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I'm Kelsey Trotta, owner of Trotta Translations. I'm an award-nominated translator, and I offer over a decade of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French to English translation, interpretation, and marketing experience, as well as seven years of transcreation and localization experience. Whether you're a business owner looking to reach an American audience or an individual needing translation and interpretation services for immigration purposes, my mission is to help translate your American dream into reality from start to finish.


Over the course of my career, my clients have included Google, The New York Times, Fendi, A-list celebrities, the InterContinental Hotel Lyon Hôtel-Dieu, and the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. My interview translations have been featured in National Geographic docu-series, ViceThe Guardian, UNICEF videos, multinational corporation training videos, video workshops for EU-funded interdisciplinary research projects on tax crimes in Italy interviewing members of the Guardia de Finanza and the Corte di Cassazione, and SIGMA award-nominated multimedia comics for Outrider. My prior work also includes translating United Nations documents on sustainability and electoral reform, as well as legal, medical, and technical documents, academic journal articles, and vital records.  Finally, I translated Dario Gioè's novel Journey to the Center of a Millennial. Finally, I provided localization services for Workana, the largest freelance platform in Latin America, international hotel chains, digital entertainment firms, travel blogs, telecommunications firms, law firms, chefs, non-profit organizations, cosmetic companies, and HR firms.

My previous interpretation clients include Direction de la Police Judiciaire Brigade Criminelle, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, attorneys, market research firms, USCIS green card interviewees, award-winning journalists, asylum seekers, and wedding officiants and guests. I am also a licensed wedding officiant in the State of Illinois.

I hold a B.A. in Spanish from University of Michigan, spent an extended period of time working in Brazil, and received training at the Alliance Française in Paris, Strasbourg, and Chicago, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, and the Scuola Palazzo Malvisi in Ravenna.

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