Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
Russian to English
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
German to English
Dutch to English

Experienced multilingual translator

United States
Local time: 21:52 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Mar 17:  Romanian clinical trial letters, IMPD approval & post authorization requests, 1150 words, finished ...more, + 152 other entries »
Total word count: 564000

Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical (general)
Medical: Health CareLaw (general)
Law: Contract(s)Military / Defense
Government / PoliticsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Tourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 183, Questions answered: 133, Questions asked: 46
Blue Board entries made by this user  2 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch medical, health care & other, Macedonian - abbreviations, initialisms & other, Macedonian Technical & other, Romanian, Russian Abbreviations, initialisms, other, Russian military-defense, Swedish
Translation education Master's degree - UCLA
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at Jul 2001. Became a member: Dec 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Russian to English (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, SWSEEL, verified)
French to English (University of California at Los Angeles - UCLA)
Spanish to English (San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Office, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Attended 14 training sessions

Professional practices elherrera endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
Translation/Editing from Romance and Germanic languages and Russian/South Slavic into English. Assignments of thousands of words completed daily in a combination of these languages for Clinical Trials translation/editing.

Translation of clinical trials, general medical, legal, and administrative correspondence, short documents, journalism, international relations topics, military & defense, literature, marketing materials, documentation, personal correspondence, academic credentials, civil status documents, surveys-questionnaires, general texts.

Specialized Certificate in Clinical Trials Administration
University of California San Diego Extension - UCSD

Russian Language Proficiency Certificate - Highest Level
(5th-6th year course)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.A. French Literature

B.A. French and Spanish Languages & Literatures
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate
University of California San Diego Extension - UCSD

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults
Cambridge University/International House, Portland, OR

Experienced in - Clinical trials, general medical administrative and regulatory correspondence, Informed Consent documents, contracts, Economic Memorandum, Ethics Committee Opinions, queries & responses, protocol deviations, deficiency letters, Clinical Trial Application, complete project presentation, site start up & study closure documentation, study budget grids, IMP import documentation, Circuit of IMP, investigator c.v., patient surveys, PRO instruments, patient travel policy & insurance policy, SAE, Medical Safety Services, laboratory qualification certificate, medical reports from Romance languages, Germanic languages, Russian and Bulgarian into English

Russian to English official correspondence, various other document translations, current events, military-defense, political-economic texts; French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian to English legal, business, medical, marketing texts; German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages to English medical, social benefits & civil status & personal documents, marketing, short documents; various short document translations & editing for Romance, Slavic & Germanic languages. Qualified/tested for medical/social benefits short documents from Romance, Germanic & South Slavic languages. Able to translate short personal documents from Turkish

1 year full-time experience as an in-house editor/translator Romance languages to English at Berlitz Translation Services, Woodland Hills, CA, USA

Various freelance projects from Slavic, Romance, Germanic languages to English, clinical trials, medical certificates, short documents, legal texts, journalism, literary, marketing

Volunteer interpreter/translator experience at UCLA Medical Center

12 years post-secondary teaching experience in French and Spanish

Experienced translator/editor of all types of short documents from Romance, Germanic languages into English


I am the only person ever in Slavic Department memory at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - a top-ranked Slavic program - to have been awarded the Russian Language Proficiency Certificate - Highest Level (a functional M.A. level) in only 10 months of total study of the Russian language (5 summers in the U.S.A. only/UCLA-2 summer + I.U.-3 intensive summer courses = the total extent of my study in the language up to that time). This was true up to the time of my completion of Level 8 of the 9 level Russian language program at Indiana University.

To my knowledge, I am the only person in the history of the I.U. Slavic Department to ever have earned the Russian Language Proficiency Certificate after completing Level 8 of 9 possible Levels (Level 9 = the highest level) of the Russian Language Certificate program at the I.U., Bloomington campus Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and to have earned this Certificate in only 10 months of study in the U.S.A. only. I believe this feat has never been repeated.

Rated near native pronunciation in Russian by special phonetic analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, intensive SWSEEL - Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages phonetics course

Editing for short documents from Serbian & Croatian

Intermediate Persian - Farsi
- completed as the top ranked non-native/non-heritage speaker student
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Intermediate Arabic - MSA
- completed as the top ranked non-native/non-heritage speaker student
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

Intensive Elementary Azerbaijani
- completed as the top ranked student in the course cohort
SWSEEL - Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Intensive Elementary Tatar
- completed "with Distinction" as the top ranked student
ASU-CLI summer Critical Languages Institute
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Understand intermediate Turkish, knowledge of Turkic languages.

Understand/read elementary/conversational Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen and other Turkic languages.

Structure of Iranic, intermediate Farsi & understanding of intermediate Dari and Tajiki, interest in Iranic languages in contact with Turkic languages.

DLI, FLC, Rapport Training Course - Dari, Certificate of Completion

DLI, FLC, Rapport Training Course - Arabic-Iraqi, Certificate of Completion

DLI, FLC, Headstart2 Training Course - Uzbek, Certificate of Completion

Read & write Korean Hangeul script, elementary Korean, intermediate listening skills, near native pronunciation.

Intermediate Japanese, daily exposure to spoken Japanese in the home

1 year English teaching experience in South Korea, Seoul greater region. Developed cross-cultural skills.
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: 195
PRO-level pts: 183

Top languages (PRO)
Romanian to English28
Russian to English20
Swedish to English20
Spanish to English14
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Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 2 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)20
Law: Contract(s)20
Law (general)16
Finance (general)12
Construction / Civil Engineering9
Pts in 17 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 projects536
With client feedback133
100% positive (133 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
Spanish to English143
Portuguese to English104
Russian to English77
German to English70
French to English42
Romanian to English38
Dutch to English23
Bulgarian to English18
Italian to English17
Danish to English4
Macedonian to English2
Specialty fields
Medical: Pharmaceuticals441
Medical (general)322
Law (general)112
Medical: Health Care75
Law: Contract(s)44
Medical: Cardiology7
Business/Commerce (general)6
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs5
Medical: Instruments3
Government / Politics2
Advertising / Public Relations2
Finance (general)2
Marketing / Market Research2
Military / Defense1
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright1
Media / Multimedia1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Other fields
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Keywords: medical, medicine, clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, informed consent, patient reported outcomes, PRO, regulatory correspondence, legal, law, contracts, academic, copy writing, newspaper & magazine articles, immigration documents, immigration translator, civil status, immigration, literature, general correspondence, personal documents, short documents, general business correspondence, military-technical, military, political-economic, defense, aerospace, marine, navy, psychology, philosophy, critical studies, literature, journalism, cultural studies, social sciences, journalism, tourism, marketing, health care, medicine, Romance languages, Germanic languages, Slavic languages, translation, editing, Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Moldovan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkic languages

Profile last updated
Jan 10