Thursday, 21 April 2011

French, Portuguese and Spanish to English

Timothy Weiss
Professional Freelance Translator
637 Jersey Avenue #3 1-212-380-8849
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 USA
American linguist providing translation and editing services and specializing in a variety of
fields. Extensive experience as an educator in multicultural environments. Honors graduate
of a writing-intensive university curriculum. Committed to accuracy and timeliness.
Language pairs:
• French to English
• Portuguese to English
• Spanish to English
Areas of specialization:
• Law
• Medicine
• Natural Sciences
• Government/NGOs
• Immigration/Human Rights
• Social Sciences
• Arts/Humanities
• Geography/Travel/Tourism
• Media/Entertainment
• Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Professional memberships:
• American Translators Association
• New York Circle of Translators
New York University (New York, New York)
Certificate in Translation (French to English), April 2010
-Specialized courses: Commercial, International Org., Legal, Medical, Technical
-Completed program with 4.0 grade point average
University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
M.A., Social Sciences, June 2006
-Completed courses cross-listed with the Law School
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
B.A., History and French, May 2005
-Completed courses in the pre-medicine sequence
-Graduated with general and departmental honors
Related experience:
Champion Learning Center (New York, New York)
November 2008 – February 2011
-Provided math and language arts tutoring to Spanish-speaking K-12 students
-Provided SAT tutoring to high school students
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Choi’s Academy (Ellicott City, Maryland)
May 2008 – August 2008
-Taught TOEFL preparation classes to international students
-Provided math and language arts tutoring to a fifth-grade student
-Provided English language tutoring to an adult student
Global LT (Rockville, Maryland)
November 2007 – July 2008
-Provided English language tutoring to a Belgian family
International Rescue Committee (Baltimore, Maryland)
October 2007 – July 2008
-Provided English language instruction to Burmese refugees
ELS Language Centers (Washington, D.C.)
September 2007 – October 2007
-Taught intermediate English grammar and advanced English conversation classes to
international university-level students
English Language Assistantship, French National Department of Education –
École Alexandre Turpault, École Louis Pasteur, École Victor Hugo
(Bois d’Arcy, France and Fontenay-le-Fleury, France)
October 2006 – June 2007
-Prepared and administered English lessons and evaluations
-Conducted two sessions per week with eight fourth- and fifth-grade classes
Collège Saint-Merri (Paris, France)
October 2003 – December 2003
-Practiced English reading and conversation with middle school students
Selected research projects:
“Republicanism and the Socioeconomic Marginalization of Second-Generation North
African Immigrants in Contemporary France.” Master’s Thesis, Master of Arts Program in
the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, June 2006.
“La France officielle et la France réelle: The Concept of Community in Vichy Propaganda.”
History Senior Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005.
“Représentations cinématographiques de l’expérience immigrée en France pendant les
années 90.” French Senior Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005.

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