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Maria Gustafson

Freelance Translator & Language Translator

Location:Rockford, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Maria L. Gustafson
Certified Translator, Professional Interpreter, Language Professor
Phone: 779-423-9014
E-mail: (*)

· Complete knowledge of Comparative Law (Roman Law– American Legislation/ Anglo-Saxon Law UK)
· Expert Witness at the Courts and for plaintiffs. Medical environments.
· Native Spanish speaker (Argentina) / Native English speaker
· Outstanding command of Castilian Spanish & Latin American Spanish
· Deep knowledge of Theology, Philosophy, Technical &, Education
· Technical, Mechanical, Informatics, Hydraulics among others
· Excellent knowledge of cardiovascular, renal, dermatological and neurological issues.
· Botany, Zoology, Biology and Chemistry Training
· Marketing Strategies Training in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
· Remarkable command of US & UK English structures
· Natural high-skilled translator (six languages)
· High computer-skilled/ Very fast typing/ 5,000 words/ day or more
· TRADOS, Déjà vu, Wordfast and Quark Express management
· Technical & Medical training seminars


Reading and education have provided me with knowledge related to several different cultures and civilizations. I think that investing in reading and education is the best investment you can make. I’ve learned about different countries, about several significant history facts, about how to do things and how to interpret other peoples’ habits and customs. I learned philosophy and theology. I’ve become a Language Professor PhD and I speak 6 languages. I’m also a Certified Translator and a simultaneous, consecutive, telephonic and sight interpreter. I always keep on learning with an open mind.

Preschool – Middle & Elementary – Georgetown, Washington D.C.
International Baccalaureate – Lincoln High School, Buenos Aires, AR.
American & British College – Buenos Aires, AR.
Graduated in French - “Alliance Française”
Certified Translator - Catholic University
English Professor - University of Buenos Aires
Simultaneous Interpreter
Consecutive/ Telephonic/ Sight Interpreter
French / English – Graduated from the “Alliance Franceaise”, Paris, France
Government Interpretation Institute
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Several courses and practice on American Legislation
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Several courses and practice on American Legislation
University of Berkey, Kent, United Kingdom
The Anglo-Saxon Law & Common Law Rules & Regulations
Universite de la Sorbonne, France – Courses on financial and legal terminology
Bergen University, Germany (6-month scholarship)
Rockford College - Paralegal (2000)

q Seminar on Common Law and Equity Courts
q Seminar on Technical terminology
q Seminar on Accounting & Financial terminology
q Seminar on petroleum wells & chemicals
q Seminars on genetics, Fabry disease and Genzyme
q Course on medical issues
q Course on asbestos & lead poisoning
q Course on Social Services & Consulting
q Seminar on Accounting & Financial terminology
q Seminar on Litigation and American Case Law
q Course on Social Services & Consulting
q 75 words/ minute
q Short-hand


q Author of the course “Translators & Interpreters”, written in 2001 and currently being given at the Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL.
q Author of the “Bilingual Legal Terminology Pocket Dictionary”, written in 2001 with more than 5,000 terms related with the different legal issues.
q Author of the book “Bilingual Legal Terminology” addressed to attorneys, paralegals, translators and interpreters
q Full translation of the book “Rediscovering the Kingdom” by Myles Munroe
q Full translation of the book “The Profit Zone”, written by * Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, with Bob Alderman. * A.Slyworzky is also the author of the famous book “Value Migration”.
q ESL Instruction Coordinator for The Adult Literacy Council
q Children’s Books Translations & Power Point Presentations
q Full translation of the Book “When Heaven Invades Earth” by Bill Johnson
q Assistant for Marval & Farrel
q Paralegal for McFarrel Law Firm
q Full translation of the book “Be an Elephant” written by the famous economist Steve Kaplan


q Professional Translator and Interpreter for the Winnebago County Court Aurora Branch Court, Elgin Branch Court, Kane County Judicial Center, Boone County Court, Cook County (Chicago), Waukegan Court, and Woodstock Court, McHenry County among others. Rock Valley College TOEFL Instructor (Advanced ESL Course). Exclusive instructor at RVC for the Translators and Interpreters’ Course that I have written for training professionals in the field.
q Certified Translations for the BCIS, and government institutions.
q MEDICAL Interpretation at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Swedish American Hospital, Singer Hospital, Breast Cancer Center (SAH), Janet Wattles (Rockford & Belvidere), Northern Illinois Retina, Dialysis Center, and Valley Drive Co. among others.
q Certified Translations for several law firms, including Reno, Zahn, Folgate, Lindberg & Powell and Mandel, Lipton & Stevenson (Attorney Richard Lifshitz), , among others.
q RVC – TOEFL Instructor. Spanish for EMTs staff, paramedics and nurses. Translators & Interpreters Course, American Phonetics for foreign students.
q Professional Translator and Interpreter at the Courts, Kane County Judicial Center, Juvenile Justice Center, Child Support Court, Aurora Branch Court, Elgin Branch Court, among others.
q Referrals: Judge Allen Anderson, Judge Stephen Sullivan, Judge James Edwards, Judge Thomas Mueller, Judge Edmondson among others.
q Elgin Mental Health Center, depositions in Geneva. Private trials.
q Simultaneous Interpretation at Medical Centers, written Certified Translations for corporations and private clients.
q SWITS (Southern Wisconsin Interpretation and Translation Services) – Simultaneous/ Consecutive/ Telephonic/ Sight interpreter
q Early Intervention Program of the State of IL – Enrolled Interpreter
q Language Resource Center, Fairfax VA – Senior Interpreter
q JNJ Services Inc. – Senior Interpreter
q Stops Inc. – Senior Interpreter
q Cyracom Washington DC – Senior Interpreter


q International Translation, Division of Marton Enterprises, Inc. wrote:
I just looked at your translation and there are a few things I would like to say about it. 1- it is very neat, 2- it looks excellent, 3-You are unbelievable. It is truly a fine job and I am a bit surprised that you could do it so quickly.

q Christopher Baber wrote:
I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Mrs. Gustafson. The communication and professional manner in which Mrs. Gustafson worked with me to achieve my needs was way beyond what I expected. She was very professional, and completed my project much sooner that I had expected. I would have absolutely no problem in recommending her for any project you might have. Her price was very competitive, and the quality of her work was outstanding. I’m very happy to have done business with her, and will do so again should I ever need translation services in the future.
Thank you very much, you made something which I was sort of dreading dealing with a real pleasure. I really do appreciate it!

Dr. James Chiodo, from Orion Systems Inc, wrote:

“Maria, You are my new hero in the business world.” ratings:
Rating :
She was extremely quick, and she made the process very simple. I look forward to referring her to other Argentina visa applicants.
Good to work with. Payment on time. Will work with her again.
Maria was efficient, fast and reliable. Her expertise in the legal area came in really handy since she was translating a Power of Attorney. Was very amenable to me calling and explained her choices. Wonderful to work with. Will do so again in the future.
Thanks, was an excellent and fast work.

MORE REFERENCES: Upon request of mutual interest

Member of:
The Huntley Chamber of Commerce, IL.
ATA: American Translators Association
American Translators' Bar Association
Aurora Judicial Center, IL.
Belvidere Courthouse, IL.
Breast Cancer Center, Rockford, IL.
Department of Foreign Affairs, USA
Early Intervention State Program, IL
Elgin Judicial Center, IL.
Elgin Mental Health Center Interpreter
Kane County Judicial Center, IL.
Prince William’s Hospital, VA.
Town Center Hospital, VA.
Rockford Memorial Hospital Interpreter, IL
Saint Charles’ Juvenile Justice Center, IL.
Saint Anthony’s Medical Center, IL.
Swedish American Hospital Interpreter, IL
UN: United Nations Translators' Team Member, NY
Waukegan Courthouse, IL.
Winnebago County Courthouse, IL.

More than 100 references at your disposal

I would appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much.

Maria Gustafson
Certified Translator/ Simultaneous Interpreter/ PROZ Professional Legal Trainer
Skills (2) Rating
Language Translation