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Lysander E. Canlas
State Qualified Tagalog Interpreter

Independent professional Tagalog Interpreter and Translator. Interpreting and translating experience in Legal, Criminology, Healthcare, Engineering, Education, Public Policy fields, and Localization, since 2001. 20+ years experience in Creative Writing, Training, Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Sales, and Information Technology.

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EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

MBA, New York University, Stern School of Business; New York, NY
BS Electrical Engineering, Mapúa Institute of Technology; Manila, Philippines

Member:
American Translators Association, since 2005
The Northern California Translators Association , since 2007

Passed:
Written Exam for California Certification for Tagalog Interpreting
National Futures Association Series 3 Exam

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interpreting and Translating:
Priority security clearance from Department of Homeland Security, March 2007, for interpreting and translating.

o Interpreting:

  • Simultaneous interpreting and moderating for marketing focus-groups for different clients, e.g., Census 2010 focus-groups.
  • Superior Court, Juvenile Court, and private attorneys, in court and depositions in California: LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties.
  • Hearings: Insurance / Workmen's Compensation, Dept of Motor Vehicles, Dept of Social Services.
  • Investigations: US Attorneys, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, NJ Attorney General, Joint Federal and New Jersey Anti-Terrorism Task Force; e.g., Vessel MARPOL cases, terrorist activities.
  • Trials and depositions: State District Attorneys, Law-enforcement agents and private attorneys, in New Jersey and California.
  • Physicians, nurses and healthcare agents: at clinics / hospitals.
  • Variety of clients via telephone.

o Translating: Uses WordFast and TraDos translating software.

  • Managing in-house team of part-time Translators -- who are professionals in Legal, Business, Finance, etc – for various languages.
  • Developing and translating training materials for U.S. Army 09L training of interpreters. Involved learning Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Proficiency.
  • Managed two large translation project -- word counts of over 30,000 and 40,000. One was for a major global firm, employing multiple translation teams globally, using Trados, involving Word, Excel and Adobe Illustrator files. I wrote the Style Guide for Filipino, and, functioned as the Quality Assurance editor.
  • Edited captions for DVD movies for major U.S. entertainment firm.
  • Transcribed and translated audio-visual evidence for local investigations and the Department of National Security.
  • Translated and recorded FBI's Ten-Finger Guide, video instructions for their global finger-print electronic database.
  • Information flyers and posters, for labor negotiations, some with 24-hour turnaround, and election of officers and trustees, in various states.
  • Auto-Leasing legal documents for a major manufacturer, for California.
  • Legal notices, agreements, and, documents, e.g., notices for Class Suit; Ante-Nuptial Agreement.
  • Forms, Notices, Emergency Instructions, for the State of California.
  • Brochures / letters, survey forms, Interactive Voice Recognition System and Web-based, for Pharmaceutical, Management Research, and Publishing.
  • Marketing collaterals, posters and forms, for commercial, educational and private organizations.
  • School transcripts, certificates and diplomas.

EMPLOYMENT

  • BULKAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Brea, CA; Owner
  • VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT), Chantilly, VA; Management Analyst
  • CLEMENTE CAPITAL, INC., New York, NY; Chief Technology Officer
  • THE PRUDENTIAL-BACHE SECURITIES CORP., New York, NY; Vice President

To contact Lysander E. Canlas:

714.990.0114 - office
973.951.7504 - mobile


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- California Judicial Council



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