Susan Suits by wuzhenguang


									                                         Susan Suits
                            6536 Carrollton Av., Apt. 47
                           Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
                        317/465-0889 ~ cell: 317/716-6144
Bilingual (Spanish-English) professional seeks position in Interpretation and Translation.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, with minor in Art History, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana.
           Includes overseas study: University of Salamanca, Spain, and University of Havana, Cuba.
               Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Sep/05 – pres. PANGEA LINGUA, Interpreter
Apr/04 – Apr/05 CONTINENTAL BROADCAST GROUP LLC, Account Executive-Marketing & Sales
  Developed marketing strategies for Hispanic Radio, WEDJ 107.1FM and WSYW 810AM
  Prepared presentations and designed advertising campaigns for English and Spanish speaking clients
  Wrote & translated commercials into Spanish; Public Relations & Event Coordination, such as Radio Remotes
Jun/03 – Mar/04 KELLY SERVICES, Human Resources Generalist
  Human Resources Generalist: Carrier Corp. (2004); ConAgra Foods-Hebrew National (06/03-11/03)
  Recruiter; Present HR Orientations and Training, HR Representative (Interpreter) for Union Grievances
  Interpreter: Medical & Safety Department, day-to-day operations, accompanied employees to doctor appts.
  Special projects: Coordinator-Regional Supervisory Training, Coordinator-American Heart Walk, EEOC Reports
Jan/03 – May/03 OFFICE TEAM, Executive Assistant
  Executive Assistant @ Levinson Restaurant (6 weeks): translated documents, day-to-day operations
  Desktop publisher @ Blue & Co., LLC (6 weeks)
  Mortgage Loan Post-Closer @ Irwin Mortgage (6 weeks)
  On-Site Staff and Interpreter at Public Affairs booth Dealer Expo Convention (3 days)
Dec/01 – Dec/02 SELF EMPLOYED, Mortgage Closer/Interpreter
  Mortgage Closer, met with clients to close mortgages in both Spanish to English
  Explained mortgage documents, certify signatures of borrowers as Notary Public, & collect closing funds.
Sep/98 – July 01 AMERICAN UNITED LIFE, Administrative Secretary
  Trained new Administrative Coordinator
  Project Lead: Office move, Call Center Phone lines and recordings, Forms management, Supply purchasing
  Managed President’s calendar and plan meetings
May/97 – Oct/98 KELLY SERVICES/TALENT TREE, Convention Administrator, Admin. Assistant
  Employment verifications, heavy phone traffic with employees and Corporate Office
  Arranged travel for Executive and International Management
May/96 – Apr/97 RCI, Department Assistant; Member Services Call Center
  Trained new Department Assistant
  HR liaison for department
  Worked with Foreign Language Department
Dec/94 – Mar/96 CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, Administrative Secretary
  Coordinate Business Policy Resolution Agenda & Resolutions for Metropolitan Development Commission
  Worked at 9-1-1 Center
Jul/87 – Dec/94 GTE TELEPHONE OPERATIONS, Administrative Representative, Human Resources
  Oversaw and trained five secretaries for workload of 34 Administrators
  Daily use of BIS Employee System, HRIS, Horizons (HR database systems)
  Prepare employee chronological salary history for pension calculations
  Heavy contact with employees, payroll, employee benefits, and all company departments
  Maintain official employee records and archive files

  Notary Public, commissioned through December 2007
  Certificate of Initial Competency in Spanish from The Cervantes Institute (Spain), November 2002

Writing Experience
    Wrote commercials and live mentions for advertisers and translated into Spanish, 2004-2005
    Freelance Writer, La Ola Latino-Americana, The Latin-American Wave, Spring 2002
    Editor, Metropolitan Developer, divisional newsletter, City of Indianapolis
    Co-wrote and produced Desk Procedure Training Manual (500 pages), GTE
    Wrote publicity releases for Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce
    The Shelbyville News, Feature Writer (Freelance)
    The Daily Student, Feature Writer and Gripevine Columnist
    Co-wrote TV commercial (aired during Saturday Night Live time slot)

  Dean’s List ~ IUPUI: Spring 2002 and Fall 2002
  Indianapolis Ambassadors 1996 Membership Drive, runner up
  Member of HR Records unit selected as a Finalist, 1992 GTE President’s Quality Awards
                                       Susan Suits
    Email:; Phone: 317/465-0889; Cell: 317/716-6144

Civic Involvement:
   Serve at Christ Church Cathedral on Hispanic Pastoral Committee and Hispanic Youth Group
   Led English class for Spanish speakers, Christ Church Cathedral, 2002
   Volunteer, Alianza Mexicana de Indiana, Mexican Alliance of Indiana, Summer 2002
   Choreographed 15th Anniversary program–Indpls. Ambassadors: skits, entertainment & special notices: 1999
   Vice President-Education Committee, Indianapolis Ambassadors, 1998
   Sergeant-At-Arms, Indianapolis Ambassadors, June 1995 - Dec. 1996, Member since 1994
   Precinct Committeeman 1995 – 1996

Mirta Vidal Orrantia Interpreting and Translating Institute, July 2005
Indiana Supreme Court Interpreter Certification Training, May and July 2005

Interpreter at Christ Church Cathedral for the Third Anniversary of the Hispanic Mission,
June 2003; wrote article about this event for Cathedral newsletter, The Good News. I
have served as an interpreter during mass given in English into Spanish. Currently serve
as Liaison of the Hispanic Congregation to Christ Church Cathedral.

Taught English class to Spanish speakers at Christ Church Cathedral to Latinos
from at least seven different countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Volunteer at the office of the Alizanza Mexicana de Indiana, Mexican Alliance
of Indiana. This is a not-for-profit organization designed to assist Spanish speakers
with resolving issues they encounter in their day-to-day lives in Indianapolis.

Published bilingual articles in La Ola Latino-Americana, The Latin American Wave,
April – May 2002. Excerpts from a traveling journal through Cuba from the
Environmental Geography class experiences in Cuba, December 28, 2001-January 10,

Studied at the University of Havana, Cuba. December 29th, 2001 – January 9th, 2002
(program administered through Indiana University). Visited sites of geographical, cultural,
and historical significance, including Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Playas del Este, Viñales,
Piñar del Río, Santa Clara, Sierra del Rosario, Cayo Jutías, Autopista Nacional, Peninsula de
Zapata, Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs), Playa Larga, Peninsula de Ancón, Sierra del Escambray.
Visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Old City, La Habana Vieja, and Old Town, Trinidad.

Interpreter Volunteer, March 17th, 2001: IRS Tax Clinic at the Hispanic Center.
Assisted IRS staff and Spanish-speaking taxpayers with translations from Spanish to
English; assisted Spanish speakers to complete their W-7 forms and notarized documents.

Study abroad at the University of Salamanca, July 2001 to August 10th, 2001
(program administered through Indiana University). Classes included Grammar, Conversation and
Culture. Every summer, around 70,000 students from all over the world travel to
Salamanca to study at this university, one of the oldest universities in Europe. I toured
castles, palaces, museums, cathedrals, and historical sites, and visited UNESCO World
Heritage Sites in Spain: Parque Güell and Casa Mila, Barcelona; Old Town, Cáceres; Old
City, Salamanca; Old Town and Aqueduct, Sevogia; Historic City, Toledo, and in Portugal,
Mosteriro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, and Sintra, Palácio Nacional. Visited six of the
17 Comunidades Autónomas (Autonomous Communities) in Spain: Castilla-León, La Rioja,
Comunidad de Madrid, Castilla-LaMancha, Extremadura, and Cataluña.

Internship, June 2000 through December 2000: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
(program administered through Indiana University). Presented an introduction in Spanish to
the congregation about my mission at the church. Translated documents from
English into Spanish, attended services, and social activities presented in Spanish.

                                    Susan Suits
   Email:; Phone: 317/465-0889; Cell: 317/716-6144

Studied at the University of Havana, Cuba. May 21st, 2000 – June 10th, 2000
(program administered through Tulane University). Studied Afro-Cuban Culture and
History; toured cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Playas del Este, Viñales, Piñar del

Interviewer, December 1999: United Way, “The Indianapolis Hispanic Trends
Report, 2000” Interviewed and surveyed Spanish speakers on the Westside of Indianapolis,
gathering data and information for “The Indianapolis Hispanic Trends Report, 2000.”

Volunteer, October 1999, Humanitarian trip: Traveled to Havana, Cuba with
Ambassadors for Children on the first direct flight to Cuba non-originating from Miami in 40
years. Our group, the Friendship Mission, visited two elementary schools and an orphanage,
delivering school supplies, interacting with the children in the classroom and touring the
schools. Channel 8 News traveled with the group and presented a three-part series that
aired as part of the news, November 1999 and I was included in two of these series, in an
interview and as voice-over and footage interacting with students. At the orphanage in
Matanzas, I met three Cuban teenagers who were also volunteering as part of a school
program and have remained in close contact with them. Assisted the family of one of the
teenagers to immigrate to the United States; they now live in Florida.

Travel: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Pelee Island, Toronto, and
Windsor, Canada; Caracel; Arauco, Concepción, Glacier San Rafael, Puerto Varas,
Puerto Monte, Pucón, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago, Valdivia, Chile; Havana,
Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Playas del Este, Viñales, Piñar del Río, Santa Clara, Sierra del
Rosario, Cayo Jutías, Autopista Nacional, Peninsula de Zapata, Playa Girón (Bay of
Pigs), Playa Larga, Peninsula de Ancón, and Sierra del Escambray, Cuba; Curacoa;
Grand Cayman; Jamaica; Cancun, Chichén Itzá (Mayan Ruins), Cozumel and Playa
del Carmen, Mexico; Lima y Machu Picchu, Peru; Lisbon, Portugal; San Juan, Puerto
Rico; St. John; St. Thomas; Castilla-León, La Rioja, Comunidad de Madrid, Castilla-
LaMancha, Extremadura, and Cataluña, Spain; Tortuola; Montevideo y Punta del
Este, Uruguay; Virgin Gorda; 39 of the 48 contiguous states in the US.

Completed Coursework to date:
A303 Afro-Cuban Culture and History (administered by Tulane University at the University of Havana, Cuba)
S313 Writing Spanish
S311 Spanish Grammar
S317 Spanish Conversation and Diction
S320 Spanish Pronunciation and Diction
S315 Spanish in the Business World
S493 Internship, St. Mary’s Catholic Church (administered by IUPUI)
S363 Introduction to Hispanic Culture
S360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
S408 Survey of Spanish Literature
S411 Spanish Civilization and Culture
S496 Foreign Study in Spanish (Conversation, Culture & Grammar, admin. by IUPUI at U. of Salamanca)
G345 Environmental Geography of Cuba (administered by IUPUI at the University of Havana, Cuba)
S323 Introduction to Translating Spanish and English
F350 Introduction to Translation Studies
F450 Computers in Translation
F423 Craft of Translation


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