Working languages:
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)
Portuguese to English

Alex Aruj
Analyze. Translate. Edit. Repeat.

United States
Local time: 03:07 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English (Variant: US) 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing, Training
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Sports / Fitness / Recreation
Law: Contract(s)Tourism & Travel
Computers: SoftwareCooking / Culinary

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 22, Questions answered: 21, Questions asked: 12
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries GIS_Gloss
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Spanish Language and Literature - Skidmore College
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Feb 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (Ireland - WLS, verified)
Spanish to English (Skidmore College)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Professional practices Alex Aruj endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I bridge the best text analytics technology and tools to my translation practice, along with varied experience in the medical and legal contract fields. At my disposal are the best medical and legal dictionaries available, and I make use of online tools and corpora as well. When not translating I am solving big problems related to text, big data, machine translation, machine learning, and natural language processing (NLP) by designing and coding solutions using the power of text analytics algorithms, platforms and software. With so much text on the web, it makes total sense to extract it with heavy "machinery" like text analytics tools rather than heavy (manual) lifting like copy-and-pasting!


Contact me for:

Quality Management
Text Analytics
IT collaboration


Software/IT (translation and text analytics using NLTK and Python)
Medical documentation (editing and proofreading only)
Legal Contracts
History and Social Sciences (all services)
Exercise Science
Martial Arts

EXPERIENCE: Freelance Translator/ (Mar 2009 - present) SF, CA

Translating medical, legal and technical documents from Spanish to English
Implementing natural language strategies in translation workflow from NLTK/Stanford NLP group, such as entity recognition

Programmer/NLP Researcher (Jan 2012 - present)

Learned how to code in C++, used MySQL databases, Python, Natural Language Toolkit, studied machine translation systems, NLP, machine learning, artificial intelligence, language and the web

QA Manager, Crimson Life Sciences (Aug 2010 – Mar 2014) SF, CA

Design project strategies, liaise with client reviewers to ensure top-notch quality of medical texts and meet in-country expectations
Analyze source English and target content, train linguists in key technical concepts, manage data and report errors via CAPA system
Participated in audits for continual improvement and compliance to quality and risk management ISO standards 14971, 13485, and 9001

Spanish Instructor/Interpreter (Aug 2009 – July 2010) LA, CA

Volunteer science interpreter for Spanish-speaking students and families with Iridescent Learning and University of Southern California engineering dept. Tutored high-school students in the Los Angeles area via Beverly Hills Tutoring

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Do not hesitate to contact me for project or collaboration requests

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Profile last updated
Feb 6, 2015

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