Member since Sep '13

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

Elizabeth Best
ATA Cert; Marketing, Journalism, Finance

United States
Local time: 07:00 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Desktop publishing, Editing/proofreading, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchJournalism
Medical: Health CareGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
International Org/Dev/CoopAdvertising / Public Relations
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)Printing & Publishing

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 16, Questions answered: 8, Questions asked: 2
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Check, Money order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Graduate diploma - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Experience Years of translation experience: 17. Registered at Sep 2013. Became a member: Sep 2013.
Credentials Portuguese to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA, CATI
Software Fluency, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBYY, Coach, Corel Graphics Suite, Microsoft Publisher, Powerpoint, Wordfast, XTM
Conference participation Conferences attendedProZ/TV Credentials
Training sessions attended Attended 8 training sessions

Professional practices Elizabeth Best endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Don’t settle for second-rate translations – you deserve the BEST!

I have been in love with Brazilian culture for more than 30 years, writing and speaking Portuguese at every opportunity. Altogether, I've lived more than 12 years in Brazil and am familiar with every region of the country, from the rainforests in the North to the Pampas of the South. This experience has enabled me to learn local dialects, idiomatic expressions and slang, and I still hunger for more.

For my last ten years in Brazil, I worked as a professional translator and interpreter (both simultaneous and consecutive). The other two years I was a professional photojournalist and art director in Rio de Janeiro. I have taught and lectured in both Portuguese and English.

My experience as a writer and public speaker keeps my translations and interpretations vibrant, accurate and enjoyable. My husband, Don Best, is a professional editor and author of several books. Working together, we delight in translating Portuguese into English prose that is suitable for publication. That is, it is easy to read, grammatically correct, and faithful to the original.

Together, we offer you The Best Communication. Our translation and editorial services focus on marketing, tourism, business, journalism, photography, literature, education, health, rainforest ecology, and Biblical materials.

We look forward to making YOUR communication the very BEST!
Keywords: Portuguese, English, marketing, localization, photography, graphic design, public health, tourism, correspondence, letters, conversation, interpreting, translation, simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting, conference interpreting, Amazon, missions, Christian, literature, advertising, websites, proofreading, editing, copy writing, publications, bilingual, fluent, hospitality, XTM, Wordfast, travel, final copy, art, desktop publishing, medical, pharmaceutical, religion, Biblical materials, business, finance, rainforest ecology, evangelism, evangelical, church, counseling, journalism

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Jul 3

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