Member since Jun '08

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese

Lesley S

Swanley, Kent, United Kingdom
Local time: 18:11 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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I have been a translator for more than 29 years and my main focus is to never lose sight of the reader. I believe that getting the style and tone right makes for more engaging reading and draws in the reader. I started translating for a leading financial Brazilian newspaper (Gazeta Mercantil) and then moved on to coordinating the English department of translation agency Lingua & Mensagem. I have headed the team of translators for the Who's Who of Brazil's High Courts yearbook for seven years and am the sole translator for Embraer's weekly Journal of Wonder. I am also specialized in environmental and energy translations as well as sustainability reports for large corporations.


I am fortunate enough to have come from an international background. I was brought up in Brazil by British parents and went to school at an American elementary and high school based in São Paulo. I studied at FAAP university in São Paulo where I earned a BA in Visual Communication and passed the exam to become a publicly certified translator in 2000. I completed several courses in Advanced Translation Studies from Denver University and have recently earned a Master's degree in translation from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, where I now reside. I am a qualified member (MITI) of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting and have ISO certification.
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English to Portuguese8
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Law: Contract(s)10
Law: Taxation & Customs8
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Keywords: publicly certified translator, English translator, environment, renewable energy, sustainability, corporate translations, banking translations, editorial translations, newspaper articles, compliance, KYC, reports, contracts, Brazilian Portuguese translator, certified translator, Trados user, legal translator, tradutora de inglês, tradutor de inglês, tradutora nativa, tradutor nativo, tradutora juramentada, tradutor juramentado, empresa de tradução

Profile last updated
Feb 15

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