Fine purveyors of exquisite interlinguistic delights

Guerrilla Media Collective is a feminist translation cooperative with a strong focus on the commons. We are an international group of professionals dedicated to preserving the art of translation, and we see our cooperative as a tool for providing sustainable, dignified and ethical work to those in the knowledge sector.

Working as a team means that all of our translations are edited by a second person, guaranteeing the best quality end product.

We advocate for free and open culture, so unless otherwise specified, our texts are licensed for peer production.

We are a
cooperative

We’re not your average translation agency, and we have no aspirations to dominate the linguistic services world or anything of that sort. Everything is done in house: we translate and edit our texts, working in pairs within our own team. Sometimes we also rely on a small and trusted network of collaborators to whom we extend the same working conditions that we apply to ourselves. We care for the humans that work on our translations and we promote the use of cooperative models as a fair and solidarity-based alternative in a sector so often plagued by precarity.

Equipo de Guerrilla Media Collective

We are a
cooperative

We’re not your average translation agency, and we have no aspirations to dominate the linguistic services world or anything of that sort. Everything is done in house: we translate and edit our texts, working in pairs within our own team. Sometimes we also rely on a small and trusted network of collaborators to whom we extend the same working conditions that we apply to ourselves. We care for the humans that work on our translations and we promote the use of cooperative models as a fair and solidarity-based alternative in a sector so often plagued by precarity.

Equipo Guerrilla Media Collective
Guerrilla Translation Blog El Salto

Flying the flag of open culture

Our cooperative, Guerrilla Media Collective, emerged out of the Guerrilla Translation project, which has been building an international knowledge commons since 2014.The articles we translate are our way of sharing ideas that inspire us and help us to grow. We select these texts with intention and care, always with the permission of the author, and we translate them pro bono to make them accessible to a new audience free of charge.

Flying the flag of open culture

Our cooperative, Guerrilla Media Collective, emerged out of the Guerrilla Translation project, which has been building an international knowledge commons since 2014.The articles we translate are our way of sharing ideas that inspire us and help us to grow. We select these texts with intention and care, always with the permission of the author, and we translate them pro bono to make them accessible to a new audience free of charge.

Cltura libre por bandera

Innovation through commons

In addition to our translation work, we have always documented all of our organisational processes and results achieved that may inspire other activists and ‘game changers’ to take action. In this sense, Guerrilla Media Collective is a laboratory for creating governance models, a testing ground where we translate (pun intended) the principles of cooperativism and other sources of inspiration – the commons, P2P methodologies, feminist economics, alternative value models – into reality. This experimentation and activity ended up being the catalyst for the DisCO.coop project.

Innovando desde los comunes
Innovando desde los comunes

Innovation through commons

In addition to our translation work, we have always documented all of our organisational processes and results achieved that may inspire other activists and ‘game changers’ to take action. In this sense, Guerrilla Media Collective is a laboratory for creating governance models, a testing ground where we translate (pun intended) the principles of cooperativism and other sources of inspiration – the commons, P2P methodologies, feminist economics, alternative value models – into reality. This experimentation and activity ended up being the catalyst for the DisCO.coop project.

Innovando desde los comunes

The Team

We work as a team remotely (yes, since before the pandemic), which means that we’re available to meet up for a coffee in any number of locations.
Ann Marie Utratel

Ann Marie Utratel

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She has a gift for chiselling away at and sculpting texts in an expression of love for commons culture, cooperation and care work.

Stacco Troncoso

Stacco Troncoso

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He is a cofounder of Guerrilla Translation as well as DisCO.coop, which takes the radical economic approach of GT and shares it as an open-source model for saving the world.

Lara San Mamés

Lara San Mamés

Burgos

She considers translation to be a valuable commodity for promoting and instigating initiatives of change and to inspire and shape social awareness.

Marta Cazorla

Marta Cazorla

Barcelona/Berlin/Madrid

She has a master’s degree in Interanational Economy and Development and draws inspiration from transformative mutual support-based organisations, libraries, and the smell of excel spreadsheets first thing in the morning.

Sara Escribano

Sara Escribano

Granada

Through many adventures around the world, Sari has had the opportunity to collaborate with culturally and socially minded organisations, both locally and internationally, on projects with a strong anti-capitalist stance, working in particular with LGTBIQ+ communities.

Timothy Mc Keon

Timothy McKeon

Berlin

Timothy has a master’s degree in Irish Translation and Editing and draws inspiration from linguistic revitalisation movements, both in Ireland and globally.

Silvia Lopez

Silvia López

Seville / Barcelona

In GMC Silvia translates, edits and lends her voice both in person and remotely. In moments of silence she explores other, more visual languages with ink and paper.

Javi Roma

Javier Roma

Barcelona

Musicologist by training and journalist by trade. Javier lives in Barcelona though he often finds himself on the road.

Services

Since 2014, we have been proud to offer a range of translation and communications services since 2014. These mainly include:

Translation and subtitling
(ES, CAT, DE, EN, EUS, FR, IT, PT)

Traducción editorial

Editing, including proofreading and copyediting

Traducción simultánea

Interpreting: consecutive and simultaneous, in person and remote

Idiomas

Project management for promotional campaigns, communiations and social media