A conscientious and highly-skilled language professional with over 30 years of experience, Betina has a truly unique background, raised in both Mexico City and Chicago, and with schooling and extensive work experience in both, Mexico and the U.S. Betina's unique experience provided her a strong foundation in business, legal, technical, and medical terminology and culture, in both Spanish and English.
Betina started her career in Mexico City, working in government, in business, and in the legal field, where she gained extensive experience in translation between Spanish and English, as well as interpretation. While working for the Mexican federal government, she translated foreign commercial and financial documentation and communications. She translated patent applications, transfer of technology agreements, and collaborated on the translation into English of the Mexican Law on Inventions and Trademarks.
When Betina finally settled down in Chicago, she continued gaining translation experience in the legal, business and healthcare industries. Her relevant work included employee relations meetings and presentations, and communications materials, as well as investments and benefits-related work, and legal depositions.
Betina and her husband, Joe, met while working in the same building in Downtown Chicago. They raised their two daughters, Monica and Maria, in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Over 15 years ago, Joe and Betina took a giant leap of faith and moved their family to Phoenix AZ, quickly adapting to life in the Southwest. She is grateful to be serving the local communities.
Continuously honing her language skills through workshops and real-life bicultural experiences, Betina is consistently relied upon for accurate and effective translation.