Who we are

Our Team

Tamara Castro

Born in Geneva, Spanish in temperament, with a Swiss head and Brazilian heart. Privately, I enjoy being creative and active with my family or venturing outdoors. I enjoy playing Jass with friends, accompanied by a good glass of red wine. I also enjoy sitting on the couch with an engrossing crime novel. Professionally, I'm excited about technical advances within the languages sector and, together with our fantastic team, I enjoy building bridges of understanding in six languages for our international clients.

Senior Language Manager

Gabriele Gelormino

No light effect, reflection, or race car escapes my camera. Once I find a suitable subject, my creative juices start to flow and I just have to try out every idea, perspective, and exposure time. I'm inspired by what's happening around me and can also get lost in the moment.

Language Manager

Mark Cheetham

Born in Geneva and raised trilingual in Basel, I entered the language services industry straight from completing my studies. I've been a co-managing director of the translation agency SemioticTransfer since 2020 and have many years of experience in project management and corporate governance. As the proud and considerate father to a young daughter, I'm always happy to sing to her upon request. Personally, I'm interested in social issues, politics, and anything on four wheels – especially Formula One.

Co-Managing Director

Andrea Rodrigues

Professionally, I’m concerned with creativity and technology, images and text, online and offline. Holding in my hands the hard copy of a product I've created is just as fulfilling to me as seeing a reworked website appear among the top search engine results. I split my spare time between the mountains and the sea, snow and waves, Switzerland and Brazil. My passion is outdoor sports. When surfing, biking, snowboarding, climbing, or during mountain hikes, I can switch off and recharge my batteries.

Graphic designer / DTP

Lavinia Tuena

For me, nature is a source of strength and relaxation! In my spare time, I love swimming in mountain lakes and hiking at altitude. I'm always floored by the beauty that surrounds me: the colours of the mountains reflected in the water, the silence between the sounds and endlessness seen from a bird's eye view.

Language Manager

Doris Martin

As a committed language professional, I enjoy working with and for people. Thanks to my many years of experience abroad, as a translator and as a project manager, I know the translation industry inside out. Privately, I find my balance in nature. The mountains and the water are my meditation. No matter where, I love feeling the wind in my hair and the water on my skin. My dog, May, is always in tow and this is how I best unwind and indulge my thoughts.

Senior Language Manager

Matthias Trümpy

I've been a co-managing director of SemioticTransfer since 2020. In addition to a degree in business management from the University of Zurich, I have more than 30 years of technical and managerial experience in various roles, sectors, and countries – more than 15 years of which spent in the language services industry. I believe in values such as leading by example and integrity, personal initiative and responsibility, trust. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sport, reading good newspapers, and trying to improve my guitar playing.

Co-Managing Director

Valentina Nosdeo

I study Applied Linguistics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), where I'm improving my linguistic skills in German, Italian, English, and French. Amongst other things, I've become familiar with various tools through my chosen specialisation of Multilingual Communication, such as the transcription editor EXMARaLDA. I'm also learning sight translation during oral language mediations. During the fifth semester of my bachelor's degree, I completed a placement with SemioticTransfer as a project manager. In my spare time, I love travelling to southern destinations to enjoy the scorching sun and crystal-clear sea.

Language Manager

Eva Rid

I was born and raised in Germany, have lived in Brazil for more than 20 years, and try to combine the best of both cultures: German efficiency and consistency with Brazilian ease and warmth of heart. I love starting the day with some yoga and after work you can find me outdoors with the family – in the garden, at the beach, or in the mountains. I love good food and a glass of wine with friends and enjoy both the big and small pleasures in life!

Senior Language Manager

Adriana Giovannini

I've worked in the company's accounts department since it was founded and will happily answer any invoicing and payment queries. Outside of work, I love dancing around the house and watching a good film with my family. White sandy beaches are my preferred holiday destination.

Accounts assistant

The SemioticTransfer team in Baden, Switzerland, is responsible for coordinating client requests with internal and external service providers in the areas of technical translation, transcreation for marketing, inbound copywriting, multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO), online marketing, and inbound lead generation.

SemioticTransfer AG’s international network includes technical translators, copywriters, graphic designers, webmasters, journalists, public relations (PR) professionals, as well as prepress and printing agencies. Together with our own teams, partners, and freelancers based within the target countries, we’re able to offer optimal value for money.

At SemioticTransfer, tailored advice, customer focus, and workforce engagement are key to any order.

Our vision and mission

To connect people and markets

through language.

We’re an independent, ISO 17100-certified, Swiss language service provider.

Our focus is high-quality, innovative language services in the areas of technical translation, marketing communications, proofreading, editing, and technical documentation.

Our tailored advice, strong engagement, and expertise form the basis for the success of our clients.

We value a culture of open communication and a positive working environment, characterised by mutual respect and tolerance.

We see ourselves as a learning organisation that promotes the personal and professional development of its workforce. This enables us to recognise our clients’ needs and collaborate with them to achieve their goals.

SemioticTransfer was the first Swiss translation agency certified to the quality standard ISO 17100.