Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese
Russian to English
Spanish to English

Ben Kohn - Quesco Brasil
Client-oriented chartered linguist

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Native in: English Native in English
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Past 5 years
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Last 12 months
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Total: 18 entries
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Mar 13, 2020 (posted via  Just finished Coronavirus guidance documents for Brazil ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Dedicated and reliable translator, interpreter and PM
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Transcription, Project management, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingSports / Fitness / Recreation
Environment & EcologyMedical: Health Care
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaFinance (general)
Business/Commerce (general)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 308, Questions answered: 172, Questions asked: 74
Project History 27 projects entered    16 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Money order
Year established 2003
Currencies accepted Brazilian reais (brl), Euro (eur), Pounds sterling (gbp), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Portuguese to English: Sample text - health
Source text - Portuguese
As doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis constituem uma das principais causas de morte nos países desenvolvidos e nas grandes cidades brasileiras . A importância das doenças crônicas não transmissíveis (DCNT) no perfil atual de saúde das populações é extremamente relevante. Dentre as principais DCNT encontram-se a obesidade, o diabetes mellitus (DM) e a hipertensão arterial (HAS) Dados indicam que a proporção de mortes por DCNT aumentou em mais de três vezes entre as décadas de 30 e 90. Programas de educação nutricional fazem-se necessários, para melhorar os padrões de consumo que vem sendo observados atualmente. Sendo a educação nutricional um elemento fundamental na prevenção e no tratamento das DCNT e considerando-se o pequeno número documentos específicos sobre esse tema, o objetivo deste trabalho foi o de reunir as evidências mais atuais na literatura científica sobre ações de educação nutricional realizadas no Brasil e em outros países.
Translation - English
Chronic non-communicable diseases represent one of the main causes of death in developing countries and in Brazil’s large cities. The significance of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD) as regards people’s current health conditions is extremely relevant. Amongst the main CNCDs are obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM) and arterial hypertension (AHT). Data indicate that the proportion of deaths by CNCD increased over three fold between the 1930s and 1990s. Nutritional education programmes have become necessary to improve the standards of consumption that have been observed. As nutritional education is a fundamental element of CNCD prevention and treatment, and considering the small number of documents specifically about the theme, the aim of this study was to gather the latest evidence from scientific literature concerning nutritional education actions carried out in Brazil and other countries.

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Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Leeds (UK)
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Aug 2006. Became a member: Dec 2006.
Credentials Portuguese to English (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores, verified)
Portuguese to English (Sindicato Nacional dos Tradutores)
Portuguese to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
English to Portuguese (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBY Fine Reader, Filemaker Pro, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Quesco Brasil endorses's Professional Guidelines.

I am a certified Portuguese<>English translator and interpreter with over 20 years' experience, and also translate from Russian and Spanish into English. A passionate linguist, I am skilled and experienced in both written translation and interpreting, as well as audiovisual translation/transcription and proofreading. I pride myself on delivering a high quality service in a timely fashion and with a friendly attitude, guaranteeing fluent, faithful translations and proactive solutions for all my customers' needs.

I was born and raised in the UK, but moved to Brazil after graduating in Portuguese, and speak and write Brazilian Portuguese as if native. Over the years I have specialised in legal and technical translation, but am also well-versed in several other fields including sports and television, oil & gas, logistics, health care, art and cinema.

I am a Chartered Linguist (Translator) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and also accredited as a professional translator (Portuguese to English) by ABRATES (Brazilian Translators' Association) and an approved member of SINTRA (Brazilian Translators' Union - associated to FIT).

In 2004 I opened my own translation company, Quesco Brasil, which has Brazilian and UK offices. I provide services to all kinds of clients, from high profile multinational companies to law offices, translation agencies and individuals who need an academic text or CV translated. My company also maintains a network of translators to provide services for various other languages, including all European languages as well as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi and Arabic.

In addition to traditional language services I have also provided extensive local support and TV fixer services in Brazil and Russia, including work as the main local support contractor at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup (in Brazil) as well as the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where a Quesco Brasil team of 60 fixers, runners and drivers successfully supported the operations of three major broadcasters: BBC Sport, Channel Four (UK) and Channel Seven (Australia). I was also the Russian translator-fixer for the BBC's lead commentary team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

For more detailed information on projects and experiences please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Total pts earned: 328
PRO-level pts: 308

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English to Portuguese180
Portuguese to English128
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Poetry & Literature20
Advertising / Public Relations20
Medical: Cardiology16
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters16
Mechanics / Mech Engineering12
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Project History Summary
Total projects27
With client feedback16
100% positive (16 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
Portuguese to English16
English to Portuguese11
Specialty fields
Petroleum Eng/Sci9
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama5
Mechanics / Mech Engineering5
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting3
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
Law: Contract(s)2
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng2
Business/Commerce (general)2
Finance (general)2
Energy / Power Generation2
Medical: Instruments1
Government / Politics1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Law (general)1
Medical: Health Care1
Marketing / Market Research1
Poetry & Literature1
Environment & Ecology1
Other fields
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Feb 25