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LEONOR BARREDA

PUNTUALIDAD, SERIEDAD Y RIGUROSIDAD

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Spanish - Spanish


Mother language: Spanish

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Years in translation: 15


Summary

Having gained a B.A. (Hons) in English and specialism in Translation Studies and dedicated 15 years to accruing knowledge and essential experience in the translation, proofreading and languages industries, I feel I am the ideal candidate as a translator in your company. Throughout my career, I have translated and proofread a diverse array of documents on subjects such as finance, arts, food, pedagogy, etc. for important international firms and local clients, which proves my versatility, strong research skills and a wide range of subject knowledge. As a long-term and published translator for the Common Fisheries Reform Watch and various global NGOs, I have specialist knowledge in translation of documents of an international and European affairs nature, which has always been a high demand subject for translation. My experience means I am confident in tackling numerous document formats including, for example, brochures, text books, user manuals and press releases, again proving my resourcefulness. As a fully proficient user of computers and translation tools such as Trados and other translation memory programs, my work is always consistent. Moreover, my knowledge gained in other roles such as administration, customer service and project management has added essential valuable skills such as such as project preparation and coordination with internationally based teams, development of relationships with customers, and revision of large projects in several languages to my profile. An eye for detail and quality assurance means that my work is constantly meticulous, reliable, and yet always punctual. In addition, as continuous professional development is vital to me, I have always endeavoured to enhance my skill set by earning diplomas in subtitling, professional style correction and as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language. I hope the information in this cover letter and my CV prove that I am a strong candidate for the position. I would be thrilled to work for such a thriving organization and use my skills to help build your business. In a few weeks I will follow up on this letter by telephone call. Thank you very much for considering my application. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely,


Credentials

  • 1999 – 2002 BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY (ENGLAND) English Studies wiht linguistics
  • COLEGIO SAN ESTANISLAO DE KOSTKA (Madrid, Spain) - High school
  • INSTITUTO EUROPEO DE FORMACIÓN DE FORMADORES (Madrid) Diploma in TRAINING FOR TRAINERS (100 hours)
  • III CONGRESO VIRTUAL SOBRE EDUCACION Y TIC “LA ESCUELA DEL FUTURO” June 2013 - MOOC, TIC TOOLS FOR CLASS (Massive Open Course Online) (4 weeks)
  • CÁLAMO & CRAN (Madrid) March – April 2013 - Diploma in TEACHER OF SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (136 hours)
  • CÁLAMO & CRAN (Madrid) - March 2007 - Diploma in “Subtittle translation” (12 hours)
  • C. Corworking UTOPIC_US March – April 2013 - COMMUNITY MANAGER - “HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA” (ONLINE)