Portuguese Language Services

Portuguese Translator Mercedes Bourgaize has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Translation from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

With over 35 years experience translating both ways between English and Brazilian Portuguese, Mercedes is a past president of, and is certified by the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (S.T.I.B.C.).

As well as being a Portuguese Translator, Mercedes is fluent in Spanish and holds a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), issued by the Ministry of Education in Spain.


Mercedes has over twenty years experience as a Technical Services Librarian working for the United States Information Service (USIS) at the American Embassy in Brasilia, and as a law librarian for Harris & Company, the largest Labour and Employment law firm in Western Canada.
(Research is often an important aspect of translation work)


At Portuguese Language Services, we are committed to excellence in all we do.
We’re sure you’ll be happy working with us!

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