Welcome to my online portfolio. This page was created to show you my work and also to make it easy to keep in touch, in case you are interested in working with me.
Writing is my biggest passion and creativity is the road I walk on. Let´s take a walk and have fun!
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Documentary film "A Heavy Metal Civilization",
ready in June 2018. The production is about Finland and the relation of its society with heavy metal music. It tells the story of the evolution of the Finnish heavy metal scene starting from the 80 ́s, going through the 90 ́s and 2000 ́s until nowadays.
It shows a series of interviews made with the biggest Finnish rock stars, who tell their impression on the topic.
Authors - Producers - Directors: Maila-Kaarina Rantanen and Cristina Ornellas
The format is made for TV. You can request more info at
Watch the trailer here.
To check my experience on formal jobs please check my profile on Linkedin.
2017 - Today
General editor for the collaborative platform "Brasileirinhos pelo Mundo", aka "BPM Kids"
The collaborative platform BPM Kids was designed and created in November 2017 as an information tool for Brazilian mothers living abroad or soon to become expats. It promotes Brazilian Portuguese as language of inheritance, brings information on healthcare, education, integration and several other important aspects, all written by women who are mothers or professionals in the area of Education, Pedagogy, Psychology and Healthcare.
Recruite columnists, make sure the quality of the articles are good and that the chosen subjects go according to the platform principles, edit articles and pictures, manage SEO and readibility, manage the team of proofreaders, report to the editor in chief, manage publication calendar, moderate comments.
2014 - Today
Copywriter, translator and proofreader
Languages I translate from: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Spanish
Languages I translate to: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
Languages I proofread: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Website "This is Finland", produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and published by the Finland Promotion Board.
This work consists in translation, copywriting and poofreading since texts have to be adapted to a Brazilian informal but journalistic language and cultural reality. I deliver the articles ready for publishing.
I was also responsible for the translation of the main page and all subpages of the website.
Columnist for the collaborative platform "Brasileiras pelo Mundo" (Brazilian women around the world).
Online since 2012, "BPM" emerged from the idea of incorporating in one place experiences of several Brazilian women in the same situation: successfully established in different parts of the globe with careers, families, own businesses etc. "BPM" has over 40 thousand followers. I write a monthly column about Finland you can read here.
2006 - 2011
Editor in chief, music journalist, reporter and translator at Hard Blast web magazine.
Music-oriented website founded by me to connect the Brazilian rock music scene to the international scene. It was the first-and-only bilingual (Portuguese and English) Brazilian web magazine until the year 2011. The website offered reviews of concerts, albums critics, interviews, pictures and possibility of networking for music professionals.
As the editor in chief of Hard Blast I had the opportunity of interviewing very important rock stars and covering a large number of festivals and concerts. In 2008 I achieved partnerships with almost all Brazilian music websites and some others in Sweden and England. I had interviews published in medias all over the world.
2018 / 2020
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland)
Master of Business Administration
Specialization: Communication Management
2003 / 2007
Universidade Estácio de Sá (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Major: international relations
Minor: business administration
1999 / 2002
Escola de Música Villa Lobos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
technical degree in singing plus violin as second instrument
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro- UFRJ
Philosophy and teaching
Brazilian Portuguese: mother language
English: C2 (mastery of proficiency)
Finnish: B2.2 (independet user)
Spanish: B2 (independent user)
2018/AUG - Elements of Artificial Intelligence
Online course offered by the University of Helsinki
Understand some of the major implications of AI
Think critically about AI news and claims
Define and discuss what AI is
Explain the methods that make AI possible
2017/AUG - Avoin yrittäjäkoulutus - Open entrepreneur training at Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä Keuda
license number: 673811
The course consisted in 24 hours of training on how to be an entrepreneur in Finland. Content:
Social security for entrepreneurs
2016/OCT - How to rock social media with Guy Kawasaki
Online course in which Guy Kawasaki—a social media expert with over eleven million followers—explains how to be great at all aspects of social media, whether you are interested in personal, professional, or organizational branding. He also provides profile tips specific to the major social media platforms: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.