- Toronto, CA
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I write and translate english-portuguese-french. I freelance newspapers and magazines (both english and portuguese). Provide creative writing for children.
Area Covered: toronto
Workmore...I write and translate english-portuguese-french. I freelance newspapers and magazines (both english and portuguese). Provide creative writing for children.
Area Covered: toronto
Work Experience Summary: With 10+ years experience as a journalist, writer, editor and broadcaster, in both Portugal and Canada, I have hosted TV and radio shows, launched magazines, edited newspapers and published books; I have the probing mind of a journalist, a love of arts / culture and a passion for creative writing, all balanced with the mature judgment of an editor and the pragmatic ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Communications, Writing, Creativity
ï‚§ Successfully published two children’s books in Portuguese and English, with a third nearing
completion and pursuing sponsorship for publication.
ï‚§ Proposed documentary on the heroic role of immigrant Portuguese women on their families’
adaptation to Canada, currently awaiting budget approval by OMNI TV.
ï‚§ Several of my short stories and poems have been published by Canadian and Portuguese literary
magazines & newspapers.
ï‚§ Translated “Hands on Destiny” into Portuguese, the heroic story of a Canadian pilot, Robert Piché.
ï‚§ Write and speak fluently in English, French and Portuguese, with partial knowledge of Spanish.
ï‚§ Public Relations for Casa dos Azores of Ontario. Organizing media newsletters and press releases, organizing events for the community, contacting the media and representing the organization in
ï‚§ AIDS Azores • media relations. Contacts within ethnic and social groups to talk on Aids prevention
Research and Analysis
ï‚§ Extensive investigative journalism, with many examples of breakthrough insight into important
issues, such as: breast cancer, domestic violence, the impact of violence on children and
ï‚§ Extensive research on the history and sociological adaptation of Azorean immigrants to Canada over
the last 50 years, including the assembly of a pictorial exhibition for several museums & consulates.
ï‚§ Research for a book, “The Life of Alice Nunes”, a lady who left a teaching career at 50 to become the
heart and soul of a radio station on the island of Santa Maria for the next 30 years.
ï‚§ Sociological research for a documentary on the deportation of Azoreans committing criminal acts in Canada, their repatriation and correction to lead productive lives.
Organization, Multi-tasking, Time Management
ï‚§ Efficiently coordinate the editorial, production processes and workflow of the newspaper, Nove Ilhas,
for weekly publication. I formerly assisted the Editor in Chief and was able to streamline the process
after her recent departure, saving major historical overtime expenses.
ï‚§ Silent partner, mentor and editor in the successful launch and monthly publication of a new
magazine, “Faces”, now in its fifth edition, achieving good circulation and advertising revenue.
ï‚§ Currently teach culture to Portuguese youth on Satudays and a 2-hour weekly lesson on the
English language and culture to disabled immigrants.
ï‚§ While working, moving internationally and completing a university degree as an adult, I have raised a 16-year son (a high school honour student) as a single parent, following the early death of his father.
ï‚§ Hosted radio & TV news shows and produced weekly cultural show in the Azores in the early 1980’s.
ï‚§ Freelance journalism in Montreal during the late 1980’s
Co-Founder, Editor, “Faces” Magazine 2007-2008
Successfully launched “Faces” Magazine, with colleague, Sonia Ribiera, in December 2007. Now in its fifth edition, “Faces” has been well accepted by the Portuguese community in Toronto and is financially viable, based on its rapidly growing advertising revenue.
Acting Editor, Community Relations Liaison, “Nove Ilhas” Newspaper 2006-2008
The weekly Portuguese newspaper of Multimedia Nova Corporation, Canada’s leading diversity publisher / printer. Nove Ilhas has a circulation of 18,000 copies and a total reach of 50,000 community members.
It delivers objective, top quality and timely coverage of key issues and how they affect the community.
Editor, www.adiaspora.com 2004-2005
A bilingual website, offering comprehensive news and information on the Portuguese community in Canada, especially on matters of immigration and culture.
Newspaper Reporter and TV Host, Azores, Portugal 2000-2004
“Acoriano Oriental”, the leading Azorean newspaper (www.acorianooriental.pt) and “RTP/A”, the public broadcasting company of Portugal (www.rtp.pt)
Education Summary: Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995, International Relations
Ottawa University, Literary Publications, Certificate, 1991
Concordia University, Communications Studies, 1985-87
York University & George Brown College, Creative Writing
Translator, reporter, creative writer