Active languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
With almost 40 of experience as a professional interpreter, I work in a variety of areas, from business and politics, to art and literature, to more technical areas. My work provides me with a wide range of experiences, from interpreting for presidents, prime ministers and royalty, to using my linguistic capabilities in peacekeeping operations and negotiations between guerilla forces and government.
I credit my life as a diplomat child and former diplomat wife, as well as my training as a transcendental meditation instructor, for my flexibility in adjusting to new places, situations, cultures and people, as well as an ability to perform under pressure.
My first experiences interpreting came naturally as a child translating for family and friends, and I continued in this path, reading languages and linguistics for the London University GCEs, as well as at Universidade Gama Filho, and Stockholm’s University.
At present I work internationally, mainly in Europe and the Americas.
Business, management, trade unions, politics, telecom and IT, human resource management, marketing, defense, education, culture, environment, etc.
Examples of Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations I have worked for:
Stockholm's Stock Exchange The Swedish Central Bank
Swedish Court of Appeal Stockholm’s City Court
Swedish Tax Authorities The Swedish National Audit Office
EU-Commission's anti-fraud conference Interamerican Development Bank (IDB)
The Swedish Employer's Association The Swedish Industrial Association
The Swedish Labor Union Association
Stockholm’s University Latin American Department
European Works Councils (various) Swedish Metal Workers Union
Brazilian Embassy/Sweden Colombian Embassy/Sweden
Swedish Embassy/Brazil International IDEA
Swedish Work-Life Institute IT-Trade Fair, Stockholm
NGO-Gathering on Central America Swedish Parliament
Amnesty International Socialist International
Swedish Post and Telecom Agency Swedish Railroad
Stockholm's Police Parliamentary Ombudsmen
Swedish Armed Forces Swedish Int’l Development Corporation Agency-SIDA
Swedish Conservative Party Convention Swedish Court of Appeals
The Swedish Migration Agency International Natural Law Party Conferences
Swedish Paper Workers Union Swedish Red Cross
Save the Children, Sweden Nobel Prize Award
Olof Palme International Institute Various Ministries in Sweden
World Social Forum Eco Procurement Congress
Examples of Companies I have worked for: (mostly simultaneous interpreting)
Atlas Copco Novartis Microsoft
Swedish Match MTV ABB
OKQ8 Ericsson Vattenfall
Telia Tetra Pak Unilever
Sony Trelleborg SAAB
Motorola Nokia SKF
Apple Assa Abloy SSAB - Swedish Steel
Marsh Skandia Scania
Volvo Mastercard Samsung
Examples of Dignitaries I have Interpreted for: (simultaneous and consecutive interpreting)
Prime Ministers; Heads of State; Ministers of Finance, Human Rights, Foreign Affairs, Culture, Transportation, Defense, Justice, Education; Ambassadors; Nobel Prize Laureates; Political Party Leaders, Labor Union leaders, Members of Parliament, Judges, Mayors, Royalty, etc.
As a diplomat's child I was brought up with at least 4 languages spoken daily at home and school from early childhood. It is second nature to shift back and forth from one language to another, as well as between different cultural frameworks.
I find it easy to communicate with all kinds of people, and appreciate variety and change.
I have previously been married to a diplomat, and have lived, studied and worked in 14 countries in 5 continents. I am now married to a Swede and stationed in Stockholm and Alicante.