Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

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January 2020

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Belém, Paro, Brazil
Local time: 11:53 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: English Native in English
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<font color='aa0000' type='Verdana'><b>Richard Alex Jenkins - Language Engineer</b></font>
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription
Specializes in:
Construction / Civil EngineeringEngineering (general)
Metallurgy / CastingComputers: Software
Computers: Systems, NetworksElectronics / Elect Eng
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Telecom(munications)Computers (general)

Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2993, Questions answered: 1489, Questions asked: 146
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 8
Glossaries RAJ: Business-Financial-Law-Politics, RAJ: Engineering - Civ/Ind/Chem/Elec/Mech, RAJ: Environment-Ecology-Tourism-Science, RAJ: General/Undefined Category, RAJ: IT-Computing-Telecoms-Electronics, RAJ: Medical / Biological
Translation education Other
Experience Years of translation experience: 17. Registered at Feb 2006. Became a member: Aug 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English (HND (BTEC) Software Engineering)
Memberships N/A
TeamsProz/Pará Collaborators
Software memoQ, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
Forum posts 287 forum posts
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Conference participation Conferences attended
    Professional practices R-i-c-h-a-r-d endorses's Professional Guidelines.
    Dear Reader,

    I'm a full-time Technical Translator and specialist in the world of Engineering and Technology. This is the area where I feel most comfortable and where I do my best work.

    Current software: SDL TRADOS STUDIO and memoQ - fully licensed user.

    Native English, I translate European and Continental Portuguese into English - my top speciality, as well as Spanish to English. My wife and children are native Portuguese speakers and I having been living in Brazil since 2002.

    I believe that I possess a wide range of literary skills in addition to my proven technical skills, branching out into areas such as Business and Contracts, Environmental Issues, Marketing, Tourism and so on. I enjoy working with Website localisation and consider myself to be very a versatile writer with good copy-editing skills.

    At the end of the day, experience is something that accumulates over time. There are very few short-cuts.

    Please feel free to contact me via Email, Telephone or Skype.

    Skills in more detail: -
    I'm a fully qualified and experienced computer technician, holding a Higher National Diploma (BTEC) in Software Engineering (programming).
    I earned this accreditation in England where I worked for many years in the Information Technology sector before relocating to Brazil on a permanent basis in 2002. I have been working as a translator since 2003.

    Needless to say, I feel very comfortable in all engineering and technical areas. Over the years however my skills have become increasingly adapted and focused on physical engineering activities such as electrical networks, hydroelectric facilities, transformer stations, mining, metallurgical (iron and steel industry), mechanical, i.e. hardware rather and software engineering - real life, large scale government and corporate activities. This has crossed over into contractual documents and business negotiations, tenders, requests for proposals, CONTRACTS, clauses, legal documents, etc.


    More information.

    I have been married to Sarah Coelho Jenkins since 2002. Our three children are Beatriz, Samuel David and Steven Leonardo.

    I used to work as an English teacher, but it's not for me any more.


    Tech Info:
    CAT tools are essential in today's modern environment and I primarily use SDL Trados Studio 2014. I accept sdlxliff files and will work with on-line, server based translation projects.


    Rates are to be discussed and finalised. USD, Euro, GBP and Brazilian Reais, all accepted.


    Portuguese to English / Spanish to English.

    My native language is English and I do not translate INTO Portuguese or Spanish.


    I'm very versatile. I accept Bank Transfer, Paypal or Skrill.


    Warmest Regards from Belém do Pará.
    This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

    Total pts earned: 3231
    PRO-level pts: 2993

    Top languages (PRO)
    Portuguese to English2320
    Spanish to English401
    English to Portuguese170
    English to Spanish24
    Pts in 2 more pairs >
    Top general fields (PRO)
    Social Sciences194
    Pts in 4 more flds >
    Top specific fields (PRO)
    Construction / Civil Engineering241
    Electronics / Elect Eng161
    Engineering (general)150
    Finance (general)131
    Mechanics / Mech Engineering92
    Law (general)80
    Law: Contract(s)79
    Pts in 79 more flds >

    See all points earned >
    Keywords: Richard Alex Jenkins, Portuguese to English Translator, technical specialist and technical translator, engineer, engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, electronics, computing, information technology, business and contracts, metallurgy, iron and steel industry, mining. Environmental issues and the Amazon.

    Profile last updated
    Nov 25, 2019

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