Whenever possible, I like to give back to donate my time to the translation efforts of non-profit organizations, as well as to open-source software localization so that computer programs can reach users worldwide. Here's a list of some of the volunteer translation projects I've taken part in:
- January 2012 - PT>EN
Instituto de Apoio à Criança (IAC - "Child Care Institute") was founded in 1983 to promote the wholesome development of children in Portugal, advocating for their rights and addressing their most pressing needs.
- July 2011-Present - EN>PT
Translators Without Borders is a US non-profit association, which provides free translation services for humanitarian non-for-profit organizations. It was established in 2010 as a sister organization ofTraducteurs sans frontières, founded in 1993. I started providing volunteer services to TWB in an effort focused on educating professional caretakers in charge of orphans and socially-challenged children.
- June 2011-Present - PT>EN
The Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) is a literary project created by Word Awareness, Inc. to bring a diversified perspective from writers in Brazil to readers worldwide. The website's mission is to translate several short stories into English and discuss a variety of themes, including personal and professional life, love, loneliness, comedy, crime, environment, and random observations of daily routines.
- September 2010 - PT>EN
Transcription and subtitling for a Global Lives Project documentary about Brazilian rap/hip hop musician Israel "Rael" Feliciano.
- August 2009 - EN>PT
"The Women's Crusade," published by The New York Times as in-depth report on the condition of women worldwide, was translated as a crowdsourcing effort through Twitter.
- 2009-2010 - EN>PT
Journalistic articles for Greenpeace on (1) sustainable fishing in Portugal, (2) drought-resistant agriculture free of genetic engineering in Brazil, and (3) solar power initiatives in Cameroon.
- 2006-2009 - EN>PT
Articles for the Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide newsletter, educating Brazilian readers about a life-threatening disease for Caucasians, estimated to affect 100,000 people all over the world.