Freelance translator and editor
Translate texts from Spanish into English and English into Spanish. I regularly team with native Spanish speakers to ensure the highest quality and accurate translations in both directions. In addition to translation agencies, clients currently include the NVAHEC, international medical and banking NGOs, local hospitals and law firms. I provide reliable service, affordable and negotiable rates, and the highest quality of service.
Aug 2001 - Oct 2006
Served as senior project manager and chief Spanish translator and editor since immediately prior to 9-11. Edited and translated large numbers of documents to and from Spain, Colombia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Projects included translations for the Office of International Affairs, the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. Subject matters included not only law, but also medicine, forensic sciences, chemistry and finance. Oversaw a large increase in both workload and revenue. In response to an increase in requests from the Department of Justice, designed and implemented programs to recruit new translators and retain experienced linguists. Developed rigorous, standard tests to qualify potential candidates. Instituted training programs and procedures for both new and experienced freelancers in order to tailor translations to the specific requirements of each section of the US Department of Justice. Created active Spanish-English terminology databases particular to individual components of the Department of Justice, with special focus on the individual foreign countries involved.
April 1995 - February 2001
Translated court rulings and requests for assistance into and out of Spanish , and edited outsourced Spanish translations for accuracy, style and internal consistency. Instituted and carried out review procedures for outsourced translations.
George Mason University
B.A. in Foreign Languages
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