Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English

Lourdes Zalcik
The Right Word at The Right Time

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Local time: 17:29 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: Spanish (Variant: Mexican) 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Sales
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Law (general)Medical (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

English to Spanish - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 CAD per word / 25 - 50 CAD per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.20 CAD per word / 25 - 50 CAD per hour
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Preferred currency CAD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 23, Questions answered: 36, Questions asked: 11
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Wire transfer, Check, Money order, Skrill, PayPal, American Express, Cashier's cheque, Cash, Debit | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Glossaries Catholic Church, Education, Entertainment industry, Legal Deeds, Medicine, Puerto Rico Schools
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNAM, Mexico
Experience Years of experience: 10. Registered at Jun 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Corel Paint, Express Scribe, Filezilla, Inkscape, Open Office Suite, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (PDF), Spanish (PDF)
Events and training
Professional practices Lourdes Zalcik endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I was born and raised in Mexico. I grew up surrounded by books because my parents were teachers and loved reading, music, and cultural activities in general. We also used to travel a lot. All those books and traveling inspired me and kept me entertained while the TV was usually out of order. Maybe that is why I always received excellent scores in any Language subjects and in any written assignments from grade school through university.

I owned and managed my own graphic design business called N'ajn Arte in Mexico City from 1989 to 1995, when I put the business on hold, and I started volunteering at Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño, where I was hired in 1997 as an art teacher from 1996 to 2000. In 2000, I left the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño and started a museum-style gift shop in partnership with Blue Grama Gifts, a Canadian business. In 2001, we partnered with the Museo de Geología UNAM (Geology Museum of the UNAM) and established a gift shop in the Geology Museum of the UNAM. This new business ran very successfully until 2005, as it became too costly and complicated to run the gift shop efficiently a few years after I moved to Canada.

In 2004, I joined a Advanis Inc., a Canadian marketing research firm based in Edmonton to edi and correct text in Spanish. Over time, I started working on translations and transcriptions. I was part of a multicultural team from which I learned a lot. I discovered my vocation as a translator in this marketing research firm, and I still work with them as an independent contractor.

I became a freelance translator and interpreter since 2010. I serve the Hispanic community, several translation agencies, marketing research companies, and law firms.

Since 2002, I volunteer for The Mexican Cultural Society of Edmonton, holding several positions over the years such as Vice President, Interim President, Secretary, Cultural Events Coordinator, and English Conversation Club Facilitator. I have always supported my association with interpretation and translation from Spanish to English.

I have volunteered for the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association as a volunteer translator and interpreter since 2009, and I proofread for my fellow volunteer translators since 2011. All of the translations from this Association have been related to immigration and consist in credentials, certificates, and other legal documents.

I strive to constantly improve my skills and abilities, and I welcome every opportunity that helps me move ahead in the right direction.
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Total pts earned: 23
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects10
With client feedback0
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Job type
Project management1
Language pairs
Spanish to English4
English to Spanish2
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research3
Medical: Health Care3
Law (general)2
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs2
Medical (general)1
Other fields
Human Resources1
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