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Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services

Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services

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Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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Introduction: ¡ Hola! My name is Laura and I'm based in San Diego. I am a Colombian American native Spanish speaker with over 13 years of experience and I offer top quality online translation, interpretation and tutoring services. Growing up with immigrant parents (a Colombian mother and a Pakistani step father) in Brooklyn and Queens, New York nurtured my interest and passion for learning languages. I grew up speaking Spanish at home and studied it extensively throughout high school, college, and after graduation. I have also studied a bit of Latin and Urdu, can communicate in Portuguese and German, and I am currently learning French. Experience and qualifications: TRANSLATION: * 13 years of experience providing translation services for a wide array of organizations, businesses and individual clients both nationally and internationally *Certified translator by the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College *In San Diego, I have provided translation services for regional transportation agencies as well as individual clients. INTERPRETATION: * 13 years of experience providing interpretation services at national and international events *Certified interpreter by the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College *Completed the Interpreting for Social Justice course by the Highlander Center * Studied Interpretation at the Southern California School of Interpretation *In San Diego, I have provided interpretation services for healthcare, education, and mental health sectors as well as for immigration interviews. TUTORING: * 13 years of experience helping hundreds of students nationwide speak Spanish fluently and ace their Spanish classes *A Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz with a Major in Latin American and Caribbean studies and a Double Minor in Spanish and German * Certified tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association * Tutor and teacher for a Spanish language school in New York City for 3 years * Experience learning other languages like German and Portuguese *Studied German at the Kapito Sprachschule in Münster, Germany so I know how to tutor using effective methods to learn languages quickly and effectively * At SUNY New Paltz, I tutored Spanish classes ranging from Elementary to Advanced Spanish literature courses for 4 years * In San Diego, I have helped students get "A"s in their Spanish classes and go from being beginners to having full conversations only in Spanish. I can share a plethora of useful resources with you for learning Spanish, including apps, websites, books, movies, podcasts and videos. NOTE: As of 2/6/2021, I am currently fully booked for TUTORING services. If you are looking for an experienced, patient and native Spanish speaker for your translation & interpretation needs, look no further and contact me today for your FREE consultation. ¡Gracias! Thank you! :)
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Riley S.

Translation

Laura is an excellent Spanish language translator and was able to turn around my request within 3 days. I am looking forward to using her services again!
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services's reply
Thank you so much, Riley. 😊
Mar 29, 2021
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Selena K.

Translation

Laura is excellent she was punctual and the translation was perfect, valuable. I will definitely keep her in my contact for future work. I highly recommend her for her work quality . Thank you Laura!
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services's reply
Thank you so much, Selena. My pleasure and I look forward to working again with you in the future. 😊
Mar 22, 2021
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Kathy H.

Translation

Laura was great to work with - I contacted her and she immediately responded to my request. She was professional, kind and efficient with exceptional high quality work. I had my translated document back within 24 hrs. I would definitely contact her again. Kathy
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services's reply
Thank you so much, Kathy. It's my pleasure. :) I appreciate you.
Mar 5, 2021
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Diana C.

Translation

Laura's proficiency adds tremendous value to her work, also the promptness to which she responded, professionalism, and work quality made this experience overall relatively stress-free on my side. I recommend her for any translation needed.
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services's reply
Thank you so much, Diana. It was a pleasure working with you. :)
Mar 4, 2021
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Camille l.

Translation

Laura was top-notch! She helped me with a translation that I needed in a short turnaround time. She was patient, kind, and intuitive, and provided excellent and thorough Spanish-to-English translation at a very advanced level! Very thankful for her help and time. HIGHLY recommend! :)
Spanish Translation & Interpretation Services's reply
Thank you so much, Camille! It was a pleasure working with you. :)
Oct 6, 2020
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Laura Valdes

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Due to COVID-19, I will only be meeting virtually with clients. For TRANSLATION & INTERPRETATION SERVICES, contact me for rates. For ONLINE tutoring: $55/hour for an individual lesson (payment is 1 hour minimum) OR $50/hour if you pre-pay for 10 lessons. (Get a free lesson!) I also offer discounts for group lessons. Contact me today for a FREE consultation.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For translation and interpretation: I help clients get clear on their goals for their translation and/or interpretation services needs via a free consultation. For tutoring: I tailor each lesson to best address the needs of each student. My approach is immersion and I make each lesson relevant to the students's goals. I provide students with a list of Spanish resources for Spanish immersion.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have: * a Translation and Interpretation Certification through CUNY Hunter College * a College Reading and Learning Association Tutor Certification * graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelors degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies and a double minor in Spanish and German * completed training at the Southern California School of Interpretation in 2018 *13 years of translation and interpretation experience *13 years of tutoring experience *a 5/5 on the AP Spanish Exam *helped hundreds of students ace their exams and courses *helped hundreds of students achieve fluency *delivered hundreds of reliable translations *provided top quality interpretation for national and international events

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