Member since Sep '11

Working languages:
Spanish to English

Shana Yael Shubs
Scientific & Academic Translator/Editor

Local time: 19:14 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.International Org/Dev/Coop
Environment & EcologyGovernment / Politics
HistoryBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 24, Questions answered: 21, Questions asked: 4
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Check, Wire transfer
Experience Years of translation experience: 17. Registered at Nov 2010. Became a member: Sep 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (MCIS))
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request / CV a disposición
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Shana Yael Shubs endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Academic translator and proofreader

  • University degrees in biology and social sciences
  • Excellent writing and rigorous research skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of the specific needs of academics and researchers
  • 15+ years of work and travel in Spanish-speaking countries; currently based in Canada

I specialize in Spanish to English translation and English editing of research articles, abstracts, conference presentations, annual reports, grant proposals, and more.


ENGLISH (native language)

SPANISH (fully fluent)


  • Master's degree in Environmental Studies, York University. Area of concentration: International Development, Democracy and Media.
  • Graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, York University
  • B.Sc. Honours in Environmental Biology and Ecology, University of British Columbia. Minor in History.


  • Translator training and certification, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (Ontario).
  • Copy Editing for Books, Journals and Reports, Ryerson University.
  • Interpreter training and certification, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (Ontario).


Freelance translator, editor, and interpreter (2003–present)

  • Translation and editing of academic, pharmaceutical, and general documents
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpretation in academic, legal, medical, and social service settings

Researcher, Children's Environmental Health Unit, Corrientes, Argentina (2009-2011)

  • Research and lecturing on environmental health issues, media and critical media literacy

Coordinator, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC, York University, 2003–2008)

  • Management of the centre's events, research activities and academic programs
  • Writing and editing the centre's publications and other communications
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Financial administration and database management

(see profile for full list)

  • Biology
  • Ecology and environmental issues
  • Gender studies
  • Human rights
  • Labour studies
  • International development
  • Latin American studies
  • Media studies
  • Political science
  • Sociology


Crítica y Emancipación. Latin American Journal of Social Sciences
(1)1. Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. Buenos Aires, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), 2009.

García Linera, Álvaro. Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia. Translated by Shana Yael Shubs, Ruth Felder and Carlos Velásquez Carrillo. Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, Historical Materialism Book Series, 2014.

Katz, Claudio. "The Singularities of Latin America". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. Socialist Register 2012: The Crisis and the Left, London, Merlin Press, 2012.

Katz, Claudio. "The Three Dimensions of the Crisis". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. In Spronk, S. and Webber, J. (eds.) Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Economy, Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, Historical Materialism Book Series, 2014.

Romé, Natalia. "Signifying Order and Aleatory Encounter in Louis Althusser's Political Philosophy". Translated by Shana Yael Shubs and Ruth Felder. In Parker, I. and Pavón-Cuéllar, D. (eds.) Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy, Routledge, 2014.

Selected articles and legal documents translated by Shana Yael Shubs for Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Toronto, Knopf, 2007.

  • Acta Limnologica Brasiliensis
  • Aquatic Botany
  • American Journal of Physiology
  • Biological Limnology
  • Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS)
  • International Journal of Psychoanalysis
  • Journal of Sea Research
  • Journal of Shellfish Research
  • Neotropical Ichthyology
  • Observatorio Social de América Latina
  • Plant Ecology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Revista de Biología Tropical
  • Socialist Studies
  • Wetlands

Keywords: biology, biología, ecology, ecología, environment, medioambiente, social sciences, ciencias sociales, political science, ciencias políticas, international development, desarrollo internacional, gender, género, women's studies, sociology, sociología, social movements, movimientos sociales, scientific publications, publicaciones científicas, academic journals, revistas académicas, academic translation, traducción académica, English, Spanish, inglés, español, traducciones, corrección de textos, grant applications, solicitudes de financiamiento

Profile last updated
Jun 11, 2019

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