Working languages:
Japanese to English
English to Japanese
Japanese to Spanish
Spanish to Japanese
Spanish to English

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April 2018

David Higbee
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Lomita, California, United States
Local time: 23:32 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English Native in English, Spanish Native in Spanish
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David Higbee Language Services

14 years of extensive translation experience in business, legal, technical fields. Hands-on interpreting and translating experience in manufacturing and engineering fields in Latin America and the US. 13 years of experience as a CERTIFIED court interpreter and translator, mostly in the US. In-house and freelance business and technical interpretation/translation in Japan, Argentina, Mexico and Canada.

My translation portfolio includes:

- Legal contracts, agreements of all kinds
- Technical patents in IT, engineering, automotive, and design
- Technical and user manuals in IT and automotive fields
- Technical specifications and tender documents
- Medical device documents audits
- Divorce, death, marriage, birth certificates
- Court forms and authorizations
- Immigration forms and interviews
- Educational and professional certificates/transcripts
- Websites
- Healthcare brochures
- Medical research consent forms
- Hospital information packets

On-site interpretation experience includes:

- Staff technical interpreter/translator at Honda Research & Development in Torrance, CA (2 years)
- Conference interpretation for Japanese technical and business consultants (60 weeks +)
- Hundreds of hours of technical interpretation at KAIZEN workshops held in Mexico and the US at businesses such as Boeing, Siemens, Hitachi, Bombardier, Carrier, Acuity Brands Lighting, Ingersoll Rand, United Technologies Corporation, etc.
- Native fluency in simul. or consec. interpretation from Japanese into Spanish/English and advanced business level (near-native) fluency in Japanese for interpretation from Spanish/English into Japanese.
- Interpretation of hundreds of court hearings, depositions, private investigations, interviews, and the like as a state certified court interpreter for Spanish.
- Interpretation of hundreds of depositions, phone-interviews, deposition preparation sessions, etc. as a Registered and competent court interpreter of Japanese.
- Ample experience interpreting in hospitals, clinics, and physicians visits, including emergency rooms in Japanese/Spanish/English.
- Terminology management in all of my fields of experience and expertise, and the ability to leverage resources between jobs without disclosing any confidential information.
- Experience interpreting between my working languages at hospitals and legal hearings in Japan.

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Total pts earned: 132
PRO-level pts: 116

Top languages (PRO)
Japanese to English76
English to Spanish20
Spanish to English20
Top general fields (PRO)
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Law (general)24
Automotive / Cars & Trucks24
Business/Commerce (general)8
Education / Pedagogy8
Law: Contract(s)8
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