Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English

Becky Katz
Bridging cultures one sentence at a time

Hollywood, Florida, United States
Local time: 07:38 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Law (general)Advertising / Public Relations
Marketing / Market ResearchBusiness/Commerce (general)
Medical (general)Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Tourism & TravelInternational Org/Dev/Coop

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 42, Questions answered: 52, Questions asked: 4
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries BK, Trade and Customs, Trade/Customs
Translation education Other - Translations Studies Certificate - Florida International University - May 2008
Experience Years of translation experience: 24. Registered at Mar 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Spanish (American Translators Association, verified)
Spanish to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, FrontPage, Microsoft Publisher, Powerpoint, Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
2007 - Level 1 Certification
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Becky Katz endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
What I do:
• Highly experienced, full-time freelance translator. Working languages: English>Spanish and Spanish>English.
ATA Certified English into Spanish.
ATA Certified Spanish into English.
• Specializing in translations of journalism, legal, advertising/marketing, and travel/tourism materials.
• Also experienced in trade and customs, and medical translations.
• Desktop Publishing of brochures, flyers, business cards, promotional materials, etc.

Translation Experience and Specializations:
• Translation, Editing and Proofreading of documents for translation agencies and direct clients.
• Subject Matters/Types of Projects:
- Journalism: Newspaper editorials; newspaper articles; international cuisine; profiles; celebrity interviews; book, CD and DVD reviews; latest trends.
- Marketing and Advertising: Press releases, flyers, advertorials, customer letters, brochures, ads, yellow pages. More than 11 years of experience translating marketing and promotional materials for United Parcel Service.
- Travel and Tourism: Travel articles. More than 4 years of experience translating travel texts from Spanish > English, and writing and editing in English for in-flight publications and in-room destination magazines.
- Customs and Trade: Newsletters, presentations, website, e-mails, reports, questionnaires, letters to government officials, briefings on public affairs issues.
- Medical: Benefits forms and brochures, medical device brochures, medical articles targeting the general public, patient information documentation and consent forms, video scripts, websites.
- Legal: Attorney-client correspondence, legal declarations and statements, legal briefs, litigation and arbitration documents, articles of incorporation, birth and marriage certificates, websites.
- Business and Human Resources: General business documents, presentations, employee newsletters, nonprofit organization profiles.
- General: Letters, websites, biographies, menus, articles, political campaign briefings.
- Technical: User’s guides, manuals and packaging for small tools.

Certificate in Translation Studies: April 2008. Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Master of Business Administration: December 1993. Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Bachelor of Science in Advertising: May 1990. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Additional Information:
• Bilingual: fluent in English and Spanish. Native language is Spanish.
• Working knowledge of spoken and written Portuguese.
• 11 years of experience translating marketing, promotional and general materials for UPS, the world's largest transportation company.
• Six years of experience as a freelance translator.

Professional Resources:
- Diccionario de la Lengua Española - Real Academia Española
- Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas - Real Academia Española
- Oxford Spanish Dictionary, Third Edition - Oxford
- Webster's New World International Spanish Dictionary, Second Edition - Webster's
- Spanish Unabridged Dictionary, Eighth Edition - Collins
- Glosario Internacional para el Traductor de Marina Orellana - Editorial Universitaria
- Harrap's Spanish and English Business Dictionary - McGraw Hill
- Webster's New World English-Spanish, Spanish-English Business Dictionary - Wiley Publishing, Inc.
- Business Spanish Dictionary (Spanish-English, English-Spanish) - Peter Collin Publishing
- Stedman Bilingüe Diccionario de Ciencias Médicas (Inglés-Español, Español-Inglés) - Editorial Médica Panamericana
- Diccionario Jurídico (Spanish-English, English-Spanish) - G. Cabanellas de las Cuevas, E. Hoague - Editorial Heliasta
- Spanish and English Legal Dictionary - McGraw Hill
- Diccionario Técnico Inglés-Español, G. Malgorn - Thomson/Paraninfo
- DeWalt Spanish/English Construction Dictionary - PAL Publications
- The New Fowler's Modern English Usage - Oxford
- Diccionario de dudas de Manuel Seco de la Real Academia Española - Espasa
- Ortografía de la Lengua Española - Real Academia Española
- Gramática Esencial de la Lengua Española - Espasa
- Dictionary of Proverbs (Spanish/English and English/Spanish) - Barron's Software:
SDL Trados Studio 2011; Photoshop; QuarkXPress; InDesign; Illustrator; Acrobat; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Windows environment; DSL Connection; CD/DVD burner; Laser printer
Keywords: Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Trade, Customs, Trans-Adaptation, transcreation, HTML, Desktop Publishing, Transportation, Business, FTA, Logistics, English, Spanish, Copywriting, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Florida, west palm beach, legal, jurídico Periodismo, Publicidad, Mercadeo, Comercio, Aduana, Diseño Web, Diseño Gráfico, Transporte, Negocios, TLC, Logística, Colombia, español, inglés, tourism, turismo, travel, viajes, barranquilla, ata certified, certificación ATA, traducción, proofreading, editing, trade, comercio, business, proofreading, editar, dtp

Profile last updated
Oct 20, 2017

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