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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 eight 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
  • Please contact me about the discount for the travel list.
  • Working hours are to be added to the travel compensation, and as is customary in the trade, there is a minimum of hours to be charged.
  • If there is a location that is not on the list, it will be similar to the surrounding zip codes.

For more information, please see the travel charges here



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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