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September 2020

Rui Sousa
Your words into Portuguese

Maia, Porto, Portugal
Local time: 16:05 WEST (GMT+1)

Native in: Portuguese (Variant: European/Portugal) Native in Portuguese
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EU Portuguese Professional Translator specialized in Marketing, Business & Corporate, Tourism, and IT areas. 14 years of experience
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations Employer: Mind Words
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Transcription, Training, Project management, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelComputers (general)
IT (Information Technology)Advertising / Public Relations
Sports / Fitness / RecreationWine / Oenology / Viticulture
Business/Commerce (general)Marketing / Market Research

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 224, Questions answered: 177
Blue Board entries made by this user  10 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries EN-PT Art/Literary, EN-PT Automotive , EN-PT Business / Financial, EN-PT IT, EN-PT Journalism, EN-PT Mechanics / Mech Engineering, EN-PT other, EN-PT Tech/Engineering
Translation education Graduate diploma - Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração - ISLA Gaia
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Nov 2005. Became a member: Jun 2016. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Portuguese (Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administração , verified)
French to Portuguese (Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administração , verified)
Spanish to Portuguese (El Club de España en Oporto, verified)
Memberships APTRAD
Software Adobe Acrobat, Google Translator Toolkit, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Other CAT tool, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
Forum posts 2 forum posts
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conference presentationsConferences attended
Professional practices Rui Sousa endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
Notice: Please bear in mind that I don't use Gmail for professional purposes. So please ignore all messages you might receive from Gmail addresses on my behalf. They are fake since I was a victim of scamming. You can add me to Skype to check my identity. Thank you!

My name is Rui Sousa and I am a professional translator based in Porto, Portugal.

Since I have finished my degree in Translation Studies in 2006, I have worked as a freelance/in-house translator for several translation agencies, a Portuguese publisher, a multinational company and some individual clients.

Between March 2010 and June 2012 I have worked as a Senior Project Manager at Expressão, a Portuguese specialised translation agency. During that period I was directly involved in the company’s day-to-day business, strengthening my skills in the fields of translation and project management.

In October 2013, I have embarked on a new venture along with a translation colleague and friend - the project born under the name of Mind Words and, as our motto "Our minds, your words" rightly states, the client and his information are of utmost importance. We offer services in translation, specialised training for translators and linguistic consultancy.

Working languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Areas of expertise: technical, informatics, IT, computers, technology, business & management, marketing, enology, tourism.

I had the pleasure of being a speaker at two Proz Regional Conferences in Porto with talks about project management and marketing for translators. I regularly attend translation conferences, workshops, and webinars in order to increase my knowledge in several areas.

Moreover, I am the vice-president of the recently created Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters - APTRAD.
I can provide references and send you my CV upon request.

Victor Hugo once said "Translators are bridges between peoples". I Couldn't agree more.

My areas of expertise are: Tourism & Travel, IT, Marketing, Sports, Cinema/TV, Arts & Humanities, Enology, Computers, Business/Commerce, Advertising/Public Relations and Telecommunications

Please feel free to contact me for more information and references.

e-mail: Tel.: (351) 91 395 99 49 Skype: ruisousa1983
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: 228
PRO-level pts: 224

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Spanish to Portuguese8
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