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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 over the past 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 sector.

  • Spanish Certified Court Interpreter - Administrative Office of the United States Courts Issued Nov 2022

  • Certified Translator for Spanish into English - American Translators Association Issued Sep 2022

  • Certified Court Interpreter - Judicial Council of California Issued Dec 2021

  • Certified Court Interpreter - Indiana Supreme Court Issued May 2017

  • Certified Court Interpreter - Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts Issued Jun 2016

  • Certified Medical Interpreter - Spanish (CMI) - The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters Issued Nov 2015

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

Published Works

Representative Work

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Translator Association - Business Practices Education Committee

  • American Translator Association - Mentoring Sub-Committee

  • American Translator Association - Public Relations Committee

  • National Association for Judicial Interpreters and Translators - Social Media Committee, Chair

  • Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association - President and Board Chair January 2018 to December 2021

  • Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association - Vice-president January 2017 to December 2017

  • Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association - Website/Social Media Committee Chair May 2016 to December 2016

  • American Mensa - March 2017

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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