Member since Jun '14

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

Barbara Villa
Corporate Law, Mining & Environment

Local time: 13:57 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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Jan 21 (posted via  Human Translation (what a pleasure!) plus MTPE (Not so pleasurable) ...more, + 2 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at
Services Software localization, Translation, Subtitling, Transcription, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Business/Commerce (general)Mining & Minerals / Gems
GeologyEnvironment & Ecology
JournalismCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Media / MultimediaInternational Org/Dev/Coop

English to Portuguese - Rates: 0.05 - 0.09 USD per word / 60 - 120 USD per hour
Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 USD per word / 70 - 120 USD per hour
Spanish to Portuguese - Rates: 0.04 - 0.09 USD per word / 70 - 120 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 10, Questions asked: 47
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

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 experience: 17. Registered at Apr 2009. Became a member: Jun 2014.
Credentials English to Portuguese (Universidade Gama Filho , verified)
English (University of Cambridge, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Subtitle Workshop, Wordfast
Professional practices Barbara Villa endorses's Professional Guidelines.

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, Spirituality, Shamanism, Yoga, Theology, Arts, Wordfast, Corporate Law, Bankruptcy, Social Work

Profile last updated
Sep 29, 2020

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