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ANDRES ERIKSSON

Vienna

Summary

Professional linguist and communicator with 15 years of experience in various roles within the language services industry including operations, sales, and production; having worked with private and public sector clients as well as NGOs in Europe, the United States, and Latin America across multiple media platforms.

Overview

15
15
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Senior Copywriter/Content Specialist

Wolf Theiss
2023.03 - Current
  • Proofread and edit all English language content developed by firm attorneys from all practice groups across all 13 regional offices, such as M&A, Banking & Finance, IP, Environmental Law, Energy, etc., in the form of Press Releases, Client Alerts, Articles, Guides, Webinars and Podcasts, as well as all marketing material to be published on the firm's website and shared directly with clients.
  • Compose original content for marketing purposes and for publication on firm's website.
  • Design and publish firm's internal monthly communications newsletter using Concep and Canva software.
  • Edit and update content and design of firm's website using WordPress.
  • Developed organizational tools such as fill-in forms and how-to guides to streamline and facilitate content development and publication process when firm attorneys wish to develop material for publication in line with firm's annual content plan.

Freelance Translator/Interpreter

Self-employeed
2012.08 - 2023.12
  • Translated and edited approximately 720,000 words annually between 2012 through 2022 of legal, financial, technical, and literary material; Spanish into English, English into Spanish, and Swedish into both English and Spanish. Clients ranged from Private and Public sector to NGOs, including the Ecuadorian Central Bank, Ecuadorian National Court of Justice, Ecuadorian State Prosecutor's Office, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, IDB, Amazon, and Netflix.
  • Literary translation and editing of 6 novels from Historical Fiction, Detective & Mystery, and Thriller genres between Dec 2021 and Dec 2022; from Spanish and Swedish into English.
  • Edited/translated subtitles (English into Spanish, Spanish into English, and Swedish into English) for various television shows newly incorporated into various streaming services such Amazon Prime's video streaming service archive, including Criminal Minds, ER, and Lost during 2021-2022.
  • Testified as a translation expert during trial against former Ecuadorian Vice-president Jorge Glas in 2017, for corruption due to accepting bribes from Brazilian conglomerate Oderbrecht.
  • Assigned by the Ecuadorian State Prosecutor's office to translate documentation pertaining to the investigation into the Ecuadorian Football Federation's senior leadership, as part of the FIFA corruption case in 2015.

Sales Manager

Pearl Linguistics
2011.08 - 2011.11
  • Introduced social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into the general marketing effort
  • Expanded Pearl Linguistics’ telephone interpreting service into the private sector, securing its first private sector Service Level Agreements.
  • Trained and managed junior sales staff with regard to project quoting and communication with clients.

Account Manager

Pearl Linguistics
2010.02 - 2011.07
  • Acted as main point of contact between the company and existing and prospective clients through the quoting and query stages prior to the launch of projects.
  • Exceeded my annual sales target for FY 2010/11 by 23%, achieving a 14% growth in total revenue for my Business Unit at £800K+.

Project Manager

Thebigword
2008.09 - 2009.09
  • Coordinated translation and localization of operational manuals, data sheets, printed and online marketing materials, and micro-sites into 22 languages for GE Healthcare Life Sciences and GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies in 2009.
  • Managed teams of translators, proofreaders, DTP specialists, QA specialists, and localization engineers for all 22 languages, ensuring project taskings were carried out to client deadlines, budget, and specifications.
  • Developed above client relationships into accounts worth €1M+ during Q2 and Q3 of 2009.

Education

Master of Arts - Project Management

Instituto Europeo De Posgrado
Madrid, Spain
06.2024

Master of Arts - Language Interpretation And Translation

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
Seville, Spain
09.2016

Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Communication

Universidad San Francisco De Quito
Quito, Ecuador
06.2004

Skills

  • Project Management
  • CAT tools: MemoQ, SDL Trados Studio, Memsource
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Client Communication
  • Cross-Functional Communication
  • Team Collaboration
  • Innovative problem-solving
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Copy Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Team Building and Leadership

Certification

  • Qualified translation expert for the Judiciary Council of the Province of Pichincha, (Spanish and English), 10/2015, Present, Quito
  • Certification in Technical Translation: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, (Spanish and English), 03/2014, 04/2014, Barcelona
  • Certification in Financial Translation, (Spanish and English), 10/2013, 11/2013, Barcelona

Timeline

Senior Copywriter/Content Specialist

Wolf Theiss
2023.03 - Current

Freelance Translator/Interpreter

Self-employeed
2012.08 - 2023.12

Sales Manager

Pearl Linguistics
2011.08 - 2011.11

Account Manager

Pearl Linguistics
2010.02 - 2011.07

Project Manager

Thebigword
2008.09 - 2009.09

Master of Arts - Project Management

Instituto Europeo De Posgrado

Master of Arts - Language Interpretation And Translation

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo

Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Communication

Universidad San Francisco De Quito
  • Qualified translation expert for the Judiciary Council of the Province of Pichincha, (Spanish and English), 10/2015, Present, Quito
  • Certification in Technical Translation: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, (Spanish and English), 03/2014, 04/2014, Barcelona
  • Certification in Financial Translation, (Spanish and English), 10/2013, 11/2013, Barcelona
ANDRES ERIKSSON