Working languages:
Portuguese to English

Andrew Travers

United States
Local time: 13:50 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English, Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Project management, Copywriting
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Experience Years of translation experience: 22. Registered at Sep 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Microsoft Word
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About me
I cut my linguistic teeth on French, German, and Latin. (We were fortunate to have a headmaster who had majored in the classics.) Latin, especially, gave me a leg up with Portuguese when I married a Brazilian and moved to Recife in 1990.
My work took me from Pernambuco to Ceará, Goiás, and later São Paulo, and gave me a solid grounding in regional usage and culture. Then, in 96, I became a translation checker and interpreter for a non-profit publisher. Constant in-house training and the need for accurate idiomatic copy broadened my knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese and trained my eye for detail.
In 2008, I transferred to a sister organization in Brooklyn, New York, where I have worked as a translation consultant on projects in multiple languages.
For the last twenty years or so my focus has been on translating and revising sensitive texts, although there has also been a steady flow of contracts, medical articles, and printing manuals. I have broad experience in negotiating terminology, register, and audience, with authors, translators, and proofreaders.
Currently, I divide my time between the US and Brazil. English is my first language but, to be honest, after 25 years of immersion in Brazilian culture, I feel equally at home in Portuguese.
Keywords: Portuguese (Brazilian), English, checker, sensitive text, general translation, literary, idiomatic, naturalness, audience, register, accuracy, context-sensitive, dynamic equivalence

Profile last updated
Apr 29, 2016

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