Elizabeth Santos

Freelance Portuguese Translator & Copywriter

Location:Richlands, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2008
Art History Major, Cinema and Media Studies Minor

University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Portuguese for Foreign Students/ Journalism
English tutor. Coimbra Rowing Club. 2006-2007


Louis Karno & Co. Public Relations
Manchester, NH
October 2009-Present
Translator, copy editor. Independent Portuguese to English translation work for both American and Portuguese clients. Portuguese copy editing, formatting and English writing.

Waveplace Foundation | waveplace.org
Bethlehem, PA; U.S. Virgin Islands; Haiti
March 2010-May 2011
Outreach Coordinator. Trainer of 20+ schools in the Caribbean to use edutech in the classroom; coordinator of all courseware development and translation, followed up with teachers and international partners, sought new partnerships/funding, community outreach. Organized annual OLPC Realness Summit in St. John, USVI. Presenter at Squeakfest 2010 in Wilmington, NC.

São Tomé e Príncipe Union for Promotion | stepupolpc.bethsantos.com | São Tomé October 2009-Present
Founder, STEP UP OLPC. Developed One Laptop Per Child program for 150 students per year at São João middle school. Trained and currently supports teachers, collaborates with foreign governments. Translated parts of OLPC manual to Portuguese for international use. Actively fundraises for country-wide program deployment.

National Organization of Portuguese Americans | nopa-us.org
Washington, D.C.
September 2009-Present
Director of Programs; founding member. Organizes events for Portuguese-American community, including first annual Young Portuguese-American Leadership Conference to be held in June 2011 in Washington. Translated website material.

Go Girl Magazine | travelgogirl.com
October 2009-Present
Founder and editor. Created Go Girl an online travel magazine about women. Crafted 25-writer editorial team, book and product reviews, merchandise and external advertisers. Receives 1,900 visits per month from 70 countries.

Embassy of Portugal
Washington, D.C.
July - October 2009, 2011
Intern/Consultant, Social Counsel. Organized first annual Luso-American Legislators' and Mayors' Summit. Edited documentation and invitations, arranged schedules, collaborated with Social Counselor, Ambassador and members of the Lusophone community.

Edelman Public Relations
Washington, D.C.
October 2008- April 2009
Intern in Healthcare Division. Successfully printed pro-bono PSA with Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson in such outlets as USA Today, People and Latina Magazine. Researched and edited article for Health Affairs. Conducted and presented competitive research.

Montgomery Blair High School Crew, Washington Rowing School
Bladensburg, MD
March 2009-March 2010
Boys' Varsity Coach. Organized and executed regular crew practices and workouts, as well as fundraisers, regattas and other team events. Provided feedback to athletes and acts as liaison to parents. Boating certification course, 2009.

New Hampshire Magazine
Manchester, NH
Summer 2005- Fall 2009
Writer and Research Assistant. Researched, wrote and published articles in Destinations: New Hampshire with little editorial supervision. Sent to the Azores in October 2009 for a travel piece.

New England Cable News
Newton, MA
Fall 2007
Intern in NECN Newsroom. Assisted production team in morning and evening programs, wrote articles for news scripts, conducted investigative research for TV anchors, helped with interviews and photo shoots.

Voice of America
Washington, D.C.
Summer 2007- Fall 2007
Intern/Correspondent in Portuguese to Africa Dept. Researched, wrote and voiced regular radio segments in Portuguese for broadcast to the Lusophone countries of Africa. Conducted interviews, created and edited sound bytes.


Wellesley Widows A Cappella Singing Group Fall 2005-Spring 2008
-President (2007-2008). Produced and distributed newest album, “Unwed” (2007). Raised $5,000 in CD fundraisers, exceeding goal by 100 percent. Coordinated concerts with Senator Hillary Clinton and musician Rachael Yamagata. Planned fall PA and summer DC tours. Launched planning program for 60th Anniversary celebration next year.
-Publicity Manager (2005-2006). Launched print/Internet ad campaigns for auditions and concerts, online mailing list, website content. Created highly-used promotional material.

Wellesley College Class of 2008 Academic year 2005-2006
President. Conceived and executed social events and traditions, some with largest turnout in college history. Recruited council members, instituted weekly meetings. Created and marketed class merchandise. Developed class website.

Wellesley College Crew
Fall 2004-Spring 2008
-Varsity Athlete (Fall 2004-Spring 2006). Attended regular 4:30am practices, six days per week. Competed nationally.
-Coach (2007-2008). Instructed and trained novice rowers and coxswain through regular practices and workouts.

Wellesley in Washington Political Science Summer Internship Program Summer 2007
One of 18 students chosen to live, intern and attend lectures in Washington, DC with college stipend and housing.

Disk Jockey, WZLY 91.5FM, fall 2004-spring 2008. Bilingual (English/Portuguese) teacher assistant, Wilson Elementary, spring 2008. NCAA Division III Regional Student-Athlete Leadership Conference, January 2005. NEWMAC student-athlete advisory committee, 2005-2006. Student-faculty committee on first year experience, 2005-2006. Raised $5000 for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day, July 2004, August 2006.

Language: Fluent in Portuguese; proficient in Spanish; moderate Haitian Creole.
Computer: PC/Macintosh software, Dalet, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere, VOA/ENPS Wires, Axys, social networking.