Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

Robert Copeland
Organized, Deadline-Oriented, Reliable

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Local time: 21:53 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English, Spanish Native in Spanish
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Name: Robert W. Copeland Jr.
Place of birth: USA
Nationality: American
Telephone/Fax: (910) 797-1835
E-mail: [email protected]

Available for:

Translation/ Interpreting/ Proofreading & Editing/ Subtitling/
Voiceover/Glossary creation/Web Localization/DTP/Web-design/Software linguistic testing/Project management/Other linguistic services


Translation: (Non specialized text- .05-.10 cents per word Specializedtext- .10-25 cents per word)
Interpreting: (M-F 7:00-7:00 $45.00 per hr. Sat-Sun. $75.00 per hr.)
Proofreading/Editing: (Non specialized text- .03 cents per word Specialized text- .10 cents per word)
Subtitling/Voiceover-Per job basis----Very reasonable rates

Important to Know:
Seasoned: 25 years working as a freelance translator; Organized: Able to manage large volume projects and work under pressure; Dead line-oriented: Able to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities; Reliable: Can be trusted to keep sensitive information secure; Creative: Strong writing and editing skills; Daily turnaround of up to 3000 words-Rush jobs are accepted

Language combinations:
English to Spanish, English UK to Spanish, English US to Spanish , Spanish to English, Spanish LA to English, Spanish Spain to English, Spanish Spain to English US, Spanish Spain to English UK, Spanish (All variants)-English (All variants)


Law: Court Interpretation, Banking & Financial Law, Corporate Law, Court Documents, Law Enforcement, Customs, Immigration-INS, Criminal And Administrative Proceedings, Contracts, Letters of Credit, Vital Records, Leasing, Association Contracts, Bills Of Lading, , Agency Agreements, By-Laws, Incorporation Documents, Bank Documents, Trust Documents, Stock Exchange Documents, Powers Of Attorney, Domestic And Foreign Bids, Court-Decisions, Judgments rendered by the Courts in the prosecution of Trademark Applications, Oppositions, Contentious-Administrative and Cassation Appeal proceedings. Also, items such as translation of General Correspondence with Clients, Private Investigators’ reports, Legal Briefings, Co-Existence Agreements, Tax Law, Commercial Reports, Preparation of Letters of Request.

Medical/Pharmaceutical: Yearly Interpreting with Jones Medical Group-Santa Cruz, BOL., Health, Clinical Practice, Diagnostic Guidelines, Medical Instruments, Anatomy and Physiology, Tests, Therapeutics, Drug Dosage Schedules, Medication and Pharmaceutical Guides - Patent litigation, Brand and Generic Name Indexes, Internet pharmacies, Extensive studies in all fields of medicine, official documents to register medical products, FDA documents, and Reports by NGO’s. Worked for Pharmaceutical Companies, such as Novartis, Squib, Laboratorios Wyeth S.A., Merck Sharp & Dohm, Bristol Myers - Productos Roche, and Alcon Pharmaceutical C.A

Financial/Banking: Online Brokerage, Accounts/Services, Debt Consolidation, Refinance, Planning, Investments, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Trading/Quotes, Research –Accounts, Reduction, Commodities, Banking: Online Banking, Policies and Procedures, Products and Services, Accounting & Auditing , Accounts, Loans, Mortgages, Advertising & Public Relations, etc.

Insurance: Insurance Claims, Vehicle, Household and Business Documents, Standard GL Subscription and Shareholders Agreement, Wrap Insurance, Proposal Form; Claim Form Reinsurance Reports, Policies, Appraisals, related Legal Translations.

General Business: Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Financial and Operating Reports, Contracts and Agreements, Etc. Training and Development Manuals. Total Quality Management, Quality Improvement, Empowered Work Teams, and Self-Directed Teamwork.

General Areas of Knowledge: Public relations, Education, Science, Engineering ,Computers, Cosmetics, Printing & Publishing, Automotive Industry, Transportation, Literature, Arts and Humanities, Military, Multimedia, Insurance, Music , Architecture, Marketing, Psychology, Agriculture, Energy, International Development, Business, Sociology, Biochemistry , Machinery & Tools, Sports, Government , Travel & Tourism, Telecommunications, Art, Mining & Minerals, Gastronomy, Shipping & Maritime, Ecology & Environment, Film & Television, Real Estate, History , European Union, Food & Dairy Technology


1985 Trainee translator program. Washington,
1985-1989 U.S. Army-98G Spanish Linguist-Field Station
in Cuba, Military-missions in Honduras,
México, Panamá, & Bolivia.
Extensive IT proofreading/editing
experience for military unit while in service.
1989-1991 Head Spanish Interpreter for Pitt County
Health Department
1989-1995 Courtroom Interpreting-N.C./S.C./VA.-Part
1989-1992 Document translation and Courtroom
Interpreting for law offices-Greenville, N.C.
1989-1992 Spanish Translator/Editing Department for
Summa Information Systems-Greenville, N.C.
1992-1994 Part Time Medical Translator/Interpreter-
Womack Army Medical Facility/Hospital and
Local Clinics
1992-1994 High School Spanish Teacher-N.C.
1992-1994 Independent Freelance Spanish translator
and Private English Teacher
1994-Present Spanish Teacher-N.C.
1994-Present Part Time Instructor-Community College-
Courses taught suchmas Medical Spanish
(Beg/Intermed./Advanced Lvls.); How to
be a Spanish Interpreter/Translator
(Beg/Inter/Advanced Lvls.)
1995-Present Part Time Medical Translator/Interpreter-
RaneyHospital/Ft. Bragg Regional Medical Center
1995-1996 Haynes Underwear and Bali Bra Companies-
Central America-Translated
Surveys/Multiple Documents
1996-Present Translator/Interpreter-Jones Medical Group-
To include yearly trip in July to South
America-1 month each summer.
Work as Head Interpreter for Medical Group
in Hospitals/Health Care Settings around
Bolivia. Includes 8-10 doctors/surgeons,
Nurse Practitioners, and nurses.
1997-Present English/Spanish language
Translator/Interpreter for various law firms:
translated legal documents such as general
correspondence with clients, private
investigators’ reports, legal-briefs; court-
decisions; judgments rendered by the
courts in the prosecution of trademark
applications, oppositions, and contentious-
administrative and cassation appeal
proceedings. Also, translation of co-
existence agreements, notarial certificates,
contracts, commercial reports and letters of
2002-2003 Part of team to translate: "Relationship
between rheumatoid arthritis and
Mycoplasma pneumoniae: a case–control
study ", Unit of Epidemiology and Preventive
Medicine, Veterinary Faculty, Department of
Histology and Pathology, Mathematics
Department University of Las Palmas
(published by Oxford Press)
2004 Translated works by Justo L. Gonzalez,
Author. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press,
1996. There are seven essays that describe
and analyze Hispanic worship practices in
several Christian traditions.
2006 Part of team to Edit/Proofread three
manuals of medical instruments, an
Electrocardiograph (Model EKG-2000), a
Fetal Monitor (Model FC-1400) and a Manual
& Portable Patient Monitor (Model CI-800)

Freelance translator for major corporations both in U.S. and abroad:
(Amoco Colombia Oil Company, Anaya Publishing Company, Avianca S.A. Avianca Inc., Banco Uconal, Citibank, Enron, Nomeco Oil Company, McCann-Erickson Advertising, Novartis Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Productos Quimicos Esso, Seabridge, Texaco, Worldbank, etc.)

Institutions such as:
(Andean Rural Health Care, Cruz Roja-Santa Cruz-BOL., Centro de Salud Rural Andino, CSRA, Environmental Protection Agency, Minugua, PHAO, World Health Organization, USAID)

I have worked extensively for other translation agencies in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Chile, Bolivia , Colombia and Argentina. 2007-present Continue to work as a freelance translator, and as a nurse


Defense Language Institute, Monterrey, CA. (Honor Graduate-1st in Class) 1985
Monterrey Institute of International Studies-1986
Advanced Language Course-Ft. Bragg, N.C.-1987
B.S. degree in Spanish Education (K-12)-East Carolina University-Greenville, N.C.(Magna Cum Laude) 1992
M.A. degree in Education-Certified in English/Language Arts/Reading-Fayetteville State University (Magna Cum Laude) 2002
PC Specialist (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). - Diploma June 1998.
- Internet Basics and Web Page Design - Certificates May and July
- Desktop Publisher (Adobe PageMaker) - Diploma February 2000.
Software: Memsource/MemCloud; Wordfast Pro 5, other CAT software,Operating system: Microsoft Windows other operating system Broadband internet:yes; MS Access, MS Excel, MsFront Page, MS Power Point; Full Adobe CS2 Package(Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, ...), Full Macromedia MX package (DreamweaverMX, Flash MX, Fireworks MX, ...), HTML Editors, PHP Editors, FrameMaker,PageMaker, QuarkXpress; WordPaint Shope Pro... (MS Windows 3.11-XP available)


High Speed Internet Connection PC500Mhz, Intel-64 Mb RAM-750 Gb hard drive; Printer: Hp Laserjet 4250tn 45 Ppm 1200x1200; fax; scanner; CD-r, DVD-r


I have the highest of references-Available upon request.....

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Total pts earned: 6023
PRO-level pts: 5539

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English2659
English to Spanish2576
Portuguese to English159
English to Portuguese65
English to Italian38
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Law (general)676
Law: Contract(s)442
Medical (general)354
Finance (general)251
Education / Pedagogy247
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs194
Business/Commerce (general)186
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Project History Summary
Total projects26
With client feedback19
100% positive (19 entries)

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Language pairs
Spanish to English24
English to Spanish2
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4
Law (general)3
Medical: Health Care2
Medical (general)2
Advertising / Public Relations2
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Finance (general)1
Medical: Cardiology1
Energy / Power Generation1
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)1
Education / Pedagogy1
Sports / Fitness / Recreation1
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