Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese
Spanish to English

Benjamin Blocksom
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Native in: English 
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Transcription, Training, Project management, Operations management, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Investment / Securities
Medical: PharmaceuticalsCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Marketing / Market ResearchAdvertising / Public Relations
IT (Information Technology)Food & Drink

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 20, Questions answered: 12, Questions asked: 6
Glossaries PT<>EN
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Georgetown University
Experience Years of experience: 6. Registered at Nov 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Portuguese (Georgetown University, verified)
Portuguese to English (Arizona State University Spanish Translation Certificate Program)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Benjamin Blocksom endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Premium Portuguese and Spanish to English interpretation and translation from a Georgetown University trained linguist with high-quality document production values. Native English speaker.

Recent projects include work for HBO (subtitling for VICE News), Cleary Gottleib (legal documents and reports for VALE S.A. case), Hewlett-Packard (conference interpretation), MasterCard (website localization), Bechtel (civil construction manuals), and Johnson Controls Inc. (financial statements).

For this editorial translation on the Munduruku and their plight against the Tapajos hydro-power plant project, the emphasis was on producing good flow rather than a word-for-word rendering:


For my MA thesis in Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland I collected, transcribed, and translated field interviews in Rio Branco (AC), Brazil. The full thesis can be read online ( and an example of audio translation can be found here:

Keywords: Portuguese, English, Spanish, anthropology, music, musicology, ethnomusicology, social sciences, marketing, construction, business, software, localization, moderator, birth certificate, marriage certificate, Global Online Marketing Campaign, Risk Management Manual, Bankruptcy Filing, Claims Made Policy, Sale and Purchase Deed, Account Statement, Consolidated Earnings Report, Outpatient Service Record, Basel Accord, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate.

Profile last updated
May 24, 2019

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