Portuguese Translator Mercedes Bourgaize has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Translation from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
With over 35 years of experience translating both ways between English and Brazilian Portuguese, Mercedes is a past president of, and is certified by the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (S.T.I.B.C.).
As well as being a Portuguese Translator, Mercedes is fluent in Spanish and holds a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), issued by the Ministry of Education in Spain.
Mercedes has over twenty years experience as a Technical Services Librarian working for the United States Information Service (USIS) at the American Embassy in Brasilia, and as a law librarian for Harris & Company, the largest Labour and Employment law firm in Western Canada.
(Research is often an important aspect of translation work)
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