Near-native oral and written fluency, M.A. in French Studies from New York University, B.A. in French from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Translation & Interpreting Certificate from New York University School of Continuing Education, Business French/French Civilization Certificates from Ecole France Langue, Paris, France. University Adjunct French Instructor (all levels plus Business French Course) and Former Elementary School Specialty French Teacher. Extensive translation experience in the fields of international business, diplomacy, pharmaceutical, technical, legal, mass media and the environment. Wisconsin certified medical/courtroom interpreter. Active member of and current instructor at local chapter of Alliance Française de Milwaukee, active member of and translator – French Division, American Translators Association and Chicago Area Translators & Interpreters Association.
Near-native oral and written fluency, B.A. in Italian from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Italian Scholarship recipient. Extensive translation experience for national magazine in the fields of art, politics, the environment and religion as well as expertise in technical translation. Former volunteer researcher/translator at Vatican mission to the U.N. including articles/book written by Pope John Paul II. Private tutor and tour guide in NYC and Italy, active member of and translator - Italian Division, American Translators Association and CHICATA (Chicago).
native English speaker. Proficient writer widely published in U.S. and overseas publications. Continuous self-educator. Participant at American Translators Conferences in Phoenix, AZ (2003), Los Angeles, CA (2001) and 2002 World Federation of Translators Congress held in Vancouver. Attended numerous workshops on business/technical/literary translation, interpreting and voiceover techniques and computer translation tools.
Conversational ability, near-native pronunciation, excellent reading/listening comprehension. Certificate in Spanish from the Spanish Language Institute, Acapulco, Mexico & Certificate in Conversational Spanish from Stuyvesant School of Continuing Education, NYC. Various translation experience.
Conversational ability, near-native pronunciation, good listening comprehension, plus in-depth cultural understanding of Japan's customs and traditions. Former Japanese teacher in after-school program at elementary school in Milwaukee. Member of local Japanese/American cultural exchange club. Frequent travel to Japan.