Roberta Jenkins


My nearly 30 years of experience in Localization, Transcreation, and LQA have been pivotal in advancing business success in Brazil. I also lead teams committed to quality, backed by my extensive knowledge in Journalism, Marketing, and Linguistics.

Transformative Localization, Strategic Leadership

I excel at helping businesses reach their North Star in the Brazilian market.

I was 14 when I started practising translation. My dad gave me one of his trade magazines and asked me to translate a short article about pavement tests for large commercial aircraft. Though the scope and subject have changed a fair bit, I haven’t stopped ever since. It’s been nearly 30 years.

Today, I leverage my skills in Journalism, Marketing, and Linguistics to lead Translation and Review Teams to high-quality outcomes and ensure client satisfaction, particularly within major technology companies. My role extends to actively localizing and transcreating content, ensuring it resonates with its intended audience while upholding the highest linguistic standards. I am also a seasoned Language Quality Assurance Specialist, focused on perfecting localized texts for the Brazilian marketplace.

Language Solutions

Transform your market presence in Brazil with expertly tailored language services crafted for success.


Bridge cultural gaps with localization that respects and reflects Brazilian nuances.


Capture the local essence with transcreation that crafts compelling, culturally-rich content.


Refine and perfect your content, ensuring linguistic excellence in Brazilian Portuguese.


Elevate team performance with leadership that inspires quality and efficiency.

Technical Skills

CATs: SDL Trados Studio, MemoQ, Google localization ecosystem, Smartling, Phrase, Netflix localization ecosystem, Transifex, Lokalise, Idiom, Translation Workspace XLIFF Editor, Subply, Amara Subtitling

PM & Collab Tools: Jira, Mantis, Plunet, Trello, Notion

Microsoft Office & Power BI

Adobe Photoshop

Prompt Writing for ChatGPT and Gemini


Bachelor of Arts, Literature and Languages Course, English Translation, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro from 07/2013 to 07/2018

Graduate in Marketing at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets from 05/2003 to 12/2003

Graduate in Communications Advisory at Estácio de Sá University from 03/2003 to 05/2004

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and UNC Chapel Hill from 01/1999 to 12/2002


My Experience

1996 – Present

Independent Professional

Localization, Transcreation, and Linguistic Quality Assurance Specialist

I have directly engaged in and overseen translation and editing, including LQA reports and MT post-editing, across Marketing, eCommerce, IT, Financial Services, and Civil Aviation sectors for a diverse client base, while also leading Translation and Review Teams as the Lead Linguist. My responsibilities also include managing the creation of Style Guides, Glossaries, and Translation Memories, ensuring the resolution of localization pain points, and delivering projects ahead of schedule to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

2016 – 2017

Wordlink Traduções

Language Consultant

I have efficiently streamlined the translation process for our main account, a California-based global leader in IT, and was promoted to Reviewer within just five months to further enhance quality and meet client expectations.

2004 – 2006

Brasilcap Capitalização S.A.

Communications Associate

I have strategically planned and implemented the Company’s Extranet and Corporate Portal, managed content across all web channels, and led initiatives such as the Client Relationship Improvement Program and the Integrated Communications plan for internal clients, all while ensuring our messaging met the latest standards and client expectations, culminating in our team winning the 2005 Destaque no Marketing Award by the Brazilian Marketing and Business Association.

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