Member since Dec '12 Working languages: Spanish to English Portuguese to English Catalan to English
Kirk Garrett Smith Quality and Precision
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<i>The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.</i> Marilyn Hacker
Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Verified member This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a ProZ.com Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a ProZ.com Business member or Plus subscriber. Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Transcription, Training, Project management, Operations management
Specializes in: Law: Contract(s) Law (general) Law: Taxation & Customs Government / Politics Business/Commerce (general) Economics IT (Information Technology) Human Resources Engineering (general)
Also works in: Transport / Transportation / Shipping Investment / Securities Finance (general) International Org/Dev/Coop Telecom(munications)
PRO-level points: 16, Questions answered: 16, Questions asked: 4 PayPal, Wire transfer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay Bus/Fin, Bus/Financial Pt>En, Construction Industry, Gas/Oil/Drilling, General, Government, Law-General Legal/Courts, Law: Contract(s), Legal PT EN, Safety Master's degree - Monterey Institute of International Studies Years of experience: 14. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2012. Became a member: Dec 2012. N/A N/A N/A Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint CV available upon request Trainings Kirk Garrett Smith endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Extensive experience in communication and linguistics, teacher training and education. Degrees:
BA Spanish Linguistics and Culture and MA Applied Linguistics; Studies in Portuguese, Catalan, and other romance languages. Over 30 years experience with the Spanish language in work environments, teaching both English and Spanish, communication, translation and interpretation. I also have experience in teacher, translator/interpreter trainer, theory and methodology with proven capability of research and problem-solving.
Translation experience in the following areas:
Law (General, Contract, Judicial, Legislative, Executive, Corporate) Engineering (General, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Oil/Petroleum, Mining) Shipping, Maritime Transportation General disciplines related to Manuals, Technical Specification Sheets, Tenders Management (Finance, International Commerce, Sales/Acquisitions, Marketing) Medical (Pharmaceutical, Studies/Trials) Computer software and hardware. BA in Spanish, MA in TESOL (Applied Linguistics) Arizona State Certified Miner, National Certified Investigator/Inspector from Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Arizona Supreme Court Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and Project Management training Arizona State Certified Adult Probation Officer University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy, Advanced Interpretation (Legal) Training Certification Court Consecutive , Simultaneous, Sight Translation/ Interpretation City of Phoenix, AZ This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.
Total pts earned: 16 (All PRO level) Top languages (PRO) Spanish to English 12 Portuguese to English 4 Top general fields (PRO) Law/Patents 8 Social Sciences 4 Bus/Financial 4 Top specific fields (PRO) Law (general) 8 Government / Politics 4 Business/Commerce (general) 4 See all points earned >
Keywords: portuguese, spanish, catalan, contracts, legal, law, laws, resolutions, government, technology, computers, management, contracts, finance, bylaws, rulings, decrees, certificates, birth certificate, marriage, bids, tenders, articles of incorporation, manuals, legal documents, education, certifications, letters, communication, court translator, pedagogy, linguistics, website, immigration, spain, TESOL, ESL, EFL, spanish instructor, appeals, lawsuit
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