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  • ABOUT THE COMPANY'S  PRESIDENT

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    Linguist Mario Abelend
      is a naturalized U.S. citizen, of Spanish and French ancestry. He was born in Havana, Cuba  in 1949. He is catholic. He is happily married to Yandy G. Abelend, a Philippine-born U.S. citizen, who is the Company's Vice President. He is a native speaker of Spanish, fluent in European, Cuban and standard Latin American Spanish, and has near-native fluency in English, French, and Portuguese. Mr. Abelend has over 30 years of experience as a professional translator and over 20 years as a professional interpreter. He is a Life/Active Member of the American Translators Association (ATA), and a member of ATA's French-Language, Portuguese-Language, Spanish-Language, Interpreters', and Translation-Company Divisions.

         LANGUAGE EDUCATION


    M.A. in German Studies,
    University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 1980

       Major in German Linguistics
       Minor in Spanish Linguistics

    Advanced Degree in Modern French Studies,
    issued by the Alliance Franšaise,
    Paris, France, 1978
    Proficiency Diploma in Portuguese,
    issued by the Abraham Lincoln Language Center,
    Havana, Cuba, 1974


          SPECIALIZED INTERPRETING CERTIFICATES
    English<=>Spanish Medical Interpreter.
        Certified by Language Line Services,
        Monterey, California, USA, on February 15, 2000.
        Registered under Certificate Number 10001.


    English<=>Spanish Healthcare and Medical Interpreter.
        Certified by Language Services Associates,
        Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, on December 8, 2008.




    English<=>Spanish Court Interpreter.
        Certified by Language Line Services,
       
    Monterey, California, USA, on October 20, 2000.
        Registered under Certificate Number 20296.


    CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION OF TRAINING COURSES
    ON SPECIALIZED INTERPRETING
    Insurance In-Language Session
     (in Spanish).
    AT&T Language Line Services, Monterey, CA, USA
    ( June-July 1997)


    Medical Interpreting Training

    Cross-Cultural Health Care Program, PacMed Clinics,Seattle, Washington, USA, and
    AT&T Language Line Services, Monterey, California, USA (October-November 1997)


    Court Interpreting Training

    AT&T Language Line Services, Monterey, CA, USA (4/28/1998-5/8/1998)
    Language Line Services, Monterey, California, USA (October 2000)


    Computer Terminology Training

    Language Line Services, Monterey, California, USA
    ( October 19-30, 1998)


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING

    TRANSLATING:

    Freelance Translator: 1981 - present, in the USA;
        12/1980 - 7/1981 in Paris, France; and
        1969 - 1974 in Havana, Cuba.
    In-house Staff Translator (from 1981 to 1984)
        with PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATING SERVICES, currently located at
        Courthouse Tower Building,
        44 W Flagler St, 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33130, USA.





    INTERPRETING:


    Work-at-Home, Staff Telephonic Interpreter (11/1991-05/2008) for
        LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES
        1 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Building 2, Suite 400,
        Monterey, CA 93949-9880, USA

    Freelance Telephonic Interpreter [from home office] (06/2008-present)


    Freelance Face-to-Face Consecutive Interpreter (since early 2010)


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN BOOK PUBLISHING
    AMSCO SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS
    315 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013-1085, USA

    Spanish-Language Editor: Spanish-as-a-Second-Language Textbooks
    for NY Middle and High School Students (1988-1992)

    MODERN CURRICULUM PRESS*, Strongsville, OH, USA
    Senior Editor, Bilingual Education (English/Spanish) for Middle and High School (1992-1994)
    *MCP was purchased in 1993 by Paramount Communications, one of the industry's leading
    publishers of books and educational materials. In 1994, Paramount was acquired by Viacom,
    which subsequently moved MCP operations to New Jersey and Indiana. MCP became an imprint
    of Simon and Schuster, Viacom's U.S. publishing unit. In 1998, Simon and Schuster sold its educational,
    professional, and reference units,including MCP, to Pearson PLC, a London-based publishing firm.