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Working languages:
Russian to English
German to English
English (monolingual)

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Susan Welsh
Psychology, economics, politics

VA, United States
Local time: 06:21 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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User message
When only a native English-speaker will do.
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
PsychologyEconomics
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Government / Politics
Tourism & TravelHistory
International Org/Dev/Coop

Rates
Russian to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
German to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.14 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 519, Questions answered: 344, Questions asked: 308
Project History 14 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Translation
Volume: 2300 words
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:

German to English
Corporate travel directive



Business/Commerce (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4600 words
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:
German to English
Speech on why nuclear power is safe



Nuclear Eng/Sci, Energy / Power Generation, Science (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1740 words
Completed: Sep 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
Marketing, beverage industry



Manufacturing
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 20000 words
Completed: Aug 2010
Languages:
German to English
Psychology articles, various topics



Psychology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 15000 words
Completed: Jul 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
Conference speeches on economics



Economics
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2000 words
Completed: Jul 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
Contract, freight business



Law: Contract(s), Law: Contract(s), Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2100 words
Completed: Jun 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
business contract



Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3500 words
Completed: May 2010
Languages:
German to English
History of psychotherapy in Germany



Psychology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3500 words
Completed: May 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
Notes preceding an annual financial report



Accounting
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3800 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
German to English
Psychology article - PTSD among foster children



Psychology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4000 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
German to English
Article on crisis in Eurzone, Banco Santander, German elections North Rhine-West



Government / Politics, Finance (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4500 words
Completed: Jan 2010
Languages:
German to English
Article on forensic psychology with respect to child homicides



Law (general), Psychology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4400 words
Completed: Jan 2010
Languages:
German to English
Psychology article - effect of violence on war veterans and their families



Psychology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 25000 words
Completed: Nov 2009
Languages:
Russian to English
Psychology and neuropsychology



Psychology, Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
 No comment.


Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal, TransferWise.com
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries German archaeology, German certificates, German Financial, German general, German idioms, German industry, German Legal, German medical, dental, German military, German Psychology

Translation education Bachelor's degree - Russian - Swarthmore College
Experience Years of translation experience: 15. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2006. Became a member: May 2008.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships ATA
Teamsinter vivos
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, ABBYY Aligner, ABBYY PDF Transformer
Forum posts 650 forum posts
Website http://www.ssw-translation.com
Training sessions attended Terminology: research and utilization (by Attila Piróth) [download]
MS Excel for translators: useful functions for translators and other tips and tricks (by Attila Piróth)
Machine Translation by Jeff Allen [download]
102 - Legal Terminology: Commercial Law Terminology [download]
104 - Legal Terminology: Real Estate Law Terminology [download]
202 - Legal Terminology: Commercial Law Terminology [download]
Professional practices Susan Welsh endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I am a freelance translator (since 2008) and editor (since 1983).

I have a BA in Russian and Psychology.

In my translation work, I have concentrated on psychology, economics and business, politics and government, and tourism. I do not do highly technical scientific and technical translations, although I can handle scientific and technical documents aimed at the layman.

My main "calling card" is that I am a top-notch editor and writer, who also has a very good knowledge of German and Russian. I have often worked as an editor of translations by others. Many people who are bilingual or nearly so do not have excellent writing skills in English, so often that's where I come in.

I have long experience in editing English-language articles written by non-native speakers of English, and this is now an important feature of my freelance business, for which I charge an hourly rate of USD 42.

I adhere scrupulously to deadlines, as per my many years as an editor.

My preferred CAT tool is OmegaT. I do not give so-called "Trados discounts."

I am a member of the American Translators Association, and an editorial board member (and film columnist) for SlavFile, the quarterly newsletter of the ATA's Slavic Languages Division.
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: 554
PRO-level pts: 519


Language (PRO)
Russian to English367
Pts in 1 more pair >
Top general fields (PRO)
Bus/Financial136
Art/Literary96
Other76
Social Sciences71
Science40
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Finance (general)61
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters48
Business/Commerce (general)48
Poetry & Literature44
Science (general)36
Government / Politics31
Education / Pedagogy28
Pts in 21 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 projects14
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
0 positive (0 entries)
positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation14
Language pairs
German to English8
Russian to English6
1
Specialty fields
Psychology6
Finance (general)1
Government / Politics1
Economics1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Other fields
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
Law: Contract(s)2
Law (general)1
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)1
Accounting1
Energy / Power Generation1
Manufacturing1
Nuclear Eng/Sci1
Science (general)1
Keywords: psychology, politics, government, current affairs, economics, journalism, history, social sciences, arts, business, current affairs, экономика, политика, история, Politik, Geschichte, Geisteswissenschaft, Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Washington, D.C., USA, mental health, Psychologie, психология, native speaker American English




Profile last updated
Dec 11



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