Translation Services in Canada – An Interview with the CEO of LingoStar

Translation Services in Canada – An Interview with the CEO of LingoStar

Experiencing Different Languages and Cultures: An interview with Lenka de Graafova, CEO of LingoStar Language Services Vancouver, Canada We recently interviewed Lenka de Graafova, M.A., CEO and Managing Director and owner of LingoStar Language Services Inc., who told us why she decided to provide translation services in Canada and set up her own agency in Vancouver, and what her experience of languages and cultures around the world has been like. Who is Lenka de Graafova, M.A.? In addition to being the director of LingoStar Language Services, Lenka de Graafova is a lover of world cultures and languages. Together with her team of multilingual writers, she regularly posts articles on foreign languages and cultures on social media. She is also an expert in creating websites in foreign languages and wrote the ebook How to make money online, not just in Czech in 2016. She is now about to release a brand new series of Localization Guides and the Beginner’s Guide to Multilingual Website Translation in English, published for the North American market. You can also download her free ebook for a quick overview of what to expect >> How to expand your online business – An Introduction Guide to Multilingual Website Translation. Lenka, you’ve been living in Canada for some time now. What brought you to Canada? I have lived in Canada for 16 years now.  I’m originally from the Czech Republic. The desire to experience life on the other side of the world brought me here. I studied translation in the Netherlands and the UK and I wanted to experience everyday life in an English-speaking country. My goal was...
Vancouver Chinese and English Certified Translator and Interpreter

Vancouver Chinese and English Certified Translator and Interpreter

Vancouver Chinese and English Certified Translator and Interpreter An interview with a Certified Translator and Interpreter in Vancouver  At Vancouver-based translation company LingoStar, we help our clients find a professional interpreter or translator who will fit their exact needs. For 14 years, Lenka de Graafova, LingoStar’s Managing Director, has been working with Wenhui Zhong, a certified translator (Chinese/English) and interpreter (Mandarin/English and Cantonese/English), based in Vancouver. Wenhui has worked as a Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese interpreter at all levels of Canadian governmental departments and agencies as well as companies in the legal, financial, medical, IT, media and gas industries, to name but a few. With this Star Story interview, we aspire to allow our readers to see how it all works behind the scenes of the interpreting profession. In this case, we introduce you to Chinese interpreting specifically. What does it take to become an interpreter? How do you handle the stress of interpreting and fatigue? What is the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese interpreting? Wenhui has kindly accepted to share his experience with us! Check out our interview!   You are a Chinese translator and a professional interpreter in both Mandarin and Cantonese. These are two varieties of spoken Chinese that are actually very distinct. Can you explain how you became fluent and professional in both? I grew up in the city of Guangzhou, also known as Canton in southern China. It’s the traditional place where immigrants leave to go to other parts of the world like Southeast Asia and North America. When people talked about Chinese immigrants about 50 years ago, they were actually talking about Cantonese...