Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

Damaris Torres
Spanish - English Interpreter

DeRidder, LA, United States
Local time: 13:11 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish, English Native in English
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Services Interpreting
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law (general)Military / Defense
Medical (general)Psychology
Medical: PharmaceuticalsGovernment / Politics
Sports / Fitness / RecreationTourism & Travel
Finance (general)

Preferred currency USD
Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Check, Money order, PayPal, Wire transfer
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2009.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Fluency, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC)
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About me
DAMARIS TORRES
Interpreter
Spanish ↔ English
202 S. Planer Mill Rd.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Cell: (407) 739-6090
damaris.interpreter@gmail.com

EDUCATION:
 MA, Business & Organizational Security Management, Webster University, Ft Leonard Wood, MO, 2005
 BA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1997

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: International Relationships, Military Operations, Government, Management, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Human Resources, Health Care, and Security.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY:
 Native fluency in the English and Spanish languages
 Currently hold an active Top Secret Clearance from the Department of Defense
 Experienced working in sensitive diplomatic environments in different countries, interacting with people of different cultures, socioeconomic groups, religious beliefs, and educational levels
 Professional demeanor and appearance with exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
 Member of the American Translators Association (ATA)

INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING EXPERIENCE:

July 2010 – January 2017: Operations Officer, United States Army
 Seven years Operations Officer experience that included duties as an Interpreter and Translator with the United States Southern Command while traveling to various countries with senior ranking Military Officials
 Translated operational doctrine documents and Interpreted during classified and sensitive information discussions in support of Civil and Military Operations in the Southern Command’s Area of Operations.

May 2005 – July 2010: Spanish Interpreter, Independent Contractor, Florida and South Georgia Areas
 Self-employed and practiced successfully in the fields of law, health and medicine
 Performed consecutive and simultaneous interpreting in a demanding role that requires accuracy, quick thinking, extreme focus, and an excellent grasp of sector-specific language and jargon
 Facilitated effective communications between clients at conferences, technical, business, and legal meetings, as well as court hearings and medical consultations

May 1997 – May 2005: Military Police Officer, US Army (Active Duty).
 While assigned as a Company Commander at the US Army Military Police Academy, worked as a Spanish Interpreter for all executive and diplomatic visitors from Spanish speaking Nations
 Interpreted operations and safety briefings for the Spanish and Italian Armies during multinational Airborne Operations in Kosovo, resulting in 100% success rate and no injuries or fatalities (Interpreted between Spanish, English and Italian)
 Served as an adjunct English instructor at the Republic of Korea Military Academy.
 Volunteer organizer, active participant, and guest speaker during Hispanic Heritage Month events while assigned to military installations in Korea, Missouri, and North Carolina

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
 Born in Massachusetts and raised in Puerto Rico. In 1987, after high school, attended college at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. Moved to Massachusetts to improve English language abilities in 1989; then returned to Puerto Rico in 1990 and joined the US Army. While in the military, worked as an Air Defense Artillery Officer, Military Police Officer, Human Resources Manager, and Operations Officer for the State Partnership Program and Theater Engagements Directorate in the United States Southern Command Headquarters located in Doral, Florida
Keywords: Spanish <> English Interpreter


Profile last updated
May 11



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