2013 to date Freelance translator
On my return from working in Saudi Arabia (see below) I started providing translation services in English and Spanish on a regular basis to private companies, government offices and individuals in Venezuela. Documents translated include educational, scientific, technical, art exhibition and commercial materials, consistently conforming to rigid guidelines on formatting and style and deadlines set by the client.
2015 to 2017 Declarations Evaluation Officer, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, the Netherlands (several short-term contracts)
Responsible for providing support to personnel from Latin-American State Party members, I regularly prepared and translated presentations from English into Spanish, and vice versa. Recently, I have completed the revision of the OPCW Declarations Handbook in these two languages, and new versions were released in July this year and are now posted on the OPCW webpage.
2010 to 2012 Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
While responsible for monitoring the commercial, industry and scientific relations with the host country, I regularly prepared and translated documents into Spanish for the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, and vice versa into English, for the Saudi authorities or the international community on commerce, culture, tourism, and education in Venezuela.
1998 to 2010 Inspector/ Inspection Team Leader, OPCW, The Hague, The Netherlands
While my job was to verify the compliance of industry and military sites with the Chemical Weapons Convention, I regularly prepared factual finding reports for the Director General of the oorganisation in the English language, and provided training to the States Parties on technical aspects of inspections by preparing and making presentations in English and Spanish.
1986 to 1997 Research Fellow, University of Surrey, Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, Guildford, UK
Responsible for planning, managing and developing several chemical research projects for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, I wrote and co-wrote around 20 papers in English for several scientific and engineering journals in the UK. I was also appointed as a reviewer of scientific papers submitted for publishing to the Chemica Engineering Science Journal.
1980 to 1985 Process Engineer, Petroquímica de Venezuela S.A., Complejo Zulia, El Tablazo
In charge of providing day-to-day technical support to the operations of several petrochemical plants in Venezuela and Nebraska, USA, and developed the conceptual design of various projects.
MSc in Process Analysis and Development (1979) , Diploma in Chemical Engineering (1978)
University of Aston, Birmingham, Department of Chemical Engineering, UK
BSc in Chemical Engineering (1976)
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
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