ANGELA BRETAS
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY

Angela Bretas was born in Santa Catarina, Brasil and has always liked to write, writing poems and short stories as a hobby. Since the beginning of her school life until Junior High School, Angela, who studied in a stern nun school, Maria Auxiliadora, received several certificates for her compositions and poems, always ranked among the first students in her classroom. She moved to the United States of America in 1985 and studied English at the Lynn Community College, in Massachusetts. She reads, writes and speaks English and Portuguese fluently and also has some knowledge of Spanish. Angela Bretas has published two books and has two others on print, working as a free-lance for several newspapers in Brazil and in the US, as a columnist and reporter.

Angela started her journalistic experience as chief editor to a monthly internal newspaper at Banco do Brasil in 1983. In 1992, she had a column at the extinct Gazeta Brasileira, in the States, in Massachusetts, working in it until its last edition in 1994. In 1992, she volunteered to write chronicles, make researches and articles and write the social column at the Brazilian Times, keeping this position until the present day. In 1997, she decided to live in Florida and was hired by the Brazilian Paper, a biweekly newspaper of Pompano Beach, working as a reporter, columnist and writer until 1998. In 1998 she was invited by the Florida Review, published in Miami, to work as a columnist and to write about several different subjects. As she was a volunteer and had to divide her time with a course of Medical / Dental Assisting at the Professional Carrier Development Institute, she was forced to quit her collaborations during 1999. She periodically writes for the newspaper Correio Popular, in Rondonia, for Estadão do Norte, and Evidência magazine, all in Brazil, as a free-lance, writing on several themes. She has also worked as a columnist at the Brazilian Sun of Miami since the beginning of 2000. Some of her articles can also be found in some internet sites, among them, Portugal em Linha (Portugal Online), Editora Blocos/ZAZ, Ndimension of England, www.acontece.com, www.notivaga.com, besides others. Angela takes part of the Board of Directors of União de Escritores Brasileiros (Brazilian Writers League), USA, which have its head offices in New York City, where she fulfills the position of Assistance and Events Director.