Member since Jan '18

Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English

Milagros Chavez-Wilhelm

Miami, Florida, United States
Local time: 17:30 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: Spanish (Variants: Standard-Spain, Latin American) Native in Spanish
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Expertise
Specializes in:
Environment & EcologyInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Meteorology

Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2018. Became a member: Jan 2018.
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, File Center, STOE (learning), Powerpoint
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QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Seasoned
professional with strong translation skills in English and Spanish pairs,
experienced in scientific/ environmental, socio-economic and international
development topics with over 25 years of distinguished performance in both
corporate and educational environments.

 

EDUCATION/SKILLS

Bachelor’s
Degree in “International Studies”,
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1979

Graduate
Coursework: Financial Mathematics, Statistical Methods, Management Science,
Information Systems, Operations Research, and General Accounting: Business
Administration Graduate Program, Universidad
Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, 1984

 

Language Skills: English (oral and written proficiency), Spanish
(native)

 

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Word (high
proficiency); Power Point (high Proficiency); Excel (high proficiency); Outlook
(high proficiency), Publisher (high proficiency) Access (Intermediate proficiency).
Adobe Acrobat Pro (high proficiency).

 

PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE

 

Translator
(English to Spanish, Spanish to English
). From 2005 to the present date, have completed over 100
translations of documents, reports and technical notes mostly in scientific / environmental
related topics, such as:

 

v 
Environmental
Impact Assessments (include mining projects, hydropower projects, translator
and reviewer of an 11,000-page Impact Assessment for the construction of an
Interoceanic Canal, among others), mostly with a basic structure that includes
components of Biology and Social and Economic baselines, Legal Framework and
Risk.

v 
Climate and
Climate Change (includes 17 documents - Technical Notes and Case Studies - for
the IADB: Water and Sanitation division, Services for Applying Hydro-BID in
support of Infrastructure Projects, and others )

v 
Biodiversity

v 
Air Quality

v 
Ecosystem
Services

v 
Traffic

v 
Forestry

v 
Health and Safety
(includes a complete H & S guide for a major paper manufacturing company)

 

Clients
include International Organizations (IDB, World Bank), International
Corporations and Consultants in the sectors of oil and gas, mining,
construction, paper, as well as foreign and domestic utility company.
Translated to Spanish the book “Confronting
Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design: The
Decision Tree Framework
” to be published by the World Bank Group.

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Freelance
Translator - MW Translation Services LLC
Owner-Translator. Since 2005 to present.  (Description above).

 

300
Engineering Group, PA.
Office Manager.
From August 2016 to the present date. General office management and
human resources.

 

Environmental
Resources Management
(ERM). Administrative
Assistant 2
. From August 2011 to July 2016.

(International
Environmental and Sustainability Consultant) Private environmental consultancy
business with projects worldwide, activities of assistance go far beyond the
administrative scope. Within these activities are translations (English to Spanish, Spanish to English) of an array
of technical reports to clients in the US, Central and South America and Europe,
as well as formatting reports for clients following very strict standards for text,
tables, figures and presentations.

 

Florida
International University
- Southeast
Environmental Research Center (SERC). College of Arts and Sciences. Research
Coordinator
. From
September 2010 thru July 2011.

 

Brastrading
Inc
, import/export and trading
company. From September 2009 to May 2010. Executive-Administrative
Assistant
. Reporting directly to the CEO.

 

Alliance
for a New Humanity
, international
non-profit organization. From October 2008 to June 2009. Regional Director for Outreach in South
America and Assistant to the Office of the CEO
.
In charge of   outreach and
activities in South America specifically as translator and editor of the
Spanish pages of the website as well as translation of articles for the English
and Spanish newsletters.

 

Other professional experience further
back in time is available upon request.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

-
Currently in track to obtain the State of Florida Court Interpreter
Certification.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

-
American Translators Association (#268612)

 

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

 

Dr. Fernando Miralles- Wilhelm - Interim Director, Earth System Science
Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
fwilhelm@umd.edu – (305) 776-8128

 

Dr. Mauro Nalesso - Water And Sanitation Lead
Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank-
mauron@iadb.org
(202) 344-9028

 

Mr. Alberto Vega - Principal Program Manager, Amec Foster Wheeler – alberto.vega@amecfw.com

(305)
302-0124





Profile last updated
Feb 26



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