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Chris Westwood | Elance
 
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Chris Westwood

Expert Brazilian Portuguese - English Translator
   Brazil
  |   Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

A native English speaker, I have lived in Brazil for almost three years and am therefore fluent in Brazilian Portuguese. I have worked as a translator for the Guardian newspaper, Agence France-Presse (AFP), KICKTV and Petrobras and have also translated articles for a monthly business magazine since 2012.

I am also a talented writer having completed a course in journalism at the London School of Journalism in 2009. I am currently a staff writer for Sambafoot - a French-based website which covers Brazilian football - and have written numerous...

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Employment

Sambafoot.com
Staff Writer
2014 - Present
• Write between five and fifteen creative and informative news articles a day as part of a small team of writers that has succeeded in making the website the most read on Brazilian football outside...
INBrasil 2014
Blogger and project coordinator
2013 - 2014
• Was influential in setting up a business geared towards World Cup tourism in Brazil, taking responsibility for the formulation and management of the company profile through social media. • As...
Embassy Inglês dos Negócios
English Teacher and Translator
2012 - 2013
• Taught Business English to adults ranging from basic to advanced levels and assisted them in passing internationally recognised exams including BEC Higher, TOEIC, FCE and CAE. • Translated...
Cultura Inglesa
English Teacher
2012 - 2012
• Taught children and adults of all levels of ability, strictly following a syllabus and a schedule and supporting them in passing both internal and internationally recognised exams.
UK Border Agency
Higher Executive Officer
2008 - 2012
• Maintained an asylum case load and progressed these through to conclusion, either by integrating applicants in to the community or by removing them from the UK. • Responsibilities included...
Medway Secure Training Centre
Custody Officer
2007 - 2008
¿ Worked with 12 to 17 year old young people sentenced to time, or remanded, in custody and encouraged the young people in their daily routines. ¿ Duties involved maintaining security and...
Nkwarungo Primary School
Volunteer Teacher
2007 - 2007
¿ Taught English and Sport at Nkwarungo Primary School, Tanzania, to children aged 6 to 16 years. ¿ Initiated and coordinated fundraising for a school hall to be built and assisted in the resulting...

Education

University of East Anglia, Norwich
BA (Hons) 2:1 History and Politics
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