Virginia Earl

Freelance Editor & Spanish Translator

Location:Murrieta, California, United States
2 Skills
Greater Los Angeles Area

PROFILE: More than 20 years of experience as an international marketing liaison, bilingual writer and editor for international companies selling products in the United States, Europe and South America.

EDUCATION: B.S. in Journalism, University of Maryland;; SOFTWARE: Microsoft Word/Outlook, Power Point, Excel; FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Spanish (Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication); AP STYLEBOOK

Translations Unlimited South America (TUSA), Murrieta, CA, 1995-Present

Responsibilities: Coordinate and oversee marketing, technical translations projects for various industries, manage editorial deadlines
• Hire translators; editors, proofreaders and simultaneous interpreters for conferences; submit bids/estimates; sign contracts; determine rate schedule; manage small business certifications
• Attend conferences, breakfast & luncheon networking meetings to promote business
• Write, translate, edit & proofread copy for public service announcements & marketing
Accomplishments: Doubled revenue in one year. Developed technical glossaries (English-Spanish); Coordinated & supervised subtitles for “Shrek”

MANAGING EDITOR, Cahners Publishing (Currently BNP Media), Alimentos Procesados, (Monthly Spanish Food Processing Magazine, Int’l Circulation 23,000), Des Plaines, IL. 1993-1995

Responsibilities: Marketing liaison between clients & advertising department
• Represented publication at major trade shows in the United States and South America
• Identified key contacts for stories; interviewed CEOs, consultants & engineers of international corporations; selected photos/graphics, press releases for feature stories; took photographs of industrial processes; assigned story ideas
• Supervised associate editor; coordinated production deadlines

Accomplishments: Improved editorial style and design of publication & developed production process guidelines. Wrote a four-page cover story detailing the processing of a product that generated telephone inquiries from readers interested in buying the featured company. The company’s CEO sold the plant for a larger sum than expected; the article was used at major international trade shows to boost advertising sales.

Partial list of published Articles in English: (Partial List): Assistance Centers Sprout to Help Businesses Achieve Compliance; Industries, Cities, Gravitate Toward Wastewater Recycling, Reuse; Published Articles in Spanish: (Partial List); Who is More Susceptible to Osteoporosis?; Activated Carbon Technology Meets Environmental Industry Demands

Partial list of published Articles in Spanish: (Partial List) New Trends in Corporate America from Now to the Year 2000; Who is More Susceptible to Osteoporosis?; Can You Make Your Skin Look Better?; Three Types of Cancer in Men; Women’s Health: Our Accomplishments and Obstacles; Activated Carbon Technology Meets Environmental Industry Demands; New European Environmental Packaging Laws; Method Combination Reduces Water Treatment Costs; Keeping Your Children Busy During the Holidays (English)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ANNUAL CONFERENCES: American Translators Association, The Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists; RECOGNITIONS: Listed in Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans 1992-1993, Who’s Who in American Women 1996; COMMUNITY SERVICE: 1996-1997, 1997-1998 Charter President, Greater Santa Ana Lions Club, Santa Ana, CA; PERSONAL INTERESTS: Swimming, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Performing Arts, Museum Exhibits, Historical Sites and Travel
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation