Originally from Argentina (Buenos Aires) and well established in Québec since 2003, Karina Satriano, responsible of the services provided by tourdebabel.ca, trained as a translator and a proofreader.

 

As a certified member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ), she has practiced her profession as a freelance translator for more than 10 years now. Her time at the Université Laval enabled her to pursue her studies and broaden her knowledge through her master’s thesis on The Reading Comprehension of Allophone Adults on the Way to Francization.

 

Moreover, her many years of experience teaching French and Spanish as a second or foreign language have borne fruit with the development of several pedagogical documents to learn Spanish. Historias Breves, Un poco de todo 1, 2 and Léxico, as well as the activity books Mirando y Practicando that accompany a new method on DVD, Historias de otro mundo en español, are just the first steps in fulfilling her dream of becoming an author. Eight literacy works for preschoolers, from the collection Du plaisir à lire, figure among her writings in French.

 

Ambitious, daydreamer and full of ideas, this language lover never backs away from the challenges she meets and never fails a single opportunity to surpass herself and to fulfill herself in everything she undertakes.