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Spanish to English
English to Spanish

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June 2019

Thomas Z.
Translations: sociocultural anthropology

Evanston, Illinois, United States
Local time: 11:53 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variants: US, British) Native in English
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What Thomas Z. is working on
Apr 3 (posted via CafeTran Espresso):  Translating subtitles into Spanish for a video posted to Art21 ...more »
Total word count: 892

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, MT post-editing, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcription
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AnthropologySocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Medical: Health CareEducation / Pedagogy
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Translation education Bachelor's degree - New College of Florida
Experience Years of translation experience: 4. Registered at Mar 2019. Became a member: Apr 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (SDL Post-Editing Certificate)
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Amara, CafeTran Espresso, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, Smartcat
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Native English speaker from Chicago with near-native proficiency in Spanish

Translated two academic for the Universidad del Valle Press:

Museo Julio César Cubillos: Patrimonio arqueológico de la Universidad del Valle

Rosemberg Sandoval : obra 1980-2015

Former IB school teacher of the following subject areas:

HL Sociocultural Anthropology (grades 11-12)

HL Theory of Knowledge (grades 11-12)

Social studies and history (grades 8-10)

English (grade 7)

PYP classroom teacher of maths, science, English, social studies (grade 5)

Biographical information:

I began Spanish classes at school in 4th grade and continued to study Spanish throughout college. While still in school, I attended ethnographic field school in Salango, Ecuador, which sparked a lifelong love for the Spanish language. In 2009, I moved to Colombia, where I lived until 2015.

While living in Colombia, I translated two texts for the Universidad del Valle Press, the first on pre-Columbian archaeology, the second on postmodern art. I also translated film content from Spanish to English for Kromaphono Studios.

While working as the coordinator of a CDC funded HIV prevention pilot program in La Villita, Chicago, I translated medical questionnaires, focus group transcripts, and public health campaign materials from English to Spanish, with careful attention to regional idioms and literacy levels (our patients were primarily from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala). I conducted sexual health education sessions in Spanish and gave public health presentations in Spanish at local organizations such as Universidad Popular. I also provided patient advocacy services to particularly vulnerable individuals and couples. Finally, I conducted community outreach in Spanish to let my friends and neighbors know that Cook County provides medical care to patients of scant resources, regardless of citizenship status or documentation.

Keywords: pre-Columbian archaeology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, public health, English, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Colombian), Spanish (Mexican), academic texts Spanish to English translations, English to Spanish translations arqueología precolombina, arqueología, antropología, sociología, salud pública, inglés, español (América Latina), español (Colombia), español (México), textos academicos Traducciones de español a inglés, traducciones de inglés a español.

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May 28

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