CAROLINA POLYGLOT, INC.  * P.O. BOX 36334 * CHARLOTTE, NC 28236-6334
PHONE 704-366-5781 / 1-800-354-4756 * FAX 704-364-2998 *
E-MAIL : WDEPAULA@CAROLINAPOLYGLOT.COM


WILLIAM DEPAULA

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AWARDS RECEIVED


  • 1998 Received the Eugenio Espejo Medal, The Government of Ecuador's highest award for achievements in Journalism, as a Community Recognition for Services to Hispanics. It was presented by Mr. Pat McCrory, Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Honorable Assignment: Recently, I was hired by NBC-TV to be the simultaneous interpreter for Clinton / Dole debate, in San Diego, and for 1997's State of the Union Address. It was estimated that President Clinton reached an audience of 130 million Hispanics. I consider the last one the most honorable assignment of my career.
  • 1988 Recipient of Nobel Prize of Peace, for Services to the United Nations.
  • Founder and President of Carolina Polyglot, Inc. A translating / Interpreting and Tutorial company, serving both Carolinas since 1981. This Company is a Corporate Member of the American Translators Association (ATA), working with 26 languages.
  • Founding Member of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI).
  • Over 50 bilingual articles published, and over 2,000 translations, numerous court and conference interpretations, were made.
  • Staff Writer in Spanish and English for "El Progreso Hispano" newspaper.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


  • Institutional Member of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  • National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA).
  • Corporate Member of the American Translators Association (ATA).
  • Resource person for Wycliffe Bible Translators.
  • Member of the Inner Wheel of North Rotary Club.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Latin-American Coalition and the International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen (IFCB).

EDUCATION


Winthrop University                                            South Carolina
Master
Spanish and Linguistics.

John Kennedy Language Institute,                    Brazil
Certification
English Teaching Certificate.

Candido Mendes Law School                             Brazil
L.L.B
(Brazilian Laws)

WORK EXPERIENCE


2007 to present - President, Carolina Polyglot Inc.
Translations, Intepretations, and credential evaluations for academic, immigrations, and employment purposes.

1976 - 2006 - Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
International Student Advisor, and Special Projects Coordinator and ESL Instructor
Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Instructor.

1974 - 1975 University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC
Speed Reading Instructor.

1970 - 1974 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
Foreign Language Instructor at, teaching Spanish, French and Italian.

1967 - 1969 Brazil Safaris & Tours an American-based company in Rio de Janeiro
Tour Conductor Manager.

1965 – 1966 Lebanon, Egypt and Gaza
United Nations Liaison and Interpreter
Languages: English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French.

1963 - 1964 Brazilian Army
Staff Sargent Translator
Translator of English and French into Portuguese Language.


LANGUAGES


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.
HOBBIES


Enjoys swimming, reading and traveling. Member and Ruling Elder at Plaza Presbyterian. Has traveled to 46 nations.
PERSONAL LIFE


Married to Zilda Souza DePaula, who is the founder of CPCC's Intensive ESL Program, and The North Carolina Teacher of the Year 1977. No Children.