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Comprehensive understanding of the specific needs of academics and researchers
15+ years of work and travel in Spanish-speaking countries; currently based in Canada
I specialize in Spanish to English translation and English editing of research articles, abstracts, conference presentations, annual reports, grant proposals and more.
I also welcome other general and technical projects, producing high-quality texts that are clear and well-written.
ENGLISH (native language)
SPANISH (fully fluent)
Master's degree in Environmental Studies, York University. Area of concentration: International Development, Democracy and Media.
Graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, York University
B.Sc. Honours in Environmental Biology and Ecology, University of British Columbia. Minor in History.
Copy Editing for Books, Journals and Reports, Ryerson University.
Interpreter training and certification, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (Ontario).
Freelance translator, editor and interpreter (2003–present)
Translation and editing of academic and general documents
Consecutive and simultaneous interpretation in academic, legal, medical and social service settings
Researcher, Children's Environmental Health Unit, Corrientes, Argentina (2009-2011)
Research and lecturing on environmental health issues, media and critical media literacy
Coordinator, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC, York University, 2003–2008)
Management of the centre’s events, research activities and academic programs
Writing and editing the centre’s publications and other communications
Translation and interpretation
Financial administration and database management
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
(see profile for full list)
Ecology and environmental issues
Latin American studies
PUBLISHED TRANSLATIONS (selected)
Crítica y Emancipación. Latin American Journal of Social Sciences (1)1. Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. Buenos Aires, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), 2009.
García Linera, Álvaro. Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia. Translated by Shana Yael Shubs, Ruth Felder and Carlos Velásquez Carrillo. Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, Historical Materialism Book Series, 2014.
Katz, Claudio. "The Singularities of Latin America". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. Socialist Register 2012: The Crisis and the Left, London, Merlin Press, 2012.
Katz, Claudio. "The Three Dimensions of the Crisis". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. In Spronk, S. and Webber, J. (eds.) Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Economy, Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, Historical Materialism Book Series, 2014.
Romé, Natalia. "Signifying Order and Aleatory Encounter in Louis Althusser's Political Philosophy". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. In Parker, I. and Pavón-Cuéllar, D. (eds.) Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy, Routledge, 2014.
Selected articles and legal documents translated by Shana Yael Shubs for Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Toronto, Knopf, 2007.
JOURNALS FEATURING TRANSLATED AND EDITED ARTICLES (selected)
Acta Limnologica Brasiliensis
American Journal of Physiology
Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS)
International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Journal of Sea Research
Journal of Shellfish Research
Observatorio Social de América Latina
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Revista de Biología Tropical
Keywords: biology, biología, ecology, ecología, environment, medioambiente, social sciences, ciencias sociales, political science, ciencias políticas, international development, desarrollo internacional, gender, género, women's studies, sociology, sociología, social movements, movimientos sociales, scientific publications, publicaciones científicas, academic journals, revistas académicas, academic translation, traducción académica, English, Spanish, inglés, español, traducciones, corrección de textos, grant applications, solicitudes de financiamiento