Working languages:
English to Spanish

Mercedes Guijarro-Crouch
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Local time: 20:47 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Spanish 
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• To combine high cultural competency, linguistic expertise and technology to achieve competitive pricing and high-quality products
• To communicate your message clearly and effectively; conveying the meaning in the manner it was intended
• To ensure a proper cultural fit of all your documents and marketing materials within your target audience

EDUCATION My degrees focus on languages, comparative studies and culture

• Ph.D University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994 Spanish
• M.A University of Houston 1988 Spanish
• B.A Universidad de Sevilla 1984 Philology

WORKING PARAMETERS

• TRADOS 2009
• Wordfast
• Microsoft Office
• PC/Windows Vista and 7
• Source language English; target language Spanish
• Rates vary depending on difficulty and/or rush (negotiable)
• Precise quotes can be provided upon getting a sample text

SPECIALIZATION AS A TRANSLATOR

• The variety of the documents I have translated ranges from the field of fashion to legal issues. I have covered medical topics such as AIDS, child care and women’s health. Moreover, I have translated handbooks for employees, marketing brochures, technical summaries, debt management plans and safety manuals for farm workers. For several years, I taught a course, Problems in Translation, dedicated to the study of cultural differences, strategies and methods of translating from English to Spanish. In addition, my academic background has made me a well-rounded, resourceful researcher. This skill is strategically valuable while dealing with highly specialized documents and cultural content.



OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

• More than 10 years of experience translating for non-profit organizations as well as translating for the private sector.
• More than 25 years of continuous, intense professional collaboration and interaction between the U.S. and the Spanish speaking world, both Spain and Latin America.
• More than 10 years coordinating the Spanish program and major at Peace College, developing the Spanish curriculum, hiring and supervising Spanish instructors, coordinating class schedules, cultural events and learning service projects, advising majors, managing departmental budgets, and setting the learning outcomes for the Spanish Department.
• More than 25 years working with the Spanish and English languages in bilingual
environments and multilingual college departments Teaching college students majoring in Spanish:
o 2001-2011 Peace College, Associate Professor of Spanish
o 1999-2000 Peace College, Assistant Professor of Spanish
o 1994-1999 NCA&T State University, Assistant Professor of Spanish
o 1988-1994 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Teaching Assistant
o 1986-1988 University of Houston, Teaching Assistant
• I have taught Spanish at the college level for more than 20 years. Some of the courses I have taught were very relevant to the field of translation and proofreading. These courses included: Translation, Syntax: Grammar & Composition, Advanced Spanish for Business, Hispanic Literature in the U.S., Hispanic Voices in the U.S., Hispanic Documentary Films, Current Topics in the Hispanic World.



AUTHOR & COLLABORATOR


Cómo desvirgar a... y otras cosillas de mujeres: Relatos
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“Cuban American Writers”. Spanish Literature in the World: An Encyclopedia to be published by Greenwood Press. Editors: ” directed by Dr. Salvador Oropesa, of Kansas State University, and Dr. Maureen Ihrie, of Elon University

“La Celestina in Spain and the New World”. Spanish Literature in the World: An Encyclopedia to be published by Greenwood Press. Editors: ” directed by Dr. Salvador Oropesa, of Kansas State University, and Dr. Maureen Ihrie, of Elon University

“Marcela del Río”. Latin American science fiction writers : an A-to-Z guide. Ed. Darrell B Lockhart. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004

Nuevas voces hispanas: contextos literarios para el debate y la composicion, Co-author
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English to Spanish16
Top general fields (PRO)
Other8
Medical4
Science4
Top specific fields (PRO)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4
Human Resources4
Medical (general)4
Other4

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Keywords: Spanish, Spanish in the U.S, Anthropology, Child Care, Culinary Arts, Education, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, General, Health, History, Humanities and Humanistic Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Health Insurances, Women Health, Textbooks


Profile last updated
Feb 15, 2017



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