Wiki pages on "translation in Brazil"
Thread poster: Enrique Cavalitto

Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:51
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
Sep 17, 2010

Dear colleagues,

A new wiki page was created on "translation in Brazil", in both English and Portuguese versions.

Some information on suggested rates was entered in these pages but they are otherwise blank,and they are available for Brazilian colleagues to create content on the translation profession and business in Brazil.

I apologize for posting in English, My Portuguese is definitely not good enough for posting in a professional forum icon_smile.gif



José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:51
English to Portuguese
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Sworn translations in Brazil Sep 17, 2010

Hola Enrique,

Pleased to meet you again.

One important piece of information regarding "translation in Brazil" is sworn translations. I don't mean they represent such a significant volume, neither in words per year, not in Certified Public Translators - I guess there are at most some 2,500 of us throughout the country (and none outside - there can't be), more than half in the Sao Paulo state.

The point is that I see too many translation agencies overseas bragging on web sites about their offering of sworn translations into any language and for any country.

I reckon that for someone living in a country where translations for official purposes are not ruled by law it's kinda hard to believe that such thing exists anywhere else. It's just like I was baffled by the on/off/full license in England regarding alcoholic beverages.

However I see and hear about many people who bring their docs with foreign-made sworn translations into Brazil and get them rejected by local agencies/authorities. Hence I take every chance to enlighten people about it.

I've put my attempt at in English, and at in Portuguese. There are sequel pages at in English and in Portuguese, however the information on these latter two are more specific to the Sao Paulo State and to my personal m.o.

I have a hard time keeping track of the links for the "Juntas Comerciais" translators' online directories (#4 on the first pages), as they remodel their web sites somewhat often. A few of the links presently obsolete, however I'm almost ready to correct them in my forthcoming site update.

Anyone is welcome to convert that information to Wiki format for Proz, as it's something I'm not experienced with.


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