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About Melissa Harkin


Melissa translates from and to Portuguese, English, and Spanish and specializes in legal, sustainable development, aviation, education, and architecture content. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Law, an MBA in Strategic Management, a Certificate in Translation and Subtitling and worked for several years in other markets (Oil & Gas, Aviation, Pharmaceutical, HR, Construction, Energy, and Environmental Studies and Conservation), before working full-time in translation.

She is a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Blog Editor for its Portuguese Language Division, and a member of the Society of Technical Communication (STC), Brazilian Translators Association (ABRATES), New England Translators Association (NETA), and a former administrator of the New York Circle of Translators (NYCT) — a chapter of the ATA.


In 2019, Melissa was elected Assitant Administrator of the ATA's Portuguese Language Division for a 2-year term (2020-2021).