Working languages:
English to Spanish
Japanese to Spanish
Spanish to English

Senior Translator & Marcom Professional

United States

Native in: Spanish Native in Spanish
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, MT post-editing, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsComputers: Systems, Networks
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Hardware
Computers (general)Telecom(munications)
Media / Multimedia

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Wire transfer
Translation education Other - Instituto Cambridge de Cultura Inglesa | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Experience Years of translation experience: 38. Registered at Jul 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC)


I am a technology-savvy translator and marketing communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. I am currently pursuing a position where I can make use of my unique mix of technical translation skills (Spanish/English/Japanese), marketing communications experience, and technology proficiency.


Freelance translations and marketing communications consulting
March 2006 - present

  • yellowTAB GmbH (software development company, Mannheim, Germany): Spanish and Japanese localization of software; translation of various product literature and on-line content; numerous marketing communications projects targeting the Japanese market, including product introduction to the media, media relations, trade show management and execution, and product presentations at software conferences.
  • Tribotek Inc. (power connector manufacturer, Burlington, MA): Planning, management and execution of all marketing communications functions for the company. Worked under the supervision of VP of International Sales and Marketing. Development and delivery of corporate identity package. Design, development and deployment of company website. Trade show planning and execution. Planning and execution of on-line and print advertising campaigns; media buying. Media relations development, coordination of editorial meetings. Product literature, presentation and training material design and production. Design, development and deployment of sales force Intranet system.
  • CableCo Technologies (power components manufacturer, Dublin, CA): product literature, press releases and other marketing communications related projects.
  • Methode Electronics (electronic components manufacturer, San Jose, CA): web development.

Marketing communications manager
June 2001 - August 2005 · Tyco Electronics (electronics components manufacturer) | Menlo Park, CA

Management of all aspects of marketing communications for the Elcon high-current power connector product line within Tyco Electronics' CE Group. Reported to Director of Sales and Marketing, and worked in coordination with product management as well as senior management from the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.

  • Design of all sales, promotional and technical literature, including product photos.
  • Trade shows planning and execution.
  • Media relations; editorial placement; editorial meetings planning and coordination.
  • Migration of product information to Tyco Electronics CE website.
  • Key liaison between sales and marketing teams in the US and Japan.

Marketing communications manager
December 1997 - May 2001 · Elcon Products International (power connector manufacturer) | Fremont, CA

  • Development of strategic plans and management of all aspects of marketing communications for the company worldwide.
  • Reported to the VP of Sales and Marketing and worked in coordination with senior management from the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.
  • Hiring and management of internal marcom staff as well as outside vendors.
  • Design of all sales, promotional and technical literature, including product photos.
  • Planning and execution of on-line and print advertising campaigns.
  • Responsible for on-line and print media buying worldwide.
  • Planning and execution of all trade shows worldwide.
  • Media relations, editorial placement, and editorial meetings.
  • Design, development, deployment and daily maintenance/administration of multilingual company website (English/Spanish/Japanese/Korean/Chinese).
  • Design, development and deployment of RepNet, an intranet to support the company's global network of sales representatives through timely distribution of pre-release information, on-line training, internal communication and exchange of information between the representatives from different territories.
  • Development of product training program in cooperation with engineering and product management.

Marketing communications consultant
June 1995 - December 1997 · Nihon Elcon KK (power connector manufacturer) | Tokyo

Management of all marketing communications aspects of the company for the Japanese market. Responsibilities included product literature, trade shows, advertising, as well as design, development and production of content for the company's Japanese website. Reporting to the Director of Intl. Sales & Marketing, also acted as key liaison with the international sales and marketing department headquartered in California.

Digital documentation consultant
February 1995 - May 1997 · Line Corporation (content production) | Tokyo

Development of the next generation of web-based and digital documents for the Document Engineering Department at Fuji XEROX.

Freelance translator and copywriter
April 1980 - March 1997 · Core Ad Intl. (advertising agency) | Tokyo

Translation and copy-writing of brochures, print ads and other marketing material for Pioneer audio consumer products.

Freelance technical translator, copywriter and desktop publisher
May 1980 - June 1997 · Toyota Motor Corporation (Latin America Industrial Vehicle Dept.) | Tokyo

Development and production of a wide range of sales promotion material, product literature and sales tools for the Toyota's Overseas Marketing Department. Spanish translation and management translator team for the creation of localized material in Italian, French and German.

Freelance technical translator
November 1982 – October 1990 · Informática Inc. (translation agency) | Tokyo

English-Spanish technical translation of NEC Corporation's digital telephone switching system NEAX 62 operation and maintenance manuals.

Trilingual technical interpreter
January 1982 – October 1982 · NEC Corporation | Tokyo

English-Spanish-Japanese interpretation for Argentine engineers attending digital telephone exchange system maintenance training courses at NEC Corporation.

Trilingual technical interpreter

January 1981 – October 1981 · Oki Electric Co. | Tokyo

English-Spanish-Japanese interpretation for Colombian engineers attending telecom equipment training courses at OKI Electric Co.


International Education Center, Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin | Tokyo, Japan
Full-time elementary, intermediate and advanced Japanese language courses.

Aoyama Gakuin University | Tokyo, Japan
Three-month Japanese language introductory course.

Instituto Cambridge de Cultura Inglesa | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Six year English language course.

ENET No. 28 República Francesa | Buenos Aires, Argentina
High-school specialized in electronics.


Foreign languages

  • Spanish: spoken and written, advanced level (mother tongue)
  • Japanese: spoken and written, advanced level

Computer software

  • MS Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Access
  • Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/PageMaker/InDesign

Web development

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Design/deployment/maintenance of content management systems (CMS)


High Current Demands Drive Power Connector Development
Power Electronics Technology Magazine, October 1, 2001

Zeta OS is rising from BeOS ashes
Feature article on magazine, March 22, 2005

Use Drupal to empower your OSS community
Feature article on magazine, March 7, 2008

Japanese version of above article on SourceForge,JP Magazine, April 4, 2008


Michael Sienkiewicz
Chief Executive Officer
Balda AG (
TEL: 510-682-8690

* More references available upon request.

Keywords: marcom, marketing, translation, localization, spanish, english, japanese, technology, advertising, electronics, computer, software

Profile last updated
Aug 2, 2010

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