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English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English

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April 2021

Teresa Freixinho
Corporate & Legal Translations: 20 years

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Local time: 10:02 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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First of all, I have to say that I am passionate about language learning. In addition to having studied English for so many years, I've also studied other foreign languages. I can understand formal Spanish, both spoken and written. Besides, I have a good understanding of written German, a basic knowledge of Italian, an elementary knowledge of Russian and good notions of Latin.

That being said, let us talk about translation. After working several years as a bilingual secretary, in 2000, I realized it was high-time to make a change in my professional career. So, I visited a large translation agency in my city and handed a copy of my résumé out to the general manager. He was kind enough to let me take a translation test. Fortunately, I passed the test and was called to start working there soon afterwards. That in-house job was a very positive and rewarding experience, since I learned a lot and had the opportunity to deal with many different types of documents and subjects.

After such an intense period of professional growth, in 2006 I started my freelancing journey. Since then, I have translated for many distinguished agencies worldwide, as well as for some Brazilian direct clients. I usually prefer translating from English into Brazilian Portuguese, which is my mother tongue, but I also translate in the opposite direction when it comes to legal and business documents, since I have much experience with these areas.

Although I have translated some books, most of my experience revolves around technical translations in business, legal, management, trade, human resources, government, educationenvironmentjournalism, and hospitality areas.

I do love translating all types of contracts & agreements, powers of attorneyhuman resources guidelines (including SHE policies), tourism articles, Catholicism-related texts and much more.

In my spare time, I like going out for a walk along Flamengo beach, reading a good book, visiting my mom or just having a cup of coffee with friends.

Proficiency Certificates:

- Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge.
- DBB Translators' Formation Course. 

Translated Books:

- The Smart Woman's Guide to Career Success, Janet Hauter, Ediouro

- Looking for God, Steven Sadler, Ediouro

- Catholics for a Free Choice Exposed - Dirty Ideas, Dirty Money, HL  

- Latin by Natural Method, William Most, CDB.   

CAT Tools:
 Wordfast Classic was my first CAT tool and I used it for a few years. Then, I started using SDL Trados Studio. It is 
my favorite CAT tool. However, I also use MemoQ for those clients who prefer translations done through their servers. If necessary, I use online CAT tools, such as WordBee or XTM, in order to meet clients' requirements in this regard. 

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Total pts earned: 1051
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