Services

Sententia Vera, LLC is a Cultural Communication and Community Relations & Development consultancy offering bilingual public relations, Latino community outreach & engagement, bilingual literary editing and promotion, and Spanish language coaching + tutoring.

Sententia Vera specializes in the sincere development and implementation of community outreach programs with the Latino communities, including social & community awareness initiatives. Sententia Vera works with the organization to create programs that promote the organization’s image in a positive and community-oriented way. Sententia Vera sets up internal & external events, fairs and other community events to introduce the organization to the Latino community.

Sententia Vera provides culturally relevant, genuine communication with its bilingual transcreations, translations, localization, content writing, editing and literary project promotion. Specializing in bilingual literary projects authored and created by women and women of color.

Sententia Vera enjoys sharing the Spanish language, literature, and culture with students. Teresa is available for Spanish coaching sessions and tutoring.

Cultural Community Relations & Development

  • Development of Community Relations
  • Content Writing
  • Donor Relationships & Sustain Gifts
  • Grant & Award Writing
  • Develop Community Partnerships
  • Strategize & Develop Outreach Efforts

Cultural Community Engagement & Communication

  • Culturally Relevant Communication & Public Relations
  • Bilingual Content Creation & Copywriting
  • Website Maintenance
  • Bicultural Email Marketing & Social Media Engagement
  • Creation of Email Marketing & Social Media Editorial Calendars

Bilingual Transcreation & Spanish Translation & Localization

  • Culturally Relevant & Bilingual Transcreation**
  • English <> Spanish Translation, Localization, Editing & Proofreading***
  • Areas of Specialization: Literary, Academic/Educational, Social Research, and Cultural & Service Industries.
  • Cultural Content Marketing and Communication, creating relevant, effective and accurate cultural and bilingual messaging for the client’s target audience
  • Creative Bilingual Writing, Editing, Copywriting, Copyediting, and Proofing for Final Print & Publication
  • Literary Project Promotion, Book Proposal, Query Letter

Spanish Language + Literature Coaching & Tutoring

  • Conversational Spanish Coaching Sessions for Professionals
  • Spanish Language, Literature & Writing Tutoring for High School & College Students

** “Transcreation is a term used chiefly by advertising and marketing professionals to refer to the process of adapting a message from one language to another, while maintaining its intent, style, tone and context. A successfully transcreated message evokes the same emotions and carries the same implications in the target language as it does in the source language. Increasingly, transcreation is used in global marketing and advertising campaigns as advertisers seek to transcend the boundaries of culture and language.”

~Wikipedia

*** “The terms “editing” and “proofreading” are sometimes used interchangeably in the translation industry, but editing generally means checking the translation for errors, omissions and mistranslations by comparing it to the source document, while proofreading generally means reading the target document and finding target language errors.”

~From How To Succeed as a Freelance Translator by Corinne McKay

 

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    Is your New Year’s resolution to read more or to join a book club? Sententia Vera suggests Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club for a diverse and unique group of titles, authors and readers. As a partnership between Las Comadres and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), this book club promotes reading Latino authors, all-time favorites, as well as emerging writers. Take a look at their 2013 book selections thus far. Membership is open to everyone. And, most of the books are also available in Spanish.Sententia Vera is happy to see one of our recently reviewed titles on this list!2013 Book Club SelectionsJanuary 2013 | Have You Seen Marie?book coverBy Sandra CisnerosPub: Random House Inc.Pub Date: October 2012ISBN:  9780307597946$15.75 USD | HardcoverThe internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street gives us a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing: a lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for grown-ups about a woman’s search for a cat who goes missing in the wake of her mother’s death.The word "orphan" might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year-old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra feels as she finds herself motherless, alone like "a glove left behind at the bus station." What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, posting flyers and asking everywhere, Have you seen Marie? the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning. With full-color illustrations that bring this transformative quest to vivid life, Have You Seen Marie? showcases a beloved author’s storytelling magic, in a tale that reminds us how love, even when it goes astray, does not stay lost forever.February 2013 | 8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!”book coverBy Josefina LopezPub: Arte Publico PressPub Date: November 2012ISBN: 9781558857544$12.72 USD | Paperback"If you don't do anything, nothing will happen." Nancy De Los Santos Reza learned this important lesson early in life. College wasn't an option, so she got a job as a secretary. A colleague, an older woman who had taken a liking to her, encouraged Nancy to ask her supervisor about attending a professional conference in California. "What's the worst that could happen?", the woman asked. "They say 'no' and you don't go? You're already not going." As a result, Nancy found herself in San Francisco on a life-changing trip. She would go on to earn two college degrees and become the producer of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's movie review program, At the Movies.March 2013 | InkInk book coverBy Sabrina VourvouliasPub: Crossed GenresPub Date: October 2012ISBN: 9780615657813$13.95 USD | PaperbackWhat happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel Ink opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history—collectively known as inks.Set in a fictional city and small, rural town in the U.S. during a 10-year span, the novel is told in four voices: a journalist; an ink who works in a local population control office; an artist strongly tied to a specific piece of land; and a teenager whose mother runs an inkatorium (a sanitarium-internment center opened in response to public health concerns about inks).The main characters grapple with ever-changing definitions of power, home and community; relationships that expand and complicate their lives; personal magicks they don t fully understand; and perceptions of otherness based on ethnicity, language, class and inclusion. In this world, the protagonists magicks serve and fail, as do all other systems—government, gang, religious organization—until only two things alone stand: love and memory.

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