My name is Beatriz Baker Méio, and I am a translator based in Washington-DC. I studied Biology at Universidade de São Paulo, and went on to get an M.S. in Ecology from Universidade de Brasília and a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. I always had a passion for languages, and I decided to leave academia to become a full-time translator. I am currently doing coursework to obtain a Certificate in English to Portuguese Translation from the New York University School of Professional Studies. I have also published scientific papers of my own, so I understand the process of scientific publication from firsthand experience.
I strive to write technically precise and well-written text, and I have a knack for hunting down the appropriate translation of even the most specialized terms. I do not translate word-for-word, but rather write a text that flows well in the target (translated) language, while maintaining the meaning of the source. I specialize in scientific texts, but I can translate any general-purpose text.