Working languages:
English to Portuguese
Portuguese to English
German to Portuguese

Cynthia Pfeiffer
Accurate Technical Translations

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Local time: 11:59 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese, English Native in English
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I am an Engineer with a passion for languages and technology. Born and raised in Brazil, where I went to college and received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Electronics and Telecommunications.

Inspired by my German grandfather, I learned the language and, as soon as I graduated from college, was offered a position at Siemens Telecommunications in Munich, Germany. It was a remarkable experience for me to spend time in Europe, have a closer look at history, and learn about their rich and diverse culture.

My next adventure with Siemens took me to the United States. Here, I went back to college part-time and graduated with a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering and a Minor in Business. While still working as an engineer, I became increasingly interested in becoming a translator. After all, Siemens was a huge corporation with global presence and most of the technical documentation had to be translated in several languages. I would always chose to read the instruction sets in their original language, as it was generally easier than dealing with a poor translation.

This is where it all started. I strive to write documents with a style that is clear, enjoyable to read, while staying truth to the original. I pay attention to detail and only deliver work that has been researched and proofread. I am proud of my work as a reliable translator and would love to help you achieve your goals.


Fifteen years of experience as an engineering professional and the last five working as a translator in Brazil, Germany and the U.S.A.

Language Certifications

Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) – Michigan University – 1993
Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) – Goethe Institut - 1997
Brazilian Portuguese native speaker.

Areas of Strength

Telecommunications  Voice and Data Communication Network Environments  Network and Systems Security  Computers Hardware and Software  Information Technology  Electronics  Marketing Brochures  Travel Guides

CAT Tools

SLD Trados Studio 2011 and 2014  MemoQ  MemSource
Keywords: portuguese, telecommunications, computers, technology, software, hardware, network

Profile last updated
Oct 26, 2017

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