Tag Archives: Translators without Borders


My Two Hats

As founder of both LexWorks and Lexcelera and the non-profit Translators without Borders, I spend a lot of time switching between two hats. Hat number one is an entrepreneurial hat, and I’ve been wearing it since I was 12. That’s when I started my first business in Northern Ontario, selling Christmas trees in a town [...]

Want to End Poverty and Save Lives? Translate!

Want to End Poverty and Save Lives? Translate!

During all those years I spent “almost giving” I imagined myself serving food in a refugee camp, or teaching children in an orphanage. I never dreamed that my own métier- translation – could actually be a key to ending poverty and saving lives. The thing is, knowledge is incredibly powerful. Knowledge ensures better health and [...]

Call for Translation in Kenya’s Kibera Slum

We’ve been invited to Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, to talk about – of all things – translation. “We” refers to a delegation from Translators without Borders consisting of Paula Shannon, Simon and Harriet Andriesen, and myself. Kibera is a place we never expected to find ourselves in. The second largest slum in Africa after Soweto, [...]