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Greatest Women in Translation: Melissa Harkin

Honored to have been a part of such a great series!

The Greatest Women in Translation (#gr8estwomenxl8) series, by Brazilian translator Caroline Alberoni, interviews women only, and each interviewee is nominated by the previous one. The idea is that each interviewee appoints a woman they look up to and admire in translation.

Check out my interview and those of other wonderful women translators out there!

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Welcome back to our Greatest Women in Translation series! Since our last “interview” was actually a tribute, it was my turn again to nominate someone and restart the thread. Since my first nomination was a foreign translator (Marta Stelmaszak, from Poland), this time, to be fair, I decided to nominate a Brazilian role model. I must confess I’m curious to see where this thread will take us.

Now please welcome Melissa Harkin.


melissa harkin1.When I created my professional Twitter account, you were the first person I followed. You were my only Brazilian role model. I admired (and still do, of course) your professionalism and your online presence. Could you tell us a bit about your beginning?

Well, I guess my main driver back then was that I was tired of the ‘same old’ pattern in business relationships, regardless of the industry. I was tired of e-mails, machines, lack of customer…

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