Adrián Levices Casal
My name is Adrián Levices Casal and I am from Chantada, a village located in Lugo. I am translator specialized in audiovisual translation and also in texts related to oenology. Nevertheless, I have experience in many other fields, since I have translated journalistic, legal, economic and administrative texts.
In 2010 I got my bachelor degree in Translation and Interpreting by the University of Vigo and afterwards I studied a Master program in Multimedia translation taught by the "Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Traducción" or ISTRAD. Currently, I am taking another Master in Literary Translation also given by ISTRAD. Likewise, I have completed several courses to complement my specialization. On one hand, I finished a course about wine-pairing in the Euroinnova Business School, and on the other hand, my passion for dubbing made me want to know more about "the other side" of the process and how it was putting myself in the shoes of people who perform the texts I translate, so I decided to take a course about speech and voiceover taught by Arondos Formación.
I started working as translator in 2011 in Comercial Agrícola Levices, where I had some contact with all related to wines and oenology. As a result, I made several translations for some of the wineries of my region, the Ribera Sacra. Due to I wanted to learn more about this field, I decided to study wine-pairing.
At the same time, I began to work in Global voices and in TED, both are non-profitmaking information platforms, where I did translation and subtitling. I learned a lot as translator with these projects and I like to think that I helped giving a voice to these news and ideas that, in general, we never hear about. Currently, I still work together with Global Voices in translation tasks.
After completing the course with Arondos, I had a chance, so I became freelancer and I started working in the multimedia field. Since then, I could translate a big amount of series and documentaries, most of them broadcasted by Discovery and Cuatro, such as: Tanked, Salvage Hunters, Bizarre Foods, Food Factory or How it's Made. I also translated a full-length film/documentary about Mohamed Alí, which consisted in a series of interviews made to people close to him that reconstructed the story of this boxer. In any case, and even though this is my specialty, I never let the opportunity of collaborating with other customers go, so I always offer my services in general translation, proofreading and layout.