I am a certified localization professional and an entrepreneur in the translation industry. My skill sets are in sourcing of linguistic talent, terminology management, process building, long term strategic planning and integrated service marketing.
I came to Canada at age 20 when I received a scholarship to do my Master's in Communication Studies. Upon completion, I had a hard time finding professional work in the field of journalism and communications. I landed in an immigrant settlement agency working part time coordinating translators. After six months, I decided to quit and start my own business - an innovative language service provider that has a high degree of client and employee satisfaction.
Today I work with companies such as Intel and Scotiabank in the area of linguist selection and management to support product localization and multicultural marketing operations.
Having led my company through fourteen consecutive years of profitable operations, in 2008, I was voted Ottawa's Fourty under 40. In 2010 and 2011 my company was the Small Business of the Year Finalist.
Striving to live a balanced life where my identity is not entirely defined by my work, I pursue interests such as tennis and outdoor activities in my spare time.
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