Barbara Saldanha Paz

translator, Writer, and Teacher in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands

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I`m Barbara Saldanha Paz. My friends call me “Barbarella”, “Babs” or “Bar”. My last names are from Spanish origin and difficult to pronounce. Crossing borders is natural to me.

I`ve got a Bachelor's degree in Language, Interpretation and Translation in English and Portuguese. I also speak basic Dutch and Spanish. Besides, I`m an eternal knowledge seeker, a lifelong learner.

I’m a people-person. My work always orbited around people and communication in any type. By advertising, building relationships, connecting with all kinds of people. I like to every now and then explore new things and so I’ve worked on the publishing business, on the fashion business, on the automotive business and as sales manager on the largest harbor in Brazil. Voracious reader my whole life, I`m also a writer. My side hustle is writing. I have a book over self-esteem and many magazine articles about hands experience to travelers published. Back in Brazil I was lucky enough to be a frequent guest on radio and tv talk shows. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I'm an empath and I like making them feel comfortable with me. I found this skill was especially helpful when I worked in sales, but now I think it`s time to move to the next step.

Here's what I believe: we are eternal souls in a temporary experience, born to improve as human beings and make the world a better place as co-creatos, caring for the environment. People who proudly declare that they are already the best version of themselves make me nervous.

When I’m not writing stuff by day, cooking by the evening, with family on the beach, scuba diving with my sons, with friends in a festival by the summer or by myself reading by the winter, I’m doing my best to help others find the same happiness and fulfillment that I’ve found in my heart.

The racial miscegenation of my family includes all colors of skins. We are spread over Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Monaco and Brazil. So yeah, I've got a Latin flavor going on. I call the fairy-tale village of Dedemsvaart in the countryside of The Netherlands home. I love to travel and for that my language skills are very handy. I've been building a new life for the last three years in NL.

Hungry for more? Need some time? Wanna make magic together? Book me to chat. Absolutely need to send me an email? will reach me.

  • Education
    • Centro Universitario Estácio - Brazil
    • BMW Corporative University