Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English

Carlos Umaña
Medical Doctor, ATA-Certified Translator

San Jose, San Jose
Local time: 19:52 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish, English Native in English
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What Carlos Umaña is working on
Jun 5, 2020 (posted via  I have an ongoing workload of PSUR/PBRER, RMP, SUSAR, ICF and other pharmaceutical documents. I just translated an 10-page article for a medical journal and am working on a linguistic validation project. ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Translations from someone who knows the jargon from inside.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Medical: Health CareMedical (general)
Medical: CardiologyMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Science (general)Genetics

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 147, Questions answered: 81, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Skrill, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Nov 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Spanish (American Translators Association)
English to Spanish (American Translators Association)
Memberships ATA
TeamsSLS International Latam Offices
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Epi-Info, STATA, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
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Professional practices Carlos Umaña endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I specialize in medical and scientific translations. I have worked full time as a freelance medical translator since 2007, mainly for pharmaceutical companies and specialized translation agencies. I have been a certified member of the American Translators' Association since 2009.

As a medical doctor, I have professional experience in public health, health management, clinical practice, and clinical and epidemiological research. I am also a certified medical transcriptionist, with freelance experience working for companies based in the U.S, and I also have experience teaching English as a second language, English as a foreign language (mainly intermediate to advanced), and English for health professionals.

My studies include a professional doctorate in general medicine, several investigation courses, including a course on epidemiological research in Japan, and partial completion of the obstetrics and gynecology residency program. I have also had a long-term relationship with language studies, most of which are still (and will always be) ongoing. Hence, apart from my native language, Spanish, I also speak English as a second language, Italian, French, Norwegian and a little Japanese. Furthermore, I am also currently studying Fine Arts, emphasizing in Art History and Sculpting.
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Total pts earned: 147
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish64
Spanish to English51
Italian to English28
Italian to Spanish4
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)93
Medical: Pharmaceuticals19
Medical: Health Care12
Medical: Cardiology12
Medical: Instruments4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4
Finance (general)3

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects2
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

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Language pairs
English to Spanish1
Italian to English1
Specialty fields
Medical: Instruments1
Other fields
Engineering (general)1
Keywords: medical, pharmaceutical, records, farmaceutico, farmacéutico, records, archivos, medical files, medical transcription, physician, medicine, medicina, archivos medicos, medico, doctor, transcripcion, cientifico, ciencia, scientific

Profile last updated
Apr 14, 2020

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