Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Editing and Proofreading

Preparation of written material for publication by correcting, condensing, proofreading, or otherwise modifying it.

Technical Writing

Preparation of instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.


Written transcript of an audio or video recording.


Translation of spoken dialogue into written text on the screen.

Glossary Creation and Maintenance

Bilingual or multilingual dictionary of product-specific terms and their translation.


Luciana Meinking, Ph.D., Language Specialist

Melissa Harkin is a very professional and detail oriented technical translator with extensive knowledge of the translation industry. She is an extremely supportive and insightful colleague who is always ready to discuss work-related issues in a very professional and collaborative way. I strongly recommend Melissa's work.

Jennifer Iverson - Country Leader, Water.Org

Melissa is a very competent translator in the English - Portuguese word pair in addition to being very attentive to details and always delivering on time. It is a real pleasure to work with her.

Rachel Biderman - Executive Director, WRI Brazil

Finding good translators that can convey the technical environmental message is a big challenge, especially in Brazil, where not many people study both English and Environmental issues. Finding the right technical words is of key importance and only translators who work hard and study can do a good job. Very few I know have succeeded in this area. Melissa is one of them.

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