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Experienced independent interpreter and translator

Professional Services
  • Legal Interpretation
  • Medical Interpretation
  • Education Interpretation
  • English to Spanish translation
  • Proofreading in Spanish Language
  • Simultaneous equipment technician

Personal Introduction:

I am a freelance interpreter (English/Spanish) who lives in NYC. For the past seven years I have been working for several agencies. I am a native Spanish speaker and am familiar with all regional variations. I am a US citizen.

I have a certificate from NYU in English to Spanish translation and a certificate from NYU in Medical Interpretation English/Spanish.

I have experience in simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpretation, but I prefer consecutive interpretation and sight translation when required.

Immigration, EUO, IME, EBT, PREP and other legal cases are my current assignments. I also do Interpreting assignments at schools; and I do on-site translations (English to Spanish).

I fully comply with all privacy and professional standards and I am always on time and well-dressed.

Because I have a car, I currently do assignments in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester counties and the car allows me the flexibility to handle out-of-town assignments on short notice. To make the travel time supplement simpler to calculate, I have a list of locations and their corresponding ZIP codes with the total amount of travel (round-trip) compensation I charge. This amount includes tolls and miscellaneous charges such as parking.

Please, see here the travel charge list



General Terms:

  • Whenever possible, schedule assigment 24-48 hours in advance
  • Please contact me if you have any questions for more information

Area of Coverage:

  • New York City metropolitan area
  • Areas within an 80-mile radius of New York City, including Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and New Jersey counties
  • Arrangements can be made in advance for other locations

Travel time supplement:

  • This supplement is for round-trip travel and includes tolls and miscellaneous charges such as parking
  • Westchester county (1-2 hours travel time)
  • Nassau county (1 to 1½ hours travel time)
  • Suffolk county (generally between 2 to 3 hours round-trip travel time supplement)

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Roberto Platzer

Roberto Egidio Platzer



Interpreter and Translator:
Legal interpretation, for pretrial hearings, depositions and arbitration

Medical Interpretation, for patients, families, medical institutions and legal examinations

Education Interpretation, for individuals, parents and teachers for schools
Previous work experience:

2010 & 2015 Dr. Emily Women's Health Center, NY
Security and Facility Manager;
Translation of medical information and forms;
Interpreting for patients and staff on request.

2000 – 2009 Romco Sales, NY
Hardware Manager

1998 – 2000 Freelance, NY and London
Language Instructor
Tutored in Spanish to all levels of students as well as professionals in various industries.

1982 – 1998 Herramientas 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Managing Partner – Hardware Store

1981 – 1982 Freelance, Buenos Aires
Sales representative

1977 – 1981 Hughes Tool Company, Escobar
Production supervisor

1975 – 1977 University of Buenos Aires,
Typist, Philosophy College Press.

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Translation and Interpretation Certificates:
2010 – 2011 New York University, New York
Medical Interpreting Certificate, Spanish/English

2003 – 2005 New York University, NY
Translation Studies Certificate, English to Spanish
Other Studies:
1998 – 2003 New York University, New York, NY
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
General coursework on Languages, Advanced English Grammar and pronunciation

1996 – 1998 Frances King College, London
International House, London
General coursework

1974 – 1977 University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
General coursework in Sociology, Philosophy and Art College

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