Working languages:
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

Andrea Shah
Experienced translator (ES, PT, EN-UK)

United States
Local time: 00:55 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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About me
Who am I and what can I do for you?   

Translation: I am an experienced translator with the skills to translate literary, journalistic and technical texts on a wide variety of topics, specialized in literature, journalism, fashion and beauty. I am fast, efficient and organized, and I provide quality translations.

Editing and proofreading:I have several years' experience editing and proofreading texts translated by others, both with source text provided and in standalone target form.

Americanization: I have significant experience with Americanization of texts from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and elsewhere in the English-speaking world. I can make recommendations on the necessity of a localized version; create a glossary of terms to be localized; or perform a full edit to localize a text, including tweaking cultural references and converting measurements.

Background: I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in translation from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in Romance languages from New York University. I have experience translating a wide variety of literary and journalistic texts from both Spanish and Portuguese. I also have five years of project and vendor management experience in the localization industry, with special experience in terminology management and quality control.

Working interests    E-commerce, literature, journalism, literary theory, sports, fashion, and beauty. Transcreation. Americanization.

Preferred CAT tool   WordFast.

Previously published work   Veronica Stigger's short story "The Dwarves," as published in Zoetrope: All Story
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: 48
PRO-level pts: 44


Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English28
Portuguese to English16
Top general fields (PRO)
Other32
Tech/Engineering12
Top specific fields (PRO)
Cosmetics, Beauty4
Internet, e-Commerce4
Law (general)4
Mechanics / Mech Engineering4
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4
Construction / Civil Engineering4
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Profile last updated
Jun 23



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