Brenda Travi

Freelance Spanish Translator & Translator

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Location:Allen, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/brendatravi
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BRENDA V. TRAVI
8515 Boulevard 26 Apt 812
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
?: (817) 538 3124 – ?: brendatravi@sbcglobal.net

Trilingual Professional
English – French – Spanish
5 + years experience in Education, Translation and Interpretation

STRENGTHS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Broad perspective of Hispanic and European people, culture, and customs. Born in Peru, and lived in England, France & Spain.
• Superb command of idiomatic Spanish, French, and English language and grammar.
• Experience in editing and proofreading a variety of documents.
• Remarkable interpreting skills.
• Great attention to detail.
• Excellent work ethic and professional attitude emphasizing reliability, integrity, teamwork, and the willingness to work as necessary to get the job done.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks, organize and coordinate activities, manage time, set and achieve goals as well as meet deadlines.
• Training skills include developing and delivering training curriculum, including the presentations and workbooks.
• Software literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Santa Fe Youth Services, Fort Worth, TX 2007 – Present
Bilingual Prevention Specialist (Strengthening Families Program)
• Implement and facilitate parenting and family skills training.
• Provide bilingual prevention presentations to the Tarrant County community.
• Translate flyers, brochures, and other documentation into Spanish, including the agency’s website.
• Interpret from English into Spanish and vice versa using simultaneous and consecutive modes at program and community sites.
• Edit and proofread handouts, flyers, and general documentation for the community before their final destination.
• Recruit, screen, and contact families and resources in the community to offer agency services.
• Manage client relations and perform quality assurance activities through follow-ups.

Fortress Youth Development, Fort Worth, TX Summer 2009
Volunteer – French Lecturer
• Developed course curriculum for an eight-week French class for children between 6 and 13 years old.
• Developed lesson plans and instructed students in French language skills, including reading, grammar, diction and culture.

El Centro College, Dallas, TX Jan – May 2008
French Lecturer
• Developed course curriculum. Introduced hands-on tools (e.g., computer technology, outside classroom activities) to improve classroom interest and retention.
• Developed lesson plans and instructed students in French language skills, including reading, grammar, diction and culture.
• Assessed student abilities and evaluated performance.

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 2005 – Jul 2007
French Lecturer
• Planned weekly instruction, developed lesson plans, administered exams, supervised students performing lab activities, graded lab and homework assignments, and recorded grades.
• Provided one-on-one and small group tutoring in basic skills of reading, writing and grammar in French.

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA August – Dec 2004
Graduate Assistant – Special Services and Equity Department
• Assisted in roll-out of new university wide student database.
• Coordinated and arranged departmental meetings, conferences, and trainings.
• Planned, organized and prioritized daily assignments to meeting deadlines.

PRONEX S.A., Lima – Peru June – Dec 2003
Trilingual Export Assistant
• Coordinated international shipping and appropriate documentation.
• Responsible for the quality of service delivery to multiple international corporations and trading operations.
• Maintained extensive written, verbal, and fax communications with the U.S and overseas customers.
• Provided language/linguistic skills to convert highly technical product descriptions from English to Spanish, and from French to Spanish with translations that are accurate and reflect the style and manner of expression of native Spanish-speaking people.
• Responsible for the accurate creation of translated and localized Spanish content for a variety of language projects including marketing communications materials, specification sheets, and product information.
• French, English and Spanish translator and interpreter. Received, translated and prepared new orders from global customers.
• Assisted and provided language interpretation services in the Food Ingredients Europe Fair (FIE) Frankfurt, Germany (2003) as well as marketed products and promoted sales.

Materials Bank (Banco de Materiales), Lima - Peru February – April 2002
Psychology Assistant - Department of Human Resources
• Evaluated and selected personnel. Recruiting activities included screening, interviewing, hiring and orientation for new employees.
• Coordinated events and training programs for employees.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

MASTER OF ARTS - FRENCH (GPA 3.9) – University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX 2007
SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE – British Academy, Lima – Peru 2002
BACHELOR OF ARTS - TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION – Ricardo Palma University, Lima – Peru 2000
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation
Translation