Welcome to KG Translations & Interpreting Services

English ↔ Portuguese

Excellence, Reliability & Attention to Details

A Little About Us

The Translation & Interpretation Service You Can Depend On

KG Translations & Interpreting Services has been offering high quality and reliable services for over 15 years in the US and Brazil. KG Translations focuses mostly in Portuguese ↔ English Translations. 
Started by Karen Grohol, a multilingual professional with a background in Law, International Business and Psychology, KG Translations also counts with the collaboration of translators in the US and abroad. In order to be a top-notch translator and interpreter, Karen Grohol and her team are constantly investing in continuing education and focused on the most-up-to-date news and language development. 

With a focus on personalized service, competitive rates, and customer satisfaction, we’re always striving to meet and exceed our high standards and our clients’ expectations.

Areas of Service


Simple and Certified Translation

Fields of specialty: Legal, Business Administration, Health, Psychology, General.

Legal Documents, Technical Manuals (Including Insurance Inspection Manuals, Mechanical, Engineering, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Manuals and Documents), Contracts, Various Documents, Diplomas, Websites, Brochures, General Texts, Articles & Compositions, Restaurant Menus & Academic Journals.

Interpretating Services

Qualified Interpreter for the
Court of Michigan

We offer both consecutive & simultaneous interpreting services English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English. 

- Medical Fields

- Legal and Court Procedures

- Non-specialized fields

Revisions & Reviews

Revision by a second translator is included in all translations, unless requested otherwise

  • academic articles

  • translation revisions

  • revision, editing and assessments of translated documents and media 

Meet our Team

Karen Grohol

Owner, Translator & Interpreter

Qualified Interpreter for the Court of Michigan, ATA, MiTiN
ESL/TEFL/TESOL Certified Instructor

Ingrid Schmidt

Translator & Interpreter

São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Krista LeBrasceur

Notary Public
for the State of Michigan


Translators / Interpreters

Karen Grohol

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.

Ingrid Schmidt

Certified Translator & Interpreter (JUCESP)
São Paulo, Brazil

Ingrid Schmidt is  an experienced Portuguese↔English translator and interpreter with over 25 years of experience.


She has translated a variety of documents, manuals, books, and more.  Her fields of specialty include manufacturing, law, business, medical and more. Her interpreting experience includes working for the American Consulate of São Paulo, accompanying executives in important decision making meetings and business trips. 


Growing up in a trilingual home, speaking German, English and Portuguese, Ingrid was always very culturally awarded and had a talent for languages learning and teaching.  


Before graduating top of her class from Alumni  Association Translation and Interpretation course, and passing successfully the national exam for translators and interpreters, she worked for many years as a private tutor for English as a Second Language for various large Brazilian and multinational corporations and private students. 

Her educational background also includes Economics courses at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.


Contact Information

  • When in need of a reliable and high quality translation or interpreting service, do not hesitate to contact us at info@kgtranslations.com 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 info@kgtranslations.com

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?

Yes, absolutely!

Genealogical Research

Helping others unlock their history and family connections

Karen's love for different cultures and languages led her to also be interested in learning more about her own family history.

A personal hobby that has led her to also help many others discover their own historical pasts. 

Being fluent in several languages, having a deep cultural and historical understanding and international experience, allows Karen to dig deep into genealogy research to find new connections, new stories, documents and more through in-dept research and DNA triangulation.

Karen is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), Saginaw Genealogical Society, Midland Genealogical Society, Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, Ontario Genealogical Society and Germanic Genealogical Society.



Tel: / Whatsapp: +1 (989) 600-4217


PO Box 494
Sanford, Michigan 48657