People Project

Interpreters helping vulnerable communities

Interpreters helping vulnerable communities

Katherine Mechanicos - Monday, June 29, 2020

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 he decided to join and help.

“It was challenging and sometimes fun but a very vital role to play,” Liaqat said.

“When I came to Australia in 2012...

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The power of language during COVID-19

The power of language during COVID-19

Katherine Mechanicos - Friday, May 08, 2020

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 flexibility and variety.

“I love learning about new fields, and am interested in...

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Have you met Lu Yuan Chen?

Have you met Lu Yuan Chen?

Katherine Mechanicos - Monday, March 30, 2020

Lu Yuan Chen was born in mainland China and moved to Australia in 2006. He’s been working as a certified Mandarin interpreter for LanguageLoop for over 11 years. Majoring in English back home, Lu Yuan undertook a Master of Translation and Interpreting at Macquarie University.

During his time at LanguageLoop, he’s been able to average over 80 jobs a month with no complaints. Lu Yuan specialises in telephone interpreting but particularly ...

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