My name is Elsa.
I am a translator (with a Licenciatura in Languages and Literature, major in Translation, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1999) and language teacher (certified Alliance Française, Paris and Universidade Independente, Lisbon) with a special flair for e-elarning and trainers' training (Universidade Aberta, Lisbon).
I also trained in Writing for Television and Cinema (Universidade Lusófona) and in Theatre (Cours Florent) .
My professional expertise is built over 20 years across the globe, for a variety of clients and learners (companies and high schools in Lisbon and Grenoble; the European Institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg; the Instituto Camões of Portugal in their location in Goa, India; the University of Salamanca, Spain; Bayer in Nunhems in The Netherlands...)
I specialised in translating literature (see my dedicated website, Linguaetcetera) and translating and writing about Travel and Lifestyle contents (a broad field including tourism, transportation, food, wine, art, culture...) as well as horto-floriculture (impossible to escape my agricultural roots).
The entertainment industry makes up for the rest of my working time (subtitling and translating for voice-over) as well as lending my voice to podcasts, corporate recordings and videos, audio-books and more.
Along the way, I've built a network of colleagues, experts in a variety of fields, with whom I can consult or to whom, when needed and always with my clients' consent, I can delegate work.
I am perfectly bilingual in French and Portuguese, and have acquired a high fluency in English, Spanish and Dutch.
I am also a mother and choose to work from home (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) as much as possible to be more available for my family.
Fortunately, I enjoy as much working alone on my computer as I thrive on the energy of a classroom or a brainstorming session with fellow translators and copywriters.
Let see together what I can do for you. Contact me here.
* English IELTS C1 , 09/16