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About Melissa Harkin, CT

ATA-Certified, Brazilian-American translation and localization professional (dual citizenship) with 15+ years of experience. Translating from and to Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Over 25 client and peer recommendations on LinkedIn and 100% 5-star client reviews on Facebook.

Member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Brazilian Translators Association (ABRATES).

Served as Assistant Administrator of the ATA's Portuguese Language Division (2020-2021) and Editor of the Division's blog (2018-2019).

I specialize in Legal and International Development content. I also have extensive experience translating content related to Business (general), Social and Economic areas of knowledge, Diplomacy, Defense/Military, and International Law.

Bachelor's Degree in Law, MBA in Strategic Management, Professional Certificate in Internationalization and Localization (University of Washington), Certificate in Translation and Subtitling, and several years of experience in other markets (Oil & Gas, Aviation, Pharmaceutical, HR, Construction, Energy, and Environmental), before working full-time in translation.