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I graduated as a TEFL teacher and Translator. I am perfectly bilingual in English and Brazilian Portuguese.
My areas of expertise are Business, Finance & Banking, Marketing, Insurance, Economics, Statistics, Audits, CVs, Official Documents, Legal, Steel Construction, Railway & Maintenance, Health, Sustainability, Religion and Computing.
I worked from 1998 to 2001 for HSBC's Head Office in Brazil as a free-lance translator and private teacher. I have translated texts related to Insurance, Finance & Banking, Legal, Business in general, Executive Committee meetings, Productivity reports and other internal documents. I have also worked for ASCOM (Steel Construction Agency) as a free-lance translator. I have translated many texts related to environmental-friendly construction. I have also worked for SoftMarketing in texts related to Marketing and Customer Satisfaction Surveys. I have worked on many projects for some translation companies in different areas of expertise.
I worked in the Financial Industry (Forex Distribution Centre) and lived in the UK from August 2001 to December 2007.
I am perfectly bilingual in English (UK) and Portuguese (Brazilian). I have lived in Brazil for more than 40 years.
In 2013 and 2014, I worked in Kenya as a Business Consultant/Translator/Interpreter at Rift Valley Railways on two projects. Permanent Way Maintenance from May to December 2013 & Tamping Machine and Ballast Regulator Training from June to December 2014.
I set up my own translation company, Punchard Traduções e Assessoria Ltda., in November 2008.
My full profile is on LinkedIn under John Derek Punchard.