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Maria Cecilia Lawinski Reategui


P.O. Box 641072 Miami, FL 33164
Phone: (305) 892-2321
Cell: (305)-495-4588

Born in Lima, Peru
United States citizen
European Union citizen (Poland)

Master Degree in Economics, Krakow University of Economics, Poland. 1981
majored in International Economic Relations
Honorary Professor, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Department of Modern Languages, Lima-Peru. 1995

Notary Public, State of Florida

Full time freelance Spanish, English, Polish Interpreter and Translator since 1985.
Interpreter at more than 4000 depositions, Examinations under Oath (EUO's), Independent Medical Exams (IME's), Sworn Statements, in over 25 years. More than 2000 hours interpreting in Federal and State Courts in Florida, (11th District and l7th District Courts) USA as freelancer.

Translated countless documents to and from Polish, Spanish and English for the private and public sector, for Federal, State and County US Courts, Consulates, and for various other institutions and translation agencies in USA, Peru and Poland.

Certified (#2560) by the American Translators Association (ATA) since 1985. Active and Life Member of ATA, Alexandria, Va.
Member of the Board, Polish-American Congress, Florida Chapter 2008
Spent more than 12,000 hours translating and interpreting legal statements, medical examinations and reports, contracts, immigration documents, taped English conversations for DEA, academic transcripts, interviews live broadcasts from Miami, Florida in 19 countries to world leaders such as for 1983 Peace Nobel Prize Laureate Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and founder of Solidarity Union, in Miami, Florida,on February 2010; for Sabado Gigante "Don Francisco" Program at Univision, March 2011; for journalist of The Miami Herald column, Andres Oppenheimer on Latinamerica, Oscar Haza, TV Channel 41 Miami, the late Peter Drucker, pioneer of scientific management and acclaimed author, the late Andres Chouraqui, Vice Mayor of Jerusalem and advisor of Ben Gurion, the late Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978 Literature Nobel Prize, Wieslawa Szymborska and the late Czeslaw Milosz , also Literature Nobel Prize, natives of Poland and Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize Laureate 2010 at the Warsaw Book Fair in Poland while promoting his "Pantaleon and the Visitors" in the 1990s.

Life Member of American Translators Association (ATA): Interpreters Division, Spanish Language Division, Slavic Languages Division, Medical Division.

Member of:

  • American Institute of Polish Culture, Miami, FL
  • Instituto de Cultura Peruana, Miami, FL
  • Polish American Club of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Awards:

    Attended Peruvian Cultural /Educational Seminars at Peruvian School Board in Lima, Peru. June 2009.

    Participated at the 50th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (ATA) in New York, October 2009.

    Participated at "Rio Caliente" Spa Workshops on Psychology , Guadalajara, Mexico, June 27 July 4, 2010.

    Meetings with members of Colegio de Traductores del Peru, Lima, April and October 2010.

    Language Volunteer at National Language Service Corps. (NLSC) Arlington, VA, USA November 2010.
    Member of the Latin American Professional Network. July 2010. Miami, FL
    Member of Florida Association of Translators and Interpreters (ATIF) 2016.

    Participated in the First National Administrators Symposium Workshop on "Medical Terminology" at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, FL organized by the International Medical Interpreters Association, (IMIA) held on March l8th, 2011.

    Participated in the 2011 Program Volunteer/Provider Agency Staff as Interpreter/Translator for Inmates, Sheriff's Office, Broward County, Florida, USA. June 2011.

    Participated in the tribute to Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz Nobel Prize Award in Literature 1980 at the Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano (ICPNA) in Lima, Peru on November 2l, 2011 on occasion of Milosz' l00 birthday.

    Participated in the Office of the State Courts, Florida Seminar for Interpreters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL June 6, 7, 2013.

    Participated in "Legal Ethics" Conference, Orange County Court, Orlando, Florida August 30th, 2013.

    Participated in Domestic Violence Conference for Interpreters , Miami-Dade County Court, Miami, Florida , September 13th, 2013.

    Participated at the Volunteer/Provider Agency Staff Orientation and Training Program of Broward County Sheriff's Office on October l7, 2013 on Rules and Regulations when dealing with local jail inmates held at Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

    Presentation on Language Learning Motivation to First year Psychology students at Universidad Autonoma del Peru, Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru. November 2013.

    Participated at "Firearms, Weapons , Military" Interpreters Seminar at National Technological Professional Institute in Miami , FL on January 25th, 2014 conducted by Andres Messulam, Verbal Pro Inc.

    Participated at "Medical, Mental Health and Drug Court" Interpreter Training Seminar at National Technological Professional Institute in Miami, FL on May 31st, 2014 presented by Andres Messulam, Verbal Pro Inc.

    Participated at "Remote Interpreting" Seminar on August 22, 2014 conducted by Verbal Pro Inc. Miami FL at Miami Dade Courthouse.

    Participated at the University of Arizona, National Center for Interpretation Workshop for Interpreters held in Miami, Florida on September 6, 2014 conducted by Professor Anthony Rivas.

    Participated at the seminar on "Motions in Criminal Trial Court from Start to Finish" held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 3rd, 2014 at Broward County Courthouse presented by Judge Ilona M. Holmes.

    Participated at the University of Arizona, National Center for Interpretation Workshop on Consecutive Interpreting held in Miami, Florida on December 13th, 2014 conducted by Professor Anthony Rivas.

    Has traveled extensively in Peruvian territory lecturing for the Peruvian Federation of Chambers of Commerce. Also within the United States of America. Other countries visited: Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Poland, Russia and Western Europe, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Israel, Turkey.

    Participated in Festival of Words "Todas las Palabras, Todas" --at Ricardo Palma Cultural Center in Lima, Peru, September 21, 2015.

    Attended First International Latin Theater Festival on "Narracion de Cuentos Cortos" held in Trujillo, Peru, September 14, 2015 at Teatro Municipal performance by Grupo "La Guagua" of Colombia.

    Participated at Summit on "Trauma, Mental Health and the Impact on the Courts" on June 10th, 2016 at the l7th Judicial Circuit, Ninth Unified Family Court , Broward Courthouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

    Participated at American Translators Association (ATA) 57th Annual Conference of Translators and Interpreters held in San Francisco, California , U.S.A. on November 2-5, 2016.

    Participated at Professional Development Interpreting Training Seminar "Interpreting Culture: From the Perspectives of Professional Medical Interpreters" organized by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) in Miami FL on March 18, 2017.

    Registered at ATIF's and FIU Translators Conference "Spring in Action" held in Miami March 16-18, 2018

    Participated at Workshop on Alzheimer Disease organized by the Love Foundation and Alzheimer Association, North Miami Beach, FL, November 28, 2017

    “Palabras Mayores” translators event organized by ATIF and FIU in Miami, FL, March 16-18, 2018

    Participated at “Skill Building for the Seasoned Interpreter” Seminar on November 17, 2018 at Miami Dade Community College organized by Asociacion de Interpretes y Traductores de la Florida. Presenter: Athena Matilsky of Toronto, Canada.

    Presenter on November 24, 2018 at Asociacion de Familias Polacas en el Peru -Dom Polski- 35th Anniversary in Lima, Peru at the “PolishWeek” celebration of Poland’s Independence Centennial (1918) held at the Embassy of Poland in Lima, Peru.

    Participated at “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Development Seminar on September 7, 2019 organized by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) at Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, USA.

    Member Osher Life Learning Institute – Florida International University (FIU) since 2019

    March 2020