Working languages:
Spanish to English
English to Spanish

DIANNE BEREST
Span-Eng Translator Interpreter Editor

Panama
Local time: 18:26 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Highest quality translation, interpretation and editing 

I am a Spanish-English translator, interpreter and editor, helping people communicate effectively for over 18 years. Most of my customers are very long-term as I commit to them and to their business or field of action and provide the very best quality language service - be it translation, interpretation or editing - every time.  According to my customers:

  • Dianne Berest is currently doing most of our translations.  I find her work to be of excellent quality.  I was just wishing she had been the translator of the project profiles I am currently revising.  (Program Officer, Heifer International) 
  • Your work is excellent and so is the communication with you, we are very happy with your work and the best way to know this is that you are always the first editor that we contact when we need one.   (Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer, FAO)
  • In my and Ross's opinion, who speaks Spanish, Dianne was the best of the bunch. (Business Correspondent, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, regarding my interpretation of his presentation)

Able to provide native Spanish and French services as well

I work in collaboration with a small, experience team of native English, Spanish and French translators/interpreters. Together we are able to provide translation, interpretation and editing services in these three languages.

Specialized in development and business 

My primary areas of expertise are development and business, including the following specific topics:

Development: Small-scale farming, coffee and cacao production, climate change, conservation, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, organizational strengthening, microfinance, education, women and gender issues, water and sanitation, communication for development, democracy, microfinance

Business: Secure logistics, telecommunications, commercial agriculture, personal care products.  Functional areas: Management, sales and marketing, human resources, operations, logistics, customer service

Excellent writing skills 

With over 16 years translating and editing texts written by authors whose native language is not English, I have a highly developed capacity to mold texts into clear, concise and well-structured manuscripts. This is a particular draw for my editing customers, one of whom commented: 

  • I am amazed by your work.  It is incredible how you go through the whole document and you know exactly what we want to express each time!  (Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer, FAO)  

Long-term collaboration

I actively seek to get to know my customers and their business or development activity, enabling me to craft my work for them in a way that contributes to their aims. This also makes our collaboration that much more enjoyable.

  • FAO, Heifer International and Brink's Inc. are some of my biggest customers. I've worked with each of them for over 10 years and have grown from providing services to one of their offices to serving their offices on several continents and across different divisions.

Recent work

TRANSLATION:

New brand guidelines packet 

Archaeology thesis for Uppsala University

Project manager job description 

INTERPRETATION:

Online interpretation of region-wide human resources meeting

Online, region-wide training on independent contractor agreements

Global animal well-being workshop for an NGO 

EDITING:

Study on small-scale agriculture in Palestine

Technical paper on protected agriculture in dryland regions

Technical guidelines on priorities for food and agriculture in the Near East and North Africa

Keywords: English, Spanish, translation, interpretation, editing, development, agriculture, small-scale farming, Latin America, climate change, disaster risk reduction, mitigation, women, children, migration


Profile last updated
Jul 13



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