THE COMMON LANGUAGE → Fluency in the languages of advocacy, development, efficiency, Spanish, and English enables boutique company A Lingua Franca to deliver superior consulting, training, interpreting, and translation services.
THE CONDUIT → A part of the vibrant language industry since 2004, owner Valeria B. Delmar earned her MA in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from the prestigious Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) in 2010 and has since obtained invaluable hands-on experience and several professional certifications and affiliations. She continually hones her areas of expertise in both freelance and in-house roles for a wide range of clients, to include top 100 global language service providers, private companies, local and federal government, marketing firms, healthcare, social services, and community clients.
Valeria is equally passionate about engaging with colleagues to meaningfully advance the translation and interpretation profession.
“Learning a language is a gesture of interest, it really is a fundamental way to reach out to someone and say, I care about you.” – Craig R. Stapleton, U.S. Ambassador
A scary yet exciting adrenaline rush. That’s the common factor between the simultaneous and consecutive modes of interpretation. Of course, this natural and sudden response to stress… Read more “Fear is not an Option: Consecutive vs. Simultaneous Interpretation”
“Follow your heart.” “Do what you love and never work a day in your life.” Inevitably, you will stumble across such a meme or person reciting iterations… Read more “The Diary of a Hopeless Career-Romantic”
"This was Ms. Delmars’ first hearing with our agency, and I was thoroughly impressed. It was like she’d done it a hundred times. She was punctual, helpful, and accurate. Thanks.” Client, Legal Interpreting, July 2013
"Great teachers...Valeria and [colleague instructor] were awesome." Student, Healthcare Interpreting Training, September 2014
"This is wonderful! I am so impressed that you got the Spanish to rhyme! Thank you..." Client, Published Poem Translation, July 2015
"[Valeria] was not just a project manager but a true leader." Technical Translator, On-Site Oil & Gas Translation Team, February 2016
"Valeria's involvement was paramount to the success of our 2 recent translation projects. She was able to evaluate over 100+ linguists in a matter of days and staff the team of technical translators for a short-term Russian project and a team of medical translators for a rare-language, medical project." Translation Department Manager, Top 100 Global LSP, April 2016