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I am seeking positions in two main fields: 1. Translation from French to English. I have an M.A. degree in French and also had attended the Alliance Française for many years, taking many different classes, including a year long business class preliminary to taking the exam (which I passed) for the Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Economique from the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. I also took two translation classes where we translated French to English and English to French. I would prefer the former as it is always easier to translate into one's own language and I am exceedingly proficient grammatically in English and have an excellent vocabulary. I am very dedicated to whatever I do and try to do my utmost to do the best job possible. 2. Photography and Photoshop. I live in Mexico (and have a working knowledge of Spanish) and I am a fairly well known photographer here (my work has been shown in many galleries in the U.S. and Mexico). I have recently been featured (again) in the February 2014 Special Edition of Black & White magazine. I teach both photography and Photoshop classes. I wrote articles on photography for a local magazine, The Lake Chapala Review (no longer in existence). As with translation (and whatever I do) I am committed to excellence. For Photography, please check out my website at www.mexploration.net. 3. Real estate. Commercial sales and leasing (both office and retail leasing). Residential sales. I was in the real estate business in a large city in the United States for over 16 years. I was the owner/broker/manager of a commercial real estate company during many of those years. I also spent 8 years doing real estate related business for telecommunications companies (like Sprint and Verizon Wireless). I did site acquisition, zoning and leasing and also supervised the construction company that was erecting the cell towers.
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Experience

Translator- independent contractor

Jan 2012

I started to study French in high school. I continued my studies in college, getting a B.A. and M.A. degrees in French from the University of Illinois. Over the years, I have been a member of the Alliance Française in Chicago for many years, as well as New York and Boston. Among other studies, I took a year's course in French business practices in order to obtain the Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Economique. This 5 hour exam is administered once a year all over the world (on the same d

Photographer- independent contractor

Jul 2003 - Feb 2014 (10 years)

When I moved to Mexico in 2003, I turned a long time avocation into a profession. I am a photo artist who uses Photoshop extensively in my art and other photographic services that I do. I have been included in many quality galleries both in the U.S. and Mexico and have been featured twice in Black & White magazine. I regularly teach photography and Photoshop (and used to write a monthly article on photography for a local magazine.). I have done wedding and event photography, as well as portrait and famil

Education

B.A., M.A., French, German minor

1979 - 1985 (6 years)

Qualifications

Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Economique (1999)

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris

This was a 5 hour exam on French business practices. The exam is both oral and written and is administered once a year all over the world (on the same day) by the Chambre de Commerce et D'Industrie de Paris.

Publications

Lake Chapala Review

Over a 2 year period, I wrote a monthly column on photography.

Black & White magazine

I have been featured twice in special editions of the magazine. One image was published in Issue 80, February 2011. Two images were published in the recent special issue 101, February 2014.

Libro Agenda Fotografica 2006

The Rendija Taller Visual is a photo gallery, school of photography and publisher of photography books and appointment books. They are located in Guadalajara, Mexico. They hold a contest every year to determine the photo artists who will be included in their hard cover appointment book. I was featured twice, in 2006 and 2011.

The Emerging Artist

Janice Kimball, a local well known artist, originally from Chicago, is publishing a book that she wrote called "The Emerging Artist" featuring a number of local artists from the greater Lake Chapala, Mexico area. I was honored that she requested a photo and bio from me as well. The book will be published shortly and available on Amazon.

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  • French to English Translation
    93%
  • US English Level 2
    90%

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