Member since Apr '11

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese

Francisco Alves
Research orientated and demanding...

Local time: 13:19 WET (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, US) Native in English, Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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Research is the key for precise translating...
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Interpreting, Transcription, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Petroleum Eng/Sci
GeologyMining & Minerals / Gems
Energy / Power GenerationEngineering (general)
Construction / Civil EngineeringLaw: Contract(s)
Law (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 28, Questions answered: 28, Questions asked: 22
Blue Board entries made by this user  16 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill, Transfer Wise | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries GeoEN/PT, GeoPT-BR/PT, GeoPT/EN, Legal PtBr/EnUs, TechEN/PT, TechPT-BR/EN
Translation education Other - South African Defence Force
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at Jul 2010. Became a member: Apr 2011.
Credentials English (Cape Education Department, verified)
English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
Memberships N/A
TeamsPhrase Lab
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast, XTM
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My translation career began in 1988 in the Republic of South Africa for the South African Defence Force. Here I translated various documents from Portuguese into English and continued doing so upon my return to Portugal eleven years later.

After living in the Republic of South Africa for eleven years, where I completed high school and acquired the Matric Certificate (secondary education), I enrolled in a Civil Construction Drafting Course (ISCED3) in Portugal. Here I translated English subject matter into Portuguese for homework assignments and sometimes for other classmates.

When I first entered the job market my first job was not in the construction sector but in the industrial sector, for a company that assembled stretch wrapping machines. Among other tasks, which included contact with overseas clients and transporters, I also assisted with the compilation of the English version operating manuals of those machines.

In 2001 I started translating on a more regular basis upon being admitted to a company specialising in underground works. Now in my favourite working environment, I began with the translating of written parts of engineering drawings and drawings complementing soil investigation reports upon request by some of our clients.

Currently I am translating professionally in the fields of geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, geology and most of the commercial areas of the company's scope of work. My speciality fields have also grown and I am a more experienced translator.

I am perfectly at ease with both English and Portuguese and have a high capacity for research work which, in my opinion, is an essential requirement for accurate and precise translating.
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Total pts earned: 28
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Portuguese20
Portuguese to English8
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences8
Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering8
Human Resources8
Petroleum Eng/Sci8
Mining & Minerals / Gems4

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects15
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

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Language pairs
Portuguese to English12
English to Portuguese3
Specialty fields
Mining & Minerals / Gems5
Human Resources3
Petroleum Eng/Sci2
Energy / Power Generation2
Environment & Ecology1
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Other fields
Mechanics / Mech Engineering2
Education / Pedagogy1
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Profile last updated
Jul 19, 2020

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