Allison Braden is a writer and Spanish translator based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia, where she developed an abiding and complex love for the South and its natural environment. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in International Relations and Spanish, and she holds a master's in Spanish translation from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she has also taught Spanish.



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She is a contributing editor for Charlotte magazine, and previously served as an editor-at-large for Asymptote Journal, and an editorial assistant at the academic journal Translation and Interpreting Studies. Her journalism has appeared in Outside, Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Daily Beast, among others, while her work in and adjacent to literary translation has appeared in The Massachusetts Review and Spanish and Portuguese Review. Her translation work focuses on fiction by women from the Southern Cone, and she’s seeking publication for a collection of short stories by Chilean author Arelis Uribe.


Her commitment to cross-cultural exchange and successful communication across difference has taken her to Bangladesh as a Fulbright scholar and on an election observation mission to Caracas, Venezuela, with The Carter Center.

In addition to translating and writing fiction and nonfiction, Allison provides editorial services of all kinds, including proofreading, copy editing, and fact checking.

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