Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
English to Portuguese
Russian to English
Spanish to English

Ben Kohn - Quesco Brasil
Client-oriented chartered linguist

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Native in: English Native in English
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Past 5 years
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Last 12 months
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Total: 18 entries
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Mar 13 (posted via  Just finished Coronavirus guidance documents for Brazil ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Dedicated and reliable translator, interpreter and PM
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations Blue Board: Quesco Brasil
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Transcription, Project management, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingSports / Fitness / Recreation
Media / MultimediaEnvironment & Ecology
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaFinance (general)
Business/Commerce (general)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 308, Questions answered: 172, Questions asked: 74
Project History 27 projects entered    16 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Money order | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Year established 2003
Currencies accepted Brazilian reais (brl), Euro (eur), Pounds sterling (gbp), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Ben's Oil, Gas & Offshore Glossary, Ben's Port>Eng Glossary
This company Offers job opportunities for freelancers
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Leeds (UK)
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at Aug 2006. Became a member: Dec 2006.
Credentials Portuguese to English (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores, verified)
Portuguese to English (Sindicato Nacional dos Tradutores)
Portuguese to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
English to Portuguese (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBY Fine Reader, Filemaker Pro, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Professional practices Quesco Brasil endorses's Professional Guidelines.

I have 20 years' professional experience as a Portuguese<>English translator and interpreter and also translate from Russian and Spanish into English. I pride myself on delivering a high quality service in a timely fashion and with a friendly attitude, guaranteeing fluent, faithful translations and proactive solutions for all my customers' needs.

My academic background is in Philosophy and Portuguese. I graduated in Portuguese from the University of Leeds in England (my native country), with my degree program focused largely on translation and including a one-year liaison interpreting course.

As a result of my personal interests and numerous work opportunities I have become well acquainted with various different fields, including sports and television, the oil & gas industry, law, logistics, health care, cinema and mechanical and electrical engineering.

I am a Chartered Linguist (Translator) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and also accredited as a professional translator (Portuguese to English) by ABRATES (Brazilian Translators' Association) and an approved member of SINTRA (Brazilian Translators' Union - associated to FIT).

In 2004 I opened my translation company, Quesco Brasil, which has Brazilian and UK offices, and since then have gathered an extensive clientele and formed a team of translators to provide services for various other languages, including all European languages as well as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi and Arabic.

I have also provided extensive local support and TV fixer services in Brazil and Russia, including work as the main local support contractor at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup (in Brazil) as well as the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where a Quesco Brasil team of 60 fixers, runners and drivers successfully supported the operations of three major broadcasters: BBC Sport, Channel Four (UK) and Channel Seven (Australia). I was also the Russian translator-fixer for the BBC's lead commentary team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

For more detailed information on projects and experiences please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Total pts earned: 328
PRO-level pts: 308

Top languages (PRO)
English to Portuguese180
Portuguese to English128
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Poetry & Literature20
Advertising / Public Relations20
Medical: Cardiology16
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters16
Mechanics / Mech Engineering12
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects27
With client feedback16
100% positive (16 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
Portuguese to English16
English to Portuguese11
Specialty fields
Petroleum Eng/Sci9
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama5
Mechanics / Mech Engineering5
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting3
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
Law: Contract(s)2
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng2
Business/Commerce (general)2
Finance (general)2
Energy / Power Generation2
Medical: Instruments1
Government / Politics1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Law (general)1
Medical: Health Care1
Marketing / Market Research1
Poetry & Literature1
Environment & Ecology1
Other fields
Keywords: Translation, translations, transcriptions, Portuguese translator, Portuguese interpreter, portuguese translation, interpreter in Brazil, Russian, technical translations, legal translations, sworn translations, Oil & gas translations, turbomachinery, business, law, sports, television, cinema, accredited by ABRATES, project management, logistics, major events

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