Member since Dec '16

Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

Interpret meaning, translate culture

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Local time: 15:00 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Mar 19:  Passed the Immigration Court interpreting exam! ...more, + 2 other entries »
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Account type Freelancer
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Law (general)Tourism & Travel
JournalismPoetry & Literature
AnthropologySocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Cooking / CulinaryFolklore
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 5
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Money order, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Other - New York University
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Dec 2016. Became a member: Dec 2016. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (New York University - School of Continuing and Professional Studies, verified)
English to Spanish (New York University - School of Continuing and Professional Studies, verified)
Spanish to English (Southern California School of Interpretation: Immigration Court Training Program, verified)
English to Spanish (Southern California School of Interpretation: Immigration Court Training Program, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Google Translator Toolkit, Microsoft Excel, SmartCat, Powerpoint
About me

My name is Olivia and I am a freelance writer and translator based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. A native English speaker, I am a qualified translator of Spanish to English. I completed a diploma program in Legal Interpreting in English and Spanish at New York University in December 2016. I am currently registered with the Pennsylvania State Courts as an interpreter and under consideration with the Department of Justice at Immigration Court. I volunteer as an interpreter for the legal aid organization VIP Philadelphia.

Recently, I've been contracted to translate texts related to Spanish cuisine and the airline industry. Although I am still starting out in my career as a translator and interpreter, I offer a diversity of experience and a way with words. I hold a B.A. in anthropology from Haverford College (where graduated with honors), and a minor/concentration in creative writing. I am currently employed as a freelance editor of poetry and prose.

My knack for translation lies in my love of literature and writing. Of course, my knowledge of the legal system and my ability to decode legal jargon in English and Spanish are both assets as well. Finally, exposure to Latin American culture paired with analytical study of culture and society through my degree in anthropology are hidden items in my translation tool belt. I’ve spent a lot of my life in Latin America, both as a young child in Mexico and more recently living and working in Chile and Colombia. I’ve taken a lot of time to listen, write, and reflect about Latin American politics and identity, and how it relates to the North American worldview. This act of translating culture has also helped me with some of the more subtle translation quandaries I’ve come across so far.

For more information, please see my CV (click on the link above where it says CV/resume). Below you will find a complete list of my completed interpreting, translation, and editing assignments:


Immigration Court, Department of Justice Philadelphia, PA
Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting
Spanish --> English
English --> Spanish

Thomas Devaney, Poet Philadelphia, PA
Editing, proofreading

Capstan Philadelphia, PA
Translation, Proofreading: Birth Certificate and Custody Agreement
Spanish (CO)-->English

Lingvo House London, UK
Translation: Health Inspection Report
Spanish (MX)-->English

Traducciones Carmen Elias Amposta, Tarragona, Spain
Translation: Insect Chemical Sterilization Article
Spanish (SP)-->English

LA Translations
Los Angeles, CA
Translation: Medical Diagnosis

EveryMundo Miami, FL
Proofreading: Web Content

Moscow, Russa
Proofreading: Interior Design Articles

Cort Day, writer
Philadelphia, PA
Content Editing: Fiction

EveryMundo Miami, FL
Translation: Web Content

Enea Multilingual Solutions New York, NY
Consecutive Interpretation
Spanish (PR) --> English
English --> Spanish

InitHealth Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Translation: Cookbook
Spanish (SP)-->English
Keywords: english, spanish, law, legal, simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation, courtroom interpretation, translation

Profile last updated
May 13

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