Graca Leal

30 Onslow Gardens
N10 3JU London
United Kingdom


Graca Leal - portuguese freelancer translator


Professional Experience

November 2003 Octopus Travel (UK London)
Translation Project: Translation of a database from english into portuguese, and also several documents about tourism.

October 2003 - Fieldwork International Ltd (UK London)
Translation Project: Translation of a medical questionnaires from english into portuguese.

October 2003 - Business Data Consulting (UK London)
Translation Project: Translation of legal documents from portuguese into English.

July 2003 to October 2003 - UCP - Travel Agency (UK London)
Part-time Travel Assistant
Responsibilities included:
Clerical and administration duties (check payments and contracts),
Requesting and confirming reservations with airlines and hotels,
Filing, faxing, typing general correspondence, sending packages to the clients and answering queries by telephone.

April 2002 to April 2003 - web design company (Portugal)
Secretary/Website's Translator
Responsibilities included:
Updating and translating sites, writing on-line documentation for newsletters, answering on line requests,
Test websites for functional, content and linguistic bugs,
Report all bugs found in the software in the bug database in a clear and concise manner,
Organizing archives and ordering stationery.

January 1999 to April 2002 Vodafone Portugal
Customer Service & Sales Team Assistant (corporate clients only)
Responsibilities included:
Liaising with internal and external clients, speaking to prospective clients on the telephone and booking meetings with a consultant and filling the consultants' diaries in the most effective way,
Weekly plans and activity reports for the Sales and Support department,
Ensuring that promises made by the sales team were fulfilled, schedules were kept, and the appropriate materials were provided to the customers,
Maintain records of all customer contact and check input data to ensure accuracy of completed work.

February 2001 to April 2002 - FOCUSWARE (Portugal)
Freelancer translator
Responsibilities included:
Translating technical texts from English and French into Portuguese (telecommunications and computer software).




English - Portuguese (native)
French - Portuguese (native)
Spanish - Portuguese (native)


bachelor's degree in technical translation


Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word


Pentium 4

Windows XP


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