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Maria Alvestegui

Translator

Lorton, VA

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Work Experience

Translator

Long and Foster
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Sterling, VA
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June 2010 to June 2010

Translator, Identified and resolved conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, and behaviors. Translated contracts and legal documents. Followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information

Translator

CINEGROUP
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2009 to December 2009

Santa Cruz-Bolivia 
Interpreter/Translator, followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information. Wrote, designed and helped produce Bids from Spanish to English. Checked translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they were accurate and remained consistent throughout

Free Lance Translator

Free Lance Translator
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New York, NY
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January 2008 to May 2009

Lake Forest, California 
 
Compiled information about the content and context of information to be translated, as well as details of the groups for whom translation was being performed, Followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information. Adapted translations to company's needs. Followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information in the medical field.

Translator / Marketing

CONTECH
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July 2006 to February 2007

Peonnian Springs, Virginia 
 
Translator, researcher for a law suit in Puerto Rico, Executed daily operations of technical translations and findings for such lawsuit. Learned to use their software to make more sound translations. Followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information. Checked translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they were accurate and remained consistent throughout translation revisions. Brochures and company information and visit several companies to introduce CONTECH's services in Bolivia

Sales Representative

Koon Outlets
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Falls Church, VA
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May 2006 to July 2006

Sales and assisted the finance department to communicate with customers. Interpret for Hispanics everything that they needed to know with the Finance Department. Implemented marketing strategies which resulted in growth of customer base.

Office Assistant, translator

The Herndon Law Firm
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Herndon, VA
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January 2006 to March 2006

Adapted documents to another language and culture. Interpreter Compiled information about the content and context of information to be translated, as well as details of the groups for whom translation and interpretation was being performed. Assisted Lawyers to prepare witnesses for trials and cross-examinations in Spanish.

Translator

International Marketing
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September 2004 to January 2005

Bilingual International Customer Service, Translations

ELE International Hach, Danaher Company
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Loveland, CO
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January 2003 to July 2004

business, development, assisting customers, surveys to hundreds of universities, civil engineering department in Latin America and Spain. Checked translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they were accurate and remained consistent throughout Translation revisions. 
 
Sales Rep January 2003 to July 2004

TEACHER

PJ Producciones
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July 2002 to September 2002

Santa Cruz/ La Paz 
 
In charge of promoting spots that were consigned to the company, to sell billboards to different companies such as Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Sony and others. Persuaded customers to upgrade new methods of advertisement 
 
TEACHER July 2002 to September 2002 
NLC (New Learning Center) Santa Cruz, Bolivia 
 
Taught children and to learn English, singing, translating and playing, also utilizing the company's method to teach. Also did conversational sessions to improve their accent in such language with all ages

Sales Rep

Waterline Resources
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January 1999 to June 2002

Free Lance Translator La Paz, Bolivia 
 
Arranged meetings with the oil and gas Industry. Monitor bids and services. Also discussed translation requirements with clients, and determined any fees to be charged for services provided. Restructured and improved documents for a better understanding in the language that was target

Assistant Manager

Santa Cruz
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January 1988 to January 1999

Apollo-Stabeco Santa Cruz, Bolivia 
 
Supervised and assisted the manager to supervise the purchase orders of different Customers, Interpret from one language to another the different tools, specifications and conversion of sizes that were being manufacture for drilling purposes

Translator

Santa Cruz
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February 1996 to December 1998

Rio Tinto Comsur La Paz, Bolivia

Translator Identified and resolved conflicts related to the meanings of words

Santa Cruz
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March 1988 to June 1997

Translator Identified and resolved conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, and behaviors. Translated contracts and legal documents. Followed ethical codes that protected the confidentiality of information. Compiled information about the content and context of information to be translated, as well as details of the groups for whom translation was being performed. Used complete technical Dictionaries for Engineering" Cuyas" Proofread, edited, and revised translated materials. 
Sales Rep June 1997 to March 1988 
Gradient Geophysics La Paz, Bolivia 
translations Executed daily operations of calling and visit customers, making appointments and selling our services in the mining and petroleum industry. Translated, designed and produced brochures from English to Spanish that explained different methods of geophysics. Translated messages simultaneously and consecutively into specified languages in meetings.

Education

Political Leadership

La Paz Institute La Paz

Additional Information

Qualifications 
 
• Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose • Fluent in English and Spanish. 
confidence, perseverance and vision promote • Effective communication skills, both written and 
success. verbal. 
• Enjoy working with people. 
• Creative writing skills. 
• Computer literate - can quickly learn new 
software. 
 
SKILLS: Language Skills, English/Spanish, Fluent written and spoken. Computer Skills, MS word Excel Power Point, Concordance, internet, etc. Office Skills: Photocopier, Fax, Dictaphone and others. Reference letters, Available upon request.