After completing a BA degree in Portuguese Studies in 2004, I worked in different customer service roles, climbing the corporate ladder from call center operator to leader of a complaint handling team.
At the end of 2013, I chose to follow my dream career and took the leap of faith to become a freelance writer. Since then, I've been combining storytelling with SEO to produce engaging, evergreen, and original content in English and Portuguese for a variety of digital publications.
In 2020, I also collaborated on two books: "Travel Writing 101: Everything You Need To Know To Start The Best Job In The World: 30+ ‘how to’ lessons from professional travel writers and editors " (organized by former CNN Travel editor James Durston) and "Secret City" (published by Lonely Planet).
Check my LinkedIn profile for more details on my work experience and an up-to-date portfolio.
"Sandra is an excellent writer who can follow a client's briefing and always sticks to the deadlines. She has been a long-term contributor for the trivago magazine Portugal, where I've supervised her work. Since the beginning, she has understood the client's editing style and was able to match her writing to the requirements in every project, while keeping the content engaging. We worked together on multiple projects and both me, as an editor, and the client has always been happy with the outcome. She's an expert in her field, handles feedback well and is quick to respond. I would highly recommend working with her."
Joana Taborda, Managing Editor at trivago magazine Portugal
"Sandra always goes the extra mile to deliver engaging, personable content. Her work is always peppered with beautiful images, insightful interviews, quirky angles and useful information. A pleasure to work with, she always delivers on time and in good humour and is adept at reworking angles and context efficiently and successfully."
Niamh O'Brien, Digital Editor at Lonely Planet
"It's been such a pleasure working with Sandra on unique content for Devour Tours. We look to work with talented writers who know their subject matter inside and out, and whose values align with our own. Sandra's passion for sustainable tourism, her knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal, and her love of local culture made her the perfect fit. We hope to continue working with Sandra on future projects."
Lauren Aloise, CEO and Co-Founder Devour Tours
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