Lucas Batista Da Silva

  • Cape Town Western Cape
Lucas Batista Da Silva

Freelance Translator

Summary

Brazilian national with 5 years experience in the translation industry. Excellent command of the English language and deep knowledge of the localization industry. I have handled all types of documentation (technical, marketing, legal, transcriptions...)
I go the extra mile to ensure that translations are of quality and always strive to improve my work.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2014 - Present

PT-BR LINGUIST

ESPANGLISH TRADUÇÕES

Portuguese-English Freelance Translator

  • Worked with documentation from English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English.
  • Handled legal (contracts), marketing(brochures and itineraries), technical(manuals) and research papers.
  • Translated documents for travel agencies, universities, trading companies, researchers and religious institutions.
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015

PT-BR LINGUIST

CSOFT

Portuguese-English Translator [ONE YEAR AT HEADQUARTERS, REST AS FREELANCER OPERATING FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZIL]

  • Worked with documentation from English to Portuguese (Brazilian and Portugal).
  • Lead in-house Brazilian Portuguese linguist at headquarters in charge of translating, transcribing and reviewing documentation for language, content and localization.
  • Handled various documentation such as product documentation, manuals, marketing materials and written tests related to the subject.
  • Edited web-content of pages for clients.
  • Worked as a part of a team with members in different Chinese cities, Asia, Americas and Europe.
  • Tasks included converting original input into quality documentation using Trados and SDLX, which required constant collaboration with Subject Matter Experts(SMEs) and team members.
  • In charge of carrying out Portuguese spoken interviews with possible new employees, and marking their written employment tests.
  • Responsible for marking examination papers and interviewing possible interns.
  • Trained in project methods, which included creating different instruction manuals and marketing material by transcribing videos and voice-over work.
Apr 2010 - Sep 2012

CONSULTANT/WEB CONTENT MANAGER

BAUMANN CONSULTANCY NETWORK

Import/Export consultant - Web content Manager

  • Managed day-to-day import process for clients(sourcing until arrival at destination port), attended trade fairs and visited suppliers with clients.
  • Daily contact with clients(existing or potential) through email, skype and phone. Handling queries, sourcing of new products and materials.
  • Daily contact with suppliers(existing or potential) and researched new products and industries.
  • Conducted inspections(factory, production at various stage, port) and helped finalize reports.
  • Helped develop e-commerce and website for company, using third-party platforms and basic html/css, maintained social networks and blog online for company.
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Intern

AGS INTERNATIONAL MOVERS

Internship

  • Supervised over 20 personnel; conducted thorough inventory of stocks.
  • Liaised with existing clients and solicited potential clients.

Education

Education
2005 - 2008

B.A

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

B.A in Business Management

Minor: International Relations

2000 - 2004

High School Graduate

FLORIDA

Skills

Skills

CAT tools

Proficiency with Trados, SDL Studios, XBench

corel

Proficiency in using CorelDraw

Adobe

Proficiency in using programs associated with Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

MiCROSOFT OFFICE

Proficiency in using all the programs associated with the Microsoft Office package

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

ADOBE DESIGN TOOLS

Elaborata Informática (Curitiba - Brazil)

160 hours certification (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

COREL DESIGN TOOLS

ELABORATA INFORMÁTICA (CURITIBA - BRAZIL)

80 hours certification

Feb 2008 - Jul 2008

TEFL

Tefl international

Certified English teacher

Languages

  • Portuguese (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • French (intermediate)
  • Chinese (intermediate)

Leisure Pursuits

  • Reading novels, autobiographies and fiction
  • Listening to music and attending concerts
  • Online social networking
  • Keeping up to date with international affairs and current news events
  • Travelling