Biography: Franco Aixelá
Javier Franco Aixelá is currently a Senior Lecturer in English-Spanish translation at the University of Alicante (Spain), where he teaches literary and medical translation, together with theoretical issues in postgraduate courses. For twelve years, he was a professional translator and has published about 40 translated books in Spain. His research topics include the history of translation, medical translation, and the manipulation of culture in translation. He is also the creator of BITRA (Bibliography of Interpreting and Translation), available online, and comprising (as of September 2008) more than 36,000 records.