Advertising, Anthropology, Business General, Business Marketing, Child Care, Culinary Arts, Education, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Food Sciences, General, Health, History, Hospitality, Humanities and Humanistic Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine — Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, Medicine — Public Health Education and Promotion, Medicine — Social Psychology, Medicine (General), Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music History and Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Religion and Religious Studies, Sport and Fitness, Theatre, Tourism and Travel, Transportation, Women Studies
Rate for basic prooreading (spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation, capitalization errors and awkward grammar) per 1000 word in corrected file: $12.00 USD
Rate for Extended Proofreading (includes all that comes with basic proofreading plus proofreading for general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies in narrative voice) per 1000 word in corrected file: $20.00 USD
Software / CAT tools:
PC/Windows Vista and 7
High speed internet connectiono
Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
All my degrees deeply focus on languages, comparative studies and culture
1994 - Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Romance Languages and Literature (concentration in Spanish and Comparative Languages and Literature)
1988 - M.A University of Houston, Spanish
1984 - B.A Universidad de Sevilla, Philology
O t h e r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s
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 25 years working with the Spanish and English languages in bilingual environments and multilingual college departments Teaching college students majoring in Spanish:
2001-2011 Peace College, Associate Professor of Spanisho
1999-2000 Peace College, Assistant Professor of Spanish
1994-1999 NCA&T State University, Assistant Professor of Spanish
1988-1994 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,Teaching Assistant
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: Problems in 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 (http://www.peace.edu/content/page/id/620).
S P E C I A L I Z A T I O N A S A T R A N S L A T O R
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, surveys, 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.