Member since Oct '03

Working languages:
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

Robert Forstag
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Westlake, Ohio, United States
Local time: 20:21 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Poetry & LiteratureLaw: Contract(s)
Marketing / Market ResearchLaw (general)
Advertising / Public RelationsPsychology

Spanish to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.16 USD per word / 40 - 70 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 9874, Questions answered: 5726, Questions asked: 1194
Blue Board entries made by this user  25 entries

Translation education Master's degree
Experience Years of experience: 19. Registered at Jun 2003. Became a member: Oct 2003.
Credentials Spanish to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Spanish (DELE C-2 (Superior))
English (Kent State University)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (PDF)
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Professional practices Robert Forstag endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Legal/Marketing/Medical/Social Sciences

My professional background is in Psychology and Social Work and I am also widely read in a variety of areas, including social sciences, history, and law. I have professional translation experience in the legal, business and medical fields and previously served as the editor of an internationally distributed ophthalmology magazine.

I have a particular interest in, and flair for, marketing copy.

In my own view, the *sine qua non* of any effective translator is a complete mastery of his or her native tongue. I have to offer any potential client or colleague both this essential skill as well as a solid foundation in the Spanish language, which I have studied and worked with intensively for many years. I will work hard to precisely and elegantly translate any text that is placed in my trust.

I am currently working as a freelancer, as well as an editor of texts in the English language, and I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate on projects, large or small, within the subject areas that I am familiar with.

Please note the following:

I offer professional work for professional compensation. Please contact me personally regarding any project which falls within my range of expertise if the rates you pay match the rates that I accept, as stated on my profile page. Please do not include me in any general lists that are used for mass mailings in order to attract the lowest bidder from among dozens of respondents. I do not answer such mails, for I feel that they downgrade the profession of translation. For the same reason, I do not typically "bid" on posted jobs on this or any other website.
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: 10164
PRO-level pts: 9874

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English6187
English to Spanish2127
Portuguese to English785
French to Spanish82
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Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences1096
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)1088
Education / Pedagogy705
Law: Contract(s)650
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters538
Government / Politics388
Medical (general)373
Marketing / Market Research357
Pts in 88 more flds >

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Keywords: medical, psychology, legal, marketing

Profile last updated
Dec 10, 2019

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