• Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations
  • Essence Translations

More Human – Distinctly Different

About Us

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.

Essence Translations about us

We Believe

Genuine Relationships Matter

Genuine Relationships Matter

Elite Quality is Non-Negotiable

Elite Quality is Non-Negotiable

Meet Our Team

Cecilia Poratti

Cecilia Poratti
CEO

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.

Federico Bones

Federico Bones
Senior Project Manager

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.

Fiama Petroselli

Fiama Petroselli
Project Manager

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.

José Ignacio Colodro Vázquez

José Ignacio Colodro Vázquez
Project Manager

Essence Translation’s global team would be incomplete without José! Located in Spain, he is our go-to translator and project manager for European Spanish content. José has nearly a decade of translation experience, and his linguistic expertise also extends into interpreting and teaching. Video games, storytelling, and tabletop gaming fill José’s spare time, and he was even lucky enough to be an English-Spanish interpreter at the International Comic Convention in Granada!

Lía Agrifoglio

Lía Agrifoglio
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.

Maite Hormazabal

Maite Hormazabal
Linguist

Maite is a lifelong learner and a lover of languages. She specializes in technical, marketing, IT, and tourism translation projects, and she has also completed niche medical translation workshops to sharpen her skills. Maite is working to add Korean to her list of fluencies – slowly but surely. Learning the intricacies of a new linguistic alphabet and diving into K-culture has opened her mind to new ways of thinking about language.
Clara Raffin Demarchi

Clara Raffin Demarchi
Linguist

Clara’s fresh enthusiasm is infectious. She recently earned her degree in literary, technical, and scientific translation, but has dreamed of a career in linguistics since she was a child. Clara has always loved sharing translations of English songs and stories with friends. She also immersed herself in freelance translation and teaching work during college. Clara has a deep appreciation for art and culture, which extends into film, music, travel, and baking.