Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta
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Certified Translator / Certified Interpreter: Have passed the national certification
process. They have successfully completed the certification exam set by the Canadian
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreter Council (CTTIC) or submitted a large body
of their work to an evaluation committee.
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Kathleen Ess is as associate German-to-English translator currently seeking certification. She holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and an MA in Classics from the University of Minnesota. Kathleen has been a freelance translator since 2013, specializing in scholarly texts in the humanities. Beyond this primary area of expertise, she enjoys working with texts of various genres and prides herself on faithful translations that are clear and readable in English while reflecting the style of the original work.