Melissa Abraham

Description

CAT tool used: SDL Trados Studio 2017.
The Community Interpreter Online course from Cross Cultural Communications, August 2020.

Certificate in French Translation from Marygrove College, Summer 2010.

B.A. in French from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with minors in Spanish and Secondary Education.

Have served as interpreter for missionary group to Lourdes, France.

Service as translator and docent (E>F and E>S) at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA. Further freelance experience includes translation of business documents, birth and marriage certificates, children's books, song lyrics, secondary school diplomas and transcripts, and medical phone and on-site interpretation. Recent projects include medical interpretation, translation of historical documents, translation of young adult literature translation of a website in the areas of art and religion. I also served as the newsletter editor for the Writers Guild of Acadiana from 2013 to 2019. As part of my continuing education, I completed Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Medical Terminology and the Human Body (November 2022), Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Anatomy and Physiology for Interpreters Part I (November 2022), Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Anatomy and Physiology for Interpreters Part II (February 2023), and Medical Terminology for Interpreters: The Language of Medicine (March 2023).

Other languages:
Italian (advanced)
Latin (basic)

Dialects:
French: France and Louisiana (Cajun)

Language Pairs

French
- English
Spanish
- English
Italian
- English

Translating Services

ProofreadingTranslating

Translating Tools

TRADOS

Translating - Areas of Specialization

Business - Travel & tourismEntertainment - FilmEntertainment - MusicEntertainment - TheaterMedicine - Anatomy & physiologyMedicine - Health careMedicine - Nutrition

Interpreting Methods

In-personOver-the-phone interpreting (OPI)Video remote interpreting (VRI)Whispered interpreting (chuchotage)

Interpreting Services

Community

ATA Divisions

French Language DivisionInterpreters DivisionItalian Language DivisionLiterary DivisionSpanish Language Division
Type

Translator, Interpreter

Level

Individual

Primary Phone

(337) 247-7535

Location

Lafayette
LA
70506
United States

Education Level

Graduate