Member since Mar '03

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English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
French to Portuguese
Spanish to Portuguese

Brigith Guimarães
Thirty years in the translation business

Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Local time: 03:18 WET (GMT+0)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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Ph D Programme - Anglo-American Studies - March 2009 - Translation (English / Portuguese) - University of Porto, Faculty of Letters.

Freelance Translator for Centro de Línguas BabelUM - Universidade do Minho, Portuguese into English.

CCT (SKilled Translator Certificate) for Spanish/Portuguese and for French/Portuguese, issued by APT -Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores.

Irish Literature, The Big House Novel, Elizabeth Bowen - Annotated translation of "The Last September". -

The University of Michigan (English Language Institute) - November 2010 - Certificate of Proficiency in English.

Post-graduation - 2005/2006 - Literary (English / Portuguese), University of Oporto, Faculty of Letters.

BA - 1980/85 - Literature and Modern Literatures, English and German, University of Porto, Faculty of Letters.

Also speak and write fluently in Spanish, French, German.

Tourism, Marketing, Advertising, Civil Construction , Law & Contracts, Banking, Finance, Auto industry, Civil Engineering, Foods and Foodstuffs, Chemicals, Mechanical Engineering, Machinery, Steel Industry, Quality Assurance, Control Testing devices, Art, Literature, Poetry, History and Philosophy

Translation, transcreation, proofreading

Working on a steady basis for countries like Portugal, Spain, France, Holland, UK, USA, South Africa, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Slovakia, ...

More than 30 years in professional life, more than one field of activity; Freelance Translator since 2003.

Literary - Books translated so far:

 _ The Life of Gaugin (English / Portuguese), by Parkstone or Sirrocco. Parkstone or Sirrocco or Parkstone Press International never paid for my translation, although it was integrally published in December 2005 by a portuguese company called Lisma-Edição e Distribuição de Livros, Lda. Which means that I still own the translation copyrights.
 _ Oprah Winfrey Speaks (English / Portuguese) - Janet Lowe, ed. Campo das Letras, Porto. Own comments, a lifetime memorial of Oprah. Funny, witty, touching, such as she is.
 _ La Orden Negra (Spanish / Portuguese) - José Calvo Poyato, Campo das Letras, Porto. A crime and mystery novel about some documents lost in Barcelona during the Nazi period, goes back to the 12th century.

Translated with the post-graduation group, Master degree in Literary Translation, Faculty of Letters, University of Porto:

 - Original title: THE SLOW MIRROR - Portuguese title: "Confundir a cidade com o mar" - By Richard Zimler, Oceanos;
 - "Rescuing Sprite", by Mark R. Levin - translation English / Portuguese, published by Oficina do Livro. A lovely, touching, true story about a dog.


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Total pts earned: 299
PRO-level pts: 227

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English to Portuguese52
Portuguese to English46
French to English21
Spanish to Portuguese7
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Project History Summary
Total projects8
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

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English to Portuguese4
Portuguese to English2
Spanish to Portuguese1
German to Portuguese1
Specialty fields
Finance (general)1
Tourism & Travel1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Engineering (general)1
Medical: Health Care1
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Poetry & Literature2
Medical (general)1
Keywords: Mechanical Engineering, Auto Industry, Civil Engineering, Steel Industry, Steel Construction, Renewable Energies, Law and Contracts, Art, Literature, Design, Typography, History of Art, Foods and Foodstuff, Banking, Finance, Chemicals, Machinery, Quality Assurance, Control Testing, Poetry, History, Philosophy, Tourism, Marketing

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