My CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

B. A. in English Studies, DipTransIoLET

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

 Linguistic Education

  • Advanced Certificate in English, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Official School of Languages), Alicante (Spain), 1985
  • Advanced course in English at the BBC Summer School, London (United Kingdom), 1988
  • 1st and 2nd courses in Valencian, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Official School of Languages), Alicante (Spain), 1988
  • B. A. in Linguistics, specialized in English Studies (five-year degree), Alicante University (Spain), 1989
  • Oral, Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Valencian language), Junta Qualificadora de Coneixements de Valencià, Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Government), 1993
  • Course “Norma y uso de la lengua” (“Language: Standard and Usage”), La Nucía University Venue, La Nucía (Spain), 1998
  • Course in Legal and Sworn Translation, Part I, Estudio Internacional Sampere, Spain, 2001
  • Course in Literary Translation, Guía de Editores de España y Latinoamérica (Spanish and Latin-American Publishers Directory, escritores.org, Spain), 2013
  • Course: “How to find a job as a translator”, AulaSIC, Spain, 2013
  • EN-ES Practicums for Translators, Cálamo y Cran, Spain, 2013
  • Course in Literary Translation, Cálamo y Cran, Spain, 2014
  • Diploma in Translation EN>ES, Institute of Linguists Educational Trust, United Kingdom, 2015
  • ES-EN Practicums for Translators, Cálamo y Cran, Spain, 2015

 Touristic Training

  • Training Course as a Tourist Guide, Chamber of Commerce and Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Government), Alicante (Spain), 1990
  • Intensive course in Tourism and Customer Service, European Service School, Scandinavian Airlines System, Majorca (Spain), 1992 (got the highest mark and was the first student to get a job the best job available).
  • Basic Marketing, Scandinavian Airlines System, Majorca (Spain), 1992
  • Course in Corporate Identity, Scandinavian Airlines System, Majorca (Spain), 1992
  • Training Course in Rural Hotel Management, Diputación de Alicante (Alicante Provincial Council, Spain), 1999

LANGUAGES

 Native speaker of Spanish

  • English (European Language Level: C1-C2)
  • Valencian (European Language Level: C1)
  • Catalan (European Language Level: B1)
  • French (European Language Level: B1-B2)
  • Italian (European Language Level: B1)
  • Basic knowledge of Dutch, Swedish, German, Norwegian

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Course “Tax regulations for freelance translators”, Trágora Formación (2016)
  • Course “The translator’s office”, Traduversia (2016)
  • Typing (50-60 words per minute)
  • Driving licence since 1988. Car owner

 COMPUTING SKILLS

  • Good knowledge of Windows, MS Word, MS Publisher, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook, Hotmail
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY Fine Reader
  • Book digitalising to .mobi format

 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

As a translator / interpreter

  • English-speaking secretary and translator (the major task undertaken was the translation of the Company Know-How Manual for hotel managers from English into Spanish), as well as letters, notices and memos, etc., at Hotel Sunwing Cala Bona, Majorca (Spain), 1992
  • French-speaking secretary and translator of hotel managing and Know-How documents, memos, etc, at Flamingo Intercontinental (hotel management company), Alfaz del Pi (Alicante, Spain), 1995-1998
  • Interpreter during a Canal 9 TV interview to Irish tourists staying at Albir Garden Resort, Alfaz del Pi (Spain), 1998
  • First-class Interpreter-Translator at the Benidorm Police Station, Benidorm (Spain), 1999
  • Translator and interpreter at Traducciones Agulló, Benidorm (all sorts of texts, but mainly deeds; Spanish, English, French), 1999-2001
  • Occasional translations for lawyers, land agents, etc. since 1999
  • Occasional interpretations at Benidorm courts (1999-2001)
  • At Camping Benisol (Benidorm, Spain): www.campingbenisol.com website translation into French and English, corporate documents, Campsite rules, memos, notices, restaurant menus, etc, into English, 2001-2013
  • Translation (published on the internet) of Marta Stelmaszak’s article http://wantwords.co.uk/school/lesson-105-why-shouldyou-invest-in-your-freelance-business/: http://www.negociavendetraduce.com/por-que-invertir-en-tu-negocio-como-autonomo/ (2015)
  • IT, FR, EN>ES translator and post-editor at Amazon.com (since 2016)
  • IT, FR, EN>ES translator and post-editor for several firms (since 2016)

At the tourism industry

  • Tourist Info Staff, Benidorm Town Council, Benidorm (Spain), 1990
  • Member of the organisation staff at the Touristic Cities Convention, Benidorm (Spain), 1990
  • English-speaking management secretary, Hotel Sunwing Cala Bona, Majorca (Spain), 1992 (aforementioned)
  • OPC (English-speaking timeshare staff) at Hotel Esmeralda, Calpe (Spain), 1995
  • French-speaking secretary and translator, Flamingo Intercontinental (hotel management
  • company) Alfaz del Pi (Alicante, Spain), 1995-1998 (aforementioned)
  • Participant at a Thermal Centre Trade Fair in Valencia (Spain), 1998
  • Receptionist at Albir Garden Resort, Alfaz del Pi (Spain), 1998
  • Occasional rep and guide for different travel agencies in Benidorm (Spain), 1999
  • Member of the committee in charge of the developing of the Tourism section of an electoral manifesto for Benidorm Council Elections (Benidorm, Spain), 1999
  • Specialist in Market Research, Terra Mítica theme park, Benidorm (Spain), 2000 – 2001
  • Receptionist and translator at Camping Benisol, Benidorm (Spain), 2001 – 2013
  • Interpreter for British and Irish tourists and residents at health centers, etc

Miscellaneous

  • English teacher for the staff at Hotel Sunwing Cala Bona, Majorca (Spain), 1992
  • Clerk at the Rates Office in charge of attention to ex-pats, Benidorm (Spain), 1993 – 1994
  • English-speaking management secretary at BB Foods, British food importer, Benidorm (Spain), 1995
  • Clerk at Administración de Fincas Medrano (land agent), Benidorm (Spain), 1999
  • Private tutor (English, Spanish, Valencian and other subjects) on many different dates
  • Teacher at Paideia Virtual, S.L., Benidorm (Spain), 2000
  • English and French online tutor, 2016-2017