About Us

Bruton Translations began operations in 2007 in Durham, North Carolina, specializing mainly in Spanish translation and interpretation services in the Triangle area.  The company entered the Austin, Texas, market in 2011 and now covers many languages for area businesses, educational institutions and individuals.  Our business philosophy is simple: commitment to excellence in the translated word, and unstinting dedication to customer satisfaction.

Owner Chris Bruton holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and has worked as a professional translator since 2005.  He is certified as a Spanish medical interpreter and Spanish-English translator. Through his years of experience in the translation field, Chris has assembled a highly competent staff of interpreters and translators.  His function is to ensure that the highest quality translation and interpretation--in every language--is delivered to our customers professionally, punctually and at a reasonable price.  A native Texan and Austinite, Chris lives in Austin.

Jose Ignacio Ocaña, manager of our North Carolina office, is a native of Spain and graduate of the University of Cordoba. His translation experience includes medical and medical research projects, medical interpretation, and diverse legal, corporate and community-based translations.  He has also developed and taught medical interpretation classes at Durham Tech Community College and interpreter/translator professional development workshops in the Triangle area.  Jose resides in Durham.

Sarah Olano is a French to English translator and interpreter and holds a BA Honors degree in French and European Studies from Keele University, UK. She has been translating and interpreting for local companies and organizations in Austin since 2013, particularly in the education sector. Sarah also works in Business Development and is looking to establish and grow new business partnerships in Austin to provide local companies with a valuable translation/interpreting service.