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Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English

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March 2017

Teresa Bento
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Local time: 12:38 WET (GMT+0)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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About me
About me:
As a child, I used to make up stories (I still do), and the frustration of being unable to understand foreign TV shows often exasperated me. I started reading when I was 3.
I adapt easily to new situations (I am what the Americans call an “army brat”), I am diligent, organised and meticulous in my job, to the point of being annoying and I have multiple interests, from photography to movies, pop culture, technology, gadgets and of course, books.
Doing something new every day is what I love the most about my occupation.
I work from home, which also gives me the title of professional juggler. :)

I’ve been working as a translator and creative adaptations writer for eleven years.
I've been involved in the Portuguese campaigns for a variety of toy advertisements and that's always been great fun (I adapt slogans and song lyrics).
I also adapt video games, mobile apps and websites.
Recently, I’ve been working on fashion campaigns for a well-known fashion brand (advertisements, brochures, print ads) and this experience is widening my horizons as a creative writer, which is one of my goals.

Academic Background:
University Degree in English and German Language and Literature:

Major - English and German language, literature and culture.
Minor - Translation.

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de LisboaWorking Languages:
English - Portuguese
Portuguese - English

Professional Experience:

11 years experience as a full-time freelance translator.

- Translating and proofreading video games for iPhone and iPad. Performing QA on games, game-related websites and writing bug reports.
- Translating / Transcreating marketing campaigns.
Creating rhymes and appealing songs/ slogans to fit the advertisements.
- Translating / localising and screen checking video games, mobile phone games and applications, as well as marketing documents related to video games.
- Creative translation of video games (many of which included spelling, rhyming challenges and trivia questions).
- Literary translation. Children's Literature, Tour Guides and novels.
- Translating websites and social network materials.

Areas of Expertise/ Preference:
- Marketing / Advertising
- Fashion
- Video games and mobile phone apps
- Bug reports with screen checks for video games
- Websites
- Books
- Literary texts of any kind
- Slang and fluent English
- Anything concerning creative writing
- Art
- General conversation, letters
- Cookery, food and recipes
- Tourism (interactive travel guides)
- Photography (technical)

Business Terms: Simply e-mail me with the material you need me to translate. The price will vary according to the type of text and field, language pair and, of course, the amount of time I am given, in order to do my task.

My working hours are usually from 10 AM to 6.30 PM (GMT) Monday to Friday, but I am flexible and I do meet deadlines, even if that means working my fingers to the bone.

I never work on many projects at the same time, because I believe a translator should be focused, in order to be successful.

Absolute secrecy is assured, when dealing with the customers' documents.

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Bank transfer / Paypal. EURO would be highly preferable but, depending on the customer's wishes, an agreement can be reached.

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Total pts earned: 289
PRO-level pts: 241

Top languages (PRO)
English to Portuguese186
Portuguese to English39
German to Portuguese16
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences8
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama39
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings20
Cooking / Culinary16
Education / Pedagogy12
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters12
Poetry & Literature8
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects6
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Portuguese6
Specialty fields
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama3
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino2
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Media / Multimedia1
Human Resources1
Other fields
Business/Commerce (general)1
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Profile last updated
Dec 13, 2016

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