Accomplished linguist and professional translator (French, Spanish, English, German) with more than 30 years of experience in translation, proof reading, editing, teaching languages and education. Fully trilingual (French, English and Spanish) and tricultural with expertise in German. I have enjoyed living/studying/working in Canada, France, Spain, Germany, and Mexico.
Successful completion of more than 400 projects over the last 10 years on Upwork and Elance.
Providing top-notch quality translations to and from French, English and Spanish, and from German to French and English, as well as writing and educational services in French, English and math.
If you are looking for precision, professionalism and perfection, look no further!
HIGHLIGHTS OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
*30 years of full-time experience teaching languages (French, English, Spanish and German) to children and youths
*24 years of part-time experience teaching languages (French, English and Spanish) to adults from various backgrounds (business owners and employees, civil servants, militaries, judges, medical staff and private sector employees)
*Numerous years of experience in translating from and to French, English and Spanish (broad range of topics and formats). Successful completion of projects in French, English, Spanish, and German in a broad range of fields
*4 years of experience in eLearning education / distance education (high school and university levels)
*8 years as a lecturer teaching at 4 different universities, as well as 4 years teaching ESL (e.g.: prep. for STANAG English tests, ESL to foreign workers in Canada, etc.)
*12 years of experience as a contractor for our Ministry of Education, reviewing educational resources (print, audio, electronic) in four languages (French, Spanish, German and English)
*Considerable experience translating legal, academic, human resources, and medical documents
*I hold the bilingualism rating of PPP (professional) from the Canadian federal government. It is the highest bilingualism (French and English) standing recognized by the federal government for its employees. Each letter represents one of three components (reading, writing, and oral interaction) of a language test at a superior level. The level PPP is only tested and granted to professionals who use the language as part of their work (e.g.: translators, language professors, editors, copywriters, etc.).
*Extensive and comprehensive studies in languages (French, English, Spanish and German) , linguistic, education, translation, and career counselling
*Was presented with an Excellence in Teaching Award by our Ministry of Education for my work in teaching, education and languages
*Was invited to speak at national conferences for languages teachers
*Solid experience in writing program of studies, curriculum design, lesson planning, writing and marking standardized tests, eLearning / distance education, and various other areas related to the field of education.
RECENT WORK COMPLETED:
Translations and proof reading projects in the following fields:
Teaching / Academic Materials / Children Writing: translation of rhyming children's books, Powerpoint presentations, excerpts of textbooks, academic articles, thesis, blog articles, conference speeches, apps, software, bilingual books, short novels, teaching materials, grading of translation tests, writing tutorials in cosmetology, training manuals, ebooks on various topics such as bullying, packaging.
Legal: Contracts, affidavits, NDAs, correspondence, web content, adoption forms, family law documents, review of court transcripts, and others.
Human Resources: employee manuals, training manuals, POS systems, job descriptions, job advertisements, policies, descriptions and changes to benefits, resumes, cover letters, CVs, employees/employers/benefits forms, correspondence, terms and conditions, surveys, termination letters and more.
Medical & Health: Medical reports, patient files, death certificates, prescriptions, blog articles, web content, dental and hair transplant material and publicity, correspondence, videos, insurance policies, medical devices directives and regulations, diet and healthy lifestyle, articles about colds and influenzas, ebook on personal psychology, alternative medicine and others.
Horticulture: Website content, blog articles, catalogues, product descriptions, press releases, official announcements, speeches, teaching materials.
Public Relations: Press releases, blog articles, publicities, banners, surveys, logos, slogans.
Official Documents: Transcripts, birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce decrees, court orders, correspondence to embassies and immigration departments.
General: Jewellry, cosmetics, tourism, hospitality industry, food and restaurant, varied marketing materials, natural products, menus, packagings, etc.
Finance: Personal finance, mortgages, real estate, RRSPs, FOREX, blog articles, web content.