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Ground Zero

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Local time: 01:42 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: Brazilian) Native in Portuguese, English Native in English
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Dear Visitor,

If you are a direct client, outsourcer or agency looking for a translation service that is best suited to your needs, you have come to the right place.

I have a Level 5 Cambridge certificate of Proficiency, and worked an English teacher for 12 years (2000-2012), teaching English as a second language to Brazilian students, while working as a translator in my spare time. I have worked as a freelance translator exclusively for the last 10 years.

I have been an avid video-games player since the mid 80s. It was in the early 90s, when I started playing games on the NES, that my English began to evolve because of gaming. I have always taken a special interest in Role Playing Games, which forced me to do a lot of reading. Translation into my native language was a natural step when trying to beat any game. As time went by I became the one responsible for translating whatever was on the screen for my friends when we played games together.

That went on as new systems were released. I have been playing games on consoles and the PC from the Atari 2600 all the way to the current gen on the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and XB1, having also owned and played countless games on the NES, SNES, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Gameboy Color, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP and PSVita along the way. It has been a lot of fun seeing consoles, PCs and mobile devices evolve so much.

University and working have made me play a lot less, but I keep up with video-game news every day and play for a few hours every weekend. About 9 years ago I had the opportunity to start working with games translations. I am now a translator/proofreader for Keywords (Babel Media, Binari Sonori), Localize Direct, Alconost, All Correct, among others.

I have worked on a very large number of games, among them:

- Outlast II
- Pokémon GO
- Battlezone VR and Battlezone 98 Redux
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Sniper Elite 3 and 4
- Goat Simulator
- Terraria
- Bulletstorm
- Prison Architect
- Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
- Dear Leader
- Game of War: Fire Age
- LEGO Lord of the Rings
- Dance Central 2

My wife works as a proofreader for most of my projects, and we can deliver between 1.5k and 2k words a day.

Our current rate is 0.06USD/source word. Let me know if that would work out for you.

My areas of specialization are: Mechanics, Engineering, Games, IT, Management, Marketing etc.
I have translated: product brochures, game content, web sites, manuals, guidebooks etc. Contact

Here is how you can get in touch with me: By Email: [email protected] , Skype: helbertpina or call +55(41)991688885.

I try to answer your e-mails within a few hours.

Free translations: if you have a short text, max. 30 words, I do it for free, when I am not very busy.

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Total pts earned: 104
PRO-level pts: 96

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