Marcos Pessanha

Freelance interpreter. Certified Conference Interpreter in Brazil, active, Azap Traducao.

Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcos Pessanha


Hello. I graduated as a Conference Interpreter from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in 1999. That was a full-time 5-year university program. 

Since then I have been an in-house Translator in two multinational companies, and have worked as a freelance interpreter in a large amount of international conferences, congresses and meetings, including 4 UN/OAS events.



Medical, business, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, climate change, cybersecurity, IT, aviation, turbines, flow management, industry, international affairs, marketing.


1995 to 1999
PUC-Rio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BA in English and Portuguese with major in Conference Interpreting. This is a MA-level program in other countries.

Additional Services

I organise multilingual teams, can take care of booking and renting of booths, sound systems, mikes and interpreting equipment for a conference.

I also translate brochures, presentations and conference material upon request.



20 years of freelance experience in international conferences and congresses.