Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese (monolingual)

Mafalda Dias
Not Only a Matter of Words

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Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Science (general)
Astronomy & SpaceGenetics
Medical: Health CareMedical (general)
Medical: PharmaceuticalsPoetry & Literature
PsychologyMedical: Instruments

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 62, Questions answered: 69, Questions asked: 7
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Experience Years of experience: 11. Registered at Nov 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
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Software Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request

I am a native Portuguese professional, and I provide translation services from English into Portuguese (Brazilian and European) and perform linguistic adaptation from Portuguese (Brazil) into Portuguese (Portugal). I have now 3 years of professional experience in these pairs. I perform freelance, independent work.

I hold a MSc (Master of Science) degree in Applied Biology granted by Universidade do Minho at Braga, Portugal. I have a perfect command of several scientific areas, including: biology, medicine, pharmacology, genetics, microbiology, evolution, biochemistry, and science in general.

In high school, I finished all linguistic disciplines with an A+.

Due to my scientific background I hold wide experience in the research field, which, I believe, is *the* major skill required for quality translation nowadays. Through such skills, I always find the way encounter the correct term, in the right context, and I never, ever, give up on a term/expression.

I presently collaborate with a couple of renowned translation agencies, both outside and inside Portugal. As an example, Corporate Translations Inc., a provider of superior translation and linguistic validation solutions for global life science companies, is ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certificated.

Furthermore, during the last three years, I have proofread well over 400 000 words, working closely as a team with a professional translator. I proofread all his work,covering wildly different (but technical) areas, ranging from IT to industry. With him I have proofread projects for major companies.

I also do voluntary work with TED Talks, Khan Academy, and Lifeboat Foundation (and more to come). Being world-changers, these are very challenging projects.

Most importantly, I have noticed that nowadays speed and reliability are major pluses in our industry and, subsequently I will never miss a dead-line that I find acceptable. Do keep in mind that a quality work is not a synonym of speed work. So, and take it as an advice, don't try to worsen a potential excellent work by imposing unreal dead-lines or proposing rates that do not dignify the quality work being performed nor allow a basis for the translator's subsistence. You will hardly receive a quality final product, given those conditions. For a quality translation to be executed, one must employ a good amount of time to integrate concepts, understand and gather information, research expressions and terms and then, perform the alchemy which is translation, trans-creation, reviewing/editing and, at a lesser extent, proofing. Nevertheless, I'm capable of working under stress and of delivering on time, even under tight dead-lines.

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Total pts earned: 62
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English to Portuguese62
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Law: Contract(s)12
Medical: Cardiology4
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng4
Computers (general)4
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama4
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Keywords: portuguese, native, europe, research, language, linguistics, science, biological, pharmaceutical, medical, psychological

Profile last updated
Mar 3, 2014

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