It all started in a Portuguese village…
My neighbour, a widow old woman, was waiting for me downstairs.
I was wondering about what she was doing there and why she needed me…
Then I saw she was handling two letters. ‘I can’t understand these letters’, she said. ‘Could you please have a look and tell me their meaning?’
The letters were written in French. How could she understand them? Several husbands had emigrated to France many years ago. When they passed away, the widows, who had never been to France, started receiving letters from French institutions.
At that time, I was a teenager studying French and English. From then on, I helped her and others by translating French content to Portuguese. It was a time without computers, internet, or machine translation…
HOW I HELP YOU
You can count on me to communicate successfully with the Portuguese audience by translating your content from 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡, 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐞 in the following subject fields:
Travel & Tourism
TYPES OF TEXTS I WORK WITH
- Guides on how to use a product
- Product descriptions
- E-learning platforms
- Slideshow presentations
- Research papers
- Training materials
- Blog posts
- Academic theses
- Guide books
This is how I would describe my work style
I believe empathy is crucial in life. Having this in mind, this is what you can expect from me:
- I’m professional, yet friendly
- I don’t rush, but still work efficiently
- I deliver the project when I say I will
- I ask questions and give you options to ensure I deliver your tone of voice, not mine
- I’m not shy to point out what won’t fly with a Portuguese audience
- I’m always open to feedback.
Fernanda translated a publication on farmers’ organisation networks involved in agroecology in West Africa. Fernanda was very responsive, meticulous and professional. The collaboration was a success.
Fernanda es una excelente profesional en todos los sentidos: eficiente, puntual y muy seria. Trabajar con ella es todo un placer.
My non-profit CouldYou? has benefitted tremendously by the incredible translation work of Fernanda Goncalves. She is an exceptional translator who delivers consistent, high quality work. Fernanda is the only one I trust translating top level government documents that we present to the Government of Mozambique about our work. Fernanda is a great asset to CouldYou? and would be a great asset to anyone she works with.
I’ve been working with Fernanda since December 2019 and she has participated in more than 1400 projects for us so far. She is one of our top Portuguese linguists, as she is in charge of translating and reviewing the texts of one of our most important and strict clients. Fernanda has excellent linguistic skills and she is also very responsive and helpful when our clients have queries. We are trully happy to have Fernanda in our team!
Very professional translation and Timely delivery
Fernanda is a delight to work with. Super responsive, willing to go above and beyond, responsible, and highly knowledgeable. She’s our go-to translator for English into Portuguese and I would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat!
|Marketing & Advertising
|Tourism & Living
|ENGLISH > PORTUGUESE (PT)
|FRENCH > PORTUGUESE (PT)
|SPANISH > PORTUGUESE (PT)