Andrea Arraya

Lead Document Specialist at Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), Chile

Can you tell us a bit about you? 


I am a Translator and Interpreter. However, I have developed my career in Technical Publications for multinational companies.


I am a very motivated individual and always enjoy challenges. I love languages and apply them when travelling.



In my spare time I undertake a wide range of activities; I am particularly keen on mixing music, and snowboarding in the winter. 


What is your current role? 


I am the Lead Document Specialist at Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).


Can you describe your professional experience? 


I started as an editor for General Electric (GE) Aviation in Repair Engine Manuals.


Then I was promoted to control the documentation for GE Energy under the concept of single sourcing.


Later, I worked as a Document Specialist at ALMA and after a year I took the leadership within the team.


Which Consepsys course did you attend and when?


I attended both the Document Controller and Lead Document Controller courses during the sessions in Paris, France in November 2013.


What did you think about the Consepsys course? How did it help you in your current role and career development?


The courses were great.


I did not have any formal background in Document Control and the courses helped me to confirm my self-study and also to learn more about the discipline that this job requires.


The courses are very well-implemented and the Certification Exams are very difficult and exacting, which makes you fell rewarded once you know you have passed both exams.


In addition, it was personally very comforting to share experiences with colleagues from all over the world.


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