Welcome to KG Translations & Interpreting Services
English ↔ Portuguese
Excellence, Reliability & Attention to Details
Translator & Interpreter
Qualified Court Interpreter for the State of Michigan
Certified ESL/TEFL/TESOL Instructor
Karen, a native of Brazil, has an extensive international living and travel experience, that has allowed her not only to have a deep cultural and international awareness and experience, but also the opportunity to speak and understand several languages (Portuguese, English, German, Italian, among others).
In addition to living in the US and Brazil, both as a child and as an adult, she has also lived in Italy, Czech Republic and Germany. She has developed an interest in understanding how languages came to exist and evolved, how history, geography and time have had an impact on them. This led her to also be interested in the art of translation and interpretation.
After graduating from one of the top law schools in Brazil, Karen started working together with an English↔Portuguese certified translator from Brazil. With a 15+ years of experience in the area of translating, she is also currently the only qualified Portuguese↔English court interpreter for the State of Michigan. Her experience in interpreting also includes interpreting in the medical and general fields.
Translating and interpreting involve much more than just knowing the words in both languages, but also a deeper understanding about the context in which they are used. With that in mind, Karen is continuously investing in furthering her education. On top of her law degree, Karen also has a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and an enriched minor in Business Administration. She has attended Education and German courses at the University of Wyoming, Law, Psychology & Business French courses at Harvard University, and biomedical & health related courses at the local college, including Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology and Microbiology.
Karen is an active member of American Translators Association (ATA), and Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN)). She is also an ESL/TESOL/TEFL Certified Instructor with specialization in: "Teaching English to Children", "Teaching Business English", TOEFL and relocation consultant.
When in need of a reliable and high quality translation or interpreting service, do not hesitate to contact us at oor by filling out the form below.
PO Box 494
Sanford, Michigan 48657
Tel: / Whatsapp: +1 (989) 600-4217
Do you offer Certified Translations?
Yes, we do for both the U.S. and Brazil.
How long does it take to get a translation back?
That will depend on the complexity and length of the project, as well as the projects already on queue.
How much do you charge for a translation?
In order to give a quota I usually ask to see the original project first. Normally I charge by the number of words in the targeted document, i.e., the number of words in the document already translated into the targeted language. For specific prices and quotes, please contact me at
Do your translations include revision?
Yes, all translations are reviewed by another member of the team. This is to assure that the translation meets the highest standards of quality. There are no extra charges for this service.
Do you deliver to other states or abroad?