Paula Ianelli


Paula Ianelli is a Brazilian conference interpreter who was born and raised in São Paulo/Brazil and is now located in New York City. During her almost 15 years of experience, she's helped her clients communicate during conferences, symposiums, meetings, audits, market research and trainings in a wide array of fields ranging from politics, business, human rights and entertainment to IT, retail and videogames. She's a member of AIIC and APIC and she's certified by ATA and ABRATES. Paula holds a degree in Translation and a full diploma in Conference Interpreting. She's interpreted from celebrities like Will Smith, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock to politicians like American Vice-President Kamala Harris, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Brazilian President Michel Temer, working at events with thousands of listeners and live broadcasts to global audiences. She has a complete studio for Remote Simultaneous Interpreting and has been trained in multiple RSI platforms.

Paula's work in written translation is heavily geared towards crafting well-written texts that sound elegant and natural to a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker—hence her expertise in the creative realms of transcreation and game localization. Her first console was a Master System Girl that her parents got her for her birthday when she was six, and she's been playing videogames ever since. She's had the pleasure of translating AAA games for PS4, XboxOne, PS3, Xbox360, Nintendo Switch, Facebook and mobile platforms, including titles like The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 and ZombiU over the last 15 years.

Language Pairs

- Portuguese
- Portuguese - Brazilian
- Portuguese - Brazilian
- English
Portuguese - Brazilian
- English
- Portuguese

Translating Services


Translating Tools


Translating - Areas of Specialization

Business - Advertising & public relationsBusiness - Hotel managementBusiness - MarketingBusiness - Travel & tourismComputers - Computer systems analysisComputers - Software localizationEntertainment - FilmEntertainment - MultimediaEntertainment - Television & radioEntertainment - Video gamePure Sciences - Astronomy

Interpreting Methods

In-personOver-the-phone interpreting (OPI)Remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI)Video remote interpreting (VRI)Whispered interpreting (chuchotage)

Interpreting Services


ATA Divisions

Interpreters DivisionPortuguese Language Division

Translator, Interpreter



Primary Phone

(347) 604-9690


New York
United States

Education Level