People Project

A day in the life of a Mandarin interpreter during COVID

A day in the life of a Mandarin interpreter during COVID Siao Du has been working as an interpreter for over eight years. Born in Dili, the Capital city of East Timor, Siao studied in Taiwan (at the Taipei Nursing College) from 1973-1977 before coming to Australia in December 1977. Interpreting for her parents at a young age, Siao wanted…
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Interpreters helping vulnerable communities

Interpreters helping vulnerable communities Liaqat has been working as interpreter for 11 years helping new refugees settle in Australia. Born in Afghanistan, Liaqat started his career as an interpreter with the coalition forces in 2009 before moving to Australia in 2012. It came to his attention that there was a huge communication issue between the coalition forces and Afghans so…
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The power of language during COVID-19

The power of language during COVID-19 Chen Xu has been working as a Chinese translator for 15 years. Born in Shanghai, China, Chen moved to Melbourne in 1998. With a background and education in engineering, Chen specialises in utility and engineering translation. Previously working in the engineering field, Chen was drawn to language services as it provides a lot of…
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