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Spanish (monolingual)

Monica Colangelo
44 yrs' experience in most every field

Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Local time: 06:53 ART (GMT-3)

Native in: Spanish (Variants: Argentine, US, Rioplatense, Latin American, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Standard-Spain, Uruguayan, Bolivian) Native in Spanish
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I graduated from Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentine Catholic University) with a Master's degree in Legal and Literary Translation on March 23rd, 1976. The following week I was visiting every publishing house in Buenos Aires to offer my services as a literary translator. I was turned down each and every time because I had no experience. A few months later I saw an ad in a paper (a jobs agency seeking a translator for a large multinational corporation), applied for the job without much conviction (no experience, no CV!) but got instantly hired to work with General Electric. I kept switching jobs for 11 years, mostly because many of them were high-paying, temporary jobs offered by agencies. I "retired" two weeks before my eldest daughter was born, although I had been appointed export manager for a laboratory I had been working with for almost two years.

As an in-house translator I spent all those years learning while working with a large number of businesses, including

General Electric Argentina

Hausheer Belgrano & Fernández (patents & trademarks)

Centro Gráfico Internacional (importers of equipment for the graphic arts)

Bank of America

Celulosa Argentina

Abbott Laboratories

Timken Argentina

Syntex Argentina

The Exxon Co.

Laboratorios Vanten

Laboratorios Glaubach

been working on a freelance basis since early 2002, shortly after
joining It has been a good ride -with its ups and downs- but
it has never ceased to amaze me how I could keep learning new stuff with
each project, no matter how small or large it was. My fields of
expertise have grown exponentially over the past forty-four years to now

Law, Medicine, Health and Fitness, Psychiatry, Pharmaceuticals, Organotherapy Products, Cosmetics,

Veterinary Products, Literature, Religion, Marketing, Surveys, Travel and Tourism, Family and Parenting,

Education, ERP, Automotive, Subtitling Translation, Oil and Gas, Energy, Sports, Corporate Communications,

International Development and Cooperation, Health Safety and Evironment, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Standards,

video games, Spanish transcription and translation into English of interviews, police arrests, videos, jail calls

(material used in legal proceedings).

If you are looking for a professional English>Spanish Translator, there
are a few things you should know about me:

I am obsessive about my work. "Detail-oriented" does not even
begin to define me.

I do not accept to have my work proofread by anyone but my daughter. The reason is very simple: I share many

projects with her and we proofread each other's work. We literally "talk things out" and decide what sounds best.

I do literary translation, whatever the field. Therefore, I refuse to use
any type of CAT tool. Likewise, I do not do machine translation post-editing.

If you are looking for a cheap provider, I am not your target. You get what
you pay for. I respect myself and the quality of work I deliver.

Last, but not least, I have my own terms and
conditions. Just as I cannot expect my doctor, or a lawyer or the supermarket
to accept the kind of money I am ready to pay them or the way I want to pay
them, nobody can expect me to accept absurd rates or payment terms and modes.
At present, I can only accept payments via Western Union. If you're good with
all of the above, please write to me and I will promptly send you my CV.

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: 5282
PRO-level pts: 3775

Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish2447
Spanish to English1042
French to Spanish68
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Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Sports / Fitness / Recreation616
Medical (general)217
Law (general)140
Law: Contract(s)116
Medical: Health Care88
Business/Commerce (general)88
Medical: Pharmaceuticals87
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects16
With client feedback8
100% positive (8 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Spanish11
Spanish to English4
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)5
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama2
Media / Multimedia1
Education / Pedagogy1
Tourism & Travel1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Marketing / Market Research1
Sports / Fitness / Recreation1
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino1
Medical (general)1
Other fields
Keywords: import, export, patents, trademarks, correspondence, manuals, catalogues, art, proofreading, chemistry, energy, legal docs, contracts, opotherapical products, petrochemical, veterinary, statistics, shipping docs, laser, grammar, history, psychology, psychiatry, travel and tourism, advertising, marketing, family and parenting, sport translation, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, rugby, volleyball, bocce, jaialai, equestrian, table tennis, horse jumping, field hockey, handball, gymnastics, swimming, videogames, subtitling translation, transcription, importación, exportación, translation of medical records, patentes, marcas, correspondencia, manuales, catálogos, folletos, arte, revisión de textos, química, electricidad, documentación legal, contratos, productos opoterápicos, veterinaria, estadísticas, documentos de embarque, láser, gramática, historia, psicología, psiquiatría, viajes y turismo, publicidad, mercadotecnia, traductora, inglés español, cosmética, veterinaria, documentos, traducciones legales, traducción médica, traducción literaria, traducción deportiva, fútbol, basket, tenis, voley, handball, bochas, gimnasia artística, equitación, natación, tenis de mesa, hockey, traducción de subtítulos, series, conferencias, traducción de historias clínicas

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