From 1974 to 1995 I served as instructor in language and in different administrative capacities. This experience has included direct work in those languages and the translation or writing of didactic materials when necessary or required by the nature of the course being taught. The main area of expertise in this aspect of my career is in the English language, which I have taught for over 20 years.
During the years of 1976 to 1978 I served as French and Latin instructor for High School students and as tutor in those languages for several university students.
In 1983 I was appointed Academic Director of The Venezuelan Baptist Theological Seminary. My responsibilities included the coordination of the studies for all the areas offered by the School. I was responsible particularly of the curricular design and supervision of the different professors. One of the main advantages of said job was the opportunity to project, develop and implement strategies for the betterment of the teaching and the application of the pedagogical, didactic techniques relevant to language training.
During the years 1989 to 1990 I served as Garrett-Fellow in the Greek Department at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, serving as instructor in that language for students pursuing Master’s Degrees.
Some other areas of involvement regarding my experience in translations and interpretation include:
From 1978 to 1992 I served as translator and interpreter for several organizations which include International Crusades Inc., from Dallas, Texas; for which I served as simultaneous translator-interpreter in conferences and other events in several countries.
From 1989 to 1991 I worked with the Honduras Baptist Medical-Dental Mission, from Petal, Louisiana, as translator and paramedic in open community clinics. The Republic of Honduras’ Board oh Welfare has awarded a Certificate of Recognition to this effect.
The Baptist Medical-Dental Fellowship, from Memphis, Tennessee, hired me during 5 years as their Translator and simultaneous Interpreter in Venezuela for conferences and open community clinics in the country. As such I was responsible during those events for simultaneous interpretation of medical, surgical lectures delivered by medical doctors and other health personnel from the United States to medical Societies and Health Professional Organizations at hospitals and medical schools in Caracas, Barquisimeto and Maracaibo. These lectures dealt with several of the medical fields and specialties; such as General, Abdomen and Chest Surgery; Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Neonatology, Traumatology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry.
I served as simultaneous Interpreter in a series of lectures presented at the Colegio de Odontólogos (The Venezuelan Dentists’ Association), Caracas, and at the Colegio de Enfermeras (Capital District Nursing Association) of the Distrito Federal. From 1993 I have worked as consultant, translator of technical papers and reports for several companies such as: Thomas Howell Group Venezuela, S. A., an affiliate of the London-based firm, in Caracas; Robins Davies Venezuela, The Swiss Reinsurance Group, from Caracas and Zurich; and Inspection Consultants in Caracas.
The main areas of interest for these companies are in the Insurance and Reinsurance, Loss Adjusting and Surveying. Translations range from Risk Analysis and Loss Reports at industrial, petrochemical and other plants, to hydroelectric and thermoelectric dams, dehydrogenating reactors and super heaters, to marine transport events.
During the last years I have translated technical papers related to insurance, reinsurance and loss adjustors, and have occupied positions as General Manager, Vice-President for Development with Export-Import concerns trading different commodities in the Caribbean and Central America areas. One of the main areas of investment of this company is in trading different types of papers and equipments with countries in the area. Import responsibilities have included contacts and exchange with providers in the Region, the United States of America, Europe and Asia.
My language expertise include:
Large industrial risks
Reactors and power plants
Medical and surgical conferences
Language and methodology - undergraduate and graduate levels
Web and Mobile content development and copy edition (with my team, lead by Helwing Villamizar)
Corporate identity content development (with my team, lead by Helwing Villamizar)
GENERAL TRANSLATION (€/word):
Francés, Inglés, Italiano 0,09
LEGAL TRANSLATION (€/word):
Francés, Inglés, Italiano 0,11
INTERPRETATION (per hour):
(Simultaneous, Consecutive, Attaché, Legal)
Minimum 2 hours: 295 €
Half day 4 hours: 425 €
Full day 8 hours: 545 €