Profile I love languages! I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I studied a Humanities Baccalaureate that included Spanish, English, French, Latin and Greek, and I did 3 years of translation studies at Universidad de Valladolid, as well as the Superior Certificate in English from the Official Language School. Most importantly, I have experienced them in real life, having grown up in Spain, lived for 8 years in London and currently residing in Panamá. Throughout this time I have translated written material as well as interviews and conferences up to an audience of 2000.I have also taught both English and Spanish to students of a wide range of ages. This has also helped me gain a truly global understanding of languages. Currently I am learning Ngäbere, a local native language.
Fluent in English and Spanish, both written and oral
I am hard-working, self motivating and use my initiative
Methodical and thorough
Always keen to learn, improve working methods and apply creative solutions
Excellent customer manner, polite, friendly, respectful and professional
Computer literate, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the Internet
As a vocation for over ten years I have been involved in translation and teaching languages, sometimes as part time paid employment, sometimes as voluntary work. A few examples are:
Teaching English as a second language to students ranging from 6 years old to professionals, one to one as well as in groups
Teaching Spanish as a second language to English professionals.
Translating documents of different kinds: medical, technical, religious as well as some of a general nature.
Interpreting conferences to audiences ranging from several dozens to 2000, both consecutively and simultaneously.
Translating personal interviews for official porpoises such as an adoption hearing.