I offer academic translations from English and German into Portuguese.


  • Papers for publication in scholarly journals and edited volumes
  • Lectures for conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Book chapters and books


With a Social Sciences Specialization, I translate in the fields of:

  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • International Relations



Arivaldo Santos de Souza was trained as a translator

and a legal researcher in both Brazilian and US American institutions. During his Law undergraduate studies at

Federal University of Bahia, he was visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University (Sociology) and University of Texas

at Austin (Anthropology).

Likewise, de Souza joined a joint Law Master Program at Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in which he had lectures from scholars from Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Gonzaga Law School, Harvard Law School, Wisconsin Law School and Northwestern Law School.

Additionally, he visited lectures at Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (New York University). Lastly, Arivaldo got an International Relations master degree in Germany.




My clients want to have their work translated by a native speaker who is also an academic.

Besides articles for scholarly journals in the social sciences, I have supported these book projects/journals

or contributed translations to them.



Prices and deadlines depend on different aspects. In order to get to know them, send me a message with part of your work attached.


I will ask you for an up-front payment of 50% of the total cost,

with the remaining amount due within 3 days after project delivery. Exceptions may be discussed.


I accept payments by bank transfer, PayPal and Transferwise. All transaction fees have to be covered by the client. 






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 Arivaldo Santos de Souza

+49 176 79532115

Currently based in Berlin - Germany.