The new role strengthens the organization’s translation and community model to provide vital support to aid workers and vulnerable populations in local languages
DANBURY, Conn., USA – 14 September 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB) welcomes Stella Paris to the position of Community and Translations Manager. In this new role, Stella will advance the organization’s mission of providing critical information to people who need it, in a language they understand.
In her role as Community and Translations Manager, Stella will lead the quality, community, recruitment and translation teams, supporting TWB’s community of translators and overseeing the core translation work completed in Kató, TWB’s translation platform. This leadership will ensure that TWB’s work continues to be innovative, providing high-quality language support to humanitarian and development organizations worldwide.
Stella is a translation industry expert with over 15 years experience, a passion for languages, and a belief in the power of global communication. Her previous roles include freelance translator, in-house translator, vendor manager, project manager, key account manager, and communication manager. She most recently held the position of Marketing Director at the Arancho Doc Group — a top 100 Global Language Service provider.
“Having followed the development of TWB over many years, I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute positively to the continued growth of the organization and to help build our community of amazing partners and volunteers,” says Stella.
TWB developed its unique community of global translators following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. By recruiting and working with over 28,000 translators worldwide, TWB helps provide translation support in over 192 language pairs.
The TWB community has translated over 66 million words through TWB’s translation platform Katò, first developed in 2011. TWB’s language and translation technology continues to evolve to meet global language needs, and now includes integration with machine translation, translation memory, terminology management and enhanced quality assurance tools. The organization has also developed innovative mobile solutions and offline tools that can be used in the field in humanitarian crises.
About Translators without Borders
Translators without Borders (TWB) envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting humanitarian and development organizations with a community of language professionals, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year.