ACPN_Projects is the website of the freelancer Ana Catarina Palma Neves. After working for eight years in a higher education institute in Projects and International Relations Offices, and having lived for one year in London, I began working as self-employed in projects of different areas and as a freelance translator. All my work in based on two pillars: planning and information.
Translation and Languages
I’m a freelance translator since 2013, specialised in academic and literary translation. A Portuguese native-speaker and passionate about languages, I lived one year in London to improve my skills in English language and culture. Then, I took a Post-Graduation in Translation EN ↔ PT. I’m now improving my skills in French, German, and Spanish.
Project Management and International Relations
After completing a university degree in Statistics and Information Management, I worked for eight years in the Polytechnic University of Setubal, Portugal, in Projects and International Relations Offices. At the time, I was part of a team that turned five independent operations of mobility exchange into one streamlined institutional office. In the meantime, I completed a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Organisation with a dissertation that aimed to analyse an information system in the 1960’s (before IT systems were available).
Recently, I worked in Ocean Alive, a NGO contributing to ocean preservation, and in a Research Centre at a University. In Ocean Alive I worked as a project manager, managing the logistics for an EEA Grants project and planning and managing the implementation of a new organisational working system. In the Research Centre I worked as a project manager assistant, assisting the researchers with the procedures related to national and international projects and being responsible for restricting the office organisation.
In 2017, I was invited to be a member of the Host Organising Committee for the Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships 2018 and the Canoe Marathon World Championships 2018 as a International Relations Coordinator due to my previous good work as a staff member in international canoeing events. Before, I volunteered at Setubal 2016 – European City of Sport (FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament was the most important of these events), where I had received an award as one of the most actives volunteers.
Last, but not least, I’m proud to have taught English, computer skills, and coding to children aged between 6 and 10 for about four years. It was very challenging and demanding, but highly rewarding to lead kids into their learnings and to get them excited about their findings. I was also appointed as a reference teacher for the pilot project aiming to introduce programming in primary education.
«For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.» Malcom X