About our Translation Service

We are a small, independent and well focused online translation service, specializing in the business of online translations involving English and Portuguese languages.

Why did we evolve?

We have been involved in offline translation activities for over 14 years primarily in the local, Brazilian market. Having carried out market research on business studies and realizing the enormous potential that exists for companies in and outside Brazil, we felt it was the right time to market this potential with an online presence and convey these opportunities to the wider, international market.

Where are we?

We are located in the vibrant and commercial city of Porto Alegre, state capital of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil's 8th largest city.

Translator experience and qualifications

Our senior translator responsible for the majority of our translations, comes highly skilled and is extremely versed with over 14 years in professional translation business. A native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese with major qualifications in language and translation:
  • Certificate of proficiency in English, University of Michigan, U.S.
  • B.A. in Language Arts: Translation(Portuguese/English) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (R.S.), Brazil.
  • Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Our other translator, a native English speaker from New Zealand, is responsible for proofreading and correcting translations into English.

What are our areas of expertise?

Having undertaken a wide variety of translations from many sectors, we have developed a specialization of the following areas from many years of professional involvement and personal interest:
  • Travel and the tourism industry
  • Education issues and sectors
  • Companies and business involved in the import and export areas
  • Electronics areas and industries
  • Computing (particularly Internet related)
Translation is a complex undertaking. Having acquired developed skills over many years in the above areas, it is indeed a decided advantage being specialized in certain sectors and industries.

What is our philosophy?

In the business of translation as with business in general, we possess certain attitudes and ethics. We adopt and believe in an honest, up front attitude. We believe in the 'holy grail' of business, that reputation is everything. Trust must be earned. We believe that good business is a 'two way street'. If we feel we can not meet your expectations from the start, we will be up front with you. We pride ourselves here at gototranslation.com as having a sincere, reliable and friendly business ethic. Attributes, we believe are the hallmarks for an honest and good mutual business.
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