My childhood obsession with word puzzles transformed into a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Studies with an emphasis in Brazilian Portuguese and a passion for Semantics.
After a few years of living, studying and working as an in-house translator for a tourism company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I returned to my small town of Ojai in Southern California to give life as a freelance translator a go. It was an instant love match.
Fast forward 12 years, and I am at the point in my career where I want to develop lasting and trusting relationships with my clients.
After all: “Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter.” – Suzy Kassem
What sets me apart?
Passion for Sustainability and the Environment
While I love translating legal and corporate texts, I am truly fulfilled by translating Environmental Impact Reports, Sustainability & Green Initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. I’m an ethical and sustainableeco-warrior.
Open to feedback
I don’t believe there is any one way to translate something. I welcome and enjoy discussing word choice and semantics with clients.
Deadlines are sacred
When I say I will deliver by a certain time, I will deliver on time. Period.
Attention to detail
I’m a formatting nerd. Complex tables, charts, headings and graphics? I’m your girl!
Friendly and Professional
I form real relationships with my clients, which I believe cultivates mutual respect. I want to wish each other happy birthday and celebrate our successes while working hard together to create a pristine product.
Links to Portuguese to English Translation Experience
After 12 years in this industry, I have learned that communication and trust are of paramount importance in the translator-client relationship. I am motivated by ensuring that my clients are satisfied with my work and interested in fostering a long-term working relationship.
“Nancy is a kind person and professional linguist.”
“Good translation, always willing to help, good communication. Will definitely work again with her.”
“A pleasure to work with, close attention to detail and deadline. A+!”
“Excellent work! Very timely and clients were very satisfied!”
“Working with Nancy is a pleasure. Professional, reliable and quality. Recommended!”
This is how I continue my learning in my area of expertise
I am continuously building a network of like-minded translators for collaboration and feedback. Additionally, I have been increasingly focused on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the areas of Environmental Science, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, Alternative Energy Systems, Geosciences, Green Initiatives, etc.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall