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  • Technical Translation
  • Sworn Translation
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Proofreading
  • Software Localization
  • Transcription
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Language Consultancy
  • Subtitle Services




TOP Traduções provides translation services in over 30 languages, among them:

  • German
  • Arab
  • Austrian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • English (UK)
  • English (USA)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

Common Questions


What is sworn translation?

Sworn translation is intended to validate documents written in foreign languages in Brazil or vice-versa. It also prevents any distortions or tampering in the content of foreign documents, as long as it mandatorily comes in a Public Translator’s stamped paper.

In order to ensure its authenticity, the translator’s signature in a sworn translation is certified by a Notary Public, and – depending on the document – it also needs to be registered at the Register of Deeds and Documents.

According to law, a sworn translation is required whenever a document written in a foreign language must be presented in court, or presented to federal, state, or municipal government agencies, besides entities maintained, guided or controlled by public authorities, pursuant to Article 18 of Decree no. 13609, as of October 21st, 1943.

What is Consecutive Interpretation?

This is a basic technique of interpretation. During a speech, the interpreter takes notes and, following a specific time interval, she/he performs the interpretation.

As a result, this translation modality takes approximately twice as long as a simultaneous translation to be performed, and doesn’t allow for natural fluency in a presentation. On the other hand, it’s more accurate than simultaneous translation, and doesn’t require any special equipment for the audience.

What is Simultaneous Interpretation?

This is an interpretation modality where the translator speaks virtually at the same time as the speaker. The audience (who doesn’t speak the speech language) may choose to listen to the translation by the headsets. Generally, the translator stays in an acoustically isolated booth, his/her voice is conveyed to the audience by the headsets.  Simultaneous interpretation (translation) is often used in meetings and conferences for a large audience, and enables the speaker to make a presentation without constant interruptions, as it would happen in a consecutive interpretation. It’s worth mentioning that this kind of interpretation poses a greater technical challenge for the translator. That’s why 1 more translator is usually hired for this job.

What is desktop publishing?

In a translation, desktop publishing is a complementary service that ensures the quality of the service presentation, whose layout will look similar to the original. Whenever a document is supplied only in the paper form, desktop publishing aims to maintain text formatting, number of pages, index, picture and illustration digitizing, elaboration of charts and tables as the original one. The delivery, unless otherwise specified by the customer, is made in the most appropriate software format to the job, at the discretion of the desktop publishing department; but whenever feasible, in MS-WORD®. This team is comprised of highly-qualified professionals, who perform the desktop publishing in technical manuals and other projects, making sure the customer will receive their document in the same format as the original, in a range of media.