Fortin Translations was founded by freelance translator Kate Fortin and is based in Portland, ME. Kate specializes in the Spanish and English translation market, and offers a variety of linguistic services to clients from all over the world. She is passionate about her work and always strives to deliver accurate, natural-sounding, culturally appropriate translations to her clients, while working to accommodate each client’s individual needs and deadlines.


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Kate prides herself on her ability to accurately translate content on a variety of topics into English. She is a strong believer that a translation should sound natural — the best translations don’t sound like translations!

Editing and Proofreading

Have a translated text that you want reviewed or checked for accuracy? Just send Kate the original text and the translation and she’ll ensure that the final product is a faithful translation that sounds great in English.


In most specialized fields terminology is key to good translations. Kate will work with you to develop glossaries and style guides to ensure that all future translations are in line with your industry’s standards.

Transcreation and Cultural Adaptations

Want to make sure your expansion to a new market hits all the right notes? Kate can help you navigate the pitfalls of translating product and brand names and marketing texts for specific countries and regions.


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Make sure your destination’s message reaches new potential markets in a language they can understand. Experience translating museum guides, tourism bureau websites, tourism and gastronomy course curricula, resort marketing materials, and more.

Food & Beverage

Kate is a foodie and craft beer enthusiast who knows how important it is to deliver nuanced translations of food & beverage industry texts. With experience in translating marketing texts for wineries, olive oil ad campaigns, the gourmet foods section of a large Spanish department store and more, she can deliver accurate translations tailored to your food & beverage company.

Legal and Regulatory

Kate has experience translating a wide variety of legal and regulatory documents, including articles of incorporation, divorce and child custody judgments, terms and conditions of use and privacy policies for e-commerce and government websites, and documents for the Spanish Data Protection Agency.


Kate has worked with three leading Spanish universities to translate a wide variety of academic documents, including doctoral theses and articles to be published in international journals. She makes a great effort to research the topic and ensure that she’s using the appropriate terminology for the subject at hand.


Need to translate documents for a visa or other immigration application? Kate has experience translating marriage and birth certificates, background checks, diplomas and curricula for student visa applications, and more. She can also offer certified and notarized translations if required.


With experience translating for Spanish retailers and department stores, Kate has the specialized knowledge of industry terminology needed to produce translations that will present your products and brand in the best light.

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Please contact Kate for a quote or if you have any questions about her services.

contact [at] fortintranslations [dot] com

+1 207.415.7909

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