I have been translating for the Pasadena Unified School District for the past 6 years, and have done freelance translation for the same amount of time. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but lived many years in Mexico. I taught English at the Benjamin Franklin Institute in Merida Yucatan, Mexico for several years and at the same time taught Spanish to European retirees living in the region. I currently live in Pasadena California where I continue translating for the Pasadena Unified School District and freelance translate both written and orally every chance I get.
I charge between $25.00 and $30.00 US for oral translation(depending on the subject and distance), and for written translation between 6 and 12 cents US per word depending on the size and content.