Aug 2001 - present: Freelance sworn interpreter and translator of Portuguese and French to Dutch and vice versa for the Dutch Immigration and Nationalisation Office (IND), TVcN Tolk- en Vertaalcentrum Nederland, district courts, translation and interpreters agencies, companies, civil-law notaries and individuals. June 2007 - Oct 2008: Employment Agency Content for the HRM department of the Haagse Hogeschool [The Hague University of Applied Sciences] The Hague. Taking minutes and transcribing job evaluations on various occasions. Sept 2003 - 2006: Employment Agency Randstad. Several temporary jobs as minutes secretary, plus 3 months as a data entry clerk with the Dutch Competition Authority (NMA), in The Hague. Dec 1999 - Sept 2001: ANWB (The Royal Dutch Touring Club, the Dutch AA) in The Hague. Administrative assistant at the emergency centre and department assistant at customer service. April - June 1999: Brazilian Embassy in The Hague. Work placement: translator Portuguese - Dutch and vice versa. Feb - June 1998: Região de Turismo Dão-Lafões Tourist Office in Viseu, Portugal. Work placement tasks: translating, reception desk and administrative work. May - June 1994: Gysbert Japicx College in Bolsward. Work placement as an administrative employee.
Education and diplomas
Summer 2009: Registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, number: 27354031. 12 Feb 2009: Sworn in as an interpreter of Portuguese and French at the District Court in The Hague with additional registration in the RBTV. 1 Jan 2009: Registered as a sworn interpreter and translator of Portuguese and French - Dutch and vice versa, under number 373, in the Dutch Register of Sworn Interpreters and Translators (RBTV). 27 Jan 2004: Registered as an interpreter and sworn translator of Portuguese and French in the Dutch Quality Register of Interpreters and Translators at the Department of Justice. 06 June 2001: Sworn in as a translator of French at the District Court in The Hague. 16 Aug 2000: Sworn in as a translator of Portuguese at the District Court in The Hague. 1995-1999: Translation and interpreting course at the Translating and Interpreting Faculty, Hogeschool Zuyd [Zuyd University of Applied Sciences], Maastricht. Diploma in 1999, subject specialist translator in Portuguese and French economics. 1992-1995: MEAO, upper vocational secondary education in business and administration in Sneek, general and secretariat course. Diploma in 1995. 1988-1992: Mavo, intermediate general secondary education in Harlingen. Diploma in 1992.
Memberships of professional associations and short courses
2009 – present: Participant in a great number of day courses and lectures in the legal field and my working languages as part of my Continuing Education, including KTV, SIGV, David Brunand, Language circle Portuguese, NGTV and SVVT. 2004 – present: Member of the Dutch Network of Female Translators and Interpreters (SVVT) (2004), Member of the Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV) (2005), 2009 – present: Member of the Language Circle of Portuguese Translators and Interpreters (2009). Oct 2016: Interception Interpreter course at Permanente Educatie Opleidingen Centrum (PEOC). Oct 2012 – Feb 2013: ITV University of Applied Sciences for Interpreters and Translators – minor in simultaneous interpreting. 2010 – 2011 Legal Translator Course Portuguese in Criminal Cases at the Foundation Institute for Legal Interpreters and Translators (SIGV). 2005 – 2006 CLegal Interpreter Course Portuguese in Criminal Cases at the Foundation Institute for Legal Interpreters and Translators (SIGV). Summer 1997: Summer course: French as a foreign language in St. Malo, France: highly advanced level. Summer 1996: Summer course: Portuguese as a foreign language in Aveiro, Portugal: advanced level.
Member of the editorial staff of the school paper (1990-1992 and 1996-1997); member of the editorial staff of a current affairs programme of a local broadcaster in Sneek (1993-1994); information officer on open days of the Translating and Interpreting course (1995-1999); information officer at exhibition about the life of blind and partially sighted people in Maastricht, Roermond and Luik (B) (1997); member of the editorial staff of the Showdown Table Tennis for the Blind Newsletter (2002-2006); member of the organizing committee of the European Championships in showdown 2006 (2003-2006); member and chairperson of the rehabilitation council Visio Het Loo Erf (Summer-Autumn 2011); administrator of owner-occupiers’ association of Verdistraat 42-46 in The Hague (May 2012-2015); Volunteer at the Showdown department G.S.V. De Sleutels in Leiden (treasurer, organizer of national and regional tournaments) (2003-present); Stichting Vrouwennetwerk vertalers en Tolken, SVVT (Dutch Network of Female Translators and Interpreters): secretary of the Interpreters’ department (Aug 2004-2010) and chairperson of the Interpreters’ department of SVVT (Summer 2012-Spring 2014), member of the lustre committee (2015-2016) and member of the accreditation points committee (2017-) (since 2004); volunteer at sports club Haag 88 (audit committee, organizer of national and regional tournaments, fundraising, since 2006).