I am a freelance writer, Spanish to English translator, and educator based in Sacramento, California. My professional background includes 20 years of experience in software companies, where I focused on technical writing and training. I have specialized more recently in food writing and recipe development as the Spanish Food Expert on About.com. At the same time, as part of an overall marketing strategy, I wrote press releases, and social media posts for a local private school. In addition, I have over a decade of experience as a Spanish language teacher.
My education includes a BA degree in Inter-American Studies from the University of the Pacific, with majors in both Spanish, and English as a Second Language; a MA degree in International Business from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, and a MA degree in Spanish from California State University at Sacramento.
Combining my studies of Spanish language and history, I prepared a final project in Spanish about the Way of St. James, entitled El Camino de Santiago y Su Impacto en la Cultura Espanola (The Way of St. James and its Impact on the Spanish Culture). Designed to be an educational text, and used to teach advanced Spanish students about the history, civilization and culture of Spain while traveling the Way of St. James.
Jose Antonio Sierra
I am a native Spanish speaker, and have lived in the United States for the last thirty two years. My education includes a BA in Communications from the California State University of Sacramento, as well as the project management certificate program.
I am both an English-to-Spanish, and Spanish-to-English translator, and my professional background includes restaurant operations and right of way consulting. I have extensive experience translating menus, and recipes as well as forms, notices, and correspondence for federal, state, county and local government agencies. My experience also includes interpreting during public meetings and private gatherings for the previously mentioned agencies.