Translation and Localization


Thank you for your visit!

José Carlos and Sônia







SPZ was founded on April 1994 by Sônia Pontes and José Carlos Freitas.

Sônia Pontes - Portuguese and English Professor
Owner-partner - B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics (Portuguese/English) from PUC/RJ. English and Portuguese Professor for System Analysts - PUC/RJ from 1974 to 1987. Translator of the scientific computing fields since 1976 and other fields in technology and science (telecommunications, electronics, automotive, printing industry, etc.), experienced in documenting computer systems since 1980.

José Carlos Freitas - Geophysicist
Owner-partner - B.S. in Geology from the Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Systems Analyst from PUC/RJ. Professional of scientific computing fields (Signal Theory), computer graphics, databases and microcomputing. Experienced in programs for imaging and desktop publishing.

SPZ is composed of a number of translators interconnected via Internet, keeping a minimum central structure. We are convinced that the best professionals within the translation market
are much more productive when working from their own environment.

Because SPZ is Internet based, our overheads are lower. All of our translators are highly trained professionals, who work from home in their countries and communicate with us via the Internet.

This is why we can serve you better:

  • We work through the Web – no rent to pay, no secretaries, no expensive office downtown.
    The result: we pass the savings on to you!
  • We have all the advantages of an international agency without the attached cost. Everyone at SPZ works from home!
    The result: fast responses and fast turnaround


Nowadays we are very proud of having well-known companies as our partners.



"Our goal is to provide a translation process (project) that assures our customers' and translators' satisfaction."