Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.
My name Catarina Lopes and I am a qualified English and Spanish to Portuguese translator, proofreader and language teacher, with ten years' experience as a linguist. I am a native speaker of European Portuguese with exceptional writing abilities, both in a technical and creative way. I am highly specialised in the languages I work with, I am quality-driven and strive for perfection at all times, because, to me, even the smallest details matter.
I provide a reliable, accurate and prompt service delivered to high standards of professionalism. I specialise primarily in Marketing, Business, Tourism, Beauty, Health Care, Nutrition, Arts & Humanities, Education, Environment and Cookery, although I can and do work in other areas. Please browse through the Services and Specialisations menus.
I hold a Licentiate's Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures and a Master's Degree in Language Teaching, both specialising in English and Spanish Studies, from University of the Algarve. I have also completed a Post-graduation Program in Translation and a 15H Subtitling Workshop, from Autonomous University of Lisbon.
I worked for six years as a commercial manager in a jewellery company, which allowed me to develop great communication and leadership skills as well as acquire deep understanding of the jewellery, marketing, sales, training and employee management sectors. I also have work experience in the fashion, hotel and tourism industries.
Living in the Algarve --a popular holiday destination-- has given me the opportunity to grow in a multicultural environment and develop foreign language skills from an early age.
I am a home-gardening and food enthusiast and have been an experienced home cook for 15 years.
My education, work experience and personal interests have provided me with knowledge in a variety of subjects which can be applied in my specialisations.
References and CV are avaliable upon request.
For a professional topnotch translation from English or Spanish into Portuguese do not hesitate to contact me.