Greetings: My name is Emily, and welcome to my website!
I have my B.A. in both History and Spanish from Seton Hill University. I also possess PA Instructional I Certification (Spanish K-12 and Social Studies 7-12) and an M.Ed. in Foreign Language, both from the University of Pittsburgh. I have spent time in Brazil, France, and Mexico. I have been working as a professional freelance interpreter/translator under my given name since July 2009. In July 2014, I decided to establish my own business.
I reside with my husband in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA.
I will include cultural and linguistic insights by using footnotes in documents, in order to promote a deeper understanding of the translation.
I proofread everything before submission, and have created my own system to help avoid accidental omissions.
My company is a business of one, so prospective clients know that all correspondence and work are done solely by me. Since I work from home and have no employees, I am able to keep my rates very competitive.
Unless a client tells me otherwise, everything is translated verbatim, or word-for-word, to the best of my ability. Sometimes, translators will paraphrase their translations, which can create major legal problems, depending on the documents. I do not take liberties with my translations, unless the client asks.