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Spanish to English (MA-ESL-UDLAP-Mexico) Spanish to English (MA-ESL UDLAP Mexico) English to Spanish (BA in Universidad de las Americas, Mexico) English to Spanish (MA in ESL, Universidad de las Americas, Mexico)
I. Life experience:
• Raised in Honduras of Canadian parents (simultaneous bilingual)
• Studied, worked, and lived, and worked in Mexico continuously as of 1970
• Married a Mexican (Dominant home language: Spanish)
• Founded La Leche League chapter in the city of Puebla in 1985. I have led monthly meetings, written articles, been interviewed on TV and radio, written reports and articles (in Spanish).
II. Teaching experience
• Teacher of English and Linguistics since 1978 (résumé available upon request)
• Teacher of translation 2002-2008 (English-Spanish/Spanish-English) at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Work with a wide variety of topics and genres, from sports to movie scripts to short stories)
• Presentation at Translators’ Conference: “Don’t Waste Your Time or Mine! Showing Students the Disadvantages of Online Translation”. Jornadas Jeronimianas Internacionales en torno a la traducción, Universidad Veracruzana de Xalapa, Ver. (Mexico) Oct. 2004.
A. Spanish to English:
-A web page for an important port city, financial report for an important European company, a legal contract, etc.
• Translation and editing of a children’s book on values
• Projects for Colegio de Puebla (education, presentation at UNESCO)
• Translation for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and UDLAP (Universidad de las Americas Puebla): education, graduation speeches, reports for SACS on accreditation, course descriptions for Internet page
• Report for WHO by the Mexican Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, Mexico 2004 (Executive Summary).
- Web site for important port
-A workbook for a Christian retreat.
-Regulations for a condominium.
-Letters regarding medical research.
B. English to Spanish:
• A manual on sustainable community development (CRWRC)
An instruction manual for a new malt-processing machine (Cervecería Cuauhtemoc beer company)
• A manual on the creation of transition primers (literacy: Spanish and Native languages) for the Summer Institute of Linguistics
• Various articles for La Leche League (breastfeeding)
• Articles for Christian magazine Alianza (news, Biblical topics, etc.)
• A Proverb a Day radio scripts (Internet site)
Co-translator of a book on breastfeeding by a well-known physician
A theological book on Jewish (O.T.) laws and their significance to Christians
A testimonial book by an Iranian who now lives in Canada.
2018: Translation for subtitles and dubbing for English videos. III. Editing:
• Editor of A Proverb a Day radio scripts (Spanish)
* Editor of a Christian magazine, Alianza (Spanish)
• 2008 Presented in Spanish “Responsibilities and Challenges of Editing”
• Editing Workshop with Mundo Hispano publishing company; September 2008 (Mexico City)
• Editing workshop with Macmillan-Heinemann publishing company, 1999.
• Frequent informal interpreting experience (church services, medical missions, workshops on breastfeeding, etc.)
• Have written numerous articles in Spanish (breastfeeding and child rearing, Christian topics, editorials, etc.)
• Numerous articles and stories published in Spanish language Prisma magazine
• Articles (English) in All about Puebla blog (culture, tourism).
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