Working languages:
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English

BSc, MA Telecomms, Nuclear, Management

Local time: 19:00 WET (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
What autor is working on
Aug 3, 2017 (posted via  During July I have been working on 2 large projects: the first es>en around 40 documents originated in nuclear power plants, and the second pt>en for a major oil company's website. ...more »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)
ManagementMarketing / Market Research
Telecom(munications)Business/Commerce (general)
Nuclear Eng/SciAutomation & Robotics

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 16, Questions answered: 17, Questions asked: 3
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Translation education Other - Institute of Linguists
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Nov 2004. Became a member: Nov 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Portuguese to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Portuguese to English (Algarve University, Portugal)
Portuguese to English (City University London)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Google Translator Toolkit, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Trainings
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I was born in the UK, I was educated in the UK and I spent 25 years working in the UK. For the last 12 years I have been living and working very successfully as a freelance translator (PT>EN and ES>EN) in Portugal. I'm not a language student, claiming to be fluent in English.

My specialisms relate primarily to the industries in which I have worked:

  • Telecommunications (marketing, technical)
  • Publishing (marketing and technical)
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Design (design, development and content management)
  • Management (business strategy, planning, change management)

My translations benefit from a career of over 25 years working in a range of small and global business. Decades of report writing, preparing briefs, drafting marketing communications and developing websites, all in English, have provided me with the real-world business vocabulary not available from dictionaries. The experience has also given me an acute awareness of the importance of accuracy, achieving deadlines, and customer service. I work with a small number of regular clients, some for over 10 years.

I live in Portugal, am educated at university level in Portuguese Language Studies. I have completed 12 months study (City University, London) towards the Institute of Linguists (IOL) Diploma in Translation, and have been awarded the IOL certificate for the general paper which I took in Lisbon. Living the source language benefits me greatly in my translation assignments.

My qualifications include:-

  • Ist Class Honours Degree (Eng) (UK University)
  • DMS - Diploma
    in Management Studies (UK University)
  • MA in Electronic Media (UK University)
  • Awarded a "pass" for the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation - General Paper

I have an unusual blend of engineering and business experience which has provided me with an extensive target language vocabulary. This means that you get a translation that reads as if it had been written in English rather than Portuguese or Spanish.

I try to ensure I retain time in my schedule to accept urgent assignments, but I only accept deadlines which I know I can achieve without compromising quality.

Keywords: telecommunications, business, commerce, management, marketing, strategy, customer, finance, financial, commercial, guides, manuals, service, web, internet, IT, technology, software, engineering, publishing, tourism, music, nuclear, oil, gas, verbatums, technical

Profile last updated
Aug 6, 2018

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