Freelance translator profile for Alexander



Translator's name:Alexander
Lanaguage pair:Portuguese to English translator
Country of residence:Canada
Activity:Acitive since 2009
Membership status:Basic member

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ALEXANDER ALVA

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a project based translation opportunity

EDUCATION

University Of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls Iowa

- Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages: French/Portuguese
- August 2004 - December 2008
- 3.38/4.0 Major GPA
- Portuguese Certificate in Translation
- On a full-ride track and field scholarship

University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada

-National Student Exchange Program January 2007-May 2008
- 3.18/4.0 GPA
- Diversity Grant

TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE

Graduate level project August 2008 - December 2008

- Translate texts from Portuguese to English, English to Portuguese, French to Portuguese and French to English.
- Analyze and translate current events, literature, films, judicial, brochures, and cultural texts.
- Mentored by faculty in ways to maximize time and efforts.
- Using key resources including multilingual dictionaries to successfully convey proper translation.

UNI TRACK & FIELD TEAM

UNI Student Athlete - 400m/200m Runner August 2003 - May 2005

- Pushed fellow team members to perform at the highest level
- Practiced on a regular basis to reach perfection
- Communicated with coaching staff to identify areas of improvement
- Established a target and focused on accomplishing goals
- Missouri Valley Conference team champion 2003, 2004, 2005
- Ranked nationally earning D1 All-American honours 2004
- Former school record holder in the 4x400m relay 2004

WORK EXPERIENCE AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

English to Portuguese Translator February 2009 - Present
- Aflatoun (volunteer) Amsterdam, Netherlands


Portuguese to English Translator February 2009 - Present
- The Progeria Research Foundation (volunteer)
Peabody, Massachusetts

Track and field Professional Contract
July 2008 - August 2009 - 400m/200m athlete Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese National Track and field team
June 2008 - July 2008
-400m/200m athlete Lisbon, Portugal
- Competed in international competitions
- Competed in the 2008 Olympic trials


MEMBERSHIPS

PHI LAMBDA BETA March 2009