Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

Laurel Thompson
Honest, fast, meticulous

United States
Local time: 01:18 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English 
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Born and raised in US, Lived in Peru for 6 years, teacher in bilingual academy, academic background in English and education, bilingual in English and Spanish, my experience living in Peru gives me a broad working knowledge of Spanish, reasonable rates
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Sales
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsEducation / Pedagogy
Esoteric practicesMarketing / Market Research
Poetry & LiteratureTourism & Travel
Cooking / CulinaryFood & Drink
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsBusiness/Commerce (general)

Preferred currency USD
Project History 3 projects entered    1 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Laurel's Glossary
Translation education Brooklyn College
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Sep 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Photoshop, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Conference participation
I was born and raised in the United States and live in Cuzco, Peru and in the US. I studied English in Brooklyn College, in Bklyn, NY and later raised a family in New Mexico; the whole family moved to Cuzco, Peru in 2003.

I taught English in Cuzco for three years and am fluent in Spanish. I started translation work 9 years ago, when I noticed how many poor translations there were in this area. Much of my work has been in the areas of marketing and publicity for travel and tourism brochures. I have researched the geographical sites of interest and the tourist destinations here in Peru, and have gained knowledge about the Inca Culture and Peruvian history as well as Peru's ecological zones.

Projects I have completed include: the translation, writing and creative adaptation of a website devoted to eco-tourism in the Peruvian Amazon. The project may be seen at:

Other projects include a large translation on medicinal plants, (15,000 words), a report on the child psychologist, Jean Piaget's, work, a corporate deed, and a legal report on tobacco laws in Spain. I have completed a financial translation for a Peruvian bank, translating their annual report and related Excel documents, as well as other translation and creative adaptation work in the fields of cooking, art, biology, spirituality, esoterica, literature and poetry, music, history and others. I have never missed a deadline and have received high ratings from customers (see Blueboard ratings and recommendations on my profile)

I enjoy translation work and pride myself on finding the turn of phrase that will connote the same meanings in the target language as intended in the original. I work painstakingly to ensure that the flow, context and meaning are preserved from original to target language. I will work long hours when there are deadlines to meet and have the ability to get the job done within the required time frame.

I look forward to working on your Spanish- English and English- Spanish translation projects.
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects3
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

Job type
Language pairs
Spanish to English3
Specialty fields
Tourism & Travel2
Finance (general)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Other fields
Keywords: publicidad, publicity, marketing, turismo, finanzas, financial, cartas, menus, children's books, financial report, memorías anuales, biology, biología, la naturaleza, nature, aves, birds, flora y fauna, flora and fauna, education, educación, mujeres, women, shamanism, esoterica, místico, Peru, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Inka Trail, South America, Manu, Camino Inka, Tradduciones Cusco, Cusco translators, Translators in Peru, traductoras en el Peru, Traductoras en el Cusco, Localización Peruano, Traductora Castellano- Inglés, Castilian-English translator, Spanish-English translator, Cusco marketing translation, Peruvian tourism translation, Peru website translation, Peru tourism copywriter, Traducción turismo Cusco, traducción turismo Peru, traduccion sitios del Web, traduccion Peru-Inglés

Profile last updated
Dec 29, 2018

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