Working languages:
French to English
French to Spanish
Spanish to English

Sylvia Valls
PhD Mod Langs and Lits Fr. Eng-Sp nativ

Valle De Bravo
Local time: 10:24 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English, Spanish Native in Spanish
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I have been translating as part of my academic pursuits for a good half century, hardly ever on a full time basis.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelPoetry & Literature
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Government / Politics
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingEducation / Pedagogy

French to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 USD per word / 15 - 30 USD per hour
French to Spanish - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 USD per word / 15 - 30 USD per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 USD per word / 15 - 30 USD per hour
English to Spanish - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 USD per word / 15 - 30 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 51, Questions answered: 85, Questions asked: 33
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Translation education PhD - Wayne State University, Detroit
Experience Years of experience: 45. Registered at May 2001. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to Spanish (United States, WSU, Detroit)
French to English (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. French WSU, Detroit, Mich.)
Spanish to English (Ruston Academy, Un. of Havana, Wayne State Un.)
English to Spanish (Ph.D. Modern Langs. and Lits, Wayne State Un., Det, verified)
Spanish to English (All titles listed with Wayne State University)

Memberships Modern Languages Association, National Romance Languages Honorary Soci, Red Anhuac, Instituto Simone Weil, A.C.
TeamsMamadoc's Crew
Software Adobe Acrobat, MetaTexis, Microsoft Word, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOCX), Spanish (DOC)
Professional practices Sylvia Valls endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Preferred areas: literary (poetry and narrative), academic (all social sciences) entertainment, advertisement, travel, current events, historical materials.

Have lived in Cuba, France, the U.S. (Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, Louisiana, Florida) and Mexico. Have taught languages, literature, and social studies at all levels (last University post included 20th. World lit., literary criticism and theory, research methods, Latin American Lit at a Mexico City college). Taught French language and Lit. at Louisiana State University and helped students with their poetry publication in English before coming to live in Mexico twenty seven years ago. A true trilingual (Ph.D. in French), I have obtained my experience in translation quite naturally as part of my academic activity over the years and of my multiple interests, beside gaining practice in a variety of translation fields. Had legal background in Cuba (administrative and diplomatic law, also "filosofía y letras"). Have also worked in real-estate and construction business. Doctoral dissertation was on critical problems of surrealism.

Keywords: academic, socialsciences, sociology, psychology, anthropology, religion, history, current events, languagetraining, education, travel, webpages, advertisement, finearts, painting, occultism, magic, astrology, ecology, sustainableagriculture, womenstudies, politics, currentevents, art, film, subtitling, screenplays, tvscripts, banking, realestate, beauty, health, fashion, gardening, architecture, home, cooking, poetry, drama, comedy, narrative, scripts, videogames

Profile last updated
Jun 9, 2018

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