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Member since Apr '08

Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
Portuguese (monolingual)

Availability today:
Partially available

October 2014

Maria Castro
Quality & Accuracy at your service!


Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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Quality & Accuracy at your service
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member, Moderator
This translator is helping to localize into Portuguese (EU)
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization
Specializes in:
Law (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Education / PedagogyGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Poetry & LiteratureSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

Project History 12 projects entered

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Other - Universidade de Aveiro
Experience Years of translation experience: 17. Registered at Aug 2006. Became a member: Apr 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s)
English to Portuguese
Credentials English to Portuguese (Universidade de Aveiro, verified)
Portuguese to English (Universidade de Aveiro, verified)
Portuguese (Universidade de Aveiro, verified)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, MetaTexis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Forum posts 48 forum posts
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators
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Professional practices Maria Castro endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I hold a degree in languages (Portuguese and English) from University of Aveiro (1992-97).
I started working as a teacher, teaching English and Portuguese to teenage students and adults. Alongside, I started translating legal and business documentation.

I am a highly motivated freelance translator, dedicated to detail and perfection, adept at working independently but equally capable of working in a team environment.

I provide translation, proofreading and editing services in the following language pairs: EN-PTpt; PTpt-EN; PTbr-EN and PTbr-PTpt.

I have collaborated with different clients in various fields translating documents such as:
*articles of incorporation, bylaws, contracts, powers of attorney, financial/tax reports;
*diplomas, academic/school transcripts, CVs;
*birth/death/marriage certificates, driving licences;
* education-related texts: reports, training resources, theses, abstracts...;
*marketing-related texts: brochures, newsletters...;
*user manuals;
*mobile applications and instructions, screen protectors;
*social network websites, e-commerce;

I also provide certified and apostilated translations.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 313
PRO-level pts: 305

Top languages (PRO)
Portuguese to English150
English to Portuguese115
Italian to Portuguese4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences24
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)75
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs48
Education / Pedagogy39
Poetry & Literature32
Law: Contract(s)15
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.12
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng12
Pts in 13 more flds >

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Keywords: translation, editing/proofreading, english-portuguese-english, flexibility, reliability, quality, law, linguistics, literature, poetry, education, pedagogy, certificates, certified translations, social sciences, wine, engineering, managing, business, finance, video games, general conversation, software localization, website localization

Profile last updated
Oct 17

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