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Michael S. | Elance
 
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Michael S.

Translation from Portuguese and French to English
   United States
  |   Somerville, MA

Overview

When you need personalized translating, editing and proof-reading with quick turn-around, you need a native English speaker. I'm familiar with Brazilian and French culture, having lived in both Brazil and France. I'll find the right words and expressions to convey your meaning in English and make your text shine, and sound as good in English as it does in your language: polished, accurate and professional.

I am a native speaker of American English, living in Boston, specializing in Brazilian Portuguese to English and French to English...

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Service Description

I've lived in Fortaleza, Brazil, where I taught English and became fluent in Portuguese, and visited Sao Paulo, Florianopolis, Cuiaba and Porto Alegre. I learned how expressions don't always translate literally, and how to keep the same tone as the original language while making the translation smooth and fluent.
In Boston I currently teach English to Brazilian adults, which allows me to continue to practice and perfect my Portuguese, and provide translation services to them.
I host French and Brazilian students in my home, providing private lessons and tutoring in formal, structured classes as well as informal settings of daily life.
I have done translations in both French and Portuguese: for Brazilian immigrants and American students traveling to France, and am passionate about finding the right words that convey the tone of the original in the language in English translation.
I work with Brazilian children in the local public schools, running curriculum-enrichment programs in science, cooking and ESL which I designed.
I studied French for 8 years in high school and college, and lived in Paris for my Junior year, where I perfected my speaking and comprehension.

I specialize in translations from Brazilian Portuguese and French to English, including text-editing to refine and perfect the final product so it sounds as good in English as in the original language.
I can also help with research, both on the web and locally in New England, USA, as well as New York, for...

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Education

Lesley College
Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies
1980 - 1982
Wesleyan University
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
1974 - 1978
Scarsdale High School
Degree with Highest Honors
1970 - 1974
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translation
editing
Portuguese-English
French-English
compras e despachos
personal buyer
writing
proofreading
travel planning
research
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