Note: Membership in Professional Associations
My membership in the Colegio de Traductores e Intérpretes de Chile, as mentioned above, was cancelled in 2011 due to their inability to respect their own Code of Ethics. As I was admitted through a background check and translation exam, they accredited my competencies with practical evidence not by holding a cuestionable translation degree. I have been tested successfully also by other higher profile organisations. In many translation organisations worldwide this is enough to be considered a Certified Translator.
However, in Chile any translator can certify his translations with a simple statement of responsibility, with no requirement at all.
I am an English/Spanish/English Chilean translator with over 43 years experience in translating, 33 years in an occasional manner and 10 years full time. My knowledge of English was accredited by passing the University of Cambridge CPE exam, the highest level that can be accredited as a
second language, thanks to my early year’s immersion in English. My knowledge of Spanish is accredited by living all my life in Chile plus 9 years of University studies completing programs that require a demanding use of both languages for reading and writing reports.
I hold two degrees, Fisheries Biology and Business Management, plus additional studies in Biology, and other formal studies that support my specialties in translation: Business and Management, Environmental engineering, Biological sciences, Fisheries, Agriculture, Building, Home gas and plumbing.
My professionalism is accredited by the fact that I have never had a complaint related to the quality and accuracy of my translations, for the timeliness of my deliveries, the responsiveness of my procedures or my respect to agreements.
My experience includes the translation of documents such as: Research reports, sustainability reports, EIAs, MSDSs, social surveys, general Healthcare, industrial procedures, standards and requirements for fisheries, agricultural, mining, chemical and food industries. Contracts, insurance policies, tenders, financial agreements and loans, business reports and statements, in-company newsletters, corporate curriculum, Management consultancy, travel and tourism.
You can see published and unpublished samples of translations at: http://www.sinclavos.cl/Translation-Samples.php