I've been a lover of languages and communication as far back as I can remember. At age 14, I decided I'd pursue a college degree in Translation & Interpreting. Although I was allowed to use academic credits to take additional languages, my major focused on what I call my top 3 languages: English, Catalan, and Spanish.
As I took on my new job duties, the first thing that I realized was that translation project management is very different from translating. Even if I believe that it's desirable for a translation project manager to have a background in linguistics and communication, the job of a project manager primarily focuses on analyzing, scheduling, and tracking.
I began writing when I was a child. At school, teachers would often ask me to read my essays to the class after being reviewed. I was once chosen as the school's candidate for a national writing contest that was sponsored by Coca-Cola. Encouraged by some friends and teachers, I entered several contests during my adolescence. At age 17, I won a regional competition that had been organized to promote young talents.
Evanston is a city located 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. It's the place where Chicago and the North Shore meet. Originally, Evanston consisted mostly of wetlands and swampy forests. It was first settled in 1836. In the 2010 Census, Evanston's population was 74,486 inhabitants. Notable Evanstonians include: Marlon Brando, John & Joan Cusack, Karen Finley, Lauren Lapkus, Eddie Vedder, and Ruby Wax.