What is a Portuguese-to-English translator?
Working with clients and customers in Brazil often requires having access to someone who is skilled in Portuguese-to-English translation. There are many ways language translation services can be useful for your organization, whether it’s transcription services, translation of legal documents, or direct verbal translation.
How do you hire a Portuguese-to-English translator?
You can source a Portuguese-to-English translator on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a Portuguese-to-English translator.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview Portuguese-to-English translators. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of Portuguese-to-English translator you need to complete your project.
How much does it cost to hire a Portuguese-to-English translator?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced Portuguese-to-English translator may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their Portuguese-to-English translator services more competitively.
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.
How do you write a Portuguese-to-English translator job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
Job post title
Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample Portuguese-to-English translator job post titles:
- Need someone fluent in Portuguese to translate business documents into English
- Looking for expert in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture to help with movie script
- Need Portuguese speaker to accompany me to a conference in Rio de Janeiro
An effective Portuguese-to-English translator job post should include:
- Scope of work: From reading and writing in Portuguese to deciphering cultural nuances in Rio de Janeiro, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, events, or documents, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Portuguese-to-English translator job responsibilities
Here are some examples of Portuguese-to-English translator job responsibilities:
- Translate to English instructions accompanying products manufactured in Brazil
- Teach students from São Paulo how to speak English
- Translate all textbooks from Portuguese to English
Portuguese-to-English translator job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a Portuguese-to-English translator. Here are some examples:
- Minimum of five years living and working in São Paulo
- Track record of translating large volume of business documents from Portuguese to English
- Strong understanding of Brazilian people, culture, and customs