Member since Jan '10

Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Spanish to English
Haitian-Creole to English

John Speese
23 years in agricultural science

North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
Local time: 09:49 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
This person has translated 23,148 words for Translators without Borders
What John Speese is working on
Jan 4, 2017 (posted via  I just finished a French to English patent for new refrigerating fluids, foaming agents, and propellants. ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 0

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Livestock / Animal HusbandryScience (general)

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

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Words translated: 23,148
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 578, Questions answered: 311, Questions asked: 620
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Other - New York University
Experience Years of experience: 17. Registered at Oct 2002. Became a member: Jan 2010.
Credentials French to English (New York University Certificate in Translation, verified)
German to English (New York University Certificate in Translation, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF), French (PDF), Spanish (PDF), German (PDF)
Professional practices John Speese endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
I specialize in patents, agriculture, and the biological sciences (entomology, zoology, botany, etc.).
In addition to my specialties, I have experience in translating the following types of texts/fields: standard contracts, clinical trial patient information and consent forms, patient information leaflets (PILs), summaries of product characteristics (SPCs), tourism, advertising, press releases, industry (user manuals, product and equipment descriptions)

New York University: Certificate in Translation (German and French > English), 2005.
Cornell University (New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences): BS with distinction, 1977. Major: entomology.

2004 - present: Freelance translator, full time since 2006
1982 -2005: Senior Research Specialist, entomology. Virginia Tech
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Painter, Virginia
1979-1982: High school teacher, biology and algebra. Broadwater Academy, Exmore, Virginia
1977-1979: Agriculture internship, Graefliche Verwaltung, Pappenheim, Germany and Gutshof Moehren, Treuchtlingen, Germany.

I am a volunteer translator (French, German > English) for the Christian organization Deaf Friends International, which promotes friendship among young deaf people all over the world, many of them who do not share a common language, and also for Translators Without Borders.
Keywords: entomology, natural science, biology, botany, horticulture, agriculture, patents, general texts

Profile last updated
Oct 6, 2020

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