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MARLA KENNEDY

3815 Cline-Marier Saint-Laurent (Qubec) H4R 3N3 (514) 519-8211 marla8kennedy@gmail.com

Summary

Experienced translator/editor with strong project management skills and a proven ability to get the job done on time and within budget: 9 Over 10 years of experience in translation, editing and proofreading (English/French); 9 Over 10 years of experience in office management/support and project coordination; 9 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French; 9 Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project, MS SharePoint, accounting software, translation software, multimedia software, in-house software, etc.); 9 Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-stress environment. Astral Media Radio / Astral Media Out-of-Home (www.astral.com), Montreal, QC October 2007 Present day Legal Assistant/Translator, Legal/Regulatory Affairs (January 2009 present) Coordinator, Finance and Administration (October 2007 December 2008) Provided linguistic expertise with respect to drafting, translating, proofreading and editing documents for several departments, thereby improving the quality and accuracy of internal and external communications; Provided project management expertise with respect to the execution of special projects such as tracking external fees and overseeing the annual insurance renewal process; Provided technical expertise with the daily use of SharePoint in order to improve the departments document management infrastructure and facilitate file-sharing; Provided general administrative support to ensure overall efficiency of department. St. Marys Hospital Centre (www.smhc.qc.ca), Montreal, QC 2007 (two consecutive temporary contracts through Drakkar Human Resources) Office Coordinator / Assistant to the Assistant VP of Operations & Nursing (3-month contract) Office Coordinator / Assistant to the Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology (4-month contract) Translated, edited and formatted official policies and procedures, which helped streamline said procedures and ensure compliance with hospital reporting regulations; Oversaw the planning and scheduling of the 2007 nursing training week, an annual event that greatly facilitates the integration of newly hired nurses; Provided quality customer service to patients, thereby improving patient satisfaction and improving the hospitals image and reputation; Performed general office management duties including O.R. scheduling and department budgeting, which helped improve the departments overall efficiency. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (www.dwpv.com), Montreal, QC 2004-2007 Legal Secretary Litigation (including patents and trademarks) Drafted, edited and formatted various legal documents with speed and accuracy in order to ensure a high level of quality in all official correspondence while respecting tight deadlines; Managed client invoicing for different billing attorneys and acted as a primary contact for clients with billing enquiries in order to ensure quality customer service and promote client satisfaction; Provided general administrative support to help improve attorneys time management and overall productivity.

Work Experience

Marla Kennedy (514) 519-8211 marla8kennedy@gmail.com

(Continued)

Concordia University (scpa-eapc.concordia.ca), Montreal, QC 2002-2004 (contractual position through Kelly Human Resources) Department Coordinator, School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA) Regularly updated the SCPAs website by creating or translating content and helped design marketing materials in order to promote student awareness and increase visibility; Oversaw the Schools operating budget and kept track of monthly expenditures in order to prevent overspending and under-spending, thus ensuring a proper allocation of funds; Ensured that administrative procedures were followed and academic deadlines were met and provided support to faculty, staff and students in order to maximize productivity while promoting student satisfaction. Esso / Imperial Oil (www.imperialoil.ca), Anjou, QC 2001-2002 (contractual position through Kelly Human Resources) Translation Coordinator, Translation department Received and dispatched translation requests to different freelancers based on their specific expertise in order to ensure language quality and consistency; Coordinated the efforts of several translators for larger documents in order to ensure that deadlines were respected for all translation mandates; Provided general administrative support including AP/AR in order to ensure that the department operated at peak efficiency. AVAYA Canada Corp. (www.avaya.ca), St-Laurent, QC 2001-2002 (contractual position through Kelly Human Resources) Office Coordinator, Montreal Sales Office Translated (English to French) and edited various documents including sales presentations, which improved the quality and accuracy of internal and external communications; Assisted Sales staff with the coordination of special events such as open houses which helped increase visibility and boost sales; Maximized efficiency of sales office by assuming all administrative duties and liaising with Corporate on an as-needed basis. Systmes de Support Informatiques RL. Inc. (www.ssiups.com), St-Laurent, QC 1999 2001 Interim Project Manager Managed various projects simultaneously using Microsoft Project; Coordinated all local and international inbound and outbound shipping; Oversaw for warehouse/inventory management and inside sales/customer service.

Education

Concordia University Bachelors degree, Specialization in Translation (in progress) Serr deLooz, 1999 Certificate in Time Management and Project Management (MS Project) Cgep St-Laurent, 1996-1999 DEC en Social Sciences 9 The Bubble Prize Co-produced and co-directed a low-budget independent film in 2008; 9 Progressive Canadian Party translated, proofed and edited various web documents in 2005 (www.progressivecanadian.org); 9 Daito Precision translated their entire website in 2002 (www.daitogroup.com); 9 CANAC/ACIIS Co-translated an Aids Care handbook for medical practitioners.

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