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Translations into English from:

Portuguese - Italian - Spanish - French

About me...

My translation experience began when working as a Personal Assistant and Translator for the Director of Operations, Staples, Portugal/UK in 2013/2014. I realised that I had a passion and talent for translation and so I decided to embark on master’s study in this area.

Having completed my MA in Audiovisual Translation studies in 2016, specialising in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French to English translation, I decided to set up Teach-Translate-Create to offer personalised English training to individuals and specialist translation services.

I have since translated numerous texts such as market research materials, website content for small businesses, reviews of educational materials, formal presentations, business correspondence, sales and tourism documents, children’s’ stories, stage plays and songs.  In the past, I have subtitled documentaries, short films, children’s animations and corporate marketing videos.

 

Specialist translation areas include:

Marketing, market research, PR materials

Websites for small businesses

Travel and tourism, culture and education

Subtitling of corporate videos for training or marketing purposes

Stage plays, fictional literature, children's stories

Business-related texts including internal communications, presentations and sales reports

Projects include:

-  Government health interview regarding global diabetes initiative (ES>EN)

- Business case study - Smart lighting (IT>EN)

- Market Research questionnaires for cosmetics and automotive and beverages industries (IT>EN, ES>EN and FR>EN)

- Educational website review (PT>EN)

- Opening speech for a seminar on human rights in Brazil (PT>EN)

- Internal business communications (PT>EN)

- Academic abstracts in the field of economics and transport ( PT>EN)

- Translation of 3 stage plays (ES>EN, PT>EN)

Testimonials

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“Lydia has a natural talent for languages and translation. Her translations accurately convey the meaning and content of the original whilst ensuring that the target text is wholly authentic. I recommend her services”.

Claire Culliford, TransTeach

"I was extremely satisfied with the translation that Lydia recently carried out for me for an international seminar. We needed the opening speech to be translated urgently and the work Lydia produced was of excellent quality with a natural English flow".

Bianca Orsi, Events organiser, Abep-UK/University of Leeds

"Lydia translated several applications for me for postdoctorate programmes at European universities. I was very impressed with the final results, each application was tailored accordingly and it was excellent value for money". 

 

Dr. Augusto Cesar da Silva Bezerra, Professor at the Federal Center for Technological Education of  Minas Gerais, Brazil

“Besides being an excellent communicator, Lydia is a fantastic translator. Her ability to learn languages, her high perspicacity and her knowledge of different cultures makes her translations more effective, as she understands the difficulties in cross-cultural communication and can find ways to facilitate understanding".

 

Jose Carlos Andrade, Operations Director, Staples, Portugal

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Get in touch!

To find out more or to ask for a quote, fill in this simple form or contact:

Email: Lydia@teach-translate-create.com

PT tel:+ 351 920 362 696

UK tel: + 44 7846 628588

Address: Rua Nova do Seixo, 481,

4460-384, Senhora da Hora,

Matosinhos, Portugal

 

 

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