Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Local time: 06:04 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variant: US) 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Training
Specializes in:
Wine / Oenology / ViticultureTourism & Travel
SlangPrinting & Publishing
Media / MultimediaPoetry & Literature
LinguisticsInternet, e-Commerce
International Org/Dev/CoopCooking / Culinary
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Translation education PhD - University of Virginia
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at Sep 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, verified)
English (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, verified)
Memberships National Capital Area Translators Association (NCATA)
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices TroyPrinkey endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
My experience as a language professional began with a precocious childhood interest in all languages accessible to me through the admittedly limited media of the time and by talking to family friends who were language fanatics themselves. I have a natural aptitude for learning languages, their grammatical forms and sentence patterns, regional accents, intonation, and non-verbal (or, 'gestural') communication. This aptitude has allowed me to develop an unaccented, native-level, Peninsular-informed Spanish variant. I have immersed myself in the study and speaking of Spanish, having spent 37 weeks residing in Spanish-speaking countries.

I began formal study of Spanish at age twelve and completed all requirements of a doctoral program in Spanish Language and Literatures at the University of Virginia many years later. I have a special interest in the cultural practices, artifacts, and literatures of Spanish-speaking regions of the world. My seriousness about language learning and professionalization extends to working proficiencies in French and Portuguese; I’m even currently a student of Mandarin!

My experience continued to grow organically over the years in my several positions as an educator in secondary and higher education. By extensively researching translation theory and practices, I was able to craft a unique course called, "Translation," and offer it to advance-standing Spanish majors at Sewanee: The University of the South. I have recently begun contractual work on a well-known Spanish author’s novel, and look forward to taking on your project as well.

I take client satisfaction so to heart that I will work to revise my work until you are completely pleased with the final product. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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    Profile last updated
    Apr 28, 2016

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