ALBERTO N . ABREU
Director

LANGUAGES
English (native)
Portuguese (native)
Spanish (translation and passive language for interpretation)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
International trade, American jurisprudence, environmental protection, industrial relations, publishing, journalism, economic development, law enforcement, anti-terrorism training, human rights, policies, politics and government.

EMPLOYMENT
Co-founder and Vice President, Abreu Language Services, Ltd 1999-present
Freelance Translator and Interpreter 1986-1999

EXPERIENCE
INTERPRETATION 1986-present
Provide Portuguese simultaneous and/or consecutive interpreting at conferences, seminars, meetings, intercultural exchange visits, trials and depositions to a wide variety of public, private and non-profit sector clients, including:

US Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, Defense, Energy inter alia
USAID
United States Congress
United States Trade Representative
Internal Revenue Service
Food and Drug Administration
Caterpillar
IBM
UNISYS
Microsoft
Landmine Survivors Network
ExxonMobil Corporation
Petrobras
AES
Columbia University
John Snow International
National Press Club
US-Angolan Chamber of Commerce
Riggs Bank
President of Angola
Various law firms and court systems

TRANSLATION 1993-present
Translate documents from Portuguese and Spanish into English. Recent assignments have focused on patent-related issues, petroleum technology, education, engineering.

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DIPLOMATIC HISTORY 1977 - 1981
Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Washington, DC
Course in Portuguese-English Translation, Division of Interpretation and Translation

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
State Department qualified interpreter since 1986

Native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese and English

Director of Precious Metals and Foreign Exchange Operations, Deak Perera, Inc., Washington, DC, 1983 to 1985.

Member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the Translators and Interpreters Guild, the American Translators Association (Portuguese and Interpreters Divisions), and the National Capital Area Translators Association.

COMPUTERS, EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
Dell Pentium III desktop, Sony Vaio laptop, Word Perfect 2000 for Windows and MS-Word 2000; Windows 98; Hewlett-Packard 4L Laser & OfficeJet K60 Printers

Vast multilingual library in electronic and book form.