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Member since May '12

Working languages:
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English
Italian to English
French to English
Catalan to English

Robert Long
Nothing lost in translation.

United States
Local time: 07:43 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variants: US, British) Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Affiliations Blue Board: Robert Long / Linguaphile Language Services
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Post-editing, Training, Project management
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Journalism
Science (general)Medical (general)
Medical: Health CareMarketing / Market Research
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

Spanish to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 USD per word / 15 - 20 USD per hour
Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 USD per word / 15 - 20 USD per hour
Italian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 USD per word / 15 - 20 USD per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 USD per word / 15 - 20 USD per hour
Catalan to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 USD per word / 15 - 20 USD per hour

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1, Questions asked: 68
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Houston
Experience Years of translation experience: 4. Registered at May 2012. Became a member: May 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (University Training )
Spanish to English (Proficiency Assessment from Nielsen Media Research)
Memberships N/A
Software DejaVu, Easyling, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional practices Robert Long endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me

I am a hyperpolyglot self-employed as a translator and writer. Before making the transition in 2012 to working as a full-time translator, I was previously employed as a Project Manager for a Houston-based translation agency while also doing various translation assignments on a part-time basis. This experience perfected my project and time management skills, as well as improving my general familiarity with the translation process and industry.

I have spent over a decade honing my linguistic skills through a combination of travel, university training (including the study of International Business), and autodidactic linguistic acquisition. I am therefore able to work with an equal degree of proficiency from the following languages into English (my native language):

• Spanish
• Portuguese
• Italian
• French
• Catalan

Over the last few years I have continuously striven to specialize and grow within my profession, taking every opportunity to learn from client feedback and hands-on experience. My main areas of focus are legal and business translations, including contracts, certificates, company reports, meeting Minutes, and the like. I have also handled a considerable volume of assignments in other areas, including:

• Marketing
• Medical
• Energy
• Culinary
• Journalism
• Technical

My daily capacity depends on the complexity and format of the file(s) in question, though I am usually capable of an output of 3,000-5,000 words per day, and my standard rate is $0.06/€0.06/£0.05 per word with a minimum charge of $10/€10/£10 for assignments under 200 words. Additionally, I am very comfortable with Trados Studio 2014and have also worked with a number of other common and proprietary CAT tools.

Please feel free to contact me for a quote or for additional information about my services. I would also be happy to complete one or more test translations free of charge if appropriate.

I look forward to working with you soon!

Robert Long

"In a world of machine translations and less than qualified translators, it can be hard to find quality and reliability. Fortunately, Robert Long offers both in not one, but five crucial languages. His attention to detail and commitment to quality are evident no matter the size or complexity of the translation. Not only is he fast, but his translations are solid. For quality and convenience on an affordable budget, Robert long is the way to go!"

~Cory Davis, Project Manager – Academy of Translation
Keywords: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Deja Vu, translation, localization, editing, proofreading, business, travel, tourism, medical, oil & gas, energy, advertising, marketing, business, certificates, reports, hotel, restaurant, legal, contracts, agreements, Trados

Profile last updated
Sep 13