Working languages:
English to Spanish
Spanish to English
Spanish (monolingual)

Certified Translation/Localization

Los Angeles, California, United States
Local time: 21:39 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English, Spanish (Variants: US, Standard-Spain) Native in Spanish
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I grew up in Madrid, Spain, in a bilingual and bicultural household, and moved to the United States for my undergraduate and graduate education. I lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early 2000s, and later lived in Washington D.C. and New York. I currently reside in Los Angeles, California.


Localization Consultant | Freelance (Present) | Los Angeles, CA
Creative services 'en español' - Localization, cultural branding, translation, and copy-editing of websites, apps, social campaigns, email campaigns, and marketing content for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, Cisco, Motorola, and ConocoPhillips.

Localization Producer | eHarmony (2014-2015) | Los Angeles, CA
Localization and translation of eHarmony’s Spanish-language website (desktop & mobile). Working in an agile software development environment.
• Translation & User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of all asset types (200K+ words): user interface, FAQs/Help Content, relationship questionnaire, legal copy, marketing copy (promo banners, transactional emails, email campaigns), and customer care documentation.
• Identify localization process gaps and test tools to leverage automation and reduce handoffs.
• Manage translated content using the Transifex localization platform.
• Track and resolve JIRA bug tickets concerning linguistic issues affecting UI, layout, design.
• Work effectively with cross functional teams: Product, Engineering, Acquisition Marketing, and Matching.

Senior Digital Content Editor | U.S. Department of State (2003-2014) | Washington D.C. & New York
For over a decade, was part of the team managing the entire production and linguistic quality assurance (LQA) of Spanish-language print and digital assets for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs, the office responsible for creating and curating USG strategic communications for foreign audiences. Many initiatives achieved high visibility through websites and social media, and reached millions of users in Latin America and Spain.
• Managed daily translation workflow for multi-channel editorial calendar (website, video, social media), ensuring timely delivery of assets to internal teams and end users.
• Produced 1000+ publication-ready deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
• Answered requests from the White House and personally translated speeches by President Obama, as well as speeches by Secretary Kerry, and former Secretaries Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell.
• After transitioning from a legacy WebGUI content management system, leveraged the efficiency of a proprietary CMS housed on an enterprise cloud-computing Salesforce platform to expand the volume of translated assets published to our multilingual website. Also gained working knowledge of the editorial back-end workflow of XML metadata.
• Performed LQA of all output delivered by primary vendor, and measured performance to ensure timely completion of tasks and strict adherence to glossaries and language style guides.
• Provided ongoing support for published assets, including fixes and source-language updates.
• Worked closely with cross functional teams, including Product Managers, Content Specialists, Language Specialists, and Operations to ensure a steady stream of compelling digital material.
• Helped optimize SEO for special events, initiatives, and targeted campaigns.

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Total projects4
With client feedback4
100% positive (4 entries)

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English to Spanish4
Specialty fields
Tourism & Travel2
Business/Commerce (general)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
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Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Keywords: Advertising, Business, Commerce, Comercio, Derecho, Desarrollo, Development, Diplomacia, Diplomacy, E-commerce, Localization, Marketing, Publicidad, Relaciones Internacionales, Tourism, Turismo, Traducción, Traducción comercial, Spanish Translator, Spanish Translation, English to Spanish, Marketing Translation, Hispanic Marketing, Spanish to English, Traducción, Inglés a Español, Spain, España, Digital Media, Translation Project Management, Editing, Multicultural Marketing, Digital Content, Digital Marketing, Multilingual Content Management, Social Media, Website Localization, Software Localization

Profile last updated
Oct 31, 2019

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