Helena Barbosa

Translator and Lawyer in São Paulo, Brasil

Helena Barbosa

Translator and Lawyer in São Paulo, Brasil

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Hello, I'm Helena, a professional translator and owner of Helena Barbosa Language Services. I'm a NAATI(National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)accredited translator in the pair Portuguese < > English with over 10 years of professional experience in translation, editing, proofreading and cultural adaptation. Considering my background as a lawyer and legal consultant working with indigenous and non-profit organisations, I specialise in legal translation and consulting for inter-cultural communication and institutional relationship. Also, my endless curiosity has expanded my career path into different areas such as the arts, sports, politics, culture and the academy. Subtitling movies and TV series functions as a time killer for me (totally a movie addict).

Native Portuguese speaker, born and raised in Brazil. After graduating in Law and Translation, I moved to Australia and had the chance to take my English language proficiency to the next level. Back after a few years to my home country, I founded my company Helena Barbosa Language Services in 2011, which specialises in NAATI certified translation as well as in legal and technical translation of areas that I enjoy working with. I'm now doing a Master's inTranslationStudies at the University of São Paulo – USP about indigenous interpreters. And parallel to all this, I continue offering legal aid services to indigenous communities and their organisations, such as theAssociação Yawalapíti Awapá – AYA(Yawalapíti Awapá Association), an indigenous organisation of Alto Xingu (MT – Brazil).

As I can't sit still, despite all the work and study, I turn my day upside down and find time to practice circus acrobatics, dance, walk my dogs, explore my city's culinary scene and travel to see the wonders of this world.


Portuguese < > English Translating, Editing and Content Creation

Project Management

Legal and Language Consulting


MA Translation Studies

BA Language Studies (Translation) / BA Law

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