Martin Boyd, M.A., CT, C.Tran.
Spanish-English/English-Spanish translation and proofreading services; certified Spanish-English translations for official purposes
Fields of Specialization
Literary: novels, poetry and short stories
Academic: books, essays, theses and articles for publication in humanities/social sciences fields
Legal: contracts, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, court pleadings and decisions, certified translations for immigration and other purposes
Commercial: business reports, press releases, website copy
CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) Tools Used
Currently using: SDL Trados Studio 2017
Experience with: SDL Edit; Transit; Wordfast; Translation Workspace; Poedit
2006-Present Project Manager/Translation Coordinator: Owner/Operator of Diálogos Intercultural Services, coordinating translation projects with other freelance translators and proofreaders.
2014-Present Translation Course Director: teaching courses in the Certificate of Translation program at York University (Glendon College).
2014-Present Translator and Proofreader: translating and proofreading English translations of articles for the film studies journal L’Atalante.
2003-Present Freelance Translator: Thousands of translation projects completed for translation agencies and direct clients in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Spain and the U.K., including numerous published translations.
2000-Present Writer & Editor: One published novel, numerous short stories and articles on translation (see publications); co-editor/proofreader for the literary journal PELT (2000-2003) and for numerous anthologies and individual publications.
Master of Arts (Translation Studies), York University, Toronto, 2012
Bachelor of Arts (Literature, Linguistics), Deakin University, Melbourne, 2002
Bachelor of Teaching (English, TESOL), Deakin University, Melbourne, 2002
Certified Spanish>English Translator, Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)
Certified Spanish>English Translator, American Translators’ Association (ATA)
Certified Member, PROZ.com PRO Network
Awards and Honours
Ontario Graduate Scholarship for research in Translation Studies, 2011
Multi-Languages Corporation Translator Excellence Award, 2009
FONCA (Mexican National Fund for Arts & Culture) Translation Grant, 2008
Alfred Deakin Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2002
Volunteer Translator, Romero House Refugee Support Centre, Toronto; 2018 – present
Intern Coordinator, Glendon College School of Translation, York University, 2010-2017
Volunteer Translator, doCIP (Indigenous Peoples’ Center for Research and Documentation); 2007 – 2015