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QUALIFICATIONS
• Creative writer with extensive experience as editor, translator and proofreader
• Bilingual English/Spanish
• Management experience
• Flexible; able to accommodate to schedule changes
• Able to manage strict deadlines and several projects simultaneously
• MS Office, Internet proficiency. HTML, MCS (WordPress, Sitecore), TRADOS, InCopy, and Photoshop knowledge

WORK EXPERIENCE

DILIGENT           Aug 2013 /Present
Freelance Spanish Quality Manager

TRANSPERFECT          July 2013/Present
Freelance Spanish Quality Manager

CREATIVE CIRCLE          2006/Present
Freelance Editor/Translator/Proofreader
•Edit and proofread copy for Prime Access, Cult and Kaplow, among other agencies

UNDERSTOOD.ORG          June 2014/January 2015
DIGITAL Freelance Editor/Translator/Proofreader               https://www.understood.org/es-mx

RIVET          May 2011/Oct 2012
Bilingual Copy Editor/Proofreader/Translator
• Translated, edited and proofread all copy related to direct mail and print marketing campaigns, including legal text

GLOBAL WORKS          2006/2010
Bilingual Language Consultant/Copy Editor/Proofreader/Translator/Copywriter
• Translated, edited and proofread all copy related to marketing campaigns (from print to TV)
• Collaborated with the Hispanic Creative Department to produce
campaign ideas
• Wrote tag lines and product descriptions

MEREDITH          2002/2009
Freelance Writer for ‘Ser Padres’ and ‘Siempre Mujer’ magazines http://serpadres.com/
• Wrote cover stories in Spanish about health, education and behavior (over 1,000 words)

GLOBAL HUE          2007/2008
Bilingual Proofreader/Translator
• Translated, edited and proofread all copy related to marketing campaigns including legal text (from print to TV)

BMG          2005/2007
Bilingual Copy Editor/Translator/Proofreader/Copy Writer
• Translated/edited musician/CD reviews for entire Latin market
• Proofread all materials related to direct mail including legal texts (catalogs, inserts, letters, e-mails, etc.)
• Wrote musician/CD reviews

SCHNEPS PUBLICATIONS, INC.          2003/2004
Editor-in-Chief for Newspaper ‘El Correo de Queens’
• Established a first-time free newspaper for Queens’ Hispanic community (42 pages, 40% editorial/circulation of 35,000 biweekly)
• Interviewed and hired writers, photographers and graphic designers
• Supervised a group of six people
• Edited all articles and selected photos
• Managed public relations and created sales strategies
• Wrote at least five articles for each issue, including opinion columns

TRIBUNE          2001/2002
Reporter/Editor for Hoy, LLC
• Supervised freelance writers and edited their articles
• Assisted the Editor-in-Chief with the cover page, choosing headlines and pictures
• Wrote articles on topics such as education, economics, immigration, international issues, travel, health, style and food
• Evaluated and edited articles from the AP and EFE for eight daily pages
• Translated cable-news from English into Spanish
• Coordinated columnists and edited their stories

ADDITIONAL FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
New York
Compassionate Care Hospice, Volunteer translator.
Footsteps, Spanish proofreader.
Royal Caribbean International, Editor.
Shape Magazine, Writer.
Wing Latino, Copywriter.
Prime Access, Spanish proofreader.
Premedia Global, Editor/translator.
Inkwell, Editor/translator.
Language Works, Editor/translator.
Berlitz Institute, Spanish teacher.

Los Angeles
Conexión, Writer for web sites.

Colombia
TV News Hora 13, Reporter. Medellin.
Newspaper El Tiempo, Reporter. Bogota.
Coopantex, Communications Manager. Medellin.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication-Journalism
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. Medellin-Colombia. 1990-1995

Continuing Education in Urban Journalism
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. Medellin-Colombia. 01-12/1998

Advanced English Writing and Grammar
LaGuardia Community College. Queens-New York. 04-07/2010

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