Evelyn Billings, Spanish Translator and Co-Owner
Evelyn Billings is a native Spanish speaker from the Dominican Republic with over 13 years of experience as a translator and interpreter. Her fluency in English is the product of years of study and work in the language. She began her English studies at age 10 and secured her English diploma from the Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano (Dominico-Americano Cultural Institute) in 2000. She continued her education and obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Universidad Católica de Santo Domingo in 2006, where she majored in advertising. She worked as a translator and interpreter for Colocaciones y Medios (Colmed) in Santo Domingo for 3 years, where she was a liaison to clients in the United States and provided document translation and interpretation for senior executives of the company.
In 2006, Evelyn moved to the United States and began working at Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 as a Spanish translator and teacher in their Adult Education department. Through her position at IU 13, she handled the written translation of educational materials to Spanish for the parents of children in preschool programs, as well as for adults who were enrolling in continuing education courses. In 2010 Evelyn established her own company, Billings Bilingual LLC, and has since acquired a wealth of experience in the translation of documents in many fields, including education, behavioral health, medical, and corporate.
Dan Billings, Spanish Translator/Interpreter and Co-Owner
Dan Billings’ fluency in written and spoken Spanish is the product of over 20 years of study and work in the language. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Susquehanna University, where he was honored as the top student of modern languages in 2000. After graduation he spent a year in Guadalajara, Mexico teaching English to adults and children. In 2004, Dan’s alma mater honored him as a leader in the Latino community in Pennsylvania. He obtained his master’s degree in Spanish from Millersville University in 2007 and became a member of the American Translators Association that same year.
Dan has worked as a professional Spanish translator and interpreter in the Lancaster area for 20 years. From 2001-2018, Dan served as the Head Spanish Translator/Interpreter and Coordinator of Translation Services for Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 in the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education Services. Through his position at IU 13, he handled Spanish translation of special and regular education materials and served as interpreter for Spanish-speaking families at meetings and evaluations. He has vast experience in the educational and behavioral health fields and brings this breadth of experience into his work with Billings Bilingual.