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Posted by Rita Maia on June 24, 2016

We the Professional Translators

When in need of translation services, who should companies turn to in order to meet their linguistic needs? Google Translate? A staff member who has loads of time to look up words in a bilingual dictionary? A friend who travels frequently and doesn’t seem to have difficulty asking for directions in different languages? A cousin who Read more…

Posted by Rita Maia on April 21, 2016

Novo Acordo Ortográfico

Entre as línguas mais faladas do mundo, o português é língua oficial de 8 países: Portugal, Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, São Tomé e Príncipe e Timor-Leste. É igualmente língua cooficial de Macau.   Isto traduz-se em duas normas ortográficas, dois sistemas oficiais: um no Brasil, conhecido como português do Brasil, e outro em Read more…

Posted by Rita Maia on April 21, 2016

The New Orthographic Agreement

Among the most spoken languages in the world, Portuguese is the official language in 8 countries: Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste (often spelled East Timor). It is also a co-official language in Macau.   That makes for two legal orthographic norms, two official systems: one in Brazil, Read more…

Rita Maia

Rita Maia

English and French to European Portuguese translator and localizer
for corporate communications, marketing, IT, and international development.

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