English to Portuguese Translation Professional Jose Guedes

Member since May 07, 2013

I am a half-American native Brazilian EN-PT(BR) and PT-ENG translator/proof-reader. Having grown up in an English speaking household and later lived with my family for years in the United States, I am thoroughly familiar with the subtleties and intricacies of the English language. Only a person who has fully experienced both languages firsthand is able to successfully convey, with complete cultural authenticity and linguistic integrity, the meaning of what is being said. I have translated, transcribed and proof-read as a favor to friends and as a hobby ever since I can remember. I have years of experience as a freelance translator, having worked with countless agencies and private clients. I am very dedicated and passionate about my work, and as such I am wholly committed to providing a translation of the highest possible quality. I am more than willing to prove my proficiency through any tests you would like me to take.



Although I work with a wide range of specialized subjects, ranging from law and finance to IT and engineering, my true specialty lies in adapting content to the target language flawlessly, while maintaining the original meaning as closely as humanly possible. I truly understand the craft of translating, with all of its inherent nuances; as much an art as it is an exact science, translating requires intimate familiarity with both source and target languages and an unparalleled ability to select the precise words to evoke the intended feeling or idea in the reader, as well as a comprehension that goes beyond simply what is written and peers directly into the mind of the writer.

Languages:

English
Portuguese

Education

College Degree