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About Kelsey

Hello!

My name is Kelsey and I believe every translation assignment is unique. I provide quality scientific and audiovisual translations to connect ideas and stories across the globe.

ES, DE > EN

✔ Life Science
✔ Ecology & Environment
✔ Manuals
✔ Subtitling

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I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for learning and exploring. I finished my years in school with bachelor’s degrees in German and environmental engineering from San Diego State University and a Master’s degree in biomedical translation from the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Spain. I have lived and worked in the US, Germany, Spain, Turkey and Argentina and have a vast understanding of the languages and cultures of each of these places I grew to call home.

My professional experience spans from laboratory research on wastewater and nanoparticles for the USDA to translating websites for European businesses into my native English, subtitling German and Argentine TV shows and performing daily news monitoring in the Swiss and Spanish oil & gas industry. My expertise and passion are far reaching, from technical to cinema. If you have a project in my language combinations, I would love to hear about it to determine if my services are the best fit for you. If your project is outside my expertise, I will gladly pass along your project to colleagues I know to be experts in the field.

My Stats

Words Translated

160,000

Video Minutes Subtitled

920

Articles Translated

276

Websites from scratch

6

Why Choose Me?

EXPERIENCE

I have experience living, working and studying in the US, Germany and Spain. I know my working languages and their respective cultures very well and have the professional experience to prove it.

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

I am committed to life-long learning. Some recent CPD achievements:

  • Tools & Technology in Translation (UCSD, 2016)
  • Principles of Web Design (College of Marin, 2016)

CODE OF ETHICS

I endorse the professional standards for translators.

  • I strive to continually improve my skills and capacities
  • I produce the best translation to my ability on every project
  • I only accept work for which I have the knowledge resources and time to provide high-quality results
  • I submit work before deadlines on every assignment

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

I am a proud member of the American Translators Association.

EDUCATION

I have a solid background in engineering and translation and thus am systematic and effective in my approach to tackling challenges in translation and am highly trained in the process of translation.

PROFESSIONAL

I adhere to the agreed-upon terms and confidentiality of each project and am always courteous and respectful in my interactions with clients and colleagues.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Web design training

  • Self-learned to code full websites using HTML, CSS and javascript
  • Self-taught advanced level of knowledge in WordPress
  • Completed training in web design through a formal class at the College of Marin in Fall 2016

Master's in Translation

  • Master's in Specialized Translation from the Menédez Pelayo International University in Spain
  • Specialized in legal and biomedical texts

Began Freelance Translation Career

  • Began working full-time in freelance translation in 2014
  • Established long-term working relationships with various translation agencies
  • Received particularly positive feedback in legal and technical translation projects

Award-winning research presentation

  • Led various research projects over 2 years for the USDA
  • Published scientific reports
  • Delivered award-winning presentation at the SDSU Research Symposium

Graduated Cum Laude with double Bachelor's degree

  • Graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • B.A. German Linguistics
  • Member and officer of the Honors Engineering Society Tau Beta Pi

Certified in the Fundamentals of Engineering

  • Certified in the Fundamentals of Engineering by the NCEES in December 2013 in San Diego, CA