About Me

Choose a job you love and never work a day in your life!



My name is Sara Ruela, and just as Steve Jobs did, I believe that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.


I created Happy Words, a company where the main motto is to be happy.


all the work is done with passion, ensuring its quality and efficiency.


I only translate from English into European Portuguese as I strongly believe that translators should only translate into their mother tongue.


What Can I Offer you?

Quality in your translated texts.

Confidentiality of all your texts and communications made between us.

The opportunity for your business to grow.


Why Choose Me?


I mainly work with technical translation.

Specialization Areas: IT (Information Technology), websites, business/commerce, training materials.

Areas of Interest: Nutrition, sports, animals.


I work with direct clients, translation agencies and freelance colleagues.


I work with many CAT tools (computer-assisted translation) such as, SDL Trados 2014, SDL Trados 2007, Wordfast, MemoQ, Idiom, LocStudio and Leaf, which contribute to ensuring the consistency and terminology of your text.


Turnover Time

Depending on the text content, the average volume I can translate daily is 3,000 to 3,500 words. If you need your text translated as soon as possible, I’ll do my best to do it right away but a rush fee will be charged. Usually texts are sent by e-mail and the cost of delivery is included in the quotation. I am also happy to receive your texts by post or courier, or on a CD, if you prefer. In such cases, an additional fee will be charged for this service.


CV available upon request.


Each translation is unique and individual.

Each translation is unique and individual. A translation of a simple text in Microsoft Word certainly will not have the same price as a complex text in PDF, rich in terminology and handwritten notes. Even with the same number of words, the PDF document will take up to three times longer to translate. Therefore it is impossible to establish a single price for translations in general. Send me an email with your document attached and in no time I will respond with the price for your translation.


The standard terms of payment are 30 days from date of invoice. Other options may be considered and agreed in writing by both parties.
*New clients are required to make an advance payment of 30% of the total price when ordering the first job.

If you have any questions or want more information about my work feel free to contact me!

Just Be Happy

“Choose a job you love and never work a day in your life!” Confucius

Qualified translator
Graduate in communication
Postgraduate in translation
Experience in translation
Happy worker

Why is happiness at work important?

Less stress
Less worry
Well-rested and raring to go!

Employees are 12% more productive when they are happy at work.

Contact me

Send me a message!

You don’t have time to waste? Neither do I! Send me an e-mail or message with your document now! I would be delighted if you would contact me! I’ll do my best to reply promptly.