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Steve D. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2009

Steve D.

Transcend language.
   United States
Philadelphia

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I am a working translator who specializes in English, Spanish, Russian, Italian and French.

I am a diligent perfectionist and all of my work is the product of a rigorous combination of qualitative and quantitative criteria and standards; I aim to translate the true essence of my source material.

My prices are competitive because my lifestyle is ascetic and I am establishing and broadening my portfolio.

I can also do proofreading and writing of nearly any kind.

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This is a short piece of a translation I did for a law firm representing victims of...

Service Description

I am a perfectionist in my work, both business and creative; I am constantly striving to enrich my mind and that of those around me.

I am passionate about translating because language is a skill set with no borders or limits and work is therefore practice. I view communication as an art and language as a tool, and artistic abilities can and must always be further honed.

I am first and foremost a creative person and view translation as a semi-creative act. Aside from language, I enjoy 20th century and contemporary music, art, philosophy, post-modern and hypothetical literature, acoustics, psychoacoustics, hospitality and travel.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in 2008 with a BA in Russian and Spanish and a minor in Italian, and a distinction in my Russian major. I have lived in Spain for several months and been to Italy and France, and have a good deal of real-world experience with speakers of all of the above languages. Additionally, I have taught ESL classes in Philadelphia and worked with the Association of Latin-American Musicians of Philadelphia. I am currently working with the Dean of the Temple University College of Liberal Arts, Teresa Soufas, on translations for a book that she is writing that will be published by the University of Chicago Press. I have also done translation work in the past for a Philadelphia law firm.

I am a card-carrying member of the National Slavic Honors Society and the Delaware Valley Translators...

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