Elaine Mendez

Freelance Spanish Translator & Admin Support Freelancer

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Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/elainemendez
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ELAINE MENDEZ
594 WOOLLEY AVENUE , STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314 ? (954) 328-5949?
EMAIL: elanem63@msn.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain employment where I can maximize my diverse office skills, program implementation experience, and quality customer service and support to provide outstanding and lasting results.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Major strengths include dynamic company program implementation, excellent oral and written communication skills, competent, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments. Ability to use bilingual skills to assist in effectively communicating with Hispanic clientele. Computer and Internet literate, knowledge of Word, some PowerPoint, and WordPerfect. Experience with issues involving immigration matters, legal terminology, and protocol with government agencies and its representatives as well as attorneys of record. Ability to multi-task in busy work environments, sustain confidentiality as needed per assignment, overall dynamic interpersonal skills and a compassionate personality for those faced with adversity.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Resolving client concerns and issues, supporting contract renewal negotiations as well as resolving management inquiries.
• Creatively utilizing promotional programs and incentives in order to support company objectives.
• Networking with trade partners/other social organizations to promote product and brand awareness in community outreach programs.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Elaine Mendez Enterprises, Staten Island, New York
Owner/Operator since 2006 – Present
• Currently publishing a monthly arts and entertainment newsletter. Arranging for local artist exhibition spaces. A company established to give back to the community by creating art inspired workshops as fund raisers for upcoming community festivals.
• Online product store features sneakers designed to support social agencies such as Relay4Life (Cancer Awareness) and Soles4Souls.
• Also, monthly Gallery exhibits with the Staten Island Creative Community as well as solo exhibitions since 2007.
• Experience in overall management of space, customer base, inventory, design, flyer distribution, advertising, cold calling, venue locator, working alongside other artists with similar goals.

Metropolitan Interpreters and Translators, Inc. New York, NY
Spanish Linguist 1999 to Present
• Company service representative sent to monitor classified projects for different government agencies and acting agency liaison.
• Responsibilities included transcription work, translating, and interpreting on site, meeting on going demands of government law enforcement projects.
• Duties also included maintaining accurate logbooks and computer databases, and the supervision of weekend staff when necessary.
• Presently sub-contracted to do at home transcription of classified information on an as needed basis [sub-contractor].

Coca Cola Enterprises Staten Island, NY 10303
Account Manager 2007 to 2009
• Prepared detailed outlet reports for review by District Sales Manager which included equipment locations, products stocked, and future focus plans for each. Customized plans of action for individual outlets whose performance was low in order to increase sales, volume and profit through the use of Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations
• Created color product brochures for customers to refer to during sales calls. Tracked and measured product availability, turnover, and cycle time at key locations, Maintained appropriate inventory levels, placed and updated points of sale.
• Maintained accurate data on all outlets including contact person and telephone number.
• Consulted with Department Managers regarding all promotions, forecasting opportunities, information on new customers and company policy standards. Oversaw equipment placement while assuring dealer compliance.

Universe Translators and Interpreters New York, NY
Spanish Linguist 1996 to 1999
• Company service representative sent to monitor classified projects for different government agencies and acting agency liaison.
• Responsibilities included transcription work, translating, and interpreting on site, meeting on going demands of government law enforcement projects.
• Duties also included maintaining accurate logbooks and computer databases, and the supervision of weekend staff when necessary

Education:
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY; Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science 1985

Skills:
• Bilingual Spanish/English
• Computer Literate, MS Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, 45 wpm,
• Filing, heavy phones, good listening ears, multitasking, access to car, current NY driver’s license , U.S. Passport

Extra Activities:
• Volunteer Curator for Staten Island Creative Community
• Volunteer workshop facilitator for St. George Day Committee
• Volunteer Curator for Van Duzer Days Festival
• Local Exhibiting artist at the New York Public Library.