At Essence Translations, we don’t just love language – we love people. There’s a message, story, and deeper meaning behind every piece of content, and we work hard to translate the heart of the text.
Cecilia Poratti founded Essence Translations in 2010 after working with some of the world’s biggest translation agencies and publishing companies. She quickly built a reputation as a trusted Spanish localization specialist and Cecilia enjoyed her work as an account manager, but something was missing… she craved the spark of a friendly connection and the essence of language.
Over the past decade, we have built an incredible team that loves to collaborate and share across continents. Every translator has a unique cultural experience and specialized areas of interest that add immense value to our team.
Whether we’re enjoying a glass of red wine in Argentina, tasting salty Dutch cheese, or enjoying tapas during a night out in Spain, our team proves that there’s something magical about bringing the world together.
Meet Our Team
Cecilia is the creative visionary and linguistic expert behind Essence Translations. With more than 25 years of industry experience, a degree in Translation, and a graduate degree in Spanish Linguistics, she has mastered the art of cultural translations while also adapting to regional variations. In addition to English and Spanish, she is also fluent in Portuguese and Italian. Outside of work, she’s an avid painter, and chef who loves to throw dinner parties with friends.
Leading teams, delegating responsibilities, managing schedules, supervising translation quality, and coaching with the perfect amount of motivation – Federico is a master at his craft. Federico is a certified translator, an English language teacher, and Italian speaker, who specializes in scientific and literary translations. He’s always up for a challenge, and he’s passionate about helping other linguists sharpen their skills. Time spent reading and with his new puppy make life even sweeter.
Senior Project Manager and Talent Lead
From her very first English lesson, Fiama was hooked. Her curious, inquisitive personality led her to pursue a lifelong passion for language, translation, and travel. (The UK and Greece are at the top of her wanderlust list!) She has more than five years of experience as a translator, editor, and proofreader, but has discovered that her skills are even better suited to project management. Fiama organizes projects and empowers our team to achieve the best results.
Victoria's passion for languages sparked at age 5, when she first asked her mum to enroll her in English lessons. With an International Relations background, she brings a global perspective to project management, fostering cultural sensitivity and kindness as core principles. Outside of the translation world, she enjoys singing and finds balance through yoga, a practice that has become her anchor. Initiative-taking and change-seeker, she is continually looking for enhancements that streamline operations and elevate quality of life.
Senior Linguist & Language QA Lead
Details make all the difference. As our quality assurance expert and senior linguist, Lía always has the final say. She brings peace of mind to every project and completes the final proof before we send the delivery back to you. Accents, cultural nuances, and niche linguistic details add an exciting challenge to every project. When she’s not polishing and perfecting our translations, Lía enjoys biking through the countryside and traveling the world.
Clara Raffin Demarchi