I'm fortunate to be an active part of the radical transformation of content editing from paper to web. I started in newspaper advertisement design, back in the 1990s, and worked as book and magazine publisher, content editor, web editor and project manager. The last 20 years have surely been the most revolutionary for publishers since Gutenberg, and a strong incentive for learning and innovation.
Democratize publishing, a motto to open source projects like WordPress, has inspired me to contribute, helping users in forums, on localisation, translation, training and event planning (WordCamp Lisbon and WordCamp Porto).
Even though I mostly work in the area of technology, I have actually graduated as a Clinical Psychologist, which helped me to better understand users' experience and necessities, particularly in what support is concerned.
Entrepreneurship and open source are my two main areas of interest. I praise the merits of community collaboration as the most advanced and sustainable form of intellectual and creative development.
Support and training
Quality of product
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level
Proficient reading and understanding (C2)
Proficient writing (C2)
Proficient speaking (C1)
Proficient reading and understanding (C1)
Independent writing (B1)
Independent speaking (B1)
WPstress.com (formerly WPlearn.it) 2013
WordPress face-to-face training and custom training services (tutoring, documentation, etc.).
Empower 2010 - Current
Web and paper publishing project management. Design and editing. WordPress customization.
Efeito Avestruz 2009 - Current
Non-profit activities and events planning and management. WordCamp Lisbon co-organizer.
Ovni 2005 - 2011
Responsable for the book publishing workflow. Translation, editing and design. WordPress customization. Localisation.
Climepsi Editores 1997 - 2002
Production coordination and editorial assistance (translation, proofreading, authors and foreign publishers relations).
Other projects (Freelance and community driven)
Technical and literary book translation (English-Portuguese and Spanish-Portuguese) and proofreading. Magazine content editing and proofreading. Software localisation. WordPress portuguese language translator and validator.
Events (Community driven)
Co-organized WordCamp Lisboa 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2017; and WordCamp Porto 2013, 2016, and 2018.
Workshop lead on WordPress basics in WordCamp Porto 2016 and WordCamp Lisboa 2017, and on WooCommerce basics in WordCamp Porto 2018.
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (Lisbon) 1991 - 1997
College graduation, Clinical Psychology (ISCED 5A)
Clinical and general psychology, behaviour assessment, psychopathology. Group dynamics.
Ler/Booktailors' Best Graphic Design of a Literature Book award. 2008
Finished the Zurich Maratón Sevilla 2018 (Spain) in 4:00:18 hours. 25.02.2018
Finished the 4th Half Marathon of Golegã 2017 (Portugal) in 1:58:23 hours. 30.04.2017
People and (their) places