Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
Spanish to Portuguese

Barbara Villa
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Local time: 21:36 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) 
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Subtitling, Transcription
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaMining & Minerals / Gems
Environment & EcologyEsoteric practices
Media / MultimediaGeology

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 10, Questions asked: 30
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Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Money order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Mining
Translation education Master's degree - Universidade Gama Filho
Experience Years of translation experience: 14. Registered at Apr 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
Professional practices Barbara Villa endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me

I am Bárbara, I was born and raised in Brazil and had a one-year experience as an exchange student in the United States (1999). I had always been keen on the subjects related to language and humanities.

In 2003, I´ve started translating professionally, working with 'hard-science' subjects such as mining and geology (surprisingly loving it), while studying in the Arts and Social Communication Institute of UFF Federal University. Such background surely provided me with a multiple perspective which definitely had been useful from then on, both to my career and to my academic performance.

I received my Bachelor´s degree in 2006 with majors in Journalism and Cinema, and I´ve found that working with translation fulfills my curiosity and creative needs just as much as any other activity I´ve been involved in.

I love to be surprised by my customers demands, specially if it implies a lot of extra work in order to get the right terms. I am very passionate about the words, expressions, forms and arrangements each language provide to their respective cultures, contexts and circumstances.

My longest expertise lies on the fields of mining engineer, geology, environment, and law (corporate) but I´ve also worked on anthropology, theology, and shamanism since 2008, and I eventually venture in fields such as ethnobotany, photography, and gastronomy.

I am very concerned about delivering high-quality, timely translations and I charge accordingly.

I am comitted to be useful and precise, with the due regard and respect for the project and the person behind the client.


Bárbara Villa
Keywords: Brazilian Portuguese, English, Spanish (South America), Mining, Geology, Environment, Water, Geography, Theology, Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Shamanism, Yoga, Theology, Arts, Wordfast, punctuality,

Profile last updated
Jun 27, 2017

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