A native European Portuguese speaker and translation graduate at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
From a family where everybody but me speaks just Portuguese, I realised that translation was a way of connection between languages and cultures since I first started learning English. Getting my family to ask me what was written in every single manual of an object they bought that didn't have Portuguese in it was what made me think that translation was something I'd love to do.
I love languages and I love to learn them. I usually translate from English to Portuguese, however I am also capable of translating from German to Portuguese and from French to Portuguese. Right now, I'm studying Japanese and I hope to be able to translate from Japanese to Portuguese in the very near future.
I'm a tech savvy person from a tech savvy generation so please, never let that be your problem when requiring my services. I accept any type of files you've got and, if I don't know how to convert them yet, I'll look for it and it's one thing that I learn that day. I love to do research, learn things and challenging works. By the way, even though there are topics I understand better than others, I say I translate general texts so I don't always get the same kind of text to translate. The versatility of types of text is what makes me the most excited to translate. Also, learning something new everyday is my motto. Please keep that in mind.
I use the holy trinity: Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The CAT tools I've got are Wordfast, MemoQ and SDL 2011 and 2014.
I always hand my translation on time and, if I ever believe I can't make it, I will let you know right on the moment;
Communication is the key. Please instruct me all you want and I promise I will put my heart into it and I will meet all of instructions given. I also won't hesitate to contact you if any question arises;
I love doing research for the terms I don't know yet and I will look extensively for any unknown expression in order to give you the most accurate translation;
Client satisfaction and confidentiality are very important to me and I will do everything I can to not break them.
Keywords: english, portuguese, european portuguese, german, translator, proofreader