1980 to present. Freelance Translator & Interpreter. Translation experience totals over thirty years. Clients include Bank of Portugal, Portugal Department of Tourism, World Bank, AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc, Inlingua, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
2009 – 2011. Family Support Worker with Healthy Families, Calvert County Public Schools. Provided support services to at-risk families and teen mothers (multi-lingual clients). Established a trusting relationship with families to provided prenatal health education, child development and nutrition. Assisted in gaining employment and reaching educational goals.
1987 – 1995. Assistant to the Economics Counselor, Embassy of Portugal, Washington D.C. --performed extensive translations from Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese on proceedings from European Union (EU) meetings and speeches. Assistant to the Ambassador--edited Ambassador’s correspondence, arranged interviews, organized EU meetings, edited and translated Ambassador’s speeches and presentations during Portugal’s year of EU secretariat. Commerce Representative--represented Embassy in EU meetings on commerce and liaison between Embassy and EU delegation, U.S. Department of Commerce and other agency executives.
Summary of Other Experience
Other work includes Technical translator for DAF Trucks in Lisbon. Freelance Translator of product catalogs, international development project reports, instruction manuals, mechanical engineering reports, and books and articles for publishers and universities. Freelance Interpreter for Bank of Portugal, Lisbon and Office of Tourism, Sintra, Portugal.
College of Southern Maryland. A. A. General Studies / Enrolled at UMUC – English
Northern Virginia Community College. Economics major, 33 semester hours, 1988 – 1990.
University of Lisbon. Completed six of an eight semester Linguistics program, 1977 – 1982.
American Language Institute, Lisbon. English, 1975 – 1979.
Oxford School of Lisbon. French, six semester program, 1975 – 1979.
Goethe Institute, Lisbon. German, six semester program, 1975 – 1979.
1997 to present – Classroom, Athletic Booster and PTA/PTSA membership director with Calvert County Public Schools.
2002-2007 - President and Education Counselor in church-affiliated women’s society. Directed efforts to assist in strengthening families, educate women and provide charitable support.
2007 to present – Teacher - church affiliated children’s center.