Pilar Mera

Spanish journalist, translator and web designer

Hi!

My name is Pilar Mera, but everybody calls me just Pi. I am 33 and I live in Galicia, Spain. I became a journalist at the USC University... and then the Internet turned me into a geek :) Now I work as a freelancer writer, translator and designer with people all over the world.

Experience & Education

Journalism Degree

2000-2004. University of Santiago de Compostela usc.es

Editor

2004-2010. Newspaper La Opinón de A Coruña laopinioncoruna.es

I wrote hundreds of articles about science, nature, tech and Galician society and politics at this journal from A Coruña. I wrote both in Spanish and Galician languages. Some of my best articles are available at decrecementofeliz.contently.com. I also edited the news for the International section of the paper.

Blogger

2007-2013. Pi-Tododepende.com

I was one of the first Galician bloggers with this online diary, where I talked about the Internet, geeky tricks, movies, and many other interests of mine. The blog, written in Galician, is temporary down.

Press Officer

2010-2014. Airapro Producións airapro.com

After six years writing in the journal, I started working in this audiovisual and music company from Carral (A Coruña), which produces comedy TV shows and represents actors and musicians from Galicia. I managed all the content linked to the artists and the company, like press releases, corporate texts and bios, fliers, brochures, and many other copywriting duties. It was here where I started working and learning web design and development.

Digital Entrepeneur

2011. Refraneiro Galego App refraneirogalego.com

I personally promoted this mobile app for iOS and Android and compiled the 10.000 Galician sayings. It was one of the first apps in Galician language in the App Store and Android Market, and it is still one of the most downloaded in Galicia.

Writer, translator and web designer

2014 - Freelance elance.com

Nowadays I work as a full-time freelancer, designing, translating and writing for both people and companies all over the world, under the personal brand Pi Comunicación. Many of my clients come from freelancing platforms like Elance.com or Nubelo.com

Languages

English

B2: Superior Degree at EOI, Spanish Official Language Schools

French

B2: Superior Degree at EOI, Spanish Official Language Schools

Galician

Native speaker

Spanish

Native speaker

Programming

Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP, mySQL

Tools

Web: Sublime Text, FileZilla, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Schema.org, Stackoverflow, Wordpress Codex, MAMP, Cpanel, phpMyAdmin

Wordpress plugins and themes: Woocommerce, WPML, SEO Yoast, NextGen Gallery, Revolution Slider, Avada, Underscore, Twenties

Libraries and frameworks: Twitter Bootstrap, Owl Carousel, Swiper, Animate.css, Isotope, WayPoints, PrettyPhoto, Stellar, Datepicker

Translation and subtitling: PoEdit, Fiddleware, Openoffice, YouTube, Jubler

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, Pixlr

Admin: Google, Evernote, Openoffice

Audio: Audacity

Video: iMovie, Première

Offtopic

  • Member of the music band Fununcan
  • Sports, tv shows, music and literature lover
  • I have a tumblr...