Mann - Translator - Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Melissa Mann

Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Services

Translator

Summary:

Portuguese <> English <> Spanish translator with translation certification from the American Translators Association (pt>en), Brazilian Translators Association (pt>en) and Proz (sp>en, pt>en).

Work History

Executive Consultant (Jun-Jul 2008) andExecutive Secretary (Jul-Nov 2007)

BIREME (Pan-American Health Organization) & Cochrane Collaboration

July 2007 - July 2008

EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT (BIREME/PAHO): Organized the “Access to Quality Health Information and Knowledge Sharing” Conference in Bellagio, Italy, a five-day event with key international guests focused on promoting and improving access to health information; sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation; Coordinated, wrote, edited, reported and translated all communication and internet portals – written and oral – in English and Portuguese.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (BIREME & COCHRANE): Organized the 2007 Cochrane Colloquium in São Paulo, a five-day event to promote evidence-based medicine, with 750 attendees from over 50 countries; Coordinated, drafted, edited and translated all written and oral communication, the 200-page program book, and event promotion materials in English, Spanish and Portuguese; Programmed and mapped all of the event’s parallel scientific and social sessions.

C.E.O.

Genesis Translations, S.C.

October 2000 - January 2006

Founder and co-owner of specialized translations/interpretations company at age 21. Responsible for annual sales growth of over 50%; Coordinated and conducted simultaneous and consecutive interpretations and legal, socio-economic, business, government, and literary translations to and from various languages; Clients included: Coca-Cola; Dell; GE Capital; ING; Wärtsila; Aeromexico; Société Générale; White & Case; Cummins; International Foundation for Election Systems; and TV Azteca, among others.

Consultant

World Bank

September 1999 - July 2000

Provided general/socioeconomic analysis of global water and sanitation projects; Reviewed policy recommendations for team project under Social Development Team/Gender Development at World Bank.

Independent Translating & Interpreting

MEDICAL/HEALTH: Cerner Hospital Management; University of Sao Paulo - School of Public Health; Department of Nursing, Sanofi-Aventis; University of Seville - Department of Psychology; Mackenzie Presbyterian University - Department of Psychology; Cochrane Organization and Brazilian Cochrane Center; Latin-American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information / Bireme.

LEGAL/PATENT/BUSINESS/FINANCE: Cruzeiro/Newmarc Patents and Trademarks; Institute for Defense of the Right to Defense; Nexans FICAP; Government of Colombia - Ministry of Communications; ECMetrics; Government of Mexico - Bank Savings Protection Institute; Bracelpa; MZ Consult; Elsevier; Zurich Insurance.

TECHNICAL/IT: Mozambique Airlines; Transportations Urucu Manaus; National Autonomous University of Mexico - Department of Applied Mathematics.

ACADEMIC: University of Sao Paulo - Department of Anthropology; University of Sao Paulo - Department of Philosophy; ILS – Country Reports / Development.

LITERARY/CREATIVE: The Mission (Flávio Colombini); Happy Birthday, Dear Stranger (Tatiana Busto Garcia); Scratch (Sandro Halphen).

Projects

Consecutive Interpretation

Please contact me, and I will happily provide references of consecutive interpretation.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Please contact me, and I will happily provide references of simultaneous interpretation.

American Translators Association - Certification

Certification by the American Translators Association for Portuguese > English written translations.

Brazilian Translators Association - Certification

Certification by the Brazilian Translators Association for Portuguese > English written translations.

Proz Translators/Interpreters Community - Certification 1

Certification by the Proz Translators/Interpreters Community for Spanish > English written translations.

Proz Translators/Interpreters Community - Certification 2

Certification by the Proz Translators/Interpreters Community for Portuguese > English written translations.

Qualifications & Certifications

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service

Georgetown University - The Walsh School of Foreign Service

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Wheeler School

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