I have been translating since September 2013, and in May of 2015 I completed an M.A. in Spanish Translation at Kent State University. This two year degree is hailed as one of the best translation programs in the United States for its quality of instruction and the comprehensive foundation it offers.
While completing the master’s, I worked for one and a half years as a project manager at a language services company, where I gained invaluable knowledge about the translation and interpreting industry and developed my skills in translation, project management, and editing. I also worked as a freelance translator and editor during this time, collaborating with clients across the globe. In June 2015, I began to work full-time as a freelance Spanish to English translator, mainly in the areas of business and legal translation.
I am also a dedicated member of The Savvy Newcomer team, regularly contributing articles and assistance as a volunteer. I work with several other members of this group of American Translators Association volunteers to create blog content and organize sessions at the annual conference that are designed to welcome newcomers to the profession and help them access the resources they need. I find that this volunteer work enriches my work as a translator and enables me to give back to the profession.
In 2016 I joined the board of the Delaware Valley Translators Association as Secretary, a position that has enabled me to meet and serve translators and interpreters throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding areas by helping to organize events, maintain DVTA’s social media, and assist with member questions.
In 2017 I earned the distinction of ATA-certified translator from Spanish to English. The ATA certification exam is designed to assess an individual’s ability to provide quality, professional translation in a specified source-target language combination (in my case, Spanish to English).
– Catalog of luxury hotel amenities
– Investor report for Mexican dairy producer
– RFP for public sector data storage services
– Press release for event held by paint manufacturer
– Article on implementation of VAT in Puerto Rico
– Partnership agreement between travel industry leaders
– Law on divestiture of state-owned enterprises
– Ruling on appeal to Spanish court in property law case
– Terms and conditions for online travel contest
– Corporate service contracts
Click here to see a sample of my translation work.