EXPERTISE & RELIABILITY
  • Focus: technical and scientific translations only
  • Precision: ensuring that the text works in the target language
  • Knowledge: ensuring that the meaning is accurately conveyed
  • Research: ensuring that the subject has been investigated in-depth
  • Global: through a wide network of colleagues in a variety of scientific fields

I apply every one of these principles to my translation assignments. By working with me, you can be assured that your technical manuals, reports or brochures will be handled with diligence.

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INSPIRED BY MARIE CURIE

Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. She was the first person to describe the nature of radioactivity, the first woman to win a Nobel prize, and the only person ever to win two Nobel prizes in multiple sciences (physics and chemistry); her discovery of polonium and radium and her work on radiation transformed scientific understanding and made her probably the most famous female scientist ever.

 

Approximately half a century after the death of Marie Curie, the world changed dramatically with respect to women’s rights and opportunities. Nevertheless in universities a career in radiochemistry was still perceived as being solely for men. In the early 80s, when I first started university in the ex-USSR, the example set by Marie Curie gave me the belief that I could achieve my goals and overcome the challenges which I faced. She is the true inspiration behind how I work.

V0030700 Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) in their laboratory, ParisCredit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Imagesimages@wellcome.ac.ukhttp://wellcomeimages.orgPhotograph showing Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) with a man, using equipment in their laboratory, ParisPhotographc. 1900 Published:  - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ – Wellcome Library, London.

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