RÉSUMÉ

Professional 

info
 

Translator, transcreator, language consultant, interpreter, language teacher, reviewer & reviser: in short, I am a linguist. A good description of what I do can be found on the LSA page: “Linguistics is a major that gives you insight into one of the most intriguing aspects of human knowledge and behavior.” Fascinating, don’t you think?

Certifications & Qualifications

Work

experience
 

Translation Jobs

​1997 - present

 

​I have been a translator for decades, but I officially became ATA certified in 2008. My translation portfolio ranges from personal documents through marketing campaigns to entire books. I have also worked with translation agencies and language providers in both Brazil and the US. 

 

 

Interpreting Jobs

​1997 - present

 

Interpreting​ is a completely different sort of skill from translation. As an interpreter, I have worked in booth (at conferences) and on-site interpreting (also known as consecutive interpreting). 

 

 

Editing Jobs

​2008 - present

 

Good editing is as important as a good translation, therefore, I am honored to say I have helped great translators achieve perfection by pointing out some 'slips of the tongue' in their otherwise flawless works.

Languages

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

ENGLISH (US)

 

 

Education
LAEL PUC-SP 

1994 - 2002

 

Both my MA and PhD are in Applied Linguistics from LAEL PUC-SP. My Master's thesis was about how learning English as a second language involves using words that must necessarily have been used by other people in different contexts. My PhD dissertation was also about learning English as a second language, but in the new era: internet-based courses at their very beginning. I received recognition for my research and I was very happy to be one of the first English teachers online!

 

FFLCH USP

​1979 - 1983

 

I started by college studies in the area of Social Sciences. I am honorred to be an alumna of one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). 

Phones / Telefones

US: +1 757 655 4296 BR: +55 11 3042 0584
 

Contact / Contato

fontessimpkinslanguageservices@gmail.com

 

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