Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese

Maria Cristina Vasconcelos
Portuguese- English freelance translator

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Local time: 02:24 -03 (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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I consider myself a very lucky person for having survived a hemorrhagic stroke five year ago. At first, I became dumb and forgot my native language, Portuguese. I gradually started writing, as a way to communicate, but only in English. It took me a while to remember any words in Portuguese. Fortunately, my damaged hemisphere was the right one, which means that I now have only a semi-paralysis on the opposite side of the body - the left one.
I am strong, very strong. I reframed my experience in a positive light by increased health awareness, change in my religious life and personal growth.
Although I have worked as a translator for many years, before this stroke I dedicated most of my time teaching English and coordinating English teachers. Now, I adapted my life, and I work only with translations (PT-BR >EN-US and EN-US>PT-BR). Full time job, although as a freelancer.
Being a translator means to me not only having a job and earning some money, but also finding a way of becoming productive, once more.
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Keywords: Hard work, responsibility and diligence.

Profile last updated
Apr 20, 2012

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