My name is Lourdes Helena a Professional with seventeen years in the communication business TV & Radio producer, Film Director, teaching, acting and business experience. I share my knowledge to many other people as well, again giving back to the world. I am glad I could pass the knowledge to enrich other lives. Making this place a better place, a safer place a healthier place. I try to make our environment a better place starting with my own family; one person can make a difference. I also seek to become a better person everyday.
High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relationships.
In 1995 BES Inc has chosen me to record, translate and transcribe for these projects within the Portuguese division! I was born in the City of Rio de Janeiro and raised in Teresopolis- Brazil with International experience. I lived in Argentina, Montreal (Canada), France (Nice, Cannes and Paris) Los Angeles, Detroit, Portland and currently in the State of Florida
My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the language as a Portuguese or Spanish. No, I always want to teach students more than the language. Acting as well to Practice Communications Skills
Coaching & training diverse group and individual acting & performing lessons live and via the internet. Voice over talent for various commercials in the US and abroad in a daily basis. Artistic Director for various commercial projects for fortune 500 companies & small business. Executive Film Producer
Highlights of qualifications:
More than 16 years of experience as a Teacher & Instructor, Portuguese & Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Engineer & Marketing Specialist. Medical & technical writer, voice over talent, Web Tester, Q& A Test Engineer for Web Development, gamer expertise. Strong computer skills; strong knowledge of Italian and French. Contractor for: US District Court in Detroit, Michigan and Portland, Oregon; TransPerfect, Kaiser Permanente, Health Media, Ford, GM, Siemens, Chrysler, Health Media Inc., etc. Former positions: Call Center Manager handling more than 80,000 income calls per day when TV advertisement appeared on major networks TV Globo Americas & Europe (Brazilian TV) Univision, etc. Technical Writer Portuguese and Spanish Language, Interpreter, Translator. Coordinate large translations projects in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian for the Auto Industries, Insurance Companies and Health Related Programs. Developed financial strategies; high tech educational CDs, E-Books, Print books.
U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan and Portland, Oregon - Position: Expert Witness & Interpreter
Expert Witness, helped US District Court Attorneys on their investigations, cases related to illegal human traffic between US, Canada and Mexico, illegal documents production. Assisted investigators to verify evidence against international criminals. Portuguese Interpreter (on site as needed) assisting Public Defender Officer, US District Attorneys with consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
Detroit Public Defense office Position: Expert Witness, Interpreter and Translator
Part-time Portuguese & Spanish Language Teacher (Weekend College, offered on Saturdays)
Conducted college-level courses in the field of foreign languages; areas of instruction include pronunciation,
meaning, translation, linguistic history of foreign languages, Created effective language-learning programs, Methodology and Tests. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and leading classroom discussions; instructed students in various subject matters, utilizing various methods of lecture and demonstration. Administered and graded examinations; Conducted research and case studies in field of foreign languages, published findings in trade journals and textbooks. Responsible for Brazilian cultural programs, used audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations. Used Blackboard software for testing, for homework assignments and grading students.
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing about 150,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees throughout the state.
ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.