I am going to tell you about a translator, a great man.
Joao Roque Dias is both a Mechanical Engineer and a Technical Translator, with over 19 years of experience in the translation of technical and engineering materials. His Source Languages are: English (first preference), French and Spanish and his Target Language: European Portuguese (By the way, did you know European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese are now considered as 2 different languages?)
But the real reason I am telling you about J.R Dias is the gigantic work he has been doing for freelance translators. His website is awesome. I would call it a “gold mine” if the expression was not overused. Maybe we can say “diamond mine” or “platinum mine” (after all those 2 metals are more precious than gold :-): over 7000 translation links. But the most impressive feat is a list of 1513 freelance translators websites, yes, 1513 freelance translators’ websites!
Go and visit J.R Dias’ site, you’ll learn a lot from it, including how to build your own site as a freelance translator/interpreter
If you are working on a translation, take a short break (it’s always good to take short breaks :)) and rush there. If you have nothing to do, that’s still better: go there and spend at least 2 or 3 hours learning.
You won’t regret it!
Now, what are you WAITING for?
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