• Joao

Interpreter Category: PortugueseInterpreter Tags: English - Portuguese and Portuguese - English

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  • Qualified Portuguese Interpreter and Translator

    I am a full time Portuguese interpreter and translator based in Scotland. I have been working in this industry for around 20 years and I have acquired an extensive range of experience in a number of fields, including Law, IT, Health, Business, Construction and Oil & Gas.

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    Background in Business and Management

    In addition to being a Portuguese interpreter and translator, I also have a background in business and management and I worked as a senior strategic and operational manager for the largest interpreting and translation agency in Scotland (at the time) for 12 years. As part of that role, I was involved in discussions with stakeholders like the Scottish Government and the Scottish Courts Service and the Police regarding the use of interpreters, quality issues and the setting of standards. I also managed and wrote a number of forward thinking tenders for interpreting and translation services, having achieved a rate of success in winning tenders for the company close to 100% in my last 3 years, before leaving to pursue my career on a freelance basis.

    In the last 5 years, since setting up as a freelancer, I have continued to pursue my passion for interpreting and translation, providing business and language consultancy in addition to language services to a number of stakeholders.

    Provision of Translation Services for the European Commission

    I also won a contract for the provision of translation services for the European Commission, where I am currently the only PT > EN external contractor on the framework and one of fifteen EN > PT contractors.

    I have also been working as a training consultant for more than a decade, developing tailored business, interpreting and translation training programmes, in addition to training students for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting from the Chartered Institute of Linguists.


    Diploma In Translation from Institute of Linguists
    Diploma in Public Service Interpreting from Institute of Linguists (Scottish Law)
    MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from The Open University
    Postgraduate Degree in I.T. from University of Paisley
    Masters Degree in History from University of Glasgow


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