Member since Jan '18

Working languages:
English to Portuguese
French to Portuguese
Latin to Portuguese
Latin to English
Greek (Ancient) to Portuguese

Mariana Vieira
A classicist's take on modern languages

Local time: 20:45 WEST (GMT+1)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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Services Software localization, Training, Translation, Subtitling, Transcription, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
PhilosophySocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Printing & PublishingCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Poetry & LiteratureMusic
Government / PoliticsArchaeology

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 9, Questions answered: 19, Questions asked: 4
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Sep 2013. Became a member: Jan 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s)
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Aegisub, Belle Nuit Subtitler, EZTitles, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Oona Toolkit, Powerpoint
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I like words. I like words a lot. Big, short or medium length, ancient and new, from prestigious family trees or with back-alley origins, whispered quietly after dinner or proclaimed boldly at the Speaker’s Corner, formal, informal, out of fashion… I like them all! I like joining them in new combinations and original texts, I like translating them with as much flair as possible into the words of my own country of birth, I like teaching them to everyone, especially to people who think they are not gifted with words. I like inventing languages for games and stories, I like rhyming, I like cadences, I like finding that elusive word that says as accurately as possible what is in your mind.

And it comforts me a lot to know that glamour comes from grammar.

All that said, you may have already guessed that my background is in languages and literature. Ancient languages and literature, even. I have a PhD in classics and early philosophy, obtained in Scotland, a country where I ended up staying for almost a decade. As much as the ancient world amazes me, the modern one does too. I am interested in politics (perhaps a bit too much - we all know it never ends well), in cinema, theatre, music (I’ve once played the cello), and I find pretty much every living thing fascinating. I guess I didn’t go to Biology because I was afraid of death, and picked literature because, if we don’t burn books, they represent an immortality of sorts. For the books, not for me. Sadly.

I don’t like bureaucracy and nine-to-five office jobs, which is why I gain my living with translations, transcriptions, proof reading, language tuition, writing, and anything wordy that you may need. That, and because I love words. Did I mention it already?

Keywords: portuguese, latin, ancient greek, english, french, cinema, theatre, literature, history, subtitling

Profile last updated
Dec 16, 2020