Ingrid Ximenes

Freelance Editor & Portuguese Translator

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Professional Experience

Portuguese Editor-Assistant Current (since February 2010)
Discover Brazil magazine, Freelancer, Toronto, Canada
Editorial coordination (translations from Brazilian Portuguese to English, research, article writing, editing, and photo shoots)
Interviews with members of Consulates, Embassies and Chambers of Commerce, as well as entrepreneurs, politicians, artists and other newsmakers
Coordination of a team of journalists, translators and online contributors

Portuguese/English Volunteer Developer Current (since April 2010)
St. Christopher House, Part-Time, Toronto, (English/Portuguese)
Events coordination & community oriented strategies
Translations, newsletters, social media projects (Facebook group page)
Liaison with volunteers, community leaders, and ethnic media

Portuguese/English Interpreter &Translator Current (since April 2009)
MCIS, Toronto, (ILSAT Certified freelance interpreter - English/Portuguese)
Language 123, Toronto and USA (freelance translator – English/Portuguese)
Diverse portfolio of clients in Ontario, including social and government agencies
Document translation and proofreading
Sight Translation and Interpretation (consecutive, simultaneous)

Portuguese Editor-in-Chief Aug 2007-Aug 2008
BrasilNews newspaper, Toronto, Canada
Content development and proofreading for a Brazilian-Portuguese newspaper devoted to 10,000 readers. Daily contact with interviewees in Brazil & phone, Internet research.

Public Relations Manager June 2002-Dec 2006
Responsible for media relations & communications plans for top notch corporations in Brazil.
Cisco Inc: Development of press releases and public speaking materials. Pitching national stories and coordinating large conventions and meetings.
Microsoft Inc (Lanlink): Coordination of internal & online communications such as monthly newsletters. Coordination of press tours and workshops.
Anna Pegova Cosmetics Inc: Fundraising campaigns and new products launching. Media relations and events management.
Association of Technology Companies: Supervision of the monthly magazine and implementation of the corporation’s online image/website.

June 2002-July 2003
TV Cultura, Freelancer, Ceara, Brazil
Producer and host of a weekly television show devoted to the IT sector.

Jan 1998-Dec 2004
O Povo newspaper and CBN Radio, Freelancer, Ceara, Brazil
News anchor and reporter. Articles on economy and tourism. Local reports production.

English-Portuguese ILSAT Certified Interpreter & Translator
MS Office Suite (complete), Adobe, Web 2.0 tools, Google Translator, WordFast, Facebook, Twitter

Bachelor, Arts – Communications/Journalism, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, 1994-1998

Multimedia applications, viral marketing and social networking
Skills (2) Rating
Portuguese Translation