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 speaking Spanish for more than half 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.
My experiences with Spanish in such a wide variety of contexts drove me to pursue a career in translation, where I hope to continue expanding my areas of expertise.
About the company
McKee Translation partners with other native English- and Spanish-speaking professional editors to ensure that your translation project, no matter how large, is free of errors.
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 can provide a translator who best suits your language needs.
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.
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.