SeproTec firma un acuerdo con el Club para la Internacionalización de la Pyme

mayo 21st, 2018 | Posted by admin in SeproTec - (Comentarios desactivados)

MADRID, España, mayo 2018 – SeproTec Multilingual Solutions y el Club para la Internacionalización de la Pyme firman un acuerdo de colaboración para la prestación de servicios de traducción y asesoramiento lingüístico a todos los socios del Club.

SeproTec entra así en el círculo de empresas especializadas en apoyar la internacionalización de las Pymes afiliadas al Club, ayudándoles en sus planes de expansión internacional y atendiendo sus necesidades lingüísticas.  El acuerdo engloba, además de la traducción de documentos, la localización de software y páginas web, proyectos de interpretación de conferencia (simultánea, consecutiva, susurro, etc) e interpretación telefónica, servicios complementarios como la edición, revisión, posedición y maquetación de textos , así como un servicio de asesoramiento lingüístico de los contenidos de las Pymes.

SeproTec y el Club Inter Pyme firman un acuerdo de colaboración

El Club Inter Pyme ha elegido a SeproTec valorando su experiencia internacional, su cartera tanto de idiomas como de servicios, su capacidad para ofrecer los máximos niveles de calidad en los distintos campos de especialización, su capacidad productiva, integración tecnológica y solidez financiera, así como su posición de reconomiento y liderazgo en el sector a nivel global.

Además, los miembros del Club podrán contar con la experiencia de SeproSer Facility Management, empresa multiservicio perteneciente a GrupoSepro enfocada en la gestión eficaz de los servicios generales (limpieza mantenimiento, gestión documental  y servicios auxiliares)  de las empresas.



SeproTec Translator of the Month: April 2018

mayo 21st, 2018 | Posted by admin in SeproTec | Traducción - (Comentarios desactivados)

Let us announce the seventh winner of the Translator of the Month action at SeproTec!

We have launched the initiative back in September 2017 and this is a way to say Thank you! and recognize the efforts of the industry professionals: translators, the driving force behind every translation company’s success.

Meet Richard Thompson, our April Translator of the Month and read our interview with him.


What do you start your work day with?

I often work quite late at night and generally unorthodox hours so I’m rather a slow starter in the mornings. I have a look at any SeproTec offers over a tea or coffee, and I also like to get any other things that need doing out of the way so I can concentrate on the translating.  Sometimes I play a bit of jazz or blues on the piano, which is my other passion, just to loosen me up – and then I get down to business.


Why have you decided to pursue translation career?

Having brought up bilingual kids – which was my only real ambition in life – I have always been fascinated by the art of translation. I loved to see how they translate effortlessly from a very early age, sometimes in a totally unexpected manner, but always conveying the meaning impeccably. It’s something I’ve tried to learn from.


If you could speak any foreign language, what would it be and why?

German. The few foreign languages I speak are kind of similar, so I know I would find the way it is structured interesting from a linguistic point of view. I also feel I am missing out on a whole culture, and some nice people too.


What do you enjoy about working with SeproTec?

A lot! In particular the flexibility very much suits my semi-retired lifestyle, although in fact I wish I’d started much earlier in life. As long as I have a laptop and an internet connection I can work anytime and anywhere in the world. The staff at SeproTec are very understanding when I have to turn jobs down – though I do try to be as helpful and cooperative as I can. They are also polite and appreciative which makes it all so much more pleasurable.


What do you think are the greatest challenges of the translation industry nowadays?

I think there’s marketing work to be done to combat the easy option of machine translations. Businesses should be reminded that quality translations right across their web pages can turn them into apparent multi-nationals rather than poor cousins struggling to get their message across. We also shouldn’t be shy to be whistleblowers, and encourage others to do so. Companies need to be told when poor translations are tarnishing their image.


What is your favourite book?

I recently read Time and Time Again by Ben Elton. Some of his other work is rather variable, but this one ticked all my boxes and I absolutely loved it.


Thanks, Richard! Working with you is a real pleasure. Enjoy your hoodie :)



SeproTec Translator of the Month: March 2018

abril 27th, 2018 | Posted by admin in SeproTec | Traducción - (Comentarios desactivados)

It’s hight time we announce the sixth winner of the Translator of the Month action at SeproTec.

As a way to say Thank you! and recognize the efforts of the industry professionals: translators, the driving force behind every translation company’s success, we have launched the initiative at SeproTec in September 2017.

Meet Arcelino Monteiro, our March Translator of the Month and read our interview with him. :)

How do you find balance between work and private life?

Balance between work and private life is all about effective time management and knowing priorities and staying true to them. Overworking myself is something I avoid because I will not be able to perform at my very best and meet my clients’ expectations if I am sleep deprived, too stressed or burnt out. I make sure to set appropriate boundaries by keeping my private life and “leaving work at my office” as it can be tempting to mix both worlds at home. If I can dedicate myself 101% to my work, the same should be applied to my private life. Who else will live and cherish my own life but me? Being able to achieve a good balance between work and private life allows me to work and enjoy my life healthier, happier and less stressed.

When did you realise you wanted to pursue translation career and why?

Every one’s book starts with a blank page and mine was no exception. I began to write the very first word of my blank page when my grandmother first taught me how to write my full name and, later on, how to write and spell different words in Portuguese and English way before starting school. Looking back, I am sure this is what sparked my interest in languages. When I was attending middle and high school, some of my colleagues used to ask for my help with their homework and classroom exercises in language subjects. In some cases, I even found myself translating some of their homework written assignments from Portuguese into English in exchange for chewing gums and trading cards we used to collect. How funny and fun was that? It was in the eleventh grade I decided I had to pursue a languages-related career after consulting my parents and foreign languages teachers—I was driven by their encouragement and my passion for foreign languages. Why not make my living by combining work and pleasure? Being a professional translator is so enriching and fulfilling!

If you wouldn´t have become a translator, then what would you do?

That’s indeed a very interesting question! During my whole life journey, I imagined myself becoming many a LEGO designer/creator, a football player, an astronomer, a personal trainer and even a chess player. I’m really glad I had the wisdom to make the right decision, i.e., to do what I enjoy most and what I do best: painting the art of bridging worlds and people.

What do you enjoy about working with SeproTec?

Working on a daily-basis with SeproTec is really a joy! What I do enjoy most about working with them is undoubtedly working on their exciting projects and dealing with their amazing professional staff of dedicated employees from the Accounting, Vendor Management, and Project Management Departments, mainly from the latter one. The ones I had and still have the pleasure to work with are top-notch! I always appreciated their kindness, friendliness, and responsiveness—they are always there for you, just a click away or a call away, no matter how busy they are. Communication is always very clear and efficient – from the project assignment to its delivery – everything just flows perfectly and naturally just the way it should be. Their “team player” approach also deserves to be highlighted. The Translator of the Month Award initiative really reflects how the company treasures and cares about their dedicated professionals. I’m more than thrilled and honoured to be part of such amazing translation company!

What is your life motto?

In my cosy office, I have three vintage wooden frames, each displaying an inspiring message motivating me throughout my office days. These have so much meaning to me as they were given to me by my grandparents, parents, and siblings when I was finishing my translation degree; they became my translator’s life mottos. I really hope you feel inspired and motivated as I am!


Arcelino, thank you for this great interview. It’s realy a pleasure to work with you. Congratulations and enjoy your SeproTec hoodie :)



SeproTec Translator of the Month: February 2018

abril 3rd, 2018 | Posted by admin in Sin categoría - (Comentarios desactivados)

We have a great pleasure to introduce the fifth winner of the Translator of the Month action at SeproTec.

As a way to say Thank you! and recognize the efforts of the industry professionals: translators, the driving force behind every translation company’s success, we have launched the initiative at SeproTec in September 2017.

Meet Iuna Rizet, our February Translator of the Month and read our interview with her. :)

What do you start your day with?

I start with a nice cup of tea and checking my emails to see if I have urgent jobs to tackle for the day.

When did you realize you wanted to pursue translation career?

When I was 16. I loved languages and I was not too bad :) I took the entrance exam for a translation school in Paris and passed, and so it began.

What in your opinion are the biggest challenges of the French translation industry?

I think translators should pay attention to bad publicity and bad translations. Some people accept translations when they are not familiar with the subject and unfortunately they do a very poor job, accepting very low rates in the process. We should promote good translators, who studied the process and are equiped to do a proper job, and remind our final clients that in order to have good quality, you have to accept higher fees and rely on professional translators.

What do you enjoy about working with SeproTec?

Working with Seprotec, you get to meet considerate people, always there to help if you need it and willing to enter a positive business relation. It is very comforting to know you can rely on the project managers if you ever have a problem or a question. They are friendly and I think I get on well with everyone I had to chance to work with.

Human Translation vs Machine Translation – what do you think?

I think there are good ideas being developped to help us in our daily jobs. I feel “real” translators will always be needed because the machine cannot always make the right decision when it comes to choosing between different meanings for a same word. As long as the tools implemented are there to help us, why refuse technological developments?


Thank you, Iuna! We really enjoy working with you :) and we hope you like our blue SeproTec hoodie :)


One of the keys to the Internet: translation for SEO

marzo 20th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Sepropíldoras | SeproTec | Traducción - (Comentarios desactivados)

The Internet has its own rules, but these days if you don’t appear on the web it’s as if you don’t exist, and that’s why companies are taking notice of every new requirement that’s needed to get them seen.
Good SEO allows us to have a more visible website that’s more accessible to those people who are looking for what you have to offer. Not addressing the factors that govern this positioning (translation of text, for instance) is like opening a shop in the middle of the desert, that is, it’s the same as having nothing at all.

Templates like those from WordPress for websites or blogs have their own add-ons to assist with these tasks, called plugins. Some of these even guide you through the process and show you everything you need to do to optimize your SEO.

Once you’ve improved your content, design or brand, however, what’s the key, the detail that makes the difference? Translation for SEO.

Keys to improving your SEO

Translating content not only helps you to widen your target market; it also improves the image of your business and helps to optimize your page’s SEO, thus improving your positioning.
Any self-respecting translation agency or company will tell you that positioning a website doesn’t just mean translating and formatting the text you see. It’s actually the back stage of a website that can penalize you most when a search engine rates your website if the work has not been done properly. Having text, keywords, tags, image descriptions, etc., in the target language will mean that search engines will index your website in searches carried out in that language.


Translating for SEO is an even more complex process when it comes to positioning a website because the work plan has to include validation of the keywords in the target language. Keywords can’t be chosen at random – they need to match what users search for on the net.


A basic work plan for SEO translation would be:


  1. SEO assessment of the client’s current website to identify areas for improvement for SEO optimization.
  2. Investigation and identification of keywords for each of the services offered by the company.
  3. Translation of keywords into the target language.
  4. Validation with the digital agency (in-house or client’s) of the keywords, according to Internet search terms used by customers.
  5. Coordination with the translator to ensure that the correct steps for implementing the keywords in the body of the text, titles, etc., are being taken.
  6. Coordination with the digital agency or localization team to ensure that the keywords are being used correctly in URLs, tags, meta-tags, image descriptions, etc.
  7. Loading the clients’ memories to guarantee the insertion of keywords in subsequent web updates.


Lastly, we recommend that you use a professional translation service to localize your website, particularly if you’re looking at SEO optimization, since, at the end of the day, we’re talking about your business, your lifeblood and your future. Any investment you make in translation optimized for SEO will be well worth it.


Companies like SeproTec have at their disposal a wide range of options for a task like this and can offer you a useful, professional service, optimized for the Internet, and capable of meeting all your expectations.


Una de las claves de Internet: traducir para SEO

marzo 20th, 2018 | Posted by admin in SeproTec | Traducción - (Comentarios desactivados)

Internet tiene sus propias reglas, pero, hoy en día, si no apareces en la red es como si no existieras y, por eso, las empresas toman buena nota de cada nuevo requisito que hace falta para posicionarse.
Un buen SEO nos permite tener una web más visible, más accesible para aquellos buscadores que necesiten aquello que tú ofreces. No cuidar todos los factores que permiten este posicionamiento (la traducción de textos, por ejemplo) supone lo mismo que abrir una tienda en medio del desierto, es decir, no tener nada.

Plantillas como las de WordPress para web o blog disponen de sus propios complementos para ayudar en estas tareas, denominados plugins. Alguno de ellos incluso te va guiando e indicando todo lo que tienes que hacer para optimizar tu SEO.

No obstante, una vez que mejoras tus contenidos, imágenes, diseño o marca ¿cuál es la clave, el detalle que marca la diferencia?: la traducción para SEO.

Claves para mejorar tu SEO

Traducir los contenidos no solo te ayuda a ampliar el mercado al que te diriges; también mejora la imagen de tu negocio y ayuda a optimizar el SEO de tu página, y, por tanto, mejora el posicionamiento.
Cualquier empresa o agencia de traducción que se precie te explicará que la localización de una página web no consiste en traducir y maquetar únicamente el texto que se ve. Precisamente, es el backstage de una web lo que más te puede penalizar cuando un buscador califica tu web si el trabajo no está bien hecho. Disponer de textos, palabras clave, etiquetas, descripción de las imágenes y otros elementos en el idioma meta hará que los buscadores indexen tu sitio web en las búsquedas realizadas en ese idioma.


Traducir para SEO es un proceso aún más complejo a la hora de localizar una página web, ya que, además, hay que incluir en el flujo de trabajo la validación de las palabras clave en el idioma al que se traduce (idioma meta). Las palabras clave no pueden escogerse al azar, sino que deben corresponder a las búsquedas que los usuarios hacen en Internet.


Un flujo de trabajo básico en la traducción para SEO sería:


  1. Auditoría SEO de la web actual del cliente para detectar áreas de mejora para la optimización SEO.
  2. Estudio e identificación de las palabras clave de cada uno de los servicios que ofrece la empresa.
  3. Traducción de las palabras clave al idioma meta.
  4. Validación con la agencia digital (propia o del cliente) de las palabras clave, de acuerdo a los términos de búsqueda de los clientes en Internet.
  5. Coordinación con el traductor para asegurar que sigue las pautas de correcta implementación de las palabras clave en el cuerpo del texto, en los títulos, etc.
  6. Coordinación con la agencia digital o con el equipo de localización para asegurar que las palabras clave están debidamente implementadas en URL, etiquetas, metaetiquetas, descripciones de las imágenes, etc.
  7. Alimentar las memorias del cliente para garantizar la inserción de las palabras clave en sucesivas actualizaciones de la web.


Finalmente, solo nos queda recomendarte que acudas a un servicio de traducción profesional para localizar tu página web, especialmente si buscas una optimización SEO, ya que, al fin y al cabo, estamos hablando de tu negocio, tu sustento y tu futuro. La inversión que hagas en traducción optimizada para SEO bien valdrá la pena.


Hay empresas como SeproTec que disponen de una gran versatilidad para este tipo de tareas y que pueden ofrecerte un trabajo útil, profesional, optimizado para Internet y a la altura de tus expectativas.


SeproTec Translator of the Month: January 2018

febrero 28th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Sin categoría - (Comentarios desactivados)

We have a great pleasure to introduce the fourth winner of the Translator of the Month action at SeproTec.

As a way to say Thank you! and recognize the efforts of the industry professionals: translators, the driving force behind every translation company’s success, the initiative has been launched in September 2017.

Meet Robert Kailas Nathan, our January Translator of the Month and read our interview with him.


What do you start your day with?

In short: reading and coffee. I wake at 6 am and get into some immediate reading in order to wake myself up and allow me to reach cruising speed. Reading is a translator’s oxygen and lifeblood.  In this early morning session, it is vital for me to get as much done as possible before my daughter wakes up and I need to get her ready to take to school. Coffee is a translator’s staple, of course, but lately I’ve started pushing the first one back a little so as not to overdo the final tally!

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a translation career?

I’m a firm believer in the old saw that variety is the spice of life and, accordingly, I have had a number of different “careers” already. Meanwhile I have always been a writer and a speaker/fumbler of various languages. Translation came along 14-15 years ago and showed me that I could maintain quite a bit of variety within one single career while working from home, maintaining my other business and artistic pursuits and – when she came along – being there for my daughter, the failure to spend time with their kids being one regret that quite a few of my clients and colleagues with now-grown children have often voiced to me.

What in your opinion are the biggest challenges the translation industry is facing nowadays?

So far, few industries have been changed as completely on the ground by the digital world and the AI industry as translation. The good news for us is that it has shown us that AI, which is apparently better overall than humans with medical prescriptions and bread-and-butter legal paperwork, is not so good at nuances in language and subtext. Corpuses will of course continue to fill up with available texts, many of them the dull, repetitive or incremental texts that tend to bore translators, and non-reading plain vanilla non-technological translators may unfortunately start to find less work available, but any clients looking for added value or distinguishing features will now feel the need to choose a translator carefully. This I think is a good thing. It means that clients will now perhaps focus more on what actually makes a good translator and go actively searching for those qualities. We translators, in turn, have to make sure we are indeed as good as we think we are. At the very least that we are better nuanced and more flexible than the upcoming iterations of Google Translate and its MT counterparts. It’s like running ahead of a slowly-rising tide, but there’s still plenty of beach ahead. Could there still be a tsunami? Who knows? 

What do you enjoy about working with SeproTec?

I have been working with Seprotec now for 10 years and all the people I have dealt with there have been very friendly and highly professional. In fact, sometimes it takes a less-than-perfect experience elsewhere with some other clients to realise just how smooth this particular relationship is. The care and attention applied in preparing translation packages and dealing with the clients behind the scenes makes for a truly efficient and ultimately enjoyable process.

What´s your favourite book?

As a regular and passionate reader in my main professional languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, and also some reading in French and Swedish), this kind of question is impossible for me to answer in the singular, so I’m sorry but I’m going to have to offer up a broader answer. I love reading literary fiction that is challenging and ambitious (William Faulkner, Robert Musil, W. G. Sebald) or minimalist and full of echoing spaces (Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, John McGahern, Stefan Zweig) or enigmatic and subtly poetic (Don DeLillo, Orhan Pamuk, Peter Matthiessen, Paul Bowles, Bruno Schulz). I love magical realism (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie) and postmodern questing (Italo Calvino, Robert Coover, Alain Robbe-Grillet) and sly raconteurs (Bohumil Hrabal, Enrique Vila-Matas). I also love to read books on science (Yuval Noah Harar, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) or economics (Tim Harford, Yanis Varoufakis, Thomas Piketty, Jim Collins) or art (Robert Hughes, John Berger). I read lots of music and literary biographies, particularly on Bowie, Dylan, Beatles and the jazz and punk/postpunk era, and all kinds of books on Shakespeare and Orson Welles. I also love travel books (Ryszard Kapuscinski, Jan Morris, Paul Theroux, Eric Newby) and history books (Norman Davies, Tony Judt, Simon Schama, Will Durant), or books on philosophy (Bertrand Russell, Erich Fromm) and meditation (Thich Nhat Hanh). And these are just some of my favourites.

Have I left things out? Oh yes… Have I answered in waaaay too much detail? No doubt about that, either!


Thank you so much for the interview, Robert, and enjoy your SeproTec hoodie :) Working with you is a real pleasure :)




We have a great pleasure to introduce the third winner of the Translator of the Month action at SeproTec.

As a way to say Thank you! and recognize the efforts of the industry professionals: translators, the driving force behind every translation company’s success, the initiative has been launched in September 2017.

Meet Özgür Öncel , our December Translator of the Month and read our interview with him.

What do you start your work day with?

If I can, I like to take the time to listen to music to clear my mind from any distractions. Some days it’s soothing classical, other days it may be uplifting jazz or energizing rock, depending on my mood.

Why have you decided to pursue translation career?

As the saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ goes, I began to work as a freelance translator to support my education expenditure while I was still a university student. After graduation I was chosen for the prestigious post of in-house translator for the Turkish Army during my yearlong mandatory service, which in turn officially began my career in the translation industry.

If you could speak any foreign language, what would it be and why?

Travelling to South America for an extended period has always been a dream of mine, so Spanish would be the logical choice for an additional language. Besides, who wouldn’t want to watch Almodovar movies without subtitles?

What do you enjoy about working with SeproTec?

Without a doubt the staff at SeproTec are most helpful and professional team that I have had the pleasure to work with. It always feels great when you know you will have support, should you need it.

What do you think are the greatest challenges of the translation industry nowadays?

Machine translation and artificial intelligence is rapidly impacting the industry and I believe in less than a decade only the top professionals will be in demand.

What is your life motto?

Enjoy life and be in peace and harmony with nature.

Thank you Özgür! Working with you is a real pleasure. Enjoy the SeproTec hoodie!





Maria Illescas, the Machine Translation Specialist from SeproTec, is at the University of Bristol today to participate as a speaker at the event entitled “The Use of Machine Translation in Human Translation Workflows”. Maria was invited to this event by its promoter, Lucas Nunes Vieira.

Organized by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Pablo de Olavide University and the ITI Western Regional Group, the event hosts a round table that boasts considerable representation from the academic community, translation professionals, and translation and language technology companies.  The event will also serve to present the results of the research conducted by Lucas Nunes, as well as to discuss the trends and challenges currently being faced by translators and the translation industry.

The Use of Machine Translation in Human Translation Workflows Event

The Use of Machine Translation in Human TranslationWorkflows

Apart from participating in the round table with other colleagues who participated in the study, Maria will offer a presentation on the importance of humans in the machine translation process, as well as sharing the company’s experience and good practices in engaging and training our collaborators in post-editing.

María Illescas at "The Use of Machine Translation in Human Translation Workflows" event today at the University of Bristol

For SeproTec, training translators in post-editing processes, and accompanying them throughout as they adapt to this new role, is almost as important as training the machine translation engine itself.

The link to the event’s website.



If you want to send questions to the speakers, access the below platform for audience participation and include the event code #MTBristol when required.


Medications have curative and therapeutic powers in the field of healthcare. In other words, as translators we must be responsible for the important information we are dealing with when translating in the field of medicine.

Treatments have a specific purpose and can produce adverse side effects. So, the translator’s job in this context is also linked to promoting health.

Specialization in healthcare translation

Our profession has various areas of specialization and the translation of texts on medications is one of those that currently offers the most professional outlets. It also has great potential for the future as health is one of the aims of social well-being.

Any patient who is taking a medicine must carefully read the information on the leaflet, since they need to be informed about the product they are going to be taking. For this reason, the translator’s job is to provide this information in easy-to-read language, while still keeping it professional.

Specialization in medical translation

Specialization in medical translation

Our work gives us the satisfaction, not only of using our basic skills to perfection, but also of feeling part of a context as valued and important as medicine, since medications are cures or palliatives that improve people’s quality of life. The power of language is crucial in this sector too!

This profession is very demanding due to its importance and its consequences. For this reason, it is essential for an expert to specialize in this sector so as to be able to do the work with the required accuracy. An error in the language used in the text could lead to serious consequences.

This specialization is vital, since an expert handles complex data, such as the brand names of pharmaceutical companies, acronyms that must be identified, information on products in different formats, chemical and scientific terminology, etc. For this reason, to do this job responsibly and safely, it is advisable for the translator to have the proper training.

If medical and pharmaceutical language is complex in and of itself, it is even worse for those who have no training in this field. This work also involves a cultural knowledge of a particular environment. The translator must have the best possible knowledge of the words and the language used in this medical setting.

It is also necessary to be aware that, given this complex terminology, the patients can often have difficulty in understanding all the information in the leaflet on the conditions of use. For this reason, the work of the translator is to be a facilitator, providing comprehensible information on healthcare.

Professional translation service

SeproTec has offered a high-quality service providing reliable, accurate translations covering all areas of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices for over 25 years.

The translation team is made up of linguists with wide-ranging experience in the sector and professionals from the medical and/or chemicals sector who specialize in translation. They must all undertake 10 test projects before being approved by the SeproTec team.

Our project managers are specialists in all areas of healthcare and in the comprehensive management of all stages of product development, from research and regulatory processes through to marketing and future updates to a medicinal product.