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

Dave Montcalm
Accurate, complete, flexible, reliable

Arlington, Texas
Local time: 17:52 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English Native in English
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Please consider me as Spanish or Portuguese to English editor for your project, based upon my experience , English/Spanish/Portuguese expertise, and speed--all of which written commendations attest to. Member, ATA
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Affiliations Blue Board: Market of Life
Services Editing/proofreading, Desktop publishing, Project management
Specializes in:
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceComputers: Software
Human ResourcesIT (Information Technology)
LinguisticsMilitary / Defense
Sports / Fitness / RecreationOther

Spanish to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 USD per word / 8 - 16 USD per hour
Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 USD per word / 8 - 16 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1, Questions asked: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Technical Writing, La Tech U
Experience Years of translation experience: 31. Registered at Jun 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (La Tech University)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV/Resume (DOC)
• “You are the best...” - Textron Financial senior specialist, 4/27/07
• “Very knowledgeable and professional...” - Bell Helicopter supervisor, 4/13/07
• “He definitely should be recognized for his excellent service...” - Cessna Aircraft manager, 4/16/07
• “Professional, courteous, and patient...” – Textron Corp. Manager, 4/18/07
• “Demonstrated high level of initiative and reliability...” - Senior Engineer, Hamilton Sunstrand, 5/13/04
• “Well done. Prompt and correct...” - GE Aircraft Engines, 4/22/03
• “Dave picks up the material well and is willing and able to assist...” - Wackenhut Director, 6/2000
• “Original ideas and an ability to collaborate effectively with others...” - IBM Sr. Manager, 5/22/98

I am a tireless student of the writing process. As such, my skills in the fundamentals of research, writing, editing, grammar, and punctuation afford me a style that is authoritative yet engaging.

I deliver content that retains passion, yet communicates with clarity, conciseness, and exacting precision. My search engine optimization (SEO) methodologies are based upon fundamentals, not only of densely populating copy with keyword variations throughout, but never sacrificing readability, speaking specifically to target audiences, and complying with search engine best practices.

Avid researcher and aficionado of the EBSCOhost library research database system, which provides access to thousands of industry specific periodicals and scholarly publications, thereby, making readily available knowledge that is incomparably more reliable, relevant, and current than anything else on the internet.

Have traveled to Mexico numerous time for extended visits and to Brazil. Maintain relationships with translators and numerous other Portuguese-only speakers in Brazil.

My reference library provides a wealth of recent knowledge at my fingertips, with some of the most noteworthy titles as follows:
• 101 Pitfalls in Spanish
• 101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site
• 501 Portuguese Verbs
• Bible (parallel English) Spanish, Portuguese
• Breaking out of Beginner's Spanish
• Dictionaries (desk references) Spanish, Portuguese
• Economist Style Guide
• Elements of Editing
• Fantástico Mundo da Informática
• Google Analytics
• Gramática da Língua Portuguesa
• Handbook of Technical Writing
• Harper's Spanish Commercial Correspondence
• How to Say Anything in Portuguese
• HTML and CSS in Pictures
• Insider SEO and PPC
• Larousse Conjugación
• Maximize Business Profits Through EPartnerships
• Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications
• Português para Provas e Concursos
• Portuguese: An Essential Grammar
• Resumão (complete series of 5 quick references)
• Search Engine Optimization
• Sinónimos y Antónimos
• Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability
• Spanish Idioms
• Strunk and White
• Using Portuguese
• Web Bloopers
• Web Portfolio Design and Applications
• Web Sites and the Law

Portfolio (beta) of clients includes some of the biggest corporations in the USA: Textron (Cessna, Lycoming, Bell Helicopters), Hamilton Sundstrand, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Harris, Diebold, Siemens, Serck Aviation (UK), Crane Lear Romec, Carrier, Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney, Bell Helicopter, General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Goodrich, Aerocontrolex (UK), General Dynamics, Wackenhut (subsidiary of Group 4 Falk, Finland), IBM, Sperry-Sun (subsidiary of Dresser-Rand), Hughes (partial list)

• BA Technical Writing, May 1987, Louisiana Tech University, USA
• Member, American Translators Association (ATA)

Almost 20 years husband to native of Mexico. Father of three (19, 14 years and 7 months).
Keywords: edit, write, check, seo, sem, english, ingles, espanol, spanish, portuguese, portugues, information, technology, it, information systems, illustrating, illustrate, draw, graphic, design, page, google, search engine, optimize, optimization, yahoo, msn, search, USA, EUA, Mexico, Brazil, Brasil, technical writing, technical editing, ba, bachelor of arts

Profile last updated
May 25, 2008

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