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Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
Spanish to Portuguese
English (monolingual)

Oliveira Simões
BA in Transl., MA in ESL, 15 yrs of exp.

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Local time: 17:28 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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Translation On Time or It's Free!

As an outsourcer, there's nothing more nerve-racking than assigning a job and not knowing if it will come back on time for your client. My on-time delivery guarantee is plain and simple. If you don't get your translation by the deadline, you pay absolutely nothing! Zero, zilch, nada!

English <--> Portuguese Translation

I'm a multi-talented translator specializing in banking, business, e-commerce, internet, education, marketing, tourism, medicine, law, and literature (mainly En->Pt-Br).

My working domains include anthropology, accounting, cinema/film, computers, cooking/culinary, finance, human resources, journalism, linguistics, telecommunications, and personal / academic documents .

Experience you can rely on!

I freelanced for renowned businesses and organizations in Brazil and the US. My latest job was with Assistech, an online company in which I served as an in-house translator and web developer, besides having other job responsibilities. In my free time I volunteer for Translators Without Borders.

Professionally Certified

As a Certified Pro, I maintain high professional standards. I have proven competence in both source and target languages, research, multicultural knowledge, and technical expertise. I contribute regularly to the translators' community by sharing my experience and answering peer questions on terminology. Here's a KudoZ example of how my intervention helped a colleague weed out a mistranslated term!

Bachelor of Letters in Translation

I earned a Bachelor's degree in translating and interpreting from Centro Anhanguera (São Paulo, Brazil) back in the 80s, and since then I've accumulated 15+ years of translation experience. My academic background in linguistics and translation theory & practice enables me to be more in tune with semantic, grammatical, and cultural details and nuances than for someone who hasn't gone through intensive training.

Master of Arts in TESL

I hold an M.A. in TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) from the University of Arizona. I taught ESL for many years in Adult Education at Pima Community College, English in a couple of private schools in Brazil, and Portuguese at the U of A.

US Residency

With 30+ years of experience in the US, where I've been living, working and studying, I gained a better understanding of the American culture and I've been able to hone my language skills, so I consider myself fully bilingual and bicultural in English and Portuguese. Among other things, I worked in customer service, as well as a technical trainer for a long-distance carrier.


CAT Tool & Other Computer Software

For CAT tool, I use Smartcat; also versed in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, Movavi Video Editor, Audacity, FrontPage, GoAnimate, and YouTube Creator Studio.


Besides translating, I consider myself well-qualified as an English blogger and copywriter. I also do movie and video subtitling, besides producing animated videos.

Course Developer

Check out my translation course online, expected to be launched in mid-2018.

Literary Translator

Ready for the Challenge

Every translation presents challenges — that's why you definitely want to trust your job to a certified professional who knows what they're doing!

I love what I do and always strive for the best. Top quality work, meeting deadlines, and professionalism are my pledge to you.

Besides translating, I do proofreading and editing with great diligence. I love the challenge of turning a raw piece into a gemstone.

I look forward to helping you with your projects. Feel free to contact me with any job-related questions or to request a quote.

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"Oliveira is a responsive, conscientious, and professional collaborator. I cannot recommend him highly enough!" - Erika Rhys, bestselling author
"I have great pleasure in recommending the work of Mr. Simões for translation from English into Portuguese. The work he has done for us recently has been of excellent quality and was carefully and thoughtfully produced. I have spent ten years in Brazil and have a good knowledge of the language and I have been impressed with the accuracy of Mr. Simões' work, also his ingenuity, in the case of song texts, in finding appropriate translations of the idiomatic expressions with which English abounds." - Dr. Marshall Cartledge, Up with People
"Very professional and reliable. Kept me informed at all times and finished earlier than proposed delivery time!" - Raul Pinto, client
"Mr. Simões has always exhibited the highest level of professionalism, honesty and integrity in all of our business dealings. In our business we serve the special needs communities, which requires a high level of understanding, patience and compassion. Oliver has shown great care and concern for his customers as well as for treating people with fairness and respect." - Larry DiBlasi, Executive Director of Maxi-Aids, Inc.

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English to Portuguese & Portuguese to English volunteer translator

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Did you know ....?

1. The word translation comes from Latin translatio or translationis, meaning "to change venue" or "to transport or transfer something".

2. The Bible is the most translated book in the world (with translations into over 500 languages).

3. Pinocchio ranks second on the list of most translated books.

4. The languages most often translated from are English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.

5. The most common target languages are English, French, Spanish, German, and Japanese.

6. There are approximately 330,000 professional translators worldwide, making up a fraction (0.0045%) of the world population.

7. The English language has over 250,000 words. The average person learns about 10,000-20,000 words.

8. The most translated authors of fiction are Agatha Christie, Jules Verne, and William Shakespeare, according to Unesco's Index Translationum.

9. The term black hole for a collapsed star was opposed by the French, as its literal meaning is a rude term.

10. Google trained 1 million local businesses to use Google Translate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio!


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