Jan 2012-Jan 2017 Senior Translator – EWS Project – Bechtel Chile Ltda.
Translation of technical and legal documents, editing and translating texts for internal publications, interpreting in management meetings, with clients, and vendors. Translations and editing for other projects, at the request of Communications Department as well as direct projects’ requests. Language support to co-workers and colleagues.
2011-2012 Berlitz - Freelance English Teacher
(Chilean Navy Academy, Valparaíso)
1/1/2001- 31/12/07 Spanish Embassy, Commercial Office
Market Analyst ¬– Johannesburg, South Africa
Responsible for own correspondence, marketing, organisation of trade missions/trade shows to South Africa and trade missions from South Africa to Spain, trade enquiries, market research, drafting of market research reports, induction of new staff, procurement information, responsible for training of intern analysts. Always utilizing, both English and Spanish.
1/4/93-31/12/2000 Spanish Embassy, Commercial Office - Johannesburg, South Africa
Trade Consultant/Admin. Manager
Responsible for own correspondence, organisation of trade missions/trade shows to South Africa, trade enquiries, trade library, supervising 3 staff members, petty cash and petty cash book, induction of new staff, information procurement. Always utilising, both English and Spanish.
1/11/84-31/3/93 First National Bank (Ex-Barclays Bank Plc.) –
Johannesburg, South Africa
Trade Promotions Department: Trade Consultant (3 Years)
Exchange Control: Consultant (5 Years)
1/11/78-31/10/84 Spanish Embassy, Commercial Office –
Johannesburg, South Africa
Secretary/Pa to Commercial Counsellor
Responsible for own correspondence, translations/interpreting, organisation of trade missions to South Africa, trade shows participation, trade enquiries, in charge of petty cash & petty cash book. Always utilising both English and Spanish.
1990-2012 Freelance English Teacher
English as a second language in South Africa. Tutoring school and university students in Chile.
1978-2012 FREELANCE TRANSLATION: Legal, Technical, Financial, Commercial Translations from Spanish into English and Vice Versa, as well as sub-contracting to other Translating Service Companies. Voice Overs
SOME CORPORATE CLIENTS: MERCK, BAYER, SAFBIN, ABB, SIEMENS, SPANISH EMBASSY
(PRETORIA), SAPPI, SENET, ELA AVIATION, CADBURY SCHWEPPES (UK), THE AGENCY, DYMOT
ENGINEERING COMPANY (PTY) LTD., MOSAIC SOFTWARE (USA), UNITED NATIONS, OMNIA,
ANGLOGOLD, SUD CHEMIE, SAMRO, TELKOM, VODACOM LEGAL DEPARTMENT, THRUSH
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING, BOWMAN GILFILLAN ATTORNEYS, PERAGO, SUN INTERNATIONAL,
THINT HOLDING, UPS, ANGLO AMERICAN OPERATIONS, ANGLO ASHANTI, PAN-AFRICAN
PARLIAMENT, AFROX, DELOITTE, AFRICAN EXPLOSIVES, ELBROC MINING, EMBASSY OF THE
BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA (PRETORIA), WITS UNIVERSITY, WESTFALIA, HATCH,
PILOG, CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR INC., PA VITAL ENGINEERING, GARLICKE & BOUSFELD INC.,
BAE SYSTEMS, FAURECIA, WESTFALIA, BC BAUR & ASSOCIATES, TRANSLATION STATION,
FORCE (Chile), ACADEMIA POLITÉCNICA NAVAL (Viña del Mar-Chile), BECHTEL CHILE LTDA.
Until 2007 I undertook various interpreting assignments as and when my full time work allowed it.
1998 – 2011 FREELANCE INTERPRETING:
August 1998, United Nations Non-Aligned Countries Summit, Durban
1998-2006 Various interpreting assignment which were, mostly, strictly confidential
April 2007, Global Forum Against Corruption V, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
November 2007, African Diaspora, Midrand, Johannesburg
February 2008, World Vision HIV/AIDS Training, Johannesburg, South Africa
April 2008, IAASTD Intergovernmental Plenaries 2008 (World Bank) Conference, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
April 2008, Vale Mining Security & Safety in Mining, Shumba Lodge, Johannesburg, South Africa
June 2008, International Youth Crime Prevention and Cities Summit, ICC, Durban, South Africa
June 2008, IPVS (International Pigs Veterinary Summit) Conference, ICC, Durban, South Africa
August 2008, Imp-act/SEF (Small Enterprise Foundation) Training Conference, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
September 2008, Estate Visit of H.E. the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Pretoria, South Africa
September 2008, NASREC, Electramining Exhibition, Johannesburg
October 2008, Anglo American-Explosives Division, Johannesburg, South Africa
November 2008, ERAC Conference, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
November 2008, 11th International Forum of AWID, CITCC, Cape Town, South Africa
November, 2008 Estate Visit of H.E. Minister of Housing and Construction of Cuba, Figueroa, Cape Town, South Africa
December 2008, International Meeting on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and ESCR-Net General Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya
April 2009, International Meeting on Rock Art, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Drakensberg, South Africa
April 2009, Executive Lunch, Standard Bank Head Office, Johannesburg, South Africa
May 2009 Conference on the Institutionalisation of Democracy and Human Rights in Education for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organised by the Centre for Education Policy Development, Birchwood Conference Centre, Kempton Park, South Africa
June 2009 Multilateral Rock Art Seminar organised by Wits University Rock Art Research Institute (Mexico, Botswana, Mozambique & South Africa), Kimberley, South Africa
June 2009 13 days Consecutive/Whispering Interpreting - Training course for BAE Land Systems customers (Spanish defence force and Santa Barbara): engines, gearboxes, air conditioning systems and other defence vehicle systems. Johannesburg, South Africa
July 2009 9 days Consecutive Interpreting, Manchester City Football Club, Polokwane-Durban-Pretoria, South Africa
September 2009 Consecutive Interpreting – HATCH-CIP Chile in Botswana (inspection of PCI polymer concrete cell factory)
September 2009 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Johannesburg
October 2009 Consecutive/Whispering Interpreting - People to People Urology Experts Meetings, Johannesburg, South Africa
October 2009 Third Meeting of Trade Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries (UNDP), Ezulwini, Swaziland
15 June to 2 July 2010 Consecutive interpreting for FAURECIA, exhaust systems, Pretoria, South Africa
August 2010 International Paediatrics Conference, Pfizer Medical Conference on Nutrition, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
October 2010 International Seminar on World Heritage Cities: Policy and Heritage (part of the III Culture Universal Forum), Federico Santa María University, Valparaíso, Chile
March 2011 XII Executive Committee Meeting of ICP (Inter-American Committee on Ports-OAS (Organization of American States), Viña del Mar, Chile (transcription and simultaneous interpreting)
December 2012 Asset Management Seminar, Academia Politécnica Naval, Viña del Mar, Chile