Ayrton Farias (Tony)
BACKGROUND / CERTIFICATES:
- Certificate of Proficiency in
English - Michigan University - Ann Arbor - USA (1973)
- Certificate of Proficiency in English - Mary
Beaubrun Course of English - Recife - PE - Brazil (1974)
- Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) -
Cambridge University - Cambridge - UK (2003)
- Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE - Superior) - Instituto Cervantes - Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia de España - Spain (2007)
- Technical Industrial Degree in
Telecommunications / Electronics (from ETFPE - Escola Técnica
Federal de Pernambuco) - Recife - PE - Brazil (1975)
- Degree in Education - Major in Electronics - from
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Recife - PE - Brazil (1978)
- Executive MBA on Management, Finance & Business
- Vitória - ES - Brazil (2007)
The Brazilian conference interpreting market and its business environment
- Teacher of Electronics at ETFPE
for 18 years.
- Translator of Texts and
Documents since 1973.
- Conference Interpreter since 1988.
- Managing Director, Sworn Translator and Interpreter at
DTI (Translation and Interpretation Division), in PE, Brazil.
- Has been assigned to
hundreds of meetings...(so far).
- Experienced in the use of various types of translation memory systems (CAT tools), software localization
and a wide range of software applications.
- Fields - click any link
below for the relevant list of meetings.
Comments of clients about Tony´s performance in some of the many meetings he has interpreted:
|"Thank you for you excellent service over the week. For us to come to a new country with first class people as part of our team can only ensure that we are seen as being professional and make the best of impressions. I am sure we will be working together again shortly. Many thanks." - David Helm - Associate - MDA Consulting - Birmingham - England - UK.|
|"You were the best translator (and I have had many) at any meeting I can recall. Your were very generous to translate the Brazilian lectures from Portugese to English for me and your fluency was remarkable. It was indeed a pleasure to work with you. All best wishes." Dr. Theresa McLoud, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston - Massachusetts - USA.
|"Dear Ayrton. We would like to thank for your excellent job during the International Seminar on Leadership, held at Teatro Riachuelo on June 15th, 2011. In spite of the adversities (...) you were crucial for the success of the seminar. Along with James Hunter, you did an excellent job on the stage, as highlighted in the testimonials of many participants who praised your performance. (...) the collaborators of the theater and our team were definitely impressed with your work. This is what has motivated us to congratulate you and express our many thanks for your commitment and effort to make the lecture a great success. On behalf of all of us at K&M Group, thank you so much! Natal (RN), June 16, 2011." - Mr. Kelermane Martins and the K&M Group Team. Natal - RN - Brazil.|
|"Dear Mr Farias,
I wanted to write to you to congratulate you on the superb translation work you produced at the medical congress in Recife during the last 2 days. My Portuguese is very limited, & your amazing translation was outstanding.
As you saw I am quite old & have done a lot of lecturing all over the world, but I have never before experienced such polished interpreting of many varied speakers, sustained single-handedly over 2 days.
Normally translators are much slower, & so the projected slide has disappeared before the translation of the speaker has finished. How you manage to produce polished English within 2-3 words later was quite unprecedented in my experience.
I suspect that your version was in many cases superior to the original!
I don’t know how you do it, but thank you.
Please feel free to use this as a reference. I should also say that I have never before felt motivated to write such a letter." Dr. Peter Sleight, MD, DM, FRCP - Emeritus of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hon Consultant Physician, Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust - University of Oxford - Oxford - UK.
|"Over the last 3 weeks, I have been monitoring progress against the original training plan that I had produced, and with the excellent level of translation [Ayrton Farias and Lorena Farias] that we have enjoyed during the training we are running slightly ahead of the schedule by approximately 2-3 days." - Mr. Mark C. Leonard - PTA Operations Manager - Invista Performance Technologies - United Kingdom.|
|"I have to tell you that every person I spoke to at the conference was amazed by your immaculate translations. We were stunned that you could listen and translate at the same time and felt there was something miraculous about your work. It certainly played a huge part in making the conference such a success." Mr. Michael O'Rourke - Scriptwriter - Vice-President - Australian Council of Film Societies - New South Wales - Australia.|
|"Ayrton Farias is a very competent and trustable professional. He worked as an interpreter in two business conference of Petroquímica Suape, and overcame all of our expectations. Through his job, it was possible to train our process operators that did not know anything in english. Even in highly technical matters, he performed very well in our conferences. I really reccomend his job." - Francisco Sena - Process Engineer - Petroquímica Suape - Pernambuco - Brazil.|
|"Tony. During my ten years of experience at the World Bank, I had the opportunity to work with numerous interpreters. My experience with you ranks at the top. I was deeply impressed with your professionalism, and the quality of your work is comparable with the very best. Thanks so much, Diana." - Diana S. MacKay, Director, Education and Health - The Conference Board of Canada, 255 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M7 - Canada.|
|"Over the years I have worked with many interpreters in many parts of the world, including at the World Health Organisation. Without doubt, Tony is one of the best - if not THE best - interpreter I have ever worked with. He is not only fluent, rapid and seamless in his interpretation, he is also a pleasure to work with, a warm and kind man." - Dr Trevor Hancock - Public Health Consultant - Victoria BC, Canada.|
|"Hi Ayrton. It was great working with you. I've worked in over 40 countries in the past dozen years, and you rank among the very best translators I've had the pleasure of working with. (....) Very best wishes, John." - Dr. John W. Bennett - Lawyer - Bennett & Associates - New York - USA.
|"When the local organizer of our Paris international conference heard that we would bring only Ayrton for the English - Portuguese - English interpretation, she shook her head in disbelief. As a very experienced event organizer, she knows that you need at least two interpreters for each language combination.... Moreover, this time we were relaying Chinese - Portuguese - Chinese through English... But as usual, Ayrton managed to do it all alone and with flying colors. Ayrton is simply the best interpreter I have ever met." - Dr. Juan Zak
Senior Energy Scientist - UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) - Denmark.|
|"It is amazing to watch and hear Ayrton in action; the flow of words comes so naturally that it is difficult to imagine that it is actually simultaneous interpretation. I would very happily recommend Ayrton to anyone needing an interpreter." - Dr. Jyoti P. Painuly - Senior Energy Planner - UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) -
|"After spending 9 years in the United States, I can state I can speak an absolutely fluent English. For curiosity, from a professional point of view, I heard one of the presentations of the Brazilian delegation in English interpreted by Ayrton. I was amazed with both the accuracy of his translation on such a technical theme, and with his crystal-clear delivery. He is indeed a top-notch professional." - Dr. Maurício Esteves Marçal - Rio Bravo Investimentos - S.A. DTVM - Tokyo - Japan.|
|"In April, 2005, I was in Beijing attending a workshop on energy efficiency coordinated by the World Bank. The audience had representatives from Brazil, India, China and South Korea. I had the opportunity to meet Ayrton Farias there. He is an extremely competent and professional person, and conveyed absolute confidence in his interpreting work during the meeting." - Dr. Marcelo Sigoli - Energy Efficiency Manager - AES ELETROPAULO - São Paulo - Brazil.|
|"It was a great pleasure meeting you and not only enjoying your interpreting competency (managing to link translation and technical knowledge), but your comprehensive culture and pleasant personal presence as well." - Dr. Max Xavier - Director - Corporate Clients - AES ELETROPAULO - São Paulo - Brazil.|
|"I fully agree to Jyoti’s view on your work there. Thanks a lot for your help. The workshop was done in a much better way due to your excellent interpretation. Hope we can work together again." - Dr. Myung-Kyoon Lee - Climate Coordinator / Senior Economist - UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) - Denmark.|
|"It was very nice meeting you in Beijing during UNEP/ World Bank Workshop on Energy Efficiency (13-15 April, 2005). I was indeed impressed with your handling of the interpretation single-handedly, and so efficiently. The best part, you speak so clear English that one could follow each and every word during your interpretation. (...), and I have no hesitation in saying that I found you one of the best. (...) I would be very happy to recommend you to anyone needing a Portuguese-English interpreter and also invite you whenever an opportunity arises with us." - Dr. Jyoti P. Painuly - Senior Energy Planner -
UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) - Denmark.|
|"On behalf of the team I would just like to say how much we enjoyed having your excellent services as translator. It is like having another language grafted on as you seem almost invisible yet the communication process carries on perfectly. Your ability to communicate the sense and nuances of our work is always perfect and is a major factor in the success of the programme." - Prof John C Lowe - Centre for International Development and Training - University of Wolverhampton (UK).|
|"I would like to thank you for the excellent and efficient contribution made with the Portuguese translation services rendered during the above mentioned meeting..." - Winston B. Charles - Root Crop Officer - Plant Production & Protection Division - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO - Rome - ITALY.|
|"I received several compliments on my presentation, but also many compliments from the English speaking people about the excellent translation you did." - Marvin Bozarth
- Executive Director - AMERICAN RETREADER'S ASSOCIATION - ARA - USA.|
|"Your translation of the Seminar that I led in Fortaleza in November 28, 1994 was excellent. I wish I had your talent..." - Donald E. Brown - Vice-President - CONWAY QUALITY, INC - USA.|
|"At the end, when questions were asked in Portuguese, you translated into English for me; I was able to clearly understand the questions. What was even more impressive was that you were able to give emphasis to the words emphasized by the questioners, conveying the emotional context of the questions as well..." - Charles Young - Program Manager , TransIT - Open/OLTP Marketing - UNISYS - USA.|
|"His choice of wording was well suited to the subject matter and the logic and emotion of the Portuguese presentations were complex and compelling. There was no language barrier." - Joan E. Gebhardt - TOWSEND & GEBHARDT Advisers on Quality - USA.|
"Over these years of a systematically successful trajectory, the oral opinion of meeting attendees, organizers, promoters and support staff are not different, as far as Tony´s participation as an interpreter is concerned. If the opinions of the thousands of persons who heard him and voiced praises, both in Brazil and overseas, could be collected as trophies for his victories in the battlefield of oral communication, supported by his beautiful voice, for sure there would be no room available to store them all in our home. It´s not for being his wife that I state this. Just ask some of those many thousands of people who have heard him (have a look at his resume) - the person will certainly say: "No, I neither remember his name nor his face, but I do remember his voice! And his interpretation delivery is one of the best I´ve ever heard..." As simple as that! This is also what I think, as I have also been one of his communication beneficiaries."
Bachelor in Literature/Languages - UFPE
Degree in Educational Information Technology - UFRPE