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Alma Garcia | Elance
 
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Alma Garcia

Translator & Proofreader; M.A. Translation, UK
   Mexico
  |   Mexico City , Miguel Hidalgo
  |  11:06 am Local Time

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Bilingual/bicultural from the U.S.-Mexico border, I have been a translator and proofreader for the past 15 years. I am a member of The American Translator's Association, the ITI, The Society for Editors & Proofreaders, the IAPTI, and The American Literary Translators Association. My Master of Arts in Translation with an editing focus is from Durham University in England. I also hold a Master of Arts in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. This combination of disciplines - and professional and academic background - is most...

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Employment

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Translator & Proofreader
2014 - Present
- English, Spanish, and French translation, proofreading, and editing projects for a variety of industries, such as publishing/journalism, business/management, marketing/advertising, tourism,...
Durham Translators Limited, Durham, UK
Commercial Strategy Group Leader
2013 - 2013
- Led the university-affiliated translation agency’s commercial team’s situational analysis and strategic initiatives proposal - Benchmarked regional competition and evaluated industry...
Garcia Puebla Consultores SC, Mexico City
Managing Director
2006 - 2012
- Development and implementation of communication strategy in traditional & online media for a mining conglomerate - Administration of expenses, payroll, taxes, travel - Translation of political...
Editorial Mexicana de Vinos, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Translator & Proofreader
2008 - 2009
- In charge of English Language section in wine and food magazine “Vinísfera,” distributed nationwide
Alazraki Comunicaciones, Mexico City
Account Director
2006 - 2006
- Managed advertising strategies for national campaigns in traditional & online media for clients in several industries: hotel chains, drug stores, office supply stores, casinos, lingerie, pet...
Vianovo, Austin, Texas
Market Indicators Analyst
2005 - 2005
- Prepared branding strategies for presentations in Latin American political conferences - Researched and interpreted economic analytical data for Latin America political & private sector clients -...
Salas Public Relations, Austin, Texas
Branding & Positioning Strategist
2005 - 2005
- Contributed to branding and positioning strategy for the Texas Business & Education Coalition, Texas Book Festival, and the University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art - Developed...
The Richards Group, Dallas, Texas
Account Service Intern
2004 - 2004
- Contributed to advertising strategy for Hyundai’s national campaign and summer sales events - Prepared the logistics for “Hyundai Hope On Wheels-Helping Kids Fight Cancer” event at Children’s...
Mission Foods/Gruma Corporation, Irving, Texas
Financial Analyst, Translator & Proofreader
2002 - 2003
- Prepared weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales reports and budget forecasts in English and Spanish - Voted member of the company’s events organizing committee 2 consecutive years, in charge of...
Institut Villa Pierrefeu, Glion, Switzerland
Student Activities Coordinator
2001 - 2001
- Revamped student extracurricular activity program - Assisted students of different cultural backgrounds in English & French
Consulate General of Mexico, Dallas, Texas
Administrative Assistant
2001 - 2001
- Assisted with budget and cost evaluations and official document issuing - Communicated with Mexican nationals regarding establishing residency and working in a new country
Fundación ProEmpleo Productivo
New Business Analyst
2000 - 2000
- Advised aspiring small business entrepreneurs - Evaluated business plans directed at establishing small and mid-sized companies - Over 60% of business plans were used to successfully start new...
Nestlé México
Marketing Assistant
1999 - 1999
- Prepared research on product sales, pricing, distribution, clients, and points of sale for the National Ice Cream Division - Participated in the marketing efforts towards the set up of an ice...

Education

Durham University
Master of Arts in Translation
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The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Arts in Advertising
- 2005
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