Working languages:
Portuguese to English

Portuguese to English translation

Local time: 08:59 WEST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingEducation / Pedagogy
HistoryInternational Org/Dev/Coop
LinguisticsSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Law: Contract(s)Management

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Translation education Master's degree - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Experience Years of experience: 41. Registered at Feb 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Portuguese to English (King's College London (University of London))
Portuguese to English (Lisbon University - Faculty of Letters)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
I am a native English-speaker but have lived and worked in Portugal for over 30 years. During this time, I have been a freelance translator (Portuguese to English) working in various fields that not only have to do with academic subjects and post-graduate theses/dissertations in the arts and humanities, but also reports, articles and studies on current affairs, EU legislation and legal matters, medicine and some technical subjects.

Initially trained in analytical chemistry (pharmaceuticals), I switched to languages and obtained an MA in Linguistics/Culture. I worked for many years in academia as an English teacher to undergraduate students, and a teacher-trainer, specialized translation trainer and cultural-studies teacher at post-graduate level.

My own professional qualifications and connections with industry, the business world and the liberal professions (medicine, health and law) have allowed me to build up translation skills in many spheres.

I have undertaken translation work for some of the major Portuguese universities, large Foundations, various government Ministries and municipalities, multinational corporations, legal firms, translation companies and publishers, as well as doing smaller-scale work for private clients in Portugal, Brazil and in the Portuguese-speaking African countries.

My experience has taught me to adapt my style to that of the source text and I am known for careful, accurate work that respects the tone and the contents of the original text. I am open to discussing translation choices and options with the client. I use current translation tools and cross-check my work repeatedly before delivering it on time.
Keywords: L1-English, L2-Portuguese, experienced, Lisbon-based, law, international organisations, marketing, humanities, academic-papers, translation tools

Profile last updated
Feb 17, 2011

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