Elena in a nutshell*

I am Elena Roveglia, a highly-qualified, professional translator and language tutor with over 18 years’ hands-on industry experience.  Together with my passion for international communication and my top-notch language skills, I can help you or your business succeed globally through my top-quality translations and tailored language training.  Excellent results, every time.  After all, your business is my business.

  • Chartered Linguist (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
  • Fluent English and Welsh speaker
  • BA degree in Spanish, German and Italian
  • MA degree in Translation (Spanish and German)
  • PGCE teaching qualification in European Languages (11-18 years)
  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults)
  • Cert IBET (Business English Trainer)


I was born and raised bilingually in Welsh and English in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, a stronghold of the Welsh language.  From a very young age, I had an unending curiosity and fascination for languages and culture.  Being able to switch back and forth between such diverse language systems intrigued me and I was keen to add more to my repertoire.

Fast forward two decades, and:

  • I now speak 5 languages,
  • hold a BA degree in Spanish, German and Italian,
  • an MA degree in Translation (Spanish and German),
  • a PGCE teaching qualification in European Languages (11-18 years),
  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults)
  • Cert IBET (English Language Trainer)

and I have also gained an Italian husband along the way!

This academic training has equipped me with the necessary skills to produce accurate, thorough and top-quality translations with great attention to detail.

Having studied and lived in Spanish and German-speaking countries for significant periods of time has helped me understand the culture and language variations of those countries. For this reason, my translations are meaningful and faithful to the original message, whilst being sensitive to any cultural differences.


I will work closely with you to ensure that each element of the translation is exactly how you want it to be.  After all, translating is not about replacing one word with another.  It is about accurately conveying in another language what is in the original, to the point where you cannot tell which one is the translated version.

Work with me

Translation Tuition

Memberships and CPD:

Certified Chartered Linguist

Qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Member of Mediterranean Editors and Translators

Member of SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders)

Please look at my profile on ProZ.com, the translation network

In order to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in my fields of specialisation, I am a strong advocate of continuous professional development in my role as a translator and tutor. Here is a selection of courses that I have undertaken:

Courses and events:

  • Diploma in Translation Preparatory Course, IH Barcelona, Spain
  • Proofreading and editing course, College of Media and Publishing, Chichester
  • Cert IBET for Business English, St. George International, London
  • Marta Stelmaszak’s Business School for Translators
  • Member of IATEFL
  • Member of CIOL
  • Cambridge English (Lower Secondary) training
  • IB teaching experience (PYP and MYP)

eCPD webinars:

  • Clear Writing Course
  • Successful Copywriting
  • Business School for Translations
  • Excel: An efficiency tool for the freelance translator
  • Introduction to subtitling
  • Translating for the creative industries: fashion, beauty and wine
  • Specialising in Financial Translation
  • Spanish Legal Translation – A comparison of two different legal systems