JESSICA T. ABREU
President

LANGUAGES
English (native)
French (translation and interpretation)
Spanish (translation and interpretation)
Portuguese (passive interpretation and translation only)
Arabic (translation only)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Legal (including several patent litigations), economic development, environment, biotechnology, computer technology, law enforcement, human rights, commerce and business development, food safety, politics and government, feed manufacturing, grain processing, educational services, fuel cell technology.

EMPLOYMENT
Co-founder and President, Abreu Language Services, Ltd 1999-present
Freelance Translator and Interpreter 1993-1999

EXPERIENCE
INTERPRETATION 1993-present
Provide French and Spanish simultaneous and/or consecutive interpreting at conferences, seminars, meetings, intercultural exchange visits, trials and depositions to a wide variety of public, private and non-profit sector clients, including:

The White House
United States Departments of Justice, Commerce, Energy inter alia
USAID
United States Coast Guard, Congress, Trade Representative
Food and Drug Administration
Human Rights Law Group
UNISYS
Landmine Survivors Network
Million Family March
CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel (live broadcasts)
National Public Radio
The Village Foundation
Human Rights Law Group
Bunge Corporation
Academy for Educational Development
Corporate Council on Africa
American Soybean Association
SICOFAA
AES
NATO
Columbia University
National Press Club
The Newspaper Guild
Embassy of Mexico
France-US Defense Industry Business Forum
Various law firms and court systems

TRANSLATION 1993-present
Translate documents from Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish into English. Assignments include patent cases, environmental projects, criminal investigations, petroleum legislation and contracts, biotechnology, education, engineering.

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, ARABIC LANGUAGE 1977 - 1981
Georgetown University Washington, DC
Certificate of French-English Translation, Division of Interpretation and Translation
Certificate of Arab Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

ADDITIONAL STUDIES
The John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) 1982
MA course in macroeconomic theory

STUDY ABROAD
Resident of Beirut, Lebanon for twelve years. French was primary language of instruction for first ten years of education.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Certified by the Judicial Council of Virginia as a Spanish-language interpreter for the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, November 1995

Admitted as a certified Spanish-language interpreter through the State Court Interpreter Consortium for the courts of Delaware (1999) and Maryland (1996)

Received American Translators Association Certificate of Accreditation for Translation from French to English, 1996

Member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the Translators and Interpreters Guild (Treasurer, 1996-1998 and 2001-present), the American Translators Association (French, Spanish, and Interpreters Divisions), and the National Capital Area Translators Association.

COMPUTERS, EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
Compaq 1800T Pentium III laptop, Word Perfect 2000 for Windows and MS-Word 2000; Windows XP; Hewlett-Packard 4L Laser & OfficeJet K60 Printers

Vast multilingual library in electronic and book form.