Marc W. Mellin

Spanish Translator


  • Official Translator/Interpreter
    Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000)
  • Accredited Spanish>English Translator
    American Translators Association (1993)
  • Certified Court Interpreter
    Washington State Supreme Court (1990)


Language Background

  • Full-time Freelance Spanish Translator/Interpreter since 1988
  • Areas of translation experience:  Legal, Commercial, General Technical and Computing, Human Resources, Hotel Management, Telecommunications, Accounting, Shipping, Immigration, Tourism
  • Instructor for Commercial Spanish Translation Workshop at Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA — 1992 to 1995
  • AFS Exchange Student to Costa Rica — 1977
  • Twenty seven years of residence in Costa Rica — 1983-1985 and 1996 to present
  • One year of residence in Mexico — 1981
  • Advanced Spanish grammar and composition courses at the University of Costa Rica
  • Host Interpreter for Seattle 1990 Goodwill Games