David Orrego-Carmona

Lecturer in translation studies

Aston University

I am a lecturer in translation studies at Aston University (UK) and a research associate at the University of the Free State (South Africa). My research deals with translation, technologies and users. It analyses how translation technologies empower professional and non-professional translators and how the democratisation of technology allows translation users to become non-professional translators. I am ultimately interested in how non-professionalism impacts social translation, professional translation and translator training.


  • Translation technologies
  • Subtitling
  • Professional and non-professional translation
  • Machine translation


  • PhD in translation and intercultural studies, 2015

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili

  • MA in translation and intercultural studies, 2011

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili

  • BA in English-French-Spanish Translation, 2009

    Universidad de Antioquia