Member since Jun '18

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English to Swedish
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Portuguese to Swedish
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Alexandra Gomes da Costa
Life experience over all!

Velha Boipeba, Bahia, Brazil
Local time: 23:53 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Swedish Native in Swedish
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Feb 11 (posted via  Working through produkt descriptions, terms and conditions and privay policy for a norwegian make up brand. Approx 14 000 words ...more, + 2 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Training, Project management, Transcreation, Transcription
Specializes in:
Education / PedagogyTourism & Travel
Cooking / CulinaryPoetry & Literature

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Experience Registered at May 2018. Became a member: Jun 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast

So, I was born and raised in Sweden as the oldest of four by a Portuguese mother and Swedish father. Then from the beginning my life was a mix of cultures and languages. The yearly summer-drives from the north of Sweden to the south of Portugal inspired a great interest in traveling. After completing high school with a linguistic focus I completed with a one year science course (math, chemistry, physics, biology) before I moved on tho the university of Lund where I studied Literature for two years (course material in Swedish and English) and later did a one year writing course. I also wrote articles and reviews for the university´s literary journal. 

Since I personally like studying I have also attended to a college summer course in law and a semi presenced Portuguese course at Stockholm's university.

After all that studying I threw myself to the world by making my first travel to India. After eight months of traveling there and in Nepal I came back to Sweden to work to finance more travels. After hitchhiking to Berlin and then working some in Copenhagen I then traveled to Brazil that has been my home ever since. 

During these 11 years I have devoted most of my time to the education of my children, 8 and 10. Since I'm living in a corrupt developing country I have found it crucial to home school them witch isn't that hard nowadays with the help of advancing technology. For the social/ human aspect they have attended to the public school of in the community.

Since I have difficulties staying in the same field for a long time so my experience of different jobs is wast and I will just give some examples here:

Machine-operator in several factories, Cederroth, Absolut Vodka, SSAB (crane and forklift operating)

Security guard

Freelance journalist equestrian sports 5 years Kristianstadsbladet

Teacher for age 10-15 , Swedish, Swedish for immigrants, English and math.

Private teacher english

I have also opened a vegetarian restaurant where I did all  the cooking and, I  finally, for the last 10 years, I have acted as a masseuse and holistic therapist. 

A part from my studies and work I am a simple person living as sustainable as I can, teaching my kids what I can in this ever changing world and surround myself with nature and animals. 

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