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English to Portuguese: From Isaac Asimov's Youth, sienci fiction, public domain General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English The Industrialist pointed out the window. "You see that road. It was built Beforethewars. I don't know exactly when. It is as good now as the day it was built. We couldn't possibly duplicate it now. The race was young when that was built, eh?"
"Then? Yes! At least they weren't afraid of new things."
"No. I wish they had been. Where is the society of Beforethewars? Destroyed, Doctor! What good were youth and new things? We are better off now. The world is peaceful and jogs along. The race goes nowhere but after all, there is nowhere to go. They proved that. The men who built the road. I will speak with your visitors as I agreed, if they come. But I think I will only ask them to go."
"The race is not going nowhere," said the Astronomer, earnestly. "It is going toward final destruction. My university has a smaller student body each year. Fewer books are written. Less work is done. An old man sleeps in the sun and his days are peaceful and unchanging, but each day finds him nearer death all the same."
Translation - Portuguese O Industrialista apontou para a janela. — Veja aquela estrada. Ela foi construída Antesdasguerras. Não sei exatamente quando. Está tão boa agora como no dia em que foi construída. Não poderíamos replicá-la agora. A raça era nova quando ela foi construída, não?
— Na época? Sim! Pelo menos eles não tinham medo de coisas novas.
— Não. Eu queria que eles tivessem. Onde está a sociedade de Antesdasguerras? Destruída, Doutor! Que bem fez a juventude e as coisas novas? Estamos melhores agora. O mundo é pacífico e caminha em frente. A raça não vai a lugar nenhum, mas afinal de contas, não há lugar nenhum aonde ir. Eles provaram isso. Os homens que construíram a estrada. Conversarei com seus visitantes conforme concordei, se eles vierem. Mas acho que só pedirei que eles vão embora.
— A raça não está indo para lugar nenhum — disse o Astrônomo, seriamente. — Está indo na direção da destruição final. Minha universidade tem um corpo de estudantes menor a cada ano. Menos livros são escritos. Menos trabalho é feito. Um homem velho dorme sob o sol e seus dias são pacíficos e imutáveis, mas a cada dia que passa ele se encontra mais próximo da morte do mesmo jeito.
English to Portuguese: From Isaac Asimov's Youth, science fiction, public domain General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English The Astronomer said, quickly, "You are going to ask why creatures who have mastered space travel, and therefore atomic power, would want coal and oil. I can't answer that."
The Industrialist smiled. "But I can. This is the best evidence yet of the truth of your story. Superficially, atomic power would seem to preclude the use of coal and oil. However, quite apart from the energy gained by their combustion they remain, and always will remain, the basic raw material for all organic chemistry. Plastics, dyes, pharmaceuticals, solvents. Industry could not exist without them, even in an atomic age. Still, if coal and oil are the low price for which they would sell us the troubles and tortures of racial youth, my answer is that the commodity would be dear if offered gratis."
Translation - Portuguese O astrônomo disse, depressa: — O senhor vai perguntar por que criaturas que dominaram a viagem espacial, e portanto a energia atômica, quereriam carvão e petróleo. Não posso responder isso.
O Industrialista sorriu. — Mas eu posso. Essa é a melhor evidência da verdade da sua história. Superficialmente, a energia atômica parece excluir o uso de carvão e petróleo. Porém, muito além da energia que se ganha por sua combustão, eles permanecem, e sempre permanecerão, a matéria-prima básica para toda a química orgânica. Plásticos, tintas, farmacêuticos, solventes. A indústria não poderia existir sem eles, nem mesmo na idade atômica. Mesmo assim, se o carvão e o petróleo são o baixo preço pelo qual eles nos venderiam os problemas e torturas da juventude racial, minha resposta é que a commodity seria cara se oferecida de graça.
Years of experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2018.
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English <> Portuguese (Brazil) full-time translator. I'm currently working as freelancer translator (English into Brazilian Portuguese) for Lionbridge, SDL, TranscribeMe and sometimes taking direct jobs from freelancing websites. I have experience translating IT, business, marketing and videogames, as well as working in projects with teams from around the world.
Experience with translation memory software such as memoQ, SDL, Smartcat and Matecat, also proprietary software of the companies. I can easily learn how to use new software and tools.
I always loved translating and in 2018 I had the opportunity to start working as freelancer for Active Gaming Media, translating descriptions for online stores, creating attractive texts for the Brazilian audience and translating videogames and documments. In 2019 I had the opportunity to be part of the translation team of a big RPG game by Obsidian and Private Division for Lionbridge, proudly contributing with 30,000 words. For SDL, I'm part of their translation team for Google and Oracle products.
Since then I've been providing translation services for more translation companies and directly to clients through freelancing websites, working mainly with translation for marketing, IT, enterntainment etc.
Ability and experience to work in teams, including a brief experience as assistant of project coordinator, that gave me insights about the processes between companies and translation agencies.
Actively and proactively translating videos about technology for Youtube content creators (translated videos posted at: http://traduluke.blogspot.com), translating magazines and public domain books in free time, and contacting, as independent translator, content creators and talking to them how good it can be to bring their content to Portuguese.
Freelance translator for various translation companies, including: - SDL: IT, marketing, business translations and MTPE (eg, part of the translation team for Google and Oracle products); - Rev Subtitles: subtitles translation (marketing, business, training, documentaries, entertainment etc.); - Localsoft: videogame translation; - TranscribeMe: website, marketing, conversation and general translations; - Lionbridge: videogames (The Outer Worlds), IT, business, marketing translations; - Active Gaming Media: videogames and mobile games translation and marketing for videogames.
Software I can work with: memoQ, SDL Trados 2019, Smartcat, Memsource. Easily adaptable to companies' proprietary tools.
Personal traits: cooperative mindset, self-management, technology quick learner, creativity, book worm.