Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Training
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Construction / Civil Engineering
Tourism & Travel
Also works in:
Medical: Health Care
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Education / Pedagogy
Sample translations submitted: 1
Spanish to English: Account of events (excerpt) General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Law (general)
Source text - Spanish Todo comenzó un día jueves del mes de junio no recuerdo la fecha con exactitud, yo me encontraba comprando la cena para mi familia cuando terminé la compra y me dirigía para la casa me salieron al camino 5 pandilleros de la mara 18 con tatuajes alverbos (sic) a dicha mara y me dijeron que me detuviera al no ver otra alternativa no tuve otra opción de detenerme en ese mismo instante luego comenzaron a golpearme sin explicarme el por qué (sic) de dicha golpiza ellos andavan (sic) armados con arma de fuego luego de la golpiza ellos me dijeron que eso abia (sic) sucedido por no pagar la renta (extorción) ellos me dejaron en mal estado y pedí alluda (sic) y no llegó nadie a socorrerme eso fue por primera vez.
Translation - English It all began on a Thursday in the month of June – I don’t remember the date exactly – and I was buying dinner for my family. When I was finished shopping and headed home, 5 gang members from the Mara 18 came out in front of my path, the gang members having tattoos [attributed to] that gang, and they told me to stop. Seeing no other alternative, I had no option but to stop, and at that same moment, they began hitting me without explaining why they are beating me. They were armed with firearm(s), and after the beating they told me that this had happened because I didn’t pay the rent (extortion). They left me in bad shape, and I asked for help but no one arrived to help me. That was the first time.
Master's degree - University of New Orleans
Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Sep 2015.
Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
My name is Vicki Barreto Harkin. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, I am a native speaker in Spanish and English. I have interpreted and translated documents, live court testimony, immigration interview speech, as well as in numerous settings for persons from Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and other nationalities.
My work experience has been in legal, healthcare and academic settings, and I am very familiar with the terminology of these and other areas. The best translator and interpreter is the one willing to learn from and help others, and these words describe my personality and work ethic.