Member since Sep '10

Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Spanish to Portuguese
French to Portuguese
Portuguese to English

Maria Fontes-Simpkins
I speak your language! Falo sua língua!

Onancock, Virginia, United States
Local time: 10:19 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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I am a Brazilian born US citizen and I feel privileged to share two of the most extraordinary countries in the world, in terms of music, art, cuisine and nature. I have been a language lover since I was a child, and was first introduced to English by The Beatles, with my brother and my sisters' help!

I have been living and working in the US since 2004, but I frequently travel back to my home country to visit my family.

My academic background is in Applied Linguistics (PhD, 2002 and MA, 1996) and also Social Sciences (BA, 1982). I worked as a professor at colleges and universities in São Paulo, Brazil, for over 8 years, before I got married and moved to the US.

I love to translate all kinds of texts. Every time I approach a new task, I am amazed by how much I can learn in terms of language use, cultural choices and nuances in both spoken and written languages.
Keywords: brazilian portuguese, language specialization, localization for Brazilian markets

Profile last updated
Sep 12, 2019

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