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Johanna Angulo, managing director at ANGLOC.

Would you introduce yourself?

Johanna Angulo, managing director at ANGLOC.

Where do you live?

I live in Santiago, Chile.

How did you get started in this industry?

I started translating papers for science professors when I was still a translation student of only 20 years old. I got so much work that I had to recruit a translation classmate!

How long have you worked in it?

Almost 20 years, and I have enjoyed the ride.

What language(s) do you speak?

I’m a Spanish native speaker with proficiency in English. I also studied and translated from Japanese in my younger years.

Whose industry social feeds (twitter, blog, LinkedIn, Facebook) do you follow? (If any)

My favorite industry blog is Kirti Vashee’s eMpTy Pages. I follow Women in Localization, The Content Wrangler and LISA groups among others on LinkedIn. On Twitter, I’m following many great professionals I have met in different parts of the world.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m always looking for new experiences and I’m always studying something. In 2018, I learned many new things, but there are two I enjoyed the most: learning how to build a chatbot and learning how to make my own wine. I partnered with a vineyard in Chile owned by a French oenologist and participated in all the processes of making wine. I invited some ANGLOC team members too, for extra fun.

What industry organizations and activities do you participate in?

I have been vice president of The Institute of Localisation Professionals and I was a member of GALA. Now, I’m looking forward to discovering new organizations and activities for 2019. I finally graduated with a degree in information technology — my second bachelor’s degree — a few months ago, so I’ll have more time to get involved again in industry activities.

Do you have any social feeds of your own? Twitter handle, blog?

I stopped writing my blog in 2012 when I realized I needed to study technology, so I changed my focus. Maybe it’s time for a new blog in English.

Why do you read MultiLingual?

Multilingual is always interesting to me and a great way of keeping updated on industry news.