The Baltimore Sun

Helped as a journalist for The Baltimore Sun.

Jorge Melchor was an invaluable asset to me and photographer Andre Chung in completing a four-day assignment in Mexico for our paper, The Baltimore Sun. Beyond translation, Jorge’s own good nature, humor and ease with just about everyone contributed to our ability to make a personal connection with the Mexican workers in our story. They were open and unguarded, inviting us into their homes. Jorge was thoroughly professional and his own background in journalism contributes to his understanding of the needs of the story. I would not hesitate to use Jorge again and I hope to work another story with him. He’s a friend and colleague I would recommend to any journalist who needs help from an experienced hand in Latin America. Chris Guy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 410-770-8996.

On assignment for The Baltimore Sun in San Luis Potosi, we had a short period of time to make contacts, get our story, and get back to Baltimore. Jorge had already been doing his homework. Through his network, he was able to get an address for the (main contact), and a good phone number. He guided us on local custom, making sure that we didn’t offend anyone, but always followed our direction when we insisted. In the end he was instrumental in getting us our story.I have worked in several countries overseas, among them Cuba, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, and have always worked with local guides. Jorge’s professionalism and resources easily make him among the best. I recommend him highly. Sincerely, André Chung.