Colombian native, Carlos Gonzalez is a content creator and adapter, web and multimedia designer, and singer with over 20 years experience in the language translation, marketing, education, and computer industries. His knowledge covers multimedia production and management, including web and graphic design. His experience encompasses market research, professional music, editorial and literary writing, as well as Human Resource training. Carlos holds a degree in Media Arts and Advertising.
Carlos Gonzalez – Rivera began his English and Spanish bilingual-bicultural education at age four, and since then has constantly been building skills and assets in the multilanguage communications arena.
A former Director of Project Management of a US-based startup, Carlos was in charge of the overall administration and tracking of translation, DTP, and Web and Graphic Localization projects with a team of Project Managers. Earlier, he had been the Marketing Manager for the same company. As Multimedia Studio Manager for them, he coordinated the efforts of producing rich media content for the Internet in several languages, including voiceover and dubbing.
Carlos began translating in 1994, and interpreting, both simultaneously and consecutively, in 1998. His expertise covers a vast variety of subjects, including, information technology, marketing and advertising, social and natural sciences, medicine, journalism and press releases, as well as the oil and mining industry. He is also a Translator Without Borders.
As a singer, he has belonged to several chorales and even directed his own experimental music group. Between 1998 and 2004, he took vocal training lessons with renowned opera singers.
Carlos is a webmaster for a Colombian musician’s headquarters, a ballet company’s dance studio, and a consulting company’s web presence.
Teaching has not been elusive in his career. He has been an English Teacher at school and college level, as well as a theater director.
A globetrotter, Carlos has lived in three different cities of Colombia, in the United States, and in the Dominican Republic. Today, Carlos lives and works from Germany, where he got married in 2003. He shuffles his time between his translation business, several multimedia and writing projects, and his family.