Our community is real. It is full of real people working in real time towards one real goal; breaking down language barriers. We routinely interview some of our best translators and longest standing community members who truly understand the nuances of human interpretation. This week Damla, our awesome Community Manager, interviewed Rogerio.
Damla: We’d love to hear a little bit about your professional and personal background, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Rogerio: Absolutely! I am Brazilian, 26 years old and currently working as a Portuguese translator, English teacher and a Search Quality Evaluator for a company online.
Damla: It sounds like you keep very busy, how did you get involved in this line of work?
Rogerio: I love languages, getting to know new people, new cultures, new horizons, new experiences. Next year, I’m going to Switzerland and other countries in Europe that I haven’t decided on yet to broaden my knowledge of language even further!
Damla: So your love of languages triggered your passion for translation, what steps did you take to make translating your profession?
Rogerio: Well, I have a degree in “Letras”, there isn’t an English equivalent for it, but in general the course is about languages, literature, and other forms of art) and another degree in “Translation & Interpretation”.
Damla: Outside of working, what are some other things you do to ensure you are continuously developing your skill?
Rogerio: Well, I love my work so I spend a lot of time with that. Outside of that, I enjoy reading a lot!
Damla: One last question, how did you become a part of the VerbalizeIt Team?
Rogerio: I came across the site and found it to be a very interesting site. I am here to expand my professional network while working in the process!
We often talk about how we have more than 3,000 translators in the VerbalizeIt community who live in more than 75 different countries and collectively speak more than 60 languages. Each one of those translators is a human being (not a robot) with real stories and an ability to understand human interaction. Join us on Facebook to read more Translator Stories.