Member since Aug '11

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese

Sara Alves
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United Kingdom
Local time: 01:39 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, US) Native in English, Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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Food for thought: "Every act of communication is an act of translation" (Gregory Rabasssa, literary translator)
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization
Specializes in:
AccountingFinance (general)
Business/Commerce (general)Economics
Law: Contract(s)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Law: Taxation & Customs

Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 EUR per word
English to Portuguese - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 EUR per word
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 4, Questions asked: 7
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Terminologia Legal
Translation education Graduate diploma - Post-graduate Diploma in Subtitling-ISLA
Experience Years of experience: 30. Registered at Aug 2011. Became a member: Aug 2011.
Credentials English (Cape Education Department, verified)
Portuguese to English (Universidade Europeia, verified)
English to Portuguese (Universidade Europeia, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Pro, SPOT, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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My family immigrated from Portugal to South Africa in 1981. I was 8. I was kept back a year in school because of the language gap, but made up for it in a month and was transferred to an advanced class, so I suppose I had a knack for it! I went on t graduate from high school with distinction and was accepted at the University of Cape Town where I enrolled in the microbiology programme. This path was sadly cut short when, in 1991, my parents decided to return to our homeland.

It seemed logical that upon my return to Portugal I should use my precious linguistic resource to further I took a degree in Accounting, logically...My career in finance made a quick ascension and I soon found myself embarking on an epic international adventure. It's been quite a journey and, while my career choices have helped me to fulfill my immediate needs, they didn't fulfill my ideals.

Needless to say, my life choices have taken me in different directions, but translation has always been with me. From translating simple texts for school colleagues to taking on larger projects with actual monetary compensation, I decided it was time I follow my heart. So, I launched myself into the unknown, abandoning the comfort of a steady income for an exciting and challenging life translating.
Keywords: English, Portuguese, Translation, Checking, Editing, Legal, Finance, IT, Letters, Certificates, Oil and Gas, Construction, Civil Engineering, Investment, Software, Politics, Articles, Internet, Geral. Ingles, Portugês, Tradução, Revisão, Edição, Jurídico, Financeiro, Informática, Cartas, Certificados, Indústria Petrolífera, Construção, Engenharia Civil, Investimento, Programação, Política, Artigos, Internet, Geral.

Profile last updated
Mar 10

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