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Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese

Lester
Quality Accuracy & Promptness Since 1980

United States
Local time: 06:10 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English, Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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My career spans over three decades and two countries - my homeland, Brazil, and my chosen home, the U.S.



I have worked as a translator and interpreter since 1980. I have also enjoyed a 9-year career in international banking, twenty-odd years as a language instructor, and three years in the Internet field as manager creating, deploying, editing content for banking and marketing companies. These experiences have influenced and enriched my work in both translation and interpreting.



Being an active member of American Translators Association, I've enjoyed the privilege of serving my profession as president of Florida Chapter (2002-2003), Assistant Administrator (2003-2005) and Administrator (2005-2007) of the Interpreters Division, ATA Grader for the Portuguese into English language pair, for three years.



In 2009, I co-founded the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida, Inc. (ATIF) and served the first two-year term as president (2011 and 2012). During my first year as President we became a Chapter of the American Translators Association fulfilling one of our main objectives. I have since served as a Director, and I am back on the Board as Interim Board President. I was tapped to take over the as president of our Interim Board to bridge the gap for new elections to be held and prepare the new Board for office.



I also enjoy teaching, which I did on a regular basis through online classes at Brasillis Idiomas (Legal Translation) and now through workshops, webinars and my American Translators Association - ATA

Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes-ABRATES

International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters - IAPTI

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida- ATIF

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators - NAJIT

Keywords: conference interpreting, banking, finances, localization, marketing, translation, tourism, transcription, proofing, editing, technical, interpreting, conferences, simultaneous, legal, cosmetics, tradução, português, Brazilian, website, real estate, imóveis, finanças, banco, bancário, localização, turismo, transcrição, revisão, interpretação, conferência, simultânea, legal, jurídica, Portuguese, português, cosméticos, cosmeticos


Profile last updated
Mar 15



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