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April 2020

Mario Freitas
30 years engineering/law/contracts

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Local time: 18:53 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English, Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese
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What Mario Freitas is working on
Mar 12, 2019 (posted via  Regular translations: (1) TetraTech USA, engineering documents, including the full issues of the TetraVision magazine; (2) Weizmann Institute of Sciences, articles published in the media about scientific findings; (3) Vale/SNC-Lavalin S11D Project documents, Detailed Design phase; (4) Knight Piésold, Aurizona Gold Mines in Pará, engineering documents Tailings disposal dam expansion; (5) Other translation jobs that come in regularly from several clients, above all in the technical/engineering, law/contracts, business/finance and software/sites areas. ...more »
Total word count: 100000

User message
30 years translating Engineering, Legal/Contracts and Businees documents with high accuracy.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
This person previously served as a moderator.
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing, Project management
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Construction / Civil EngineeringEngineering (general)
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringMetallurgy / Casting
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering: Industrial

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Words translated: 1,322
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 13479, Questions answered: 9184, Questions asked: 131
Project History 19 projects entered

Blue Board entries made by this user  80 entries

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Money order, Skrill, Payoneer, Bank trasnf UK, USA, Germany, Bank tansf Brazil
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Mario Freitas
Translation education Bachelor's degree - UnB - Universidade de Brasília
Experience Years of translation experience: 34. Registered at Feb 2008. Became a member: Apr 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Portuguese (EAB-DF Translation Technician, verified)
Portuguese to English (EAB-DF Translation Technician, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Frontpage, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Adobe Pro, MemoQ 2015, OmniPage Pro, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Professional practices Mario Freitas endorses's Professional Guidelines.


Graduated as English>Portuguese>English translator technician from the American School of Brasília in 1986, Mário Freitas has developed his career working for 32 years as a translator and interpreter; beginning at the Federal University of Brasilia, from 1987 to 1990, translating academic documents and term papers for students, above all in the technical/engineer, business/finance and law/contracts areas, and graduated as a Bachelor in Finance and Accounting in 1990. As of 1991, he worked for 20 years in large-size multinatinal companies, namely AmBev (Brazil - business manager), Telelistas (Brazil - operations manager), Albany International (UK - operations mananger), SNC-Lavalin (Canada, Business Manager, including translation team), and WorleyParsons (Canada - Project Manager, including translation team) thus acquiring a vast experience in business, commerce, logistics, sales, procurement, lawsuits, contracts, engineering documents, procedures, and several other business and project areas.

 Currently, Mario works exclusively as a freelance translator, with positive feedback from every single customer, as available in the “References” link above. Very well-acquainted with the engineering, business/finance, and legal jargons, Mario is a highly qualified translator for documents such as contracts, patents, legal proceedings, procurement processes, technical specifications, basic and detailed design, procedures, accounting statements, insurance policies and contracts, and many other types of documents in these areas.

 - 32-year freelance and in-house experience as translator and 20 years as business/operations/project manager in large multinational companies.

- Positive feedback from all clients; please click on “positive entries” above.

 - Native Portuguese and English speaker, graduated as translator technician, with seven years in American Schools, and traveling worldwide.

- Experienced in transcreation and localization with excellent feedback.

- I do not translate text. I translate messages/ideas, with euphony and naturality. One who reads a document I translated does not assert it is a translation from another language, yet a text originally written in the target language.

 - Average 3000 words per day. Up to 5500 words per day in urgency jobs. Work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays when required.

- Exclusive dedication to translation, with no other professional commitments.



This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 14018
PRO-level pts: 13605

Top languages (PRO)
English to Portuguese9413
Portuguese to English3736
Pts in 6 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences738
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)1189
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1119
Finance (general)894
Business/Commerce (general)757
Engineering (general)685
Law: Contract(s)676
Construction / Civil Engineering466
Pts in 69 more flds >

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