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My name is Elke, owner and operator of Worthy Translation. I am a Mexican Spanish translator based in Halifax, Canada. I offer highly-specialized English to Spanish and Spanish to English technical translator.

I bring to the translation business the in-depth knowledge and experience of my specialty. My scientific foundation comes from a solid academic education and scientific research in industry and academia.

During my undergraduate studies I worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Germany and in academic laboratories. After my B.Sc. (Hons) I moved back to Mexico to work in the food industry (microbiological analyst for quality control and patent search) and in the pharmaceutical industry (chemical analyst, pilot to manufacturing quality control tests). In 2004, I relocated to Canada for my PhD studies. After my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow with pharmaceutical companies doing research and development on lead compounds for structure determination.


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Certificate in Translation (New York University, US, 2015). Focused on English to Spanish medical translation and on Spanish to English legal translation.
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Dalhousie University, Canada, 2010)
B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology (Brock University, Canada, 2003)

Professional Associations
American Translators Association
Science Advisory Board Member


Most importantly for you, I am the person who meets your technical and linguistic demands and can convey your scientific message to the Spanish-speaking public.