Houston Interpreters and Translators Association, HITA
American Translators Association, ATA
Writing for Translation
My name is Steven Marzuola, and I was raised and later worked
in Venezuela. Today I live in Houston, Texas, where I apply my oil
industry background, advanced technical education, and attention to
detail to provide translation and interpreting services. My clients
include leaders in the oil and gas industry, as well as general
business, service, and manufacturing.
I am also a Texas Licensed Court Interpreter.
As I become familiar with my clients' particular requirements,
I can provide greater consistency in the style and terminology that is
delivered to my customers. Shorter, direct lines of communication
result in better turnaround times and immediate answers about
scheduling and availability.
Oil and gas,
upstream and midstream:
Technical standards and specifications
Bidding tender documents
Contracts, "Due Diligence" documents
Operating and maintenance manuals
Witness and deponent preparation
Employee manuals, orientation and training.
Hiring and exit interviews.
Accident and loss investigations
Contracts, commercial documents, technical specifications.
Trade conferences, sales presentations, negotiations, customer training
Translation of AutoCAD drawings.
Native speaker of American English
Near-native Spanish, 17 years living and working in Venezuela
Work assignments in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico, and Spain
Presentation Quality, for use in correspondence, brochures, printed catalogs, etc. Precise grammar and terminology, localization for intended audience.
For Information Only: to rapidly present the sense of the document, where delivery time is more important than appearance, etc.
Summary, (i.e. 2-4 sentences per page) to facilitate a decision on whether to proceed with a complete translation. Quotations at no charge.
Work experience and education:
Venezuela: Oilfield services and equipment industry; sales manufacturing plant manager, quality consultant.
Houston, Texas: Applications engineer, for oilfield equipment and service providers.
Software engineer, aerospace industry.
B.S. Mechanical engineering,
Magna Cum Laude,
Texas A&M University Masters in Computer Science, Rice University.
Full-time translation/interpretation since 1992.
Adjunct Professor, Houston Community College, course in technical translation.
Houston Interpreters and Translators Association,
Former President, Vice President, Web Editor, Public Relations
Presentations on use of computers in translation, oil and gas production
American Translators Association,
Help Desk for Translators discussion group