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English to Portuguese
French to Portuguese
Italian to Portuguese

Vanessa Marques
18 years experience || Native speaker

Local time: 13:57 WEST (GMT+1)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Business/Commerce (general)
Finance (general)Management
EconomicsInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Marketing / Market ResearchTourism & Travel
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Words translated: 2,876
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração - ISLA Lisboa, Portugal
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at Jan 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to Portuguese (Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administração )
English to Portuguese (Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administração )
Memberships IAPTI, MET, APTRAD
Software, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
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SELF-EMPLOYED 2002-present day

Business and HR: Business plans, company policies, annual meetings, internal communications, employee handbooks, training materials. 

Finance: Corporate communications, investor information, shareholder communications, financial statements.

Law (Contract and Corporate): Contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, customer agreements, licence and service agreements, product warranty statements, terms and conditions, privacy policies, employment agreements, codes of conduct. 

International Development:
Reports, questionnaires and other documents related to economic inequality, education, health, human rights, politics, poverty alleviation and sustainability.

Consumer Products and Websites: Manuals (operation, maintenance, user guides), brochures, e-commerce websites.


IT: Hardware, software and related publications for major PC manufacturers and IT service and business solutions providers such as IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems;

Legal: Customer/non-disclosure/product licence/service agreements, product warranty statements, Statement of Work, legal documentation;

Marketing: Product catalogues and leaflets, newsletters, specific documentation for Marketing Representatives and Business Partners, opinion and customer satisfaction surveys;

Telecommunications: Call for tenders.

Full member of APTRAD - Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores e Intérpretes and MET - Mediterranean Editors & Translators


* University degree in Translation: Portuguese, English and French, (specializing in banking/finance, EU affairs and legal translation) - Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração, Lisbon, Portugal

* English and Translation Studies. Chosen by home university for a study period, based on academic merit, at the University of Salford, Manchester, England.

* Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English), Manchester, England

* Italian Language and Culture - Istituto Italiano di Cultura 

Continuing professional development


2018: Corpus guidance: a tool for understanding professional language usage, change, and variety - MET workshop


2018: METM18

2017: BP17

2016: APTRAD International 2016, Web Summit 

2015: IAPTI Conference Bordeaux 

2014: BP14

Other CPD:

2018: Conversion Copywriting 101 - Copy Hackers

          The 2018 SEO Training Course: Building Sustainable Traffic for Business Growth - Hubspot Academy

2017: Business School for Translators with Marta Stelmaszak

2016: Business Acceleration Masterclass with Chris Durban

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Total pts earned: 106
PRO-level pts: 58

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Portuguese to English12
French to Portuguese2
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    Keywords: Portuguese, English, Français, French, Italiano, Italian, legal, contracts, agreements, Europe, EU, marketing, economics, business, banking, finance, technical, manuals, home appliances, machinery, documentaries, Economia, banca, finanças, financeira, jurídica, contratos, acordos, TI, informática, manuais técnicos, documentários, tourism, turismo, human rights, direitos humanos

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