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I am English and have been studying Portuguese since 1998. I have lived in Brazil for extended periods, having residency through marrying a Brazilian paediatrician in April 2001. I am fluent in Portuguese and have spoken on health and human rights at conferences and other events in Brazil.
I have broad experience in translating from Portuguese to English and specialise in technical, business and legal translations. I sat the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation examinations (Portuguese -> English) in January 2011 as part of my process of continuing development. This is a Level 7 (postgraduate level) qualification in the UK framework. I passed with the following results:
Unit 1 (General paper): Merit
Unit 2 (Business option): Distinction
Unit 3 (Science option): Merit
I was accepted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) in June 2011. English is my mother tongue.
I use CafeTran translation software and am experienced with Across, MemoQ, Memsource, Trados and other CAT tools.
My degrees (B.Sc., M.Eng.) are in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath. I have worked in the aviation and car industries and also qualified as a private pilot. In more recent years I have been working in the area of health and human rights and am a published author in this field.
As part of my Continuing Professional Development, I have taken the courses listed above through Proz.com and regularly take additional course. In 2020, I passed the Harvard University online course - Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract.
I can assure you of a professional and confidential service. I offer a free review on request, otherwise my liability is limited to the cost paid for the translation. I accept payment in any currency via PayPal and Skrill. Bank transfers to my accounts in the UK and Brazil are also options (my account is with Banco do Brasil). I will gladly provide a 100-word sample to potential clients. This can be submitted to me directly or via my website: http://www.maravilha.co.uk/
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