Member since Dec '18

Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English

Alda Lima
48 books translated, 12 years experience

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Local time: 05:23 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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I'm an English < > Brazilian Portuguese translator with 12 years of experience, 48 books translated, and over 1,500 hours of on-site interpreting work. 
I also do localization (including for games), and some proofreading and transcription, and write book reviews/reports - which was how I got in the business.

I used to work in the Arts and Fashion industry, but one day a Publishing House I wrote book reports for invited me to take a translation test. I passed, and that opened up this brilliant new world for me and helped me find what I really love to do - helping people get their message across all around the world, no matter the country they're from or the language they speak.

Being a translator is a little bit like being an actor - you get to do research, learn, and "say (or rather, write) your lines" on all of these different worlds - literature, beauty, retail, arts, entertainment, games, history, journalism and news, politics, science, healthcare, travel, hospitality... This constant learning means there is never a dull day.

Being a full-time freelancer and remote worker allows me to do what most makes my heart sing: traveling. I wrote a little bit about my digital nomad experience and love for traveling here.

I am always studying and renewing my knowledge - right now I am studying Travel Writing and English for Journalism. Feel free to check out my website and LinkedIn profile for more information :)

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!

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TOEFL Score: 116/120 (August 2019)
EF SET C2 proficient (November 2019)

Volunteer coordinator (team of translators) - Mercy For Animals Brasil 

Volunteer translator - NGO Olhar Animal

Volunteer translator - TED Videos

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Total pts earned: 56
PRO-level pts: 52

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English to Portuguese44
Portuguese to English8
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Marketing / Market Research8
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion8
Poetry & Literature8
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)4
Medical (general)4
Transport / Transportation / Shipping4
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Total projects45
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English to Portuguese45
Portuguese to English2
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Printing & Publishing41
Poetry & Literature40
Cosmetics, Beauty1
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