Hi, I’m Sandra Young, the translator and interpreter behind Another Voice Translations. Since 2011, my job has been to help people to communicate between Spanish and Portuguese and my first language, English.

As a translator and interpreter I am passionate about giving people a voice and facilitating communication between different parties. I do this through the spoken word (serving as a conduit for a Colombian campesino denouncing the impacts of mining activities, a Mexican lawyer requesting international support from colleagues on the subject of forced disappearances, or facilitating access for migrants in the UK to health services) and in writing (such as institutional reports on climate policy implementation, multimedia features on the complexity of the colonial footprint, or by editing articles for non-English academics to ensure their work is precisely and elegantly expressed).

When not at work, I love to be in nature; whether foraging for mushrooms or working on the New Roots Community Allotment in Brighton. I am also a great lover of wines and beers; along with my love of foraging, I dabble in my own ferments and enjoy teasing out different flavours as I learn and adapt these skills.

My Qualifications

Language based

MA (Dist) in Translation and Interpreting (2011) University of Westminster

BA Hons 2:1 in Hispanic Studies (2009) University of Birmingham

Subject area based

PhD in Computational Linguistics 2021

Postgraduate Diploma in Renewable Energies (2010) EUDE, Madrid (distance learning)


Full Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists (Spanish)

Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists (Portuguese)

Member of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET)