Hello, My name is Mary!
I am the owner and lead translator at McKee Translation. I was born in the United States and have been learning and speaking Spanish for more than 2/3 of my life.
I studied in the United States, Cuba, Spain, and Brazil. I received my M.A. in Translation from Kent State University, and also hold an undergraduate certificate in translation and a B.A. in Spanish & Latin American Language and Area Studies from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. where I completed a thesis project on participatory investigation of Argentine Tango dancing.
Before beginning my career as a translator, I worked with Spanish in many capacities: as an AmeriCorps member at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project where I provided legal aid to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, as a liaison at the GALA Hispanic Theater, as a Spanish and English teacher in the favela slums of Rio de Janeiro...and the list goes on.
About the company
McKee Translation partners with other native English- and Spanish-speaking professional editors to deliver an appropriate document that meets your needs.
The McKee Translation team includes native speakers who work with Spanish varieties from Mexico, the United States, Spain, and Argentina, and native English speakers from the United States.
I have been a member of the American Translator's Association, the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the United States, since 2011, and am ATA-certified for Spanish>English:
During the 2013-2014 academic year, I served as President of Kent Lingua, the organization of graduate students at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, Ohio.