Member since Feb '11

Working languages:
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English
Portuguese to Spanish
English to Spanish

Seth Phillips
Leg/Fin Translator - 10 yrs - MemoQ

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, United States
Local time: 14:05 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variants: British, UK, US) Native in English
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What Seth Phillips is working on
Dec 8, 2020 (posted via  Translating corporate bylaws and shareholders agreement, while on the homestretch finishing my first semester of grad school! ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 17500

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Project management
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Law: Contract(s)
Law (general)Finance (general)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightAccounting
InsuranceInvestment / Securities
Real EstateEconomics

Spanish to English - Rates: 0.11 - 0.16 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.17 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
Portuguese to Spanish - Rates: 0.14 - 0.19 USD per word / 50 - 50 USD per hour
English to Spanish - Rates: 0.14 - 0.19 USD per word / 50 - 50 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 383, Questions answered: 344, Questions asked: 528
Blue Board entries made by this user  11 entries

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - New York University (starting in Fall 2020)
Experience Years of experience: 10. Registered at Dec 2010. Became a member: Feb 2011.
Credentials Spanish to English (New York University - School of Continuing and Professional Studies, verified)
Portuguese to English (New York University - School of Continuing and Professional Studies, verified)
English to Spanish (New York University - School of Continuing and Professional Studies)
Memberships ATA, NAJIT, CTA, MATI
TeamsKINGDOM: Global Network of Christian Translators and Interpreters
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Memsource, PerfectIt (QA tool), Powerpoint, Wordfast, XTM
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Professional practices Seth Phillips endorses's Professional Guidelines.

- Member of American Translators Association and Colorado Translators Association

- Blogger on legal and financial translation topics at

US-born freelance translator based in Mexico City, specializing in corporate law, finance and international trade. I hold a Spanish BA (Indiana University, 2009) and a professional certificate in translation from New York University (2017), where I will soon begin the M.S. in Translating & Interpreting program (after being accepted recently). My latest continuation education includes independent coursework in translating contracts, legal writing and contract law.


My translation background includes in-house experience with marketing materials (product labels, specifications and catalog) in my former position years ago as a former International Sales associate for an exporting company based in Monterrey, Mexico, where I learned export-import and business terminology (sales, logistics, international commerce) in both Spanish and English, ultimately promoting the company's sales of products in the international organic food market. In my freelance capacity I regularly work with the following areas:

Legal: Corporate legal texts (contracts, meeting minutes, bylaws, powers of attorney, etc.), court papers (rulings, allegations, etc.), pieces of legislation or regulations, and real estate documents (lease agreements, appraisal reports, etc.)
Finance/business: financial reports (annual reports, audit reports, financial statements, due diligence, limited reviews, audit summary memorandums, etc.); insurance, banking and accounting documentsbusiness presentations, proposals, and correspondences; and executive summaries.
Official documents: Academic certificates and records, vital records and ID cards.
International Trade: documents used in export and import procedures (i.e. commercial invoice, letters of credit, bill of lading, certificate of origin, etc.)
Market research: Survey responses regarding products/services across different industries

I take pride in my work and assure to work very close with clients to make sure that they get the highest quality and the type of translation they are looking for. Feel free to check out my testimonials page (in Spanish): Look forward to hearing from you!

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Total pts earned: 426
PRO-level pts: 383

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English349
English to Spanish18
Portuguese to Spanish12
Portuguese to English4
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Law (general)121
Finance (general)71
Law: Contract(s)32
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright20
Business/Commerce (general)20
Law: Taxation & Customs15
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Profile last updated
Dec 20, 2020