Details matter. 






Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.

Anthony Burgess

Catarina Lopes 

I am a qualified English and Spanish to Portuguese translator, proofreader and language teacher with ten years' experience as a linguist. I am a native speaker of European Portuguese with exceptional writing abilities, both in a technical and creative way. I am highly specialised in the languages I work with, I am quality-driven and strive for perfection at all times, because, to me, even the smallest details matter

I provide a reliable, accurate and prompt service delivered to high standards of professionalism. I specialise primarily in Marketing, Market Research, Business, Tourism, Beauty, Food & Drinks, Cookery, Health Care, Nutrition, Arts & Humanities, Education and Environment, although I can and do work in other areas. Please browse through the Services and Specialisations menus.


ü Licentiate's Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (English and Spanish)

ü Master's Degree in English & Spanish Language Teaching 

ü Post-graduation Program in Translation 

ü 15H Subtitling Workshop

ü Course in Biotechnology translation

I worked for six years as a commercial manager in a jewellery company, which allowed me to develop great communication and leadership skills as well as acquire deep understanding of the jewellery, marketing, retail, training and employee management sectors. I also have work experience in the fashion and tourism industries.

Living in the Algarve, a popular holiday destination, has given me the opportunity to grow in a multicultural environment and develop foreign language skills from an early age.

I am a home-gardening and food enthusiast and have been an experienced home cook for 15 years. 

My education, work experience and personal interests have provided me with knowledge in a variety of subjects which can be applied in my specialisations.

References and CV are avaliable upon request. 

For a professional topnotch translation from English or Spanish into Portuguese do not hesitate to contact me

Professional Memberships

IAPTI - International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters

APT - Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores

(Portuguese Association of Translators)