Luisa Wholley

Luisa Wholley


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   Tampa, FL, 33626

My formal education started with a B.A. in Communications from PUC-RJ, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a native speaker, I have worked as an English-Portuguese translator for many years, for several companies and individuals, in different fields – from pharmaceutical companies to publishers. I can say I am a purist or organic translator, but the truth is that I’m an old-timer. It’s just me and my word processor, I don’t use localization software, nor perform sworn or certified translations. If you are interested, send an email to or fill out the form on the Contact page. I also worked as an ESL/EFL instructor for adults, both in classroom settings and individual tutoring format. I launched a Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners Course on Udemy for English speakers who wish to learn Portuguese from scratch.

A few years ago, I decided to take a step further and upgrade an old passion, acquiring a Professional Photography Certification from the New York Institute of Photography, working with Art and Stock Photography and opening a studio, where I used to do headshots and commercial work. More recently, I received a Meditation certificate from UCF and created a Mindful Photography Course, also available on Udemy. I also currently sell my images on Shutterstock.

As a Brazilian-American, my tendency is to intertwine both cultures in everything I do. Watching my Navy Dad sail the world with his Hasselblad, I have learned to appreciate Photography since about age