TRANSLATOR PROFILE FREELANCER  
First name, last name * Desdemona Pazdalksi  
Description of services * Technical and Medical Translations from German to English 
Country * USA  
Native Language of translator * German  
Education QUALIFICATIONS

Highly proficient German to English freelance translator of patent applications, military records, medical records, automotive, business correspondence, books, and personal records with over 17 years of experience. Extensive experience proofreading and editing of military and civilian documents. Excellent customer service skills. Top Secret clearance with Secret Compartmented access. Battalion Command Language Program Manager for 400 Soldiers. Highest attendance rate in the Military Intelligence Readiness Command for Defense Language Institute along with over 85 % of soldiers qualified as Linguists.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Collect and maintain detailed documentation, summaries, and records of investigations and interrogations. Performed in native and foreign languages for the collection of intelligence.
Prepared summaries, extracts, and complete translations of printed foreign language intelligence and open source material.
Freelance translator for German and English; translating technical, medical, and legal documents for high profile clients, plus assigning projects, supervising work to be performed, and maintaining accountability database.
Liaison between United States Army posts and German vendors and authorities, translating a diverse panel of documents, including medical records, real estate leases, legal documents, and traffic citations, as well as administrative specialist duties in this capacity.
Law Enforcement training and experience in critical thinking, solving problems, serving the public, crisis intervention and negotiation, as well as communicating effectively in writing as well as orally.

Intelligence Collections

Extensive data collections from a variety of sources; assigning priority to the data and submitting analysis of the data collected.
Effectively translated an annual backlog of approximately 300 documents in a three month period thereby saving time, man hours and $50.000.
Translated open source material, document exploitation, and confidential material for military intelligence purposes.
Established and managed a $250.000 translation system for the Defense Attachė Office, US Embassy Vienna.

Law Enforcement

Operated as an undercover narcotics officer, responsible for multiple arrests and drug seizures in the thousands of dollars, in key areas of interest, as well as participating as a decoy in vice stings.
Performed criminal and civil crime investigations, gathering physical and interrogation evidence for use in reports and legal cases. Prepared and submitted police reports, case files and intelligence files.
Prosecuted cases at the magistrate level, in addition to assisting prosecutors in the preparation of evidence for felony trial cases. Earned multiple letters of commendation for exceptional performance.

Management

Senior zone officer supervising patrol duties, job training, performance evaluation, and case management of junior law enforcement officers in law enforcement operations.
Managed the translation of material for critical high-profile clients, including the recruitment and assessment of subcontracted help.
Developed and implemented training and quality control for Mobilization Action Officers at the Pentagon, as well as training all incoming mobilization action officers up to and including Lieutenant Colonels.
Developed and implemented databases for tracking error issues related to mobilization, which in turn, initiated time saving under Lean Six Sigma, preventing reproduction of errors and saving countless time and man hours.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

SCHREIBER TRANSLATIONS INC (Freelance translator)
German to English translations: medical, technical, patents

323 Military Intelligence Company, Fort Meade, MD
Human Intelligence Collector & German Linguist

UNITED STATES ARMY Reserve (Mobilization)
Army Operations Center, Pentagon, Washington, DC

218th MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CO., SCARNG
Military Liaison, State of South Carolina

US EMBASSY, Vienna, Austria / Defense Attachė Office
Linguist/Translator (Special Assignment Army)

CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, N. Charleston, SC
Police Officer / Undercover Narcotics Operative

EDUCATION

COCHISE COLLEGE, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Coursework in Intelligence Operations, intelligence collections

SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, Charleston, South Carolina
Police Officer Certification, 1990, 2002

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, Charleston, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts—English and Biology, 2000

HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Associate in Criminal Justice, 1985

 
Translation from Language(s) * German
 
Translation to Languages * English
 
Type * Translator
 
Translation Sectors * Standard text translation
Technical text and manuals
Patent translation
Scientific text
Website translation
Book translation / Fiction
Proofreading/Editing
Other Job
 
References Lena Johnson, Schreiber Translations INC.
 
Pricing forms accepted * Per word
 
Price per word (in EUR) * .06  
Price per hour (in EUR) * 35  

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