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English to Portuguese
Spanish to Portuguese

Adriana Francisco
IoL Professional Portuguese Translator

Local time: 19:14 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists', holding the Diploma in Translation from the same Institute.

My main fields of expertise are Corporate Communications and Finance; Social development; Travel; Legal (general); Internet (general); Editorial Material; Sports and Subtitling.

My major clients include:

Rolls-Royce - monthly newsletter, policy summaries, training material, employee handbooks and business presentations.

Fujitsu - monthly newsletter, internal communication and training materials including a 40,000 word project for a company-wide management training course.

FIFA/Yahoo - Translation into Brazilian Portuguese of the World Cup FIFA official website.

Oracle - reports and head office/employee communication.

HSBC - business presentations.

Allied Domecq - corporate communication and business presentations.

GlaxoSmithKline - internal employee survey including the translation of interviews and reports.

Guardian Software - software manuals and license agreements.

Companhia do Vale do Rio Doce (one of the world's largest mining companies) - social development bid for the concession of a Coal Mine in Mozambique (successful bid).

Amnesty International - report "The Impact of Guns on Women's Lives" for publication. Available as a translation sample.

HM Customs and Excise - translation and transcription of videotapes and audiotapes.

World Bank - "World Development Report 2004".

Voluntary translations: Planet Finance, Sou da Paz Institute, Onda Azul Foundation and Control Arms.

I regularly work for the following translation agencies: hi-fen translation solutions, London Translations, Ubiqus Reporting, Today Translations, IoL Language Services, Wordbase, GlocalMedia, Global Lingo, Translate Media, All Languages, Aztec Translations, The Language Company UK Ltd,, Linguist Finder amongst others.

You can view some more information on selected projects here. SUBTITLING IBF International Broadcast Facility, a London-based post-production company.

Translation, subtitling, editing and proofreading of HBO's series "SEX AND THE CITY", Paramount's "STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION", feature films and several music documentaries including Live Aid, Bob Marley, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan. I have excellent working knowledge of the subtitling software Spot and Win 2020.


My academic background is in the field of humanities namely languages, literature, politics and history.

[Jan - Dec 2005] Diploma in Translation at the University of Westminster leading to the Institute of Linguist?s accreditation Diploma in Translation.

[2002 - 2004] MA in Latin American Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London, UK.

[1995 - 2001] BA in History at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

[1995 - 1998] BA in Law at Universidade Mackenzie, Brazil. (incomplete)

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Please check my blog for more detailed information.
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Project History Summary
Total projects3
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

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English to Portuguese3
Specialty fields
Finance (general)1
Internet, e-Commerce1
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Engineering (general)1
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Dec 5, 2006

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