Janice Cruz

25+ years of experience translating/interpreting English/Portuguese, Portuguese/English, in Brazil and the U.S. Native fluency in both pairs of languages.. Security Clearance – US Government. Notary Public. Extensive experience in localizations, or “tropicalization”, able to perform the following services; translating, editing, proofreading; consecutive interpreting, telephone interpreting, video narrating and transcription.

Related Experience
(All positions below were as in-house translator/interpreter)

United States Department of Defense, Military Liaison Office
American Consulate General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

British Petroleum Development Brazil (BP Oil)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

National Cash Register (NCR) of Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Duke University, Divers Alert Network (DAN), Durham, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina


  • Department of the United States Army, Certificate of Exceptional Performance (Translating/Interpreting Services)
  • Brazilian Navy, Medal of Honor for Enhancing Brazil/U.S. relations through exceptional interpreting services

Freelance Work:

  • Consortra Translations, New York, Washington, Houston, San Francisco
  • Global Translation Services, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Language Resources, Greensboro, NC
  • The Language Factory, Miami
  • Translamedia, London, New York, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong
  • TransPerfect, New York
  • Word Express Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York


  • American Schools of Rio de Janeiro and Brasília
  • Notre Dame University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bachelors Degree in Education
  • Alliance Française, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Intensive French Language Course
  • University of Cambridge, Certification of Proficiency in English
  • The University of Michigan, Certificate of Language Proficiency
  • Durham Technical Community College, Spanish Language Courses
  • Duke University Continuing Education, Spanish Language Courses
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Certified as a Qualified ACTFL/OPI Tester in Brazilian-Portuguese
  • Avant Assessment, Target Language Expert, Certified Item Writer in Portuguese
  • Second Language Testing, Inc, Defense Language Institute, Certified Item Writer, Portuguese Language


  • American Translators Association (ATA)
  • Proz Member
  • Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI)