I have worked with Portuguese and Spanish in various capacities for several decades. I have lived and studied in both Mexico and Brazil. I have also taught in Brazil, at the Universidade de São Paulo. I continue to travel to Brazil and to a Spanish-speaking country (Argentina, Mexico, Spain) at least once a year.
I received my Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota, in 1981. I have taught Portuguese and Spanish in the United States and English in Brazil. I was a full professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies at Lake Forest College (located near Chicago) until my recent retirement.
I have worked as a translator since 1970. I have translated documents on a wide range of topics, most especially in the areas of social science and artistic culture. I am also a widely published literary translator: novels, short stories, and plays.
As an author in my own right I have published books on Brazilian culture (two in Portuguese and three in English), as well as over 60 articles and reviews on Latin American Culture (in English, Portuguese, and Spanish). I have received several grants and fellowships in support of my scholarship. My full academic CV is located on the Lake Forest College website: www.lakeforest.edu.
I am available to translate documents from Portuguese and Spanish on topics including Advertising / Public Relations, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, Poetry & Literature, History, Government / Politics, General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Education / Pedagogy, Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Art / Painting, Journalism.