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Translator & Linguist


As a language practitioner, Isabel is a Chartered Linguist and has extensive experience in literary, documentary, institutional, and technical translation; copywriting and scriptwriting; lexicography and terminology; authoring and voicing language-learning material; referencing/documentation; and tutoring, mentoring and lecturing in creative writing and translation.


For over two decades, she worked as a full-time translator and reviser, and later as Head of the Terminology & Reference Section, in a United Nations specialised agency with HQ in London (International Maritime Organisation - IMO).


Isabel's most recent literary translation is 'Equidistant Voices', an anthology of sixteen Latin American poets who currently live in the UK. 

- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL)

- Fellow of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI)

ISO 17100:2015 Qualified status

(Image: Isabel del Rio at the Friends of Alice Publishing stand, London Book Fair, 2019)

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