Sebastián Cuevas, M.A.
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Place of Birth: San Diego, California
Place of Residence: Hamburg, Germany
Citizenship: United States of America

Core Competencies: Social Media, Travel Writing, Translating, Interpreting, Proofreading, Editing, Writing, Intercultural Communication, Languages, Customer Service, Blogger Relations, Project Management, Microsoft Office, Teamwork

Professional experience

Freelance Translator/Editor/Author (Remote)
09/2013 – Present

  • Creating quality content for respected and serious online magazines
  • Providing accurate translations of academic papers
  • Proof-reading and editing texts
  • Clients include the Seminar for Eastern European History of the University of Heidelberg and the Friedrich Ebert Museum in Heidelberg.

Berlinerblau/NOMOS Glashütte (Berlin, Germany)   
02/2016 – 02/2017

Editor/Translator/Social Media Manager

  • Translation, editing, and proofreading of texts (from catalogs to the company’s website)
  • Copy writing for the company’s social media channels
  • Community management
  • Ghostwriting a monthly column about watchmaking for the Chinese market
  • Developing growth strategies for social media (with two successful Instagram campaigns to my credit)
  • Customer, retailer, and influencer relations

History Seminar/University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
02/2014 – 08/2015

Research Assistant

  • Conducting research in English, German, and Russian
  • Managing the institute’s online database
  • Assisting in the organization of events

University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
04/2013 – 09/2015

Admin. Assistant/Info Service

  • Advising domestic and international prospective students on the application process
  • Referring prospective students to the appropriate department

United Finance Co. (Portland, OR, USA)
02/2007 – 06/2009           

Manager trainee

  • Processing loan applications
  • Approving/turning down loan applications under 2,500 US
  • Contacting delinquent customers and working out payment plans with them

Telelanguage Inc. (Portland, OR, USA)
02/2006 – 01/2007

Translator/Interpreter (English/Spanish)

  • Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English
  • Simultaneous interpreting


As editor:

Prof. Dr. Walter Mühlhausen:
Friedrich Ebert, a Social-Democratic Statesman (Friedrich Ebert: Sozialdemokrat und Staatsmann)
Dietz Verlag/Reichspräsident-Friedrich-Ebert Gedenkstätte

As author: (Personal blog)


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg                                             04/2013 – 05/2015

Master of Arts: History

Grade: 1,7
· Modern European History
· Eastern European History

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg                                             09/2009 – 12/2012

Bachelor of Arts: History/Slavic Philology

Grade: 1,9

  • Modern European History
  • Polish and Russian Philology

Portland State University                                                                      01/2009 – 06/2009

(Portland, OR, USA)


Universidad de Guadalajara                                                                 08/2003 – 06/2004

(Guadalajara, Mexico)



Spanish: Native proficiency
English: Native proficiency
German: Full professional proficiency
Russian: Conversational
Portuguese: Conversational
Polish: Basic skills

Interests and hobbies

 (28 countries and counting)