Member since Sep '11

Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English

sbootman
35 years bi-lingual technical experience

Mckinney, Texas, United States
Local time: 10:23 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Transcription, Training, Vendor management, Sales
Expertise
Specializes in:
Telecom(munications)Computers: Hardware
Computers: Systems, NetworksEnergy / Power Generation
Engineering (general)Electronics / Elect Eng
International Org/Dev/CoopPhilosophy
ReligionComputers (general)

Rates
English to Spanish - Standard rate: 0.05 USD per word / 12 USD per hour
Spanish to English - Standard rate: 0.05 USD per word / 12 USD per hour
Portuguese to English - Standard rate: 0.05 USD per word / 12 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 3, Questions asked: 1
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Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Check | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries ElectricalEngg
Translation education Master's degree - Kansas State University
Experience Years of experience: 49. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2009. Became a member: Sep 2011.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Fluency, MadCap Lingo, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Website http://www.eclectic.consulting
CV/Resume English (DOCX), Spanish (PDF)
Bio
I am an ex-pat electrical engineer living and working in Bolivia. My background is that of a family with deep Hispanic roots (Mexico) but with a USA surname. My career in engineering started in 1970 with work for Southwestern Bell and continues today with experience along the way in Ecuador, the United States and Bolivia. Most of my engineering experience comes from work in the Dallas, Texas area with equipment manufacturers.

I have an undergraduate in electrical engineering (Kansas State Univ. 1971) and a master's degree in electrical engineering also from the same university (1977). Additionally I have a Master of Arts degree in Religion (2003) from Graceland University.

From 1972 to 1975 my wife and I were Peace Corps volunteers in Ecuador. Most of my experience in Ecuador was teaching (in Spanish) in the Escuela Superior Politécnia del Litoral (ESPOL), a politechnic university. I taught electronics and communications.

From 1977 to 2000 I was employed in Dallas working in the communications equipment segment. My international background took me to Japan and Europe where I was a technical liaison on different projects.

In 2000 I left the electronics industry and went to work for a small mid-western USA church trying to establish itself in Latin America. In this capacity I was mostly involved in administrative matters but also taught classes and generated source material, mostly in Spanish but also in Portuguese. I traveled extensively throughout Latin America. We moved to Cochabamba in 2003. The small church ran out of money in 2007 and I was laid off along with many others. We decided to stay in Bolivia.

In 2007 and 2008 I worked part-time teaching in a private school here in Cochabamba. Much more of my time is dedicated to my small engineering and translation enterprise "Eclectic Consulting" www.consulting-bolivia.com Eclectic Consulting has two basic business orientations: 1) inbound sales, marketing, translation and 2) Engineering Furnish and Installation (EF&I) of electrical components. We have modest contracts for inbound marketing / translation of technical material, website and blog in Spanish.

From 2013, I been teaching electrical engineering topics all the way from "open to the public" to university "posgrado" level (like "university extension" level in the USA). Topics include grounding, lightning protection, power quality, power engineering and related.
Keywords: Electrical engineering, electronics engineering, technology, technical standards, commerce, philosophy, religion, Bolivia, South America, telecommunication, SDH, fiber optics, computers, electronics, ingeniería eléctrica, electrónica, tecnología, filosofía, religión, telecomuncaciones


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Jan 6, 2020






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