Working languages:
German to English
Spanish to English
English to German

German/Spanish-English translator

United States
Local time: 11:46 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English 
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsLaw (general)
LinguisticsPoetry & Literature
Mathematics & StatisticsMechanics / Mech Engineering

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Master's degree - UTA (University of Texas at Arlington)
Experience Years of translation experience: 26. Registered at Aug 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast, XTM
About me
Modern German translation/interpreting (preferably German to English): Having lived in Germany for a total of 7 years since 1990, involved in translation (as well as speaking, tutoring, and teaching) at various times ever since, and married to a native German since 1998, my German skills are at a near native level (in fact, with regard to spelling and grammar, they're not at all inferior to native ability). I have had the opportunity to successfully translate a great variety of texts. I especially enjoy translation jobs where there is a challenge to come up with a quality translation that sounds like an original text, yet is faithful to the text it has been translated from. I consider myself to be a a creative translator and a wordsmith. While I have in fact done some translation from English to German - and my wife is able to help as a proofreader - my preference is from German into my native English.

Old German translation: One of the fields I most enjoy in German-English translating is that of old German documents (such as from the 1800s), especially those that involve hard-to-decipher handwriting. Naturally, this involves higher per word rates than modern translation, but I've discovered that there aren't too many translators willing and able to translate such documents.

Spanish translation/interpreting: I have lived in Mexico for a total of 8+ years since 2002 - and I'm in the country for 5 months of the year. Also, I worked as a consecutive interpreter (mainly medical) from 2009-2014. As a result, my Spanish skills are at a highly advanced level. I have focused on German translation rather than Spanish, but since translation principles carry over to a large extent, I have been successful in producing good work translating Spanish to English.

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Keywords: German, translation, fraktur, old German script, medical, contracts

Profile last updated
Mar 3, 2015

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