English to Spanish Live Interpretation Professional Otto Zellmann

Member since August 09, 2013

Otto Zellmann was a Staff Sergeant and Interpreter in the German Army in Germany, Spain and Canada. He is a State Certified Foreign Language Correspondent and a Technical Translator and Interpreter in German-English-Spanish. He joined one of the now largest Language Service Providers of the Southeast in April 2001, where he started out as an independent contract interpreter, staff interpreter/translator, Lead Interpreter and then Interpreter Manager for spoken languages. Part of his responsibilities were recruiting, training and maintaining the skill levels of staff interpreters as well as independent contractors all over the US. He has extensive knowledge to share about how to best meet the linguistic demands of clients and providers and how to succeed as an interpreter in the language industry. Otto holds both national certifications for medical interpreters.

Born in Argentina and raised in Germany, Otto was brought up in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment. His mother was a German-Spanish Interpreter and Translator for the Automotive Industry where Otto learned his trade. He was a Staff Sergeant and Interpreter in the German Army in Germany, Spain and Canada. Otto is a State Certified Foreign Language Correspondent and a Technical Translator and Interpreter in German-English-Spanish. He joined one of the now largest Language Service Providers of the Southeast in April 2001, where he started out as an independent contract interpreter, staff interpreter/translator, Lead Interpreter and then Interpreter Manager for spoken languages. Besides his responsibilities as a Manager, he has been interpreting an average of 500 billable hours a year mainly in the medical and legal field and can count on years of experience of training countless linguists in many different languages to prepare them for the challenges of an interpreter’s life. He has extensive knowledge to share about how to best meet the linguistic demands of clients and providers and how to succeed as an interpreter in the language industry. Otto holds both national certifications for medical interpreters. Otto left the company in February 2013 to move to Greenville, South Carolina to reunite with his family and focus on his passion – training language professionals.

Languages:

English
German
Spanish

Education

College Degree

CHI-Spanish CMI-Spanish Foreign Language Correspondent - German