Translation and Localization Services

Spanish-English Translation | Catalan-English Translation | German-English Translation | English-English Localization

Belletra provides targeted German, Spanish and Catalan translation in both American English and British English. Belletra’s translator, Casey Butterfield, is a native English speaker who is fluent in Iberian Spanish and Catalan and speaks advanced German. Belletra also offers special localization services to help you manage the editing and rewriting of your content. Localization lets you reach your British or American English readers even more effectively.

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Academic Translation: Field Reports, Journal Articles, Conference Papers
Advertising
Business Communications and Correspondence
Cookbooks and menus
Fashion
International Relations: Position Papers, Foreign Policy, Public Policy
Journalism
Literature (Poetry and Prose)
Marketing Materials and Public Relations
Screenplays and Subtitling
Video Game Localization

Academic Translation: Field Reports, Journal Articles, Conference Papers

Casey has worked in literature and the social sciences as a translator, editor and writer. As a Haas Scholar in 2001 and a Fulbright grantee in 2002, she has experience with grantwriting and submitting fellowship applications. Casey holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. She will translate your research paper into the appropriate academic language. See also her experience in international relations and public policy.

Advertising

Casey has experience translating advertising slogans, web sites and other promotional materials. She has translated campaigns or promotional materials for a wine club, a fashion label, an olive oil manufacturer, multiple real estate brokers, and an extreme sports resort, just to name a few. Casey has also helped advertising professionals to create college courses about their work, for the Academy of Art University.

Business Communications and Correspondence

Casey has worked as a manager in offices in the United States, Spain and Germany, and so is familiar with many different business cultures. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in Great Britain and a strong command of both British and American English. She has translated annual reports, memoranda, letters, e-mails, estimates and project bids. Casey holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature (with highest honors) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cookbooks and Menus

Spain and Catalonia boast a wealth of natural bounty, and Belletra will give you just the right words to sell it to an English-speaking market. Casey has compiled specialized food glossaries from her experience in the cookbook and menu translation world. These unique tools produce fast and accurate translations. She is also the English translator of De la terra al rebost, a coffee-table book of over 25,000 words on the regional foods of Catalonia.

Fashion

Belletra fashion translations feature on-target language tailored to your chosen market. We produce automated glossaries for each fashion translation, ensuring consistency and making it easy for us to include your label-specific terminology. Casey has also amassed a specialized fashion vocabulary from her work editing college courses on international retailing and global marketing, 3-D fashion design, manufacturing, fragrance and cosmetic merchandising, the dynamics of fashion, and textiles.

International Relations: Policy Papers, Foreign Policy, Public Policy

Public policy translations from Belletra reflect a deep understanding of the field. Casey, who holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge in International Relations, renders Spanish and Catalan policy recommendations into accurate and articulate English. Casey was Editor-in-Chief of the Atlantic Community, an online foreign affairs journal produced in Berlin, and has written op-eds and academic essays on foreign and public policy.

Journalism

Belletra journalism translations are clear and on-target. As the former Editor-in-Chief of the Atlantic Community, an online foreign affairs journal, Casey is used to tight publishing deadlines. She translated this book from German to English in five weeks! She previously worked as a translator with Sinopsi, a Barcelona news agency.

Literature (Poetry and Prose)

Choosing Belletra for your literary translation puts a wealth of creative resources at your disposal. A prize-winning poet, Casey was awarded a Fulbright grant in literary translation in 2002 to complete an English translation of a contemporary Catalan novel by celebrated Catalan author Carme Riera. She also translated Barcelona 24H, a short-story collection from 24 Barcelona-based authors of international renown. Her familiarity with Spanish and Catalan culture means that regional and cultural references will be translated faithfully and with flair. Casey respects the original author in her translations and will follow your specifications on how to interpret the source-language writing.

Marketing Materials and Public Relations

Casey has experience not only in the translation of marketing and publicity documents from Spanish and Catalan, but also in the creation of original English-language marketing materials for a German online journal and a Spanish translation agency. She has translated advertising slogans, conference brochures, newsletters, web sites and direct mailings from Spanish into English. Her work has included promotion and press kits for a wine club, a fashion label, an olive oil manufacturer, multiple real estate brokers, and an extreme sports resort. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature (with highest honors) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Screenplays and Subtitling

Film translations from Belletra feature genuine and believable English dialogue, both British and American. Casey is a screenwriter herself, and she understands the creative process and the flexibility that screenplay translation requires. Among her past projects are this independent film, which she subtitled from Catalan into English. She also wrote the English subtitles for an award-winning documentary film on Spanish rap, as well as rewriting all of the rhymes to ensure that all facets of their meaning remained clear in English.

Video Game Localization

Belletra produces web and video game localization that is creative and culturally appropriate. We will work with you to produce compelling content that resonates with your target audience. We can also add authenticity to character dialogue through the addition of more colorful and colloquial language.

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