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My name is Jason Knapp. I am a freelance interpreter and translator based in the Louisville, KY metro area. I specialize in legal/business, medical, and technical subject matter. Clients include private attorneys and law firms, state and federal agencies, and medical research institutions. I have interpreted in-person and remotely (RSI) for conferences in the insurance/reinsurance, commercial real estate development, automotive, petrochemical, labor relations, and economic development sectors. I am eager to put my skills and experience to work for you to help you connect with employees, clients, or business partners.

My Story

For me, the journey began in the mid-90s when my love for travel and an interest in languages led me to study Spanish after spending a month traveling the Ecuadorian countryside. After that, I was hooked! After nearly 25 years as a volunteer minister and public speaker, and having lived or worked in 6 Spanish-speaking countries and territories and 4 U.S. states, I have developed a deep understanding of the diverse cultures of native Spanish speakers.


Since starting to work professionally as an interpreter and translator, in 2015, I have built a reputation for providing quality, transparency and superior service. My subject matter expertise in the legal, medical, and construction/manufacturing domains is field-tested and approved by clients in the public and private sectors.

  • Contract Interpreter for the U.S. Department of State (Seminar level) since August 2023

  • Federally Certified Court Interpreter since November 2022

  • ATA Certified Translator for Spanish into English since Sep 2022

  • State Certified Court Interpreter since June 2016

  • Certified Medical Interpreter (NBCMI) since November 2015

  • Post graduate diploma in Conference Interpreting - November 2021, Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires)

Published Works

Representative Work

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Translator Association

  • National Association for Judicial Interpreters and Translators

  • Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association

  • International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters

  • Argentinean Association of Translators and Interpreters

  • American Mensa

Invited Presentations
  • Maryland Judiciary, Business Skills for Freelance Interpreters - May and June 2023

  • Innovation in Translation Summit, How Peer Feedback Groups Can Help Boost Translation Skills - October 2022

  • Asociación Guatemalteca de Intérpretes y Traductores, SEMAGIT - October 2021

  • University of Kentucky, Introduction to Translation and Interpreting - September 2020

  • Northern Kentucky University, Introduction to Translation and Interpreting - August 2020

So now that you know a little bit about me, send me an email and let me get to know you and see what I can do to help.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

+1 (502) 309-4481

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