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Literary & Technical Revisions

Proofreading of all types of text in Portuguese and English

The number of pages are calculated from justified/aligned text in Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1,5 spacing.

Terms and conditions, completion timescales and payment will be agreed with clients in advance, the minimum fee charged will be 15€.

Base price: 1,75€/page


Having worked with Alda Couto (…) I would like to commend her on her extraordinary proofreading abilities. Her professionalism and competence clearly shone as she delivered a high quality piece despite very tight timescales, which happens all too often in this field. Her analysis and adaptation of the revision and language to suit the profile and character of the novel were notable and ensured there was a full appreciation of the Portuguese language and its variations in tune with the environment, flavour and objective of the novel, article, etc. An excellent professional!”

João Tibério
Editorial Assistant at Leya – Dom Quixote

 

"I worked with Alda at Jornal i as a designer whilst she was a proof reader. Alda is a very professional and calm person, which is very helpful in the stressful environment of a daily paper’s newsroom. She always sports a kind smile, lots of cheer and sometimes some culinary delights. It is always a pleasure working with her.”

Ana Soares
Designer, Jornal i

Aside from thoroughly enjoying working with Alda Couto at SÁBADO magazine, I am relaxed and reassured as I’m fully confident in the effectiveness and competence of her proofreading skills. Her professionalism and qualities are on a par with her kindness.”

Dulce Neto
Sub director at SÁBADO magazine


Alda is exemplary in her attention to detail. When she was part of the revisions/proofreading team at jornal i she demonstrated the best qualities of care and effectiveness. In closing a daily publication a great deal of care and attention is needed as well as speed and agility. Alda combines all those elements, with notable enjoyment – and knowledge – when working with the Portuguese language, with words and their possibilities.”

Tiago Pereira
Journalist


I worked collaboratively with Alda Couto at SÁBADO magazine during the holidays. Alda is a very competent and responsible professional, always careful to check on the editorial options of each publication in those cases where there is more flexibility with the rules. She is also very flexible in adapting her working hours around project requirements. As in all professions and business areas, both technical competencies and personal qualities are a must. In this respect Alda is very kind and always willing to facilitate the team’s work.”

Manuela Gonzaga
Proof reader at Cofina Group

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