Member since Jul '15

Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
English to Spanish
Portuguese to Spanish

Colin Speed
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Local time: 03:28 WET (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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What Colin Speed is working on
Jun 20, 2018 (posted via Translators without Borders):  I finished an ESL to ENG project, Web newspiece, 329 words for Translators without Borders A summary of one of the meetings held at the UN. ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 570

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelComputers: Systems, Networks
IT (Information Technology)Computers: Software
Telecom(munications)Finance (general)
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceInternet, e-Commerce

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Translators without Borders

Words translated: 570
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 53, Questions answered: 18
Blue Board entries made by this user  3 entries

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Reino Unido
Experience Years of experience: 28. Registered at May 2013. Became a member: Jul 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Spanish (Universidad de Sevilla, verified)
Spanish (University of Strathclyde, verified)
Portuguese (Brazilian Gov't, verified)
Portuguese (Celpe-Bras, verified)
Portuguese (University of Strathclyde, verified)

Memberships APT
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Colin Speed endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry

I am the Executive Director of Tukanos, a Language Consultancy currently based in Porto, Portugal. Previously, I was based in Santo André, Brazil for ten years. Tukanos offers a translation and interpreting service in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

I have considerable experience carrying out translations of all types including: technical and legal documents; academic theses; Curriculum Vitaes and Letters of Introduction.

I have worked with clients from UNICAMP, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Universidade Santa Cecilia de Santos, Rede Globo, SBT, The Documentary Center, Flexitech Brasil, Motaword and Rolls-Royce Brasil amongst others.

Although I primarily translate from other languages into English I also translate from English into other languages, although these translations are always revised by a native speaker before delivery to the client.

Recent projects have included legal contracts and agreements, transcription of a TV series for an American cable TV channel and market research questionnaires.


This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 53
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Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English16
Portuguese to English12
English to Spanish12
Spanish to Portuguese8
English to Portuguese5
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Finance (general)24
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs8
IT (Information Technology)8
Business/Commerce (general)4
Human Resources4

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Keywords: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Academic, Technology, Aviation, Inglês, Espanhol, Português, Academia, Tecnologia, Aviação, Inglés. Español, Portugués, Aviación

Profile last updated
Jan 8