Fernanda Luísa Gaspar Marques Pinto has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, with a minor in Portuguese and French Studies, a masters in History of the Portuguese Empire and is currently attending the non-teaching component (thesis preparation) of her PhD in Portuguese Studies, specializing in Literature Studies, with her thesis: As Traduções Francesas da História do Descobrimento e Conquista da Índia pelos Portugueses, de Fernão Lopes de Castanheda, no século XVI. In the professional training sphere, she has attended numerous courses in the fields of IT, book advertising and reading promotion, literature, writing and pedagogy. Throughout her professional career, she has taught and trained in Portuguese, Portuguese as a Foreign Language and French at various vocational schools, vocational training centers and university. She has also reviewed foreign fiction in the magazine Os Meus Livros and researcheds in the Modern History and currently 16th century literatury fields the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Since 1997 she has worked for the Directorate – General for Books, Archives and Libraries – Ministry of Culture, where she has developed projects to promote books and reading in prisons and libraries. She is currently teaching A1 level Portuguese as a Reception Language at Cencal – Centro de Formação Profissional para a Indústria Cerâmica in Caldas da Rainha and Portuguese as a Foreign Language at Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais – Instituto Politécnico in Leiria.