Chrys started his interest in languages in the early 70’s when confronted with more than 30 dialects in East Timor. In Australia he found traces of an Aboriginal Tribe speaking a Portuguese Creole inherited five centuries earlier when the early Portuguese Discoverers landed there in 1521-1525. A founder of AUSIT (Australian Institute for Translators and Interpreters) Chrys has been teaching Linguistics to prospective interpreters and translators in Australian universities, being a member of NAATI (National Accreditation Authority of Australia). With more than twenty years’ experience in translation and interpreting services, being a freelancer Translator specialised in medicine, literature, linguistics, legal, engineering, politics, international relations., Chrys has in the past decades presented his sociolinguistic themes to conferences in Australia, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Canada, having recently finished his MA (Major in Applied Social and Communication Studies.)
2. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
MA (Master of Arts, major in Applied Social and Communication Studies) Fairfax University, Louisiana, USA (1998-1999)
Certificate in OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety), Comcare Australia, Trades Hall, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, Nov. 1993.
Certificate in Marketing, 1990 (University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia).
Certificate in Public Relations, 1990 (University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia).
B.Sc. Econ. (Business and Management), 1967 - 1973, Faculty of Economics, University of Oporto, Portugal.
HSC, 1967, Oporto, Portugal, pass with 65% (13/20 pts.)
NAATI Diploma of Accredited Translator, 1984 (Translator English <> Portuguese, Spanish>English, Spanish>Portuguese, French>English, French>Portuguese)
Proficiency Diploma in Languages, 1960 - 1972, Oporto Linguistic Centre (English, including C.A.E. Cambridge Advanced Education, 13 years; French, 13 years). Other languages learned Italian, 2 years; Spanish, 2 years; German, 4 years).
Translator specialised in medicine, literature, linguistics, legal, engineering, politics, international relations.
Source Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
Destination Languages: English, Portuguese
3 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member of MEEA/AJA (Australian Journalists' Association); since 1983,
FELLOW (Founding) Member of AUSIT (Australian Institute of Interpreters and
Translators, NSW, Australia), since 1990,
Affiliated Member of FIT (F