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Merritt, Steven
Language: Spanish Translation:  Yes    Interpreting:  Yes   
 
Language Combinations:

Interpreting: Spanish<>English 

Translation: Spanish>English

 
Fields of Speciality:

Interpretation:

  • Mental Health/Social Services
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Medical

Translation:

  • Business
  • Non-profits
  • Academic
  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Journalism
 
ATA Certification:
N/A
Michigan Court Certified Interpreter:

Michigan State "Qualified" Court Interpreter (March 2014)

International Certification:
N/A
 
Member Description:

PROFILE

  • Native speaker of US English with degrees in linguistics and business, certificate in Spanish>English translation
  • Experienced pscychological services, legal and medical interpreter
  • Three years living and working in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Proficient in SDL Trados 2017, memoQ 8.1

 SPECIALTIES

  • Translations for business, nonprofits, academics and journalistm. Especially translations that require a more "literary" approach, emphasizing style, tone, and emotional response 
  • Interpretation where building trust and communicating across culture are important elements

 EDUCATION

  • MBA, BA, Linguistics, University of Michigan     
  • Spanish>English Certificate in Translation, New York University-SPS
  • Prep Course for Michigan Court Interpreter’s Test, Madonna University
  • CELTA (Cambridge University ESL certificate)

 EXPERIENCE

  • Michigan 3rd Circuit (Detroit) and 4th Circuit (Jackson) Courts, numerous District Courts, Juvenile Courts and Friend of the Court in Wayne, Jackson and Lenawee Counties 
  • Four years experience interpreting and translating for nonprofits in Central and South America
  • Mental Health/Social Services, Education, 
  • Legal and Medical interpreting since 2014
 
City: Farmington Hills State: Michigan
Country: United States Zip Code: 48334
Cell Phone: 734-546-1751
Email: stevemerritt2@gmail.com
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevemerritt2/
 
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