Elisabete Machado worked in publishing at an academic publisher located in the Netherlands, where she lived for 11 years. She is currently living in Portugal, as she is studying for a Masters Degree in Translation in her home country. She graduated from the University of Minho with a degree in Teaching and Education (English & German, FL), and then went on to work as both a high school and a business English teacher. At the same time she was also a freelance translator, specialising in scientific papers. Currently, her main professional interest is Translation and she is keen to expand her knowledge about all areas related to translation studies.