About Us


Puerta Abierta Bilingual Services is a small collaborative of language professionals in the Twin Cities. Drawing on extensive experience in both interpreting and translation, we are passionate about partnering with equity-driven nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and community organizations to more successfully connect with limited English proficient (LEP) Latinx members of the communities they serve. Founded by 16-year language access veteran and innovator Stephanie Gil, the Puerta Abierta team leans on each others' diverse backgrounds and experiences to deliver quick-turnaround, locally-informed, professional, and accessible translations.


But.. we have Latinx staff, can't they just translate our materials?




By investing in locally-informed, professional and accessible translation of their public-facing content, nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and community organizations open the door for more equitable service delivery and more inclusive community building.


Aside from gaining access to your organization's well-translated materials, Puerta Abierta also offers a range of services directly to the community. Our rates are structured in a way that allows us to also serve individual needs of  LEP Latinx community members on a pay-what-you-can/pay-what-you-make basis. Services include translation of birth certificates and character witness letters for immigration, help writing letters or understanding leases or other documents in English, one-off interpreting by phone or text, and more.

Our LEP Latinx neighbors form a valuable part of our communities and deserve meaningful access to the information in online and print communications produced and disseminated within them. ​You cannot effectively serve or build with LEP communities if you don't invest in language access.

Contact us now to discuss your project needs!