Alfredo Tovar

Freelance Language Translator & Spanish Translator

Location:Saint-laurent, Quebec, Canada
2 Skills

Languages: Spanish (native), English, French

Work experience:

Aug. 2010- Aug. 2012 Consular Assistant
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada. Embassy of Canada, Caracas, Venezuela.
Under the direction of the Consular Officer; reviews and processes passport and citizenship applications; provides notarial and legal services; provides assistance and information to visiting Canadians or Canadian residents, assists in maintaining records of Canadians residing in Venezuela, Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire; replaces the Consular Officer during absences from the Mission; and performs other duties as required.

Jul. 2008-Jul.2010 Translator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago, Caracas. Venezuela.
Under the supervision of the First Secretary: Prepare synopses of local news for the Ambassador on a daily basis. Translate into Spanish and English diplomatic notes, letters, legal documents, contracts, invoices for transmission to Trinidadian and Venezuelan authorities and corporations. Draft Correspondence in Spanish and English.

Sept. 2007 – Jul. 2008 Translator
Benson, Perez, Matos, Antakly, and Watts (law firm). Caracas, Venezuela.
English and Spanish translation of legal documents, reports, letters, and commutations in support of the business of the Company’s clients.

Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2007 Bilingual Proofreader
Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque (law firm). Caracas, Venezuela.
Under the supervision of the Head of the litigation Department: Translation and/or edition of legal documents, reports, letters, and commutations. Constant contact with national and international chambers, associations, and publishers to coordinate the firm’s participation in events and/or participation in publications (Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research).

Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2007 Translator
Estudios Lain. Caracas, Venezuela.
English- Spanish Translation of scripts for TV shows to be broadcasted in Venezuela. Adapt translations for dubbing and subtitling by using specialized software.

May 2013 Certificat en analyse des médias
TELUQ, Québec

Jan. 2013 Certificate in Translation, English-French-Spanish
McGill University. Montréal, Canada.

Feb. 2009-May 2012 Specialization Degree in International Law and Politics
Graduate degree - Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela

Oct. 1997-Oct. 2003 Bachelor’s Degree in Translation (Spanish-English-French)
Undergraduate degree- Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela

May 2011 Cours de spécialistes consulaires
Ministère d’affaires étrangères et commerce international du Canada. Ottawa.

Aug. 2010 Passport Training for Foreign Operations
DFAIT-Passport Canada. Caracas, Venezuela.

Fall 2006 Legal Terminology (Online Course Continuing Education Program).
Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology – Canada

Summer 2006 Writing Grammatically (Online Course Continuing Education Program)
Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology – Canada

Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2006 English Legal translation (Continuing Education)
Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela

Aug. 2001 Intensive French language course
Point 3 Institute. Montréal, Canada.

Volunteer Activities

Aug. 2012-Present Spanish Translator
Plan Canada. Toronto, Canada