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About Me

  • Translator (Spanish to English) and interpreter (Spanish/English) specializing in law, film, and human rights.
  • Native speaker of American English; equally comfortable writing in British and American English.
  • Accurately translated, well-written documents that read as if they had been drafted by a native speaker lawyer, filmmaker, or human rights defender.
  • Familiar with the legal systems of the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and many Latin American countries.

Associations, Certifications, and Presentations
  • American Translators Association-Certified Translator from Spanish into English.
  • Sworn Spanish-English translator accredited by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Grader for the sworn translator exam, 2017.
  • Member of the Asociación Colombiana de Traductores, Terminólogos e Intérpretes (ACTTI). Member of the Board of Directors, 2015.
  • Conference presentation: Professional Ethics for Human Rights Translators and Interpreters. Asociación Colombiana de Traductores, Terminólogos e Intérpretes, 2017.

Education
  • New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Professional Certificate in Spanish to English Translation. Specialization in legal translation. 2015.
  • Bard College. B.A., Political Science and Latin American Studies. Annandale, New York. 1998.

Software
  • CAT tools: memoQ 2015; SDL Trados Studio 2014.
  • Screenwriting: Fade In.

Clients
  • Legal: numerous companies through the agencies McLehm Traductores (Spain), globalvoX (Spain), and Version Internationale (France).
  • Film and television: the Colombian film board (Proimágenes Colombia); DOCTV Latin America; Havas Worldwide; the Colombian Film Heritage Foundation; Medio de Contención Producciones; Latino Troupe; Contravía; Gatoencerrado Films.
  • Human rights and development: Front Line Defenders; Amnesty International Canada; Norwegian Refugee Council; Vital Voices Global Partnership; Friends of the Earth International; British Columbia Teachers' Federation; Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP).

Related Human Rights Experience
  • National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE). Head of the Protection Department. Advocacy, training, report writing. Colombia. 2012.
  • Second International Lawyers’ Caravana, organized by the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo. Translation, interpretation, and budget management. Colombia. 2010.
  • International Peace Observatory. Colombia. 2009.
  • Peace Brigades International. Colombia (2003 a 2005); Nepal (2008).