English to Portuguese Translation Professional Jose Guedes
Member since May 07, 2013
I am a half-American native Brazilian EN-PT and PT-EN translator and proofreader with over 9 years of experience. My main specialty is Law and my secondary specialties are Finance and IT.
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. Having grown up in an English speaking household in Brazil and later lived with my family for years in the United States, I am thoroughly familiar with the subtleties and intricacies of both languages.
Translation is in my blood! Following my mother's footsteps, and my grandmother's before hers, I am a third generation translator. This constant, close contact with translation throughout my life has deeply ingrained both love and admiration for this beautiful profession in my mind. I have translated, transcribed and proofread as a favor to friends and as a hobby ever since I can remember. In over 9 years of professional experience as a freelance translator, I have worked with countless agencies and hundreds of private clients, translating over three and a half million words.
I truly understand the craft, and all of its 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 transmit the original idea to the reader, as well as a comprehension that goes beyond simply what is written and also considers the target audience and the context as a whole.
I am very dedicated and passionate about my work and am wholly committed to providing translations of the highest possible quality. I follow a strict, proven QA process using specialized quality management software that ensures, to the very limit of what is humanly possible, a translation that is free of errors, consistent and compliant with the requirements set forth for individual translators in international standards of quality such as the EN 15038 and ISO 17100.
If you have confidential documents you need translated, your sensitive information is safe with me. Strict confidentiality is maintained during every stage of the process, and no subcontractor or online service is ever used except upon your explicit request. Backups are regularly created and stored in multiple devices to ensure that, in the event of unforeseen technical problems, no time will have been wasted.
Although Law is my main specialty, I also work with a wide variety of other subjects, particularly Finance and IT. My preferred CAT Tool is SDL Trados Studio 2014, though I also own all previous versions and have worked with many others in the past. I am an extremely fast and accurate typist, averaging over 120 words per minute with near perfect accuracy. This allows me to focus my time and energy thinking, reviewing and researching, thus vastly improving the overall quality of the translation.