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French to English
Spanish to English

mkgraham
Native in both French and English

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Local time: 07:30 MDT (GMT-6)

Native in: French Native in French, English Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling
Expertise
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Cooking / CulinaryFinance (general)
NutritionSlang

Rates
French to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 USD per word / 35 - 42 USD per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 USD per word / 35 - 42 USD per hour
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Money order, Check
Translation education Bachelor's degree - State University of New York College at Oswego, NY
Experience Years of translation experience: 4. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2010.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Lingotek, OmegaT
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators
SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators
Professional practices mkgraham endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
About me
I was born in Paris, France to a French mother and an American father and lived in France and Saudi Arabia before coming to the United States when I was six years old. My mother did not speak English and we spoke only French at home while I learned English in school resulting in my being native in both languages. I started learning Spanish in school at the age of twelve mastering fluency in the language during a study abroad program at the University of Salamanca in Spain, later graduating with a BA in Spanish from the State University of New York College at Oswego in 1982. Soon after graduation I was hired by Trans World Airlines and engaged in a 27 year long career with the airlines, now working as an airport supervisor for American Airlines in Salt Lake City. During this time I was regularly called upon by immigration at JFK airport in New York to interpret French and Spanish for incoming passengers and I also assisted them in properly completing their immigration paperwork to enter the country. During all the years working with the airlines I have consistently assisted the airports and our passengers with interpretation of French and Spanish.

With my three passions in life being languages, travel, and sports I have traveled extensively and have interacted with people on a global level from a very young age. At present I am
further developing my career in translation and interpreting into a full time endeavor. My experience with languages cannot be measured in any specific block of time, although it can be
measured through my life experience having always been a part of who I am and what I have always done.

I am a national of both France and the United States of America.
Keywords: Native French, Native English, Fluent Spanish, Travel, Tourism


Profile last updated
Apr 16, 2010



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