Resume-Joanne Namerow
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Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
University: University of Puerto Rico
Major: Humanities

Resume-Joanne Namerow

Joanne Namerow


EXPERIENCE


Freelance Translator
2016-Present
San Juan, PR
- Read through original material and rewrite it in the target
language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is
retained.
- Used specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books
to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used.
- Used appropriate software for presentation and delivery.
- Researched legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find
the correct translation.
- Liaised with clients to discuss any unclear points.
- Proofread and edit final translated versions.

Environmental Defense Fund
2013-2015
Executive Assistant
- Maintained the Senior Vice President and Associate Vice President’s daily schedules.
- Handled internal and external communications for the SVP and AVP.
- Coordinated meetings, teleconferences, videoconferences, and webinars as needed.
- Arranged domestic and international travel for the SVP, AVP, and other staff as
needed.
- Supported coordination of program and organization-wide events.
- Timely and accurate submittal of expenses.
- Followed up on action items for the SVP and AVP.
- Co-lead the creation and coordination of Beyond Words:Diversity in Action , a speaker
series where experts working with diverse constituencies around the world spoke to
EDF staff about issues of social and environmental justice.

Department Coordinator
National Geographic Society
2011-2012
Washington, DC
- Maintained the VP’s schedule, as well as the department’s calendar.
- Coordinated technical and facilities support.
- Handled internal and external communications for the department.
- Accurate and timely monthly close of the billing system and invoice processing.
- Expense report verification and review of departmental and product budget.
- Timekeeping and coordination of new hire and exit processes for staff and contractors.
- Organized meetings and arranging travel for the VP.
- Created and organized events around the films in the Society’s vault for the staff and
general audiences.

Production Editor
REALWriters of Puerto Rico Court Reporting
2008-2011
San Juan, PR
- Thorough editing, proofreading and translation of transcripts.
- Tracking and timely distribution of digital and physical transcripts to
clients.

Local Instructional Supervisor
Berlitz Corporation
2002-2008
San Juan, PR
- Language instruction in both English and Spanish.
- In charge of the full on-boarding procedure for instruction personnel.
- Monitored classes and provided counseling sessions to students and instructors.
- Continually developed new plans and training modules for delivery

Work-Related Skills
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint)
Microsoft Office 365
Google Apps
PeopleSoft
Workday
Trello
Cloud based videoconferencing systems (Zoom,
BlueJeans, GoToMeeting)
Well versed in different writing styles.

EDUCATION
University of Puerto Rico
Humanities, 1992-1997
San Juan, PR

University of the Sacred Heart
Media Studies, 1997-2001
San Juan, PR

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Smithsonian Institution
Volunteer Editor,
Archive of American Art, 2013
Washington, DC

Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico
Volunteer Assistant Educator, 2016-2017

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