• Alex Tegarty

Services and Specialization Rundown

Hi again!

Thanks for reading FluentAli, a blog I created to talk about the translation industry and to spread the word about the services I offer as a professional translator! Hopefully things are going well for everyone now that it is nearing the end of February. The weather in my area, NE Ohio, will be getting warmer soon, so I am looking forward to spending more time working outside or just being outside in general. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about the services I provide and what areas of specialization I am interested in.

As some of you may already know, I am a freelance translator and I work with the German-English language pair. This means, I translate documents or written text from German into English. Yes, I am a freelancer, but I have my own business registered with the State of Ohio named Tegarty Translation. I spend most of my time translating for direct clients and doing the groundwork for the business, as well as gaining experience and knowledge in my areas of interest. I enjoy translating because it makes me feel creative, but eventually, I would like to expand into other areas as a language service provider, maybe subtitling or voice-overs, I'm not sure yet. I don't have experience in these other areas as of now.

You can find my services across many job platforms, such as ProZ, Translators Cafe, LinkedIn, Thumbtack, and more. Tegarty Translation continues to grow every day and I'm excited to see where I'll end up in the long run. I enjoy waking up every day knowing I am working in a language pair I love working with and knowing that I'm making a difference in someone's life. Whether I'm working on personal documents related to your family history, or something more specialized, like a physician's SOAP notes, I am happy to work diligently to get your information translated into English. An important thing to note is that I only translate into American English, since that is my native language. The range of services I am currently offering, but am not limited to, are translation from German into English, editing, proofreading, and data entry. I enjoy typing and doing research and I believe I have a knack for translating and proofreading, as well as editing. I mentioned this in my previous post, but I wanted to include it here for any readers that are new. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in German Translation with a concentration in medicine. Years ago, my dream was to be a physician. After several years of intense studying and hard work, I realized it was not a good path for me. I have always had an interest in foreign languages and I wanted to incorporate the two interests, medicine and languages, into one career path, which is when I decided to go for a degree in translation. Luckily, these two interests paired perfectly and now I am happily translating things that I really find interesting! It is still a lot of work, but I look forward to new projects every day!

The areas of specialization that interest me most involve healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and medical-related information. I am working on narrowing my specialization, but right now I have experience in the pharmaceutical field and am applying that knowledge to my translation career. I am registered with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician and currently, I have been training to administer COVID-19 vaccines. I look forward to seeing how my experience with the vaccines can influence my translation career. If I haven't mentioned it before, I do not use automated translation machines to translate for me. I am a human translator - I go through every line of the document using pure human intelligence.

Hopefully, this cleared up any questions about my services and areas of specialization. I will be posting more on the FluentAli blog every month on topics related to translation, languages, travel and much more!

For even more information about my professional translation services visit: www.tegtranslation.com/services

This website is also available to read in German!

For important information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html

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Thank you for reading my new blog post for FluentAli! Next month's post will be geared more toward traveling!

Kindest regards,

Alex Tegarty

Tegarty Translation

Independent Translator

German to English

Website: www.tegtranslation.com