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Member since Oct '03

Working languages:
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

Robert Forstag
Translating words, preserving meaning

Westlake, Ohio, United States
Local time: 03:11 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member Kudoz editor
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/CoopSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Poetry & LiteratureLaw: Contract(s)
Marketing / Market ResearchLaw (general)
Advertising / Public RelationsPsychology

Spanish to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.16 USD per word / 40 - 70 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 9048, Questions answered: 5299, Questions asked: 1137
Blue Board entries made by this user  21 entries

Translation education Master's degree
Experience Years of translation experience: 15. Registered at Jun 2003. Became a member: Oct 2003.
Credentials Spanish to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Spanish (DELE C-2 (Superior))
English (Kent State University)
Memberships ATA
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Professional practices Robert Forstag endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
About me
Legal/Marketing/Medical/Social Sciences

My professional background is in Psychology and Social Work and I am also widely read in a variety of areas, including social sciences, history, and law. I have professional translation experience in the legal, business and medical fields and previously served as the editor of an internationally distributed ophthalmology magazine.

I have a particular interest in, and flair for, marketing copy.

In my own view, the *sine qua non* of any effective translator is a complete mastery of his or her native tongue. I have to offer any potential client or colleague both this essential skill as well as a solid foundation in the Spanish language, which I have studied and worked with intensively for many years. I will work hard to precisely and elegantly translate any text that is placed in my trust.

I am currently working as a freelancer, as well as an editor of texts in the English language, and I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate on projects, large or small, within the subject areas that I am familiar with.

Please note the following:

I offer professional work for professional compensation. Please contact me personally regarding any project which falls within my range of expertise if the rates you pay match the rates that I accept, as stated on my profile page. Please do not include me in any general lists that are used for mass mailings in order to attract the lowest bidder from among dozens of respondents. I do not answer such mails, for I feel that they downgrade the profession of translation. For the same reason, I do not typically "bid" on posted jobs on this or any other website.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 9318
PRO-level pts: 9048

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English5765
English to Spanish1831
Portuguese to English737
French to Spanish82
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Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences1045
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)982
Law: Contract(s)614
Education / Pedagogy579
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters470
Government / Politics368
Medical (general)349
Business/Commerce (general)334
Pts in 88 more flds >

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Keywords: medical, psychology, legal, marketing

Profile last updated
May 12

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