I am a native Spanish speaker, born in Barcelona and raised in Costa Rica. I received my Linguistics degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Me
Quito, Ecuador
San José, Costa Rica
1973–1984 and revisited every year since
Cochabamba and La Paz, Bolivia, 1968–1970 and revisited in 1992
Where I’ve Lived:
Employment History:
Freelance Writer/Editor/Translator
Visit the Portfolio page to view some of the books I’ve worked on.
Volunteer Kindergarten Spanish teacher at Burnham Woods Charter School and Escuela Montessori de Coronado in El Paso
Partner, Intuitive Language Learning Systems
Adapted leading-edge technologies into the creation of www.organicspanish.com, a language-learning resource for the World Wide Web. Collected authentic material in Nicaragua and authored an innovative, non-linear web of lessons.
Senior Editor, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
Was responsible for managing the editorial activities associated with the development of ¡Ven conmigo! Level 2, taking it from concept to bound book. Supervised in-house staff and freelance personnel as well as communicated with vendors.
Associate Producer, Castine Communications Inc.
Worked in the cultural video program Mosaico cultural for Heinle & Heinle. Collaborated in the concept design, co-authored the scripts, interviewed people on location, supervised voice-over, and off-line edited using Avid technology.
Spanish Interpreter, International Institute of Rhode Island, Inc.
Interpreted for public schools, medical offices, and state courts in the Providence area
Assistant Editor, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
Edited manuscripts and proofread galleys. Acted as project editor for Nuestro mundo’s Manual de actividades, a realia-based workbook.
Barcelona, Spain
1967 and revisited in 2006
Other Spanish-speaking countries I’ve visited more than once:
Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia
La Neuveville, Switzerland
Austin, Texas, 1985–1991 and 1993–1996
Providence, Rhode Island
El Paso, Texas
Where I now live:
Denver, Colorado