Who is behind Pronto Translations?

Pronto Translations is owned and operated by Leisa Maia who has 15 years' experience mastering the Portuguese language. Leisa is Australian born, married to a Brazilian and spent many years living in Brazil. 


Portuguese Language Experience

Leisa's involvement and experience with the Portuguese language is long and varied:

  • Student exchange, Brazil

  • Bilingual Protocol Aid to the Angolan Olympic Team at Sydney 2000 Olympics

  • English/Portuguese language teacher, Brazil

  • Translator at Ernst & Young, Brazil specialising in translation of financial statements, tax, audit and labour reports

  • Interpreter Coordinator at Oncall Translators and Interpreters Agency, Brisbane

  • Bilingual Executive Assistant to CEO of Brazilian mining company Vale, Brisbane


  • Bachelor of Business (UQ, Brisbane)

  • Extension Course in Legal Contracts (UNIBERO, São Paulo)

  • NAATI Accreditation, 2008 (NAATI, Brisbane)

Professional Association

Full Member of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT). AUSIT is the professional association for translators and interpreters in Australia and is affiliated with the International Federation of Translators. Link to AUSIT Profile.