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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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The Ideal Team

 

Ideal Translation is a small team of two translators dedicated to providing high-quality translation and interpretation services in English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English.

 

Liz is a native English speaker who started studying Portuguese in 2005 and has lived in Brazil since 2011. Pati is a native Portuguese speaker who started studying English as a child and currently lives in the United States.

 

Liz and Pati work together on all written translation work, and every translation is reviewed and edited by both translators. They can work together or independently as interpreters, in simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreting, depending on their availability and the client’s need and preference.

 

They created Ideal Translation in 2012 because of their passion for the cultures of Brazil and the U.S., for the particularities of their native languages and for their common goal of transporting meanings between these languages and bringing their speakers closer. 

 

Liz and Pati are both members of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Brazilian National Union of Translators (SINTRA) and they frequently attend conferences for translators and interpreters.  In June 2018, they had the opportunity to speak jointly at the Annual Conference of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes - ABRATES) held in Rio de Janeiro, where they were pleased to provide practical advice about building a professional presence in the translation market.

 

Liz and Pati’s academic credentials and professional experience are outlined below:

Elizabeth (Liz) Herron-Sweet

 

  • Native U.S. English speaker, fluent in Brazilian Portuguese

  • Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College (2009); major: International Studies (focus on Latin America, Portuguese, Political Science)

  • Certified in Portuguese to English translation by the American Translators Association (ATA)

  • English to Portuguese Translation Certificate from the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (2015)

  • Certificate in Basic Training in Conference Interpreting from Versão Brasileira in Curitiba, Brazil, including HiiT (High Intensity Interpreting Training) (2016-2017)

  • Six years as a corporate paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, including two years in New York and four years in São Paulo 

  • Speaker at the Annual Conference of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes - ABRATES) 2018  in Rio de Janeiro – Topic: “The Translation Market: get started on the right foot!” focusing on providing guidance to other professionals about how to best enter or excel in the translation market

  • Conferences Attended: American Translators Association (ATA) Annual Conferences in 2015 (Miami),  2016 (San Francisco) and 2018 (New Orleans), Professional Translator Symposium (Simpósio Profissão Tradutor - PROFT) in 2015 and 2017 (São Paulo), Annual Conference of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes - ABRATES) in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro), 2017 (São Paulo) and 2018 (Rio de Janeiro) 

Patricia (Pati) Cardim

 

  • Native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, fluent in U.S. English

  • Bachelor of Arts from Centro Universitário Ibero Americano (2010), Translation and Interpretation of English and Portuguese

  • Certificate in Basic Training in Conference Interpreting from Versão Brasileira in Curitiba, Brazil, including HiiT (High Intensity Interpreting Training) (2016-2017)

  • Four years as a secretary, legal assistant and translator at White & Case's office in São Paulo

  • Five years as a legal secretary at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's office in São Paulo 

  • Speaker at the Annual Conference of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes - ABRATES) 2018  in Rio de Janeiro – Topic: “The Translation Market: get started on the right foot!” focusing on providing guidance to other professionals about how to best enter or excel in the translation market

  • Conferences Attended: American Translators Association (ATA) Annual Conference in 2016 (San Francisco), 2017 (Washington, D.C.) and 2018 (New Orleans), Professional Translator Symposium (Simpósio Profissão Tradutor - PROFT) in 2015 and 2017 (São Paulo), Annual Conference of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes - ABRATES) in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro), 2017 (São Paulo) and 2018 (Rio de Janeiro) 

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