Resumé

WORK EXPERIENCE

Various Agencies/Organizations
Freelancer, May 2015 – Present

  • Communications Consultant at Hispano Law Group                  –Proposal Writing, Social Media, and Media Consultant for this law firm based in Chicago, IL
  • Bilingual Copywriter at Chicago Zoological Society                   -Created the Spanish-language content for their visitor’s brochure (Long and short-form copy)
  • Bilingual Copywriter at Culinary Sales Support, INC. (CSSI Culinary + Marketing)                                                                           –Food industry clients include: Sysco (Long-form copy)
  • Bilingual Copywriter at Media Made Great                                   –Technology clients include: Time Warner Cable (Short-form copy)
  • Bilingual Copywriter at The Chicago Community Trust            –Created long-form content for their website about the 2015 Chicago Ideas Week event
  • Spanish-language Audio Producer at Chicago Public Media      –Produced several audio stories aired in this public radio station
  • Bilingual Blog Coordinator at Radio Ambulante                         –Coordinated and created long-form content for the website of this Latin American podcast
  • Spanish Translator at Land of Lincoln Health                              -Created short-form copy for this health insurance company   

Merkle, Inc. 
Senior Bilingual Editor, May 2015 – January 2018                     

-Senior Spanish Editor/Proofreader for all brands in the national WellPoint account (Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem HealthKeepers, etc.)
-Oversaw Spanish voiceover recording session for Anthem national radio campaign.
-Translated advertising and marketing collateral between English and Spanish.
-Other accounts that I’ve worked include:
Pharma clients: Orencia, Gerber, etc.
Financial clients: Visa, MetLife, SoFi, etc.
Retail clients: Under Armour, etc.
Hospitality clients: Universal Orlando, Airbnb, Hyatt, Virgin America, etc.
Technology clients: Samsung, DirecTV, HBO, Cisco, etc.
Non-Profit clients: American Cancer Society, Northwell Health Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, etc.

Various Higher Education Institutions
Adjunct Faculty
, January 2015 – May 2015

Pearson Education 
Associate Editor, October 2010 – November 2014

  • Associate Editor for iLit, Pearson’s digital educational program
  • Editorial and Content Development Coordinator
  • Bilingual Editor and Proofreader

Prensa Comunitaria
Editorial Coordinator, February 2010 – October 2010

  • Planned and assigned coverage for this Spanish-language online news media outlet.
  • Editorial Assistant for Puerto Rico Cooperativista (Puerto Rico Credit Unions League’s newspaper)
  • Citizen Journalism Workshops Instructor

Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico, SUAGM 
Adjunct Professor, March 2009 – June 2010

  • Taught “Translation for Media: Theory and Practice,” Department of Communication

Periódico Claridad
Reporter/Journalist, February 2009 – February 2010

  • Reported on a variety of stories about different topics: current events, human interest, etc.
  • Research and interviews for the photo-journalism book, A través del lente de Claridad

Freud Communications
Intern, December 2008

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Speaker at the International Symposium “Communication and Latin American Integration from the South” at CIESPAL in Quito, Ecuador (July 2015)

VOCALO Radio Storytelling Workshop en españolChicago Public Media (October 2014)

EDUCATION

Fellow at the Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism, New Journalism Foundation (FNPI), Colombia (2015)

M.A. Mass Media and Cultural Studies, University of NottinghamUK (2009)

Dissertation, “Media Imperialism in Latin America and the emergence of teleSUR“:  Its aim was to study the creation and introduction of teleSUR to the Latin American media market as an alternative to hegemonic media. (Grade: Distinction)

B.A. Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico (2007)

 

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periodista y redactora creativa bilingüe en chicago | bilingual journalist and copywriter based in chicago