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Maria Elena Martinez
32 years' experience

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Local time: 22:16 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish
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5 positive entries

Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Science (general)
PsychologyMedical (general)
Poetry & LiteratureLinguistics
International Org/Dev/CoopGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Environment & EcologyTourism & Travel

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2615, Questions answered: 1423, Questions asked: 168
Project History 9 projects entered    9 positive feedback from outsourcers

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 13
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Translation education Bachelor's degree - Escuela Superior de Periodismo
Experience Years of translation experience: 34. Registered at Dec 2005. Became a member: Dec 2005.
Credentials English to Spanish (Escuela Superior de Periodismo, verified)
Spanish to English (Escuela Superior de Periodismo, verified)
Spanish to English (Instituto Cambridge de Cultura Inglesa, verified)
English to Spanish (Instituto Cambridge de Cultura Inglesa, verified)
Memberships , AIPTI / IAPTI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Lingotek, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Access, Acrobat Reader/Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Contests won 7th Translation Contest: Italian to Spanish
Professional practices Maria Elena Martinez endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
My name is María Elena Martínez. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I live in Holland since 1989. I am a Freelance English to Spanish Literary Translator. After I graduated in 1982, I worked for a renowned translator, M.Mizrahi for several years translating books about Psychology, Logic, Medicine, Science Fiction, Social Science, Novels. Among them: "Short Stories" by Ray Bradbury; "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie.
When I came to Holland, I worked for some time in the IT field while translating on a part-time basis. Then again, in 2004, I went back to translating on a full time basis. I have clients in Europe, Latin America, EEUU and Canada.
My latest translated book has been "Explora tu medioambiente" (Exploring your Environment), for a Canadian Publisher.
My main fields of expertise are: Environment & Ecology, Psychology, Medicine, Biology, Science, Politics, Women & Social Development, Literature, Travel & Tourism, Computers, Software, Website Translations, Technical Translations and General Conversation.

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Total pts earned: 2792
PRO-level pts: 2615

Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish1920
Spanish to English629
Italian to Spanish38
Portuguese to Spanish24
Dutch to Spanish4
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)467
Engineering (general)192
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng138
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters96
Electronics / Elect Eng93
IT (Information Technology)92
Finance (general)91
Pts in 67 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects9
With client feedback9
100% positive (9 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Spanish8
Spanish to English1
Specialty fields
Environment & Ecology2
Education / Pedagogy1
Tourism & Travel1
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Marketing / Market Research1
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)1
Other fields
Keywords: literature, social science, medicine, art, biology, environment & ecology, science fiction, human rights, politics, website translations, computers, general conversation, children's books, finance (general), marketing, biological biophysical engineering, stem cells, beamer lamps, time registration systems, money counters, pollution, skyglow, compost, landfills.

Profile last updated
Mar 2

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