|Cecilia Avanceņa: Practising
artist, writer, researcher, translator
and interpreter. Born in Manila,
the Philippines, and residing in Madrid,
Spain, crossed over from journalistic
practice through the field of Fine Arts, Archaeology and Museology into translation and
In this field I
define my job as finding the
right word for the right occasion
- those expressive moments that you
create, and which I commit myself to
faithfully reproduce as a discipline.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Sculpture, M.A. Art Theory and Ph.D. Fine
Arts, specializing in Sculpture; Thesis
Dissertation on "The Dance of Shiva". Researches
in Islamic and Jewish art.
in French>English translation and
Conference Interpretation into English;
Expert's Diploma in Spanish>English
and French>English translation.
certificates in Spanish (EOI); French (AF
& Ambassade de France); German (KDS proficiency
level). Knowledge of Italian and
Art literature, museum catalogues, archaeological research, history and
theory of art, legislation and
jurisprudence on cultural heritage.
Related hardware and software applications and
telecommunications. Ecology, the environment and
renewable energies. Law, business and finance.
Conference Assistant since 1983 and international conference
translator since 1985, I resumed schooling to take Translation
formally in 1986 and was awarded a scholarship for the
1987 by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. I did my internship in
Medicine and Microbiology under a grant
from the Spanish National Institute of
Health (INSALUD). My expert's diploma for
Spanish was issued in 1990 and my diploma for French
I was in-house
translator for a financial services firm for one year and then went freelance after
being hand-picked by the Ministries of
Industry, Defence and Public Works as a
translation service provider. I joined
the EU Altener Project in 1996 and have
not stopped working in both the public
and private sectors ever since. I have provided regular services to the
Madrid Stock Exchange on a daily basis, and to the Office of
the Spanish Economic Vice President. I also
interpret in court and in specialised conferences.
I am currently
serving as Interpreting Forum and Tagalog Forum Moderator
in proZ. Visit my proz page for more
C/ Vallehermoso, 3-816
28015 - MADRID, Spain.
Tel.: ++34-915930932 or ++34-627452126.