Archive | April 2014

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Through the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton I was able to translate various texts ranging from marketing to basic medical documents.

In addition to translating on a part-time basis I completed my full-time studies in Spanish & Portuguese. My degree was multidisciplinary, incorporating studies in Translation, Interpreting, Literature, Cinema and History. Please see below a few examples of modules that I studied:

– Translation: Theory and Practice
– Public Service Interpreting
– Syntax: Studying Language Structure
– History and Politics of the Hispanic World
– Cultural Identity in the Portuguese speaking world
– Gender, Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

While studying Cinema and Philosophy at USFC (Brazil), I completed a 8,000 word dissertation in Portuguese titled “Gender Representation in Children’s Literature”.

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In recent months I have translated various short articles for the Portuguese wine producer, Esporão. To see an example of my work on their website, click here.

Below follows a sample of one of my pieces of work:

Esporão no TOP 50 dos Grandes Vinhos para os EUA

A convite da ViniPortugal, o crítico norte-americano Joshua Green, provou mais de 600 vinhos portugueses e visitou pessoalmente vários produtores para identificar os 50 Melhores Vinhos Portugueses para os EUA. A lista  divulgada inclui dois dos nossos vinhos: Esporão Reserva tinto 2010 e Herdade do Esporão Verdelho 2012.  A lista dos 50 Grandes Vinhos para os EUA teve como critério principal o “caráter tradicional e distintivo dos vinhos portugueses”. Para Joshua Green, “o que faz diferença é a concentração de diferentes terroirs, climas e castas que não se encontram em mais nenhum lugar no mundo.” 

Esporão in the TOP 50 Great Portuguese Wines for the USA

At ViniPortugal’s invitation, the North American critic, Joshua Green, tasted over 600 Portuguese wines and visited a number of producers personally to select the 50 Best Portuguese Wines for the USA. The list, which was recently published, includes two Herdade do Esporão wines: Esporão Reserva Red 2010 and Herdade do Esporão Verdelho 2012. The main selection criteria for the 50 Great Wines for the USA “was based on the distinctive and traditional character of Portuguese wines”. For Joshua Green, “what makes the difference is the concentration of diverse terroirs, climates and grape varieties that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.”

One Hour Translation

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My work with One Hour Translation has included website translation, journalism, marketing, management consultancy, academic and technical/customer support in both Spanish and Portuguese. Below can be found samples of recent translations that I have done for this agency.

The first translation listed below was for the website of a Lisbon based management consultancy firm; the second for Porto and the North, a website that promotes tourism in the northern regions of Portugal; and the third sample is taken from a technical report that I translated for the Portuguese water company SM Loures.

I am more than happy to provide more information or examples regarding my work with these or any other clients.

 

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Negócios / Representação de marcas / Equipas comerciais

Pretende exportar ou potenciar as suas vendas internacionais?

Através dos nossos serviços de representação de negócios e marcas poderá alargar o seu negócio, tendo uma presença profissional nos seus futuros mercados. Nós detemos uma equipa de gestores e comerciais em diversos países a funcionar em rede. 

Proporcionamos a captação de novos negócios através de uma rapidez no contacto com os seus futuros clientes, permitindo-lhe assim ter um interlocutor profissional e privilegiado nos diversos países onde atuamos.

Entre em contacto connosco que nós encontramos soluções e aumentamos as vendas.

Business Dealings / Brand implementation / Sales teams

 

Are you looking to export or increase your international sales?

Using our company and brand representation services you will be able to expand your business and have a more professional image in your future markets. We have sales and management teams based in various countries operating online. 

We secure you new commercial opportunities through the speed of our contact with your future clients, ensuring that you have a professional and privileged representative in the numerous countries in which we operate.


Contact us to see how we can improve your business and increase your company’s sales.

 

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O Porto é uma cidade cosmopolita famosa pela inovação de jovens criadores portugueses e que conta com a presença de grandes marcas multinacionais nas mais diversas áreas. Se procura produtos de design de moda, calçado, joalharia ou do universo mobiliário,  irá encontrar no Porto uma oferta variada, criativa e original. Durante a sua estadia no Norte reserve alguns dias para conhecer a fama comercial do Porto e fazer algumas compras para recordação: uma boa garrafa de vinho do Porto ou do Douro, uma jóia de autor, um sabonete perfumado de uma casa centenária ou uma t-shirt alusiva à sua viagem. 

Porto is a cosmopolitan city famous for its innovative young Portuguese designers, as well as being home to a range of big name brands. Whether you are looking for chic design products, footwear, jewellery or furniture, in Porto you are guaranteed to find a diverse, creative and original range on offer. During your stay in northern Portugal, make sure you set aside a few days to discover Porto’s shopping splendour and buy a few souvenirs such as an excellent bottle of Porto or Douro, hand crafted jewellery, scented soap from a period house or a t-shirt to remind you of your stay.

 

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Pretende-se com este relatório quantificar a contribuição que a ferramenta Takadu representou para a diminuição de perdas de água no sistema de abastecimento no ano 2013. Pretende ainda analisar o volume de água aplicado a regas no decorrer do ano 2013. Face aos dados apresentados serão ainda sugeridas ações de melhoria. Através de uma análise baseada na comparação de comportamentos de consumos de dias/semanas/meses anteriores e os comportamentos atualmente registados são enviados alertas classificados de fuga/rotura/ consumo/falha de comunicação ou outros (Figura 1) distinguidas por padrões de gráficos distintos. 

No ano de implementação desta ferramenta (Abril 2013) já é possível avaliar a contribuição da mesma na estratégia para controle de perdas, que passa não só pela diminuição de volume de água perdido no sistema como também contribuiu para a proximidade com a população, melhoria de imagem pelo facto de a população saber que o trabalho desenvolvido poderá ter consequências na diminuição de tarifas e ainda a deteção de fugas (não visíveis), as quais normalmente passam a roturas visíveis, associadas impacte negativo.

The aim of this report is to quantify the contribution made by the Takadu system towards a decrease in water loss in the supply network in 2013, in addition to analyzing the volume of water used for irrigation over the course of the same period. The data is then used to make recommendations for methods of improvement. Through an analysis based upon a comparison of consumption behaviors of previous days, weeks and months and current behaviours, alerts classified as either leaks, faults, usage, communication break or other are sent and identified using different symbols (Figure 1).


Within a year of the system’s implementation (April 2013) it is already possible to evaluate its contribution to the waste management strategy. This has not only resulted in a decrease in the volume of water loss in the network but has also contributed to an improvement in public relations owing to the fact that the public are aware that such developments could lead to lower rates and a more efficient detection of (non-visible) leaks. These leaks normally evolve into visible faults with negative impacts upon the service.

Santini Ice Cream

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Last week I translated the website of Santini, a well-known chain of Lisbon based ice cream parlours.

See the website here