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Omar Karaman | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 25, 2012

Omar Karaman

Seasoned English-Spanish translator & teacher
   Canada
  |   Vancouver, BC
  |  7:17 am Local Time

Overview

Native Spanish speaker - 10 years translating all sorts of documents: technical, administrative, procurement, social sciences, creative writing - Associate Member of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia, Canada - Doctor in Hispanic Studies, Master in Spanish Language and Literature, Bachelor in Literature & Classic Languages - Twenty years teaching Spanish, Literature, Linguistics and Latin in high school, post secondary institutions and colleges in Uruguay, the USA and Canada.


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Portfolio

Bachelor of Arts diploma
Education and politics in the USA
Sample of the facilitator's guide translated into Spanish
Howto: Using software in English without knowing the language
Traditional crafts from Western Alaska
A Native Alaskan artist describes her artwork
Background and artistic evolution of a Native clothing designer
A Native artist describe some pieces in an exhibition

Skills (3)

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Translation English Spanish
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Spanish Grammar Test
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Spanish Sentence Structure Test
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Spanish Spelling Skills Test
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Spanish Word Usage Test
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Translation English Brazilian Portuguese
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Translation English Italian
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Service Description

* Technical, academic, administrative and literary documents
* Transcription and proofreading
* 100% human translation
* Exhaustive attention to details and style
* Accurate, error-free translations
* Quick document turnaround
* As many modifications as needed to assure your complete satisfaction

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Employment

AMEC Canada
Technical Translator
2012 - 2012
Translated technical materials pertaining to the pulp and paper industry.
Fluor Canada Ltd.
Technical Translator
2011 - 2011
Fluor is a Fortune 500 Engineering Firm with mines and projects in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. I was contracted as the Technical Translator for the Sierra Gorda EPCM...
University of British Columbia, Canada
Spanish Instructor
2005 - 2010
Taught Spanish to university students. It included translation of short videoclips, songs, literary texts, news and miscellaneous documents to support my classes.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Spanish Instructor
2009 - 2009
Taught Spanish online to university students.
National Museum of the American Indian, USA
Freelance translator (English-Spanish)
2002 - 2007
Translation of literary, technical and administrative documents, manuals, brochures and booklets. Special emphasis on native craftsmanship and museum protocols.
University of Maryland University College, USA
Spanish Instructor
2004 - 2005
Cesar Chavez High School, Washington DC, USA
Spanish Instructor
2004 - 2005
University of Maryland, USA
Teaching Assistant (Spanish)
2002 - 2004
Taught Spanish to university students, including translation of short videoclips, songs, literary texts, news and other documents to support my classes.
Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Professor (Latin Language and Literature)
1999 - 2002
Lectured on Latin Language and Literature, including translations from Latin, English and French to Spanish.
Universidad del Trabajo, Uruguay
Professor (Spanish)
1998 - 2002
Consejo de Educación Secundaria, Uruguay
High School Spanish Teacher
1991 - 2002

Education

University of British Columbia, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Studies
- 2010
University of Maryland, USA
Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature
- 2004
Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Classics)
- 1998

Keywords

Technical documents
Administrative documents
Humanities and Social Sciences
Manuals and procedures
Literary texts
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