About Me

José Fonseca - Freelance Translator

I am an experienced Freelance Translator (Business, Banking, Financial, IT, Software and Website Localization, Subtitling, General texts) from English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English.

I have had extensive work experience in office environments, the banking sector and service industries, giving me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of subjects.

My work experience involved a great deal of independent research, requiring initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills.

1986-2017
Freelance Translator

Freelance translation work in the following fields:

LAW & FINANCE
Deeds, Powers of attorney, Witness Statements, Letters of Request, Courts documents, Annual Reports, Audit Reports, Financial Statements, Notes to the Financial Statements, Contracts, Call for bids, Commercial letters, Investment Reports, Business Reports, Newsletters.

MARKETING AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Powerpoint presentations, Advertising Brochures, Newsletters, General communications, Websites, Leaflets & Posters, Contracts, Catalogues, Letters & Emails, Institutional documents

MEDICAL
Medical Charts, Documents attached to medical supplies, Medical insurance documents, Informed Consent Forms, Hospital discharge papers, Scientific publications, Medical records, Hospital records, Regulations and legislations, Clinical study reports, Clinical protocols, Clinical Trials, Medical reports, Scientific research, Test and analysis results

TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL
Technical Manuals, Technical specifications, User Manuals, Safety Manuals, Tender documentation, Protocols, Inspections, Materials testing, Publicity and advertising

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
Birth certificates, Death certificates, Diplomas, Academic transcripts, Marriage certificates, Divorce Certificates, Adoption papers, Passports, Citizenship and naturalization papers, Tax records, Insurance policies, Powers of atorney, General letters and texts.

2008-2009
CaixaBI, SA

IT Consultant for the Business Recovery Plan of this financial institution.

1997-2007
MaxiLógica, Lda

IT solutions, IT Consultancy & Network Support for small to medium-sized companies.

1984-1996
Manufacturers Hanover
Chemical Bank
Chase Manhattan Bank

IT Manager. Permanent contacts with the Head Office in New York and the Systems Department in London.
I was in charge of the implementation of all systems for the Head Office/Central Bank Reporting.

1980-1984
ITT — Standard Elétrica

Electronic Data Processing Department: Systems Operator, Programmer, Systems Analyst.





1978-1979
ITT — Standard Elétrica

Accounting Department.

1974-1977
Banco Comercial de Angola
Mozambique

Foreign Exchange Department.