Member since Sep '14

Working languages:
Russian to English
Greek to English
Polish to English
German to English
Portuguese to English

Norman Terrell
30 years professional translation

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Local time: 23:25 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations Blue Board: Norman Terrell / ABGlobal Translations
Services Translation
Specializes in:
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceFinance (general)
Business/Commerce (general)Law (general)
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngMathematics & Statistics
Engineering (general)Nuclear Eng/Sci
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical (general)
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 229, Questions answered: 111
Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Check
Translation education Master's degree - Oxford University
Experience Years of experience: 36. Registered at Aug 2012. Became a member: Sep 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (University of Oxford)
Polish to English (US Department of Defense)
Greek to English (US State Department)
German to English (US State Department)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Norman Terrell endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Norman was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Washington in linguistics and holds an M.A. from Oxford University in Russian Language and Literature. During his service in the U.S. Air Force, he attended the Defense Language School in Monterrey California, where he studied Polish. He is a Rhodes Scholar.

Norman joined the Foreign Service in 1963, serving in Australia and Poland. In 1974, he moved over to the Civil Service and later became an official in the Senior Executive Service. In addition to the State Department, he worked during his government career in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and NASA. He was Director of International Affairs in NASA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science and Technology and Assistant Director for Non-Proliferation in ACDA. He retired from the government in 1987 as Associate Administrator of NASA. Throughout his academic and government career he translated part time and took up the profession full time when he retired from government.

Norman reads Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Modern Greek. His government career gave him in-depth exposure to a number of technical and legal fields, including nuclear engineering, aerospace technology, regulatory law and mathematical statistics.

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Keywords: German, Russian, Greek, Polish, French, technical, legal, business

Profile last updated
Feb 6

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