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Julia was born in Brazil and educated in the UK from the age of 11. Phillip is English with an academic background in the Portuguese language. During our professional careers we have spent many years living in the UK, Brazil and Latin America.

Julia Spatuzzi Felmanas

Julia Spatuzzi Felmanas

Julia Spatuzzi Felmanas has lived in the UK for most of her life. Her linguistic qualifications include a Masters in Conference Interpreting, the Diploma in Translation (Spanish into English) from the Institute of Linguists and over 15 years experience as a translator and interpreter.

She also has a B.A. Hons. in Philosophy from Durham University and a Masters in Public Policy & Public Law. She specialises in translating academic papers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences and interpreting for Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations and at academic events.

She has an avid interest in social and political issues, particularly in relation to Latin America, Brazil and Lusophone Africa, and is always improving her knowledge by taking university courses and attending academic events.

Julia is a member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the UK, and SINTRA in Brazil. She also holds the DPSI (Law Option) and a current UK Criminal Record Clearance Certificate.

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Phillip Wigan

Phillip Wigan

Phillip Wigan is a graduate in Brazilian Languages and Literature from King’s College, London University and has studied Humanities at post-graduate level at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil.

He holds the Diploma in Translation (Portuguese to English) from the Institute of Linguists and is a translator with wide experience across many fields. He particularly enjoys working in the areas of journalism, marketing and tourism as well as translating and localising company websites.  A consummate writer, he is fluent in Portuguese with an extensive knowledge of Brazilian history, society, culture and language. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

He is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification in the UK. He has extensive knowledge of London’s history, architecture, galleries and museums and conducts group and private tours of the capital’s cultural attractions. He is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and the Association of Professional Tourist Guides.

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