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First (Given) Name:
Carol Geraldine
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Last (Family) Name:
Chua
Date Joined:
01/28/2009
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Gender:
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City:
Paradela
State:
Lugo
Country:
Spain
Zip:
27611
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I am a freelance translator and proofreader based in Spain. I translate from Spanish, Catalan and Tagalog to English, my native language. My specialties include business, management, marketing, market research, travel, tourism, gastronomy, psychology, CVs, diplomas and certificates. I also have experience translating company bylaws, user manuals, technical proposals and general medical texts.

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Date Created:
05/07/2012
Date Updated:
12/29/2013
Text:
CAROL GERALDINE CHUA YU
Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog to English Translator|Reviser|Proofreader
caroltranslations@gmail.com • (+34) 626970788

PROFILE STATEMENT
* A talented linguist with outstanding writing skills as well as a keen eye for correct grammar and spelling
* A perfectionist dedicated to ensuring top quality through meticulous investigation, revision, proofreading and posterior QA analysis
* A specialist in business, marketing, market research, psychology, gastronomy, travel and tourism adept at CAT tools such as SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Trados Studio 2009 and Trados 2007 with a daily output of roughly 2,500 words
* A Masters in Hotel Management graduate with ten years of solid experience as a travel and tourism industry professional in a middle management position
* An innate multitasker with excellent organizational skills who employs thorough methodology to achieve desired results within the allotted time frame
* A proactive team player accustomed to working in multicultural environments

WORK EXPERIENCE
Self-employed
December 2010 – present Freelance translator, reviser, proofreader
Working languages:
* English native language
* Tagalog (Filipino) second language (born and raised in the Philippines)
* Spanish and Catalan dominant active languages (having lived and worked in Barcelona for over thirteen years)
Collaborating with:
* Acantho Ideas & Culturas
* EJ Traducciones
* Palma Translations Ltd.
* Teneo Linguistics Company, LLC
* Today Translations

KEY SKILLS
* Proficient in the following languages:
English Native speaker
Tagalog (Filipino) Native speaker
Spanish Mastery level (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera Nivel C2)
Catalan Advanced level (Certificat de nivell de suficiència C de català)
Hokkien Chinese Intermediate level. Dialect spoken at home with the family
Italian Elementary level. Was used daily at work
Mandarin Chinese Elementary level. Studied in elementary and high school (from 1983 – 1994) for a total of eleven years
French Beginner level. Was used occasionally at work

* Computer literate in the following software:
Translation industry SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Trados Studio 2009, SDL Trados MultiTerm 2009, Trados 2007, MemoQ, OmegaT, ApSIC Xbench
Hospitality industry MICROS-Fidelio, SIGH-ULYSES
General computing Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional, ABBYY FineReader 10 Corporate Edition

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Escuela Universitaria de Hostelería y Turismo Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona, Spain)
October 2000 – June 2001 Masters in Hotel Management

Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City, Philippines)
June 1996 – March 2000 Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology
Minor in Hispanic Studies
Graduated magna cum laude, 3.70 GPA (maximum of 4.00)
Thesis title: Happily-Ever Single: Attitudes, Life Satisfaction and Challenges of the Ever-Single Filipina

CULTURAL BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS
I grew up in a multilingual environment where English, Tagalog, Hokkien Chinese and Mandarin Chinese were spoken. I am very well-read, with my tastes ranging from the classics to contemporary fiction to cookbooks. One of the most enriching experiences I have ever had was the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) where I walked 400 kilometers from the city of León to Finisterre through idyllic towns and lush forests in a fortnight.

 
 
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SourceCatalan
DestinationEnglish
SourceSpanish
SourceTagalog

 
 
 
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