I work as a German and Spanish to English translator specializing in natural sciences, agriculture, ecotourism, food, and the culinary arts; social sciences (education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, human rights, and political science); and the humanities (literature and literary theory, art and art history, philosophy, memoirs, travel writing, and history). If you are interested in having other kinds of texts translated or edited, feel free to inquire.
Editing, Formatting, and Proofreading
Editing is the process of preparing your text for publication. This process includes looking at the overall organizational structure and flow of the text, paragraph cohesion and organization, examining the development of the argument, detecting obvious factual errors, and clarifying ambiguous or obscure expressions. The goal is to provide feedback for the best overall structural, organizational, and logical flow of the text. In addition, I provide feedback on formatting, including for MLA, APA, and Chicago style formatting, as well as formatting specific to the style sheet for any graduate school, journal, or book publisher. For proofreading services, I correct grammatical and spelling errors, remove unnecessary words, detect obvious factual errors, and clarify ambiguous or obscure expressions. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure a clear, effective, and accurate form of written communication for the intended audience and purpose. My years of experience writing for academic, business, and non-profit purposes will provide a specialist’s perspective to achieve excellence in grammar, syntax, style, and influence in your writing.
General Language Consultation and Tutoring
I provide language consultation to adults and children for academic, professional, or personal contexts. For example, I provide tutoring for students taking formal Spanish or German language classes or English (English Language Arts). I also provide consulting services to adults (especially English language learners) to improve their speaking skills and pronunciation; as a result, individuals preparing for a public speaking engagement (conferences, corporate or business presentations, or general events) gain confidence through practice and individualized feedback. Everyone needs a little help and feedback at some point and my experience in language learning, public speaking, conference presentations, and non-profit leadership will help you gain confidence for a successful outcome.
Contact me about rates for any of the above services.