Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish (monolingual)

Oscar Salamanca
BSc Chem/PGD in Translation/Trados Cert.

Santafé de Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Local time: 21:29 COT (GMT-5)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish
User message
BSc in Chemistry and a PGD in Translation. SDL Trados Certified.
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, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Training
Specializes in:
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngScience (general)
Mining & Minerals / GemsBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
BotanyPetroleum Eng/Sci
Engineering (general)Medical (general)
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMilitary / Defense

English to Spanish - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 USD per word / 28 - 34 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 121, Questions answered: 57, Questions asked: 34
Glossaries Chemistry glossary, Engineering , Medical, Mining and Minerals, Petroleum, Science, Ships, sailing and maritime, Sports
Translation education Other - Postgraduate studies in Translation English - Spanish / Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at May 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, FrameMaker, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Attended 9 training sessions

Professional practices Oscar Salamanca endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I offer experience and education in translation of technical documents.

With a B.S. in Chemistry, I have wide knowledge in subjects such as Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies. I am currently taking a Master in Translation Studies.

I have worked as a freelance translator of documents with specialized terminology. These have included items on Mining, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computers, and Medicine. I have also translated law enforcement documents.

A great deal of my activity has involved PC and CAT input and access. I am fully familiar with PC software such as Excel and Word applied to translation. I own SDL Trados 2007 and I am SDL Trados Certified (level 3).

Accuracy and efficiency best describe my performance. My professional experience has been concentrated in translating and teaching English.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 125
PRO-level pts: 121

Top languages (PRO)
English to Spanish102
Spanish to English19
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Engineering (general)23
Petroleum Eng/Sci16
Ships, Sailing, Maritime16
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng16
Medical (general)16
Mining & Minerals / Gems8
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)7
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Keywords: Translator, traductor, Bs in Chemistry, Licenciado en Química, PGD in Translation Studies, M.A. in Translation Studies, Posgrado en Traducción, Science, Ciencias, technical translator, traductor técnico, Chemistry, química, Biology, biología, Biochemistry, bioquímica, Scientific Translation, Traductor de textos científicos, Medical Translations, Traductor en medicina, Engineering, ingeniería, petroleum, petróleo, Botany, botánica, Mining, minería, Pharmaceuticals, química farmacéutica, Military and Defense, Fuerzas Armadas y Defensa, Law Enforcement, CAT, SDL Trados Certified, Colombia.

Profile last updated
May 26, 2017

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