Research & Surveys
Other Working Fields
Although the above are my main areas of translation expertise, in practice, translation work often include overlapping fields. For example, when translating software strings (IT) for a sorting machine control unit (Machinery).
Therefore, during my career, I have also successfully translated and proofread material in the following fields: Packaging Industry, Machinery, Medical, Mining and Chemistry, among others.
Additional Linguistic Services
I also provide other linguistic services such as proofreading, linguistic consultancy and translatability assessments, that is, assessments of English-language source texts as to their translation-friendliness into Brazilian Portuguese.
- Psychometric tests
- Test coding guides
- Marketing Brochures
- Magazine articles
- Presentation Slides
- Digital textbooks
- Web Articles
- Blog Posts
- Web Pages
- Case studies
- Internal communication
- Press Releases
- Package inserts
- Software Strings
- Software Documentation
- SEO descriptions
- Product Catalogues
- Technical Documentation
- And More...
File formats handled
Common file formats
- Microsoft Word™: *.doc, *.docx, *.odt
- Microsoft Excel™: *.xls, *.xlsx
- Microsoft Powerpoint™: *.ppt, *.pptx
- InDesign™: *.idml, *.inx
- FrameMaker™: *.mif
- Adobe PDF: *.pdf
- And many more... See all
- SDL Trados Studio™ Packages: .sdlppx, .sdlrpx
- SDL Trados Studio™ XLIFF: .sdlxilff
- Trados TagEditor: .ttx
- XLIFF: .xliff, .xlf
- bilingual .rtf
- Uncleaned Trados file
Translation Software (CAT tools) used
Your 100% human translations into Brazilian Portuguese are processed using memoQ™, an industry-leading computer-assisted translation program. Other tools may be used as required, such as Across™, or your company's own system. As you probably know, these tools don't translate content, but rather, they are used to ensure consistency of translated terms, proper handling of several file types, and that all applicable sentences receive a translation.
Years of Experience
What My Clients Say...
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“Timely responses, knowledgeable, good linguist.”
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“If you want to please your prospect or delight your customer with a fast and professional translation into Portuguese, Deric is your man!”
“We have worked with more than a hundred translators and Deric is among the best. He is precise, fast and pleasant and we highly recommend him for any English into Portuguese translation.”
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I'm Deric Rocha, a detail-oriented Brazilian translator working full-time since 2011. I really enjoy working from home while drinking mate — or chimarrão, as we call it here in Southern Brazil — first thing and having the opportunity to translate or proofread content for some well-known brands and organizations, whether directly or indirectly, through translation agencies.
I consider myself to be tech-savvy, and I like to learn — at least the basics — about various technologies. That helps me a lot whenever I translate software texts and other IT-related projects. Translators cannot break the code, so understanding it is crucial. For example, once I had the opportunity to translate some updates for the commercial version of one of the most widely used CMS software in the world. It was not a direct client of mine, but the translation agency through which I delivered the project was very grateful to me that I could help them out with such an important client. Especially so because it involved crucial corrections to previously translated material that was breaking parts of the code.
From 2008 to 2010 I taught English as a Foreign Language to adults, teens and kids at language schools and to middle school students in Brazil.
That background has helped me with hands-on experience for translating projects related to Education, EFL, Language Games as well as providing other linguistic consulting services today. One of the most remarkable projects in this area I have had the opportunity to contribute to is an important international student assessment. The linguistic quality assurance firm responsible for the validation of the translations of this assessment has continually counted on me for a detailed kind of proofreading and consulting for the Brazilian Portuguese part of this project over the years.
From 2005 to 2006, I attended the 1,200 hours of the Translator & Interpreter Technical Course from Colégio “25 de Julho” in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil. The curriculum included Phonology/Phonetics, British and American English Literature, Portuguese Morphology, Linguistics, among others.
This background has proved to be invaluable for several projects. For example, Phonology/Phonetics skills greatly helped me when I was asked to develop an easy-to-read English phonetic system for Brazilian-Portuguese-speakers for an award-winning language-learning board game.