Working languages:
Spanish to English
Norwegian to English

Kevin Kaland
Linguistic precisionist

Oakland, California, United States
Local time: 08:02 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English Native in English
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University Ohio State University, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
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Area of interest Literary, Localization, linguistics
Study type On Campus
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General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersEsoteric practices
Computers: SoftwareIT (Information Technology)
Computers: Systems, NetworksComputers: Hardware
Computers (general)Linguistics
Internet, e-Commerce

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Jan 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint
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Professional practices Kevin Kaland endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I am a native English speaker who has studied Spanish and achieved fluency with it. My translation work in Spanish has been on a volunteer basis, which has provided excellent opportunities to hone my skills.

I have done professional Norwegian-to-English translation work as well.

I am now starting out professionally and eager to learn and improve. I have a real knack for languages, ask lots of questions to make sure I understand, and feel comfortable with them in general. I pick up fast.

What I speak: English, Spanish, Norwegian
What I sort-of speak: French
My current interests: Russian, German, Finnish, French, Hindi...the list goes on, but those are the primary ones.

What I'm studying: Greek.

My specialty, as a computer programmer and web developer, is computer-related terminology. However, as I have an avid interest in the human psyche and the causes behind human behavior, I also have a wide knowledge of psychological concepts and terminology, as well as spiritual ones, as a result of my personal research into this area.

Also, due to the aforementioned technical expertise, I can easily translate content even if it is not cleanly presented in a Word document (though this is of course preferred!) - I feel comfortable with Web documents, source code and everything of the sort.

I was at the top of my class when it came to writing and grammatical skills in high school, and remained skilled in these areas throughout college. Grammar, writing and linguistics are areas of particular interest for me, and my studies in Spanish and Norwegian have further honed my understanding of my own English language. I have found that taking the time to understand grammar helps me to learn how a language "thinks" more quickly and to develop a better understanding, so as a result my reading and writing skills in my second and third languages are solid.

You can view my resume for a thorough overview of my education.

I look forward to working with you.


P.S. You can check out my Web site as well (a bit out-of-date but nice to look at):
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Keywords: spanish english translation, norwegian english translation, spanish english transcription, norwegian english transcription, english spanish for-information, english norwegian for-information, english proofreading

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Jan 25, 2009

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