Melissa Harkin

Founder - Translator, Editor and Project Manager

Brazilian-American

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.

She also has a Certificate in English for Journalism, a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialization, and a Specialization in Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation. From 1997 to 2011, she worked part-time as a translator while dedicating herself to her original legal background. In January 2012, Melissa decided to dedicate herself full-time to translations and has since been providing her services to several national and international development banks, major international NGOs, and multinational companies.

Melissa is a member of the Brazilian Translators Association (ABRATES) and the American Translators Association (ATA), where she is the Assistant Administrator of its Portuguese Language Division.

Todd Harkin

Portuguese > English Translator and Editor

American

After more than 25 years of working in hospitality in 2 different countries, Todd transitioned full-time to the translation industry in 2019. Between 2012 and 2018, he translated part-time for several translation agencies and helped freelance translators with terminology and cultural adequacy in English translations.

Todd is a member of the Brazilian Translators Association (ABRATES) and the American Translators Association (ATA), where he's also a member of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division, serving as Copyeditor and Outreach Coordinator. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Gastronomy and Hospitality Management, a Graduate Degree in Translation, and Certificates in Portuguese as a Second Language (Mackenzie University), Medical Translation (Escola de Tradutores), Technical Translation (Geronymus), and Conference Interpreting (Escola de Tradutores).

Freelance Translators

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford

We often partner with other professional translators to meet a specific need that our clients' project may present. Our pool of translators includes:

  • L.M.G., Ph.D. in English Philology (Portuguese, English, and German)
  • T.Z., Ph.D. Fellow in Biolinguistics (Portuguese, English, and Spanish)
  • L.P., MS in Anthropology (Portuguese and English)
  • A.R., Translation Specialist (Portuguese and English)
  • V.A., Translation Specialist (Portuguese and English)
  • T.M., BA in English (Portuguese and English)
  • K.S., BA in English and Portuguese (Portuguese and English)
  • M.R.R., BA in Translation Studies (Portuguese, English, and Spanish)
  • K.K., BA in Information Technology (Portuguese and Spanish)