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Monica Valencia


Monica joined the NIH Library in December 2014 as a Romance Languages Translator. Prior to joining the Library, she worked as a contractor for the National Cancer Institute, translating and reviewing the Spanish PDQ content for patients and health professionals on the Cancer.gov website. She has also worked for over 8 years as a freelancer, specializing in medical and legal translations.

Monica has a BA in Modern Languages from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, a Certificate in Translation from New York University, and a Master of Professional Studies in Translation from the University of Maryland. She is also a Certified Translator from English into Spanish by the American Translators Association. As a passionate proponent of a patient’s right to clear communications with medical providers and animal rights, Monica has volunteered in the DC area as a Spanish medical interpreter for patients with limited English proficiency and as a translator for animal rights organizations.

What Can I Do For You

Monica can translate, review, and proofread a wide variety of texts within the biomedical and legal fields from English, Spanish, and French into English and Spanish