Past Conference

Marketing & Recruitment day

September 28, 2016

Drew MacFadyen
Drew MacFadyen
United States

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Conference speakers

Una Softic Katharine Allen Paul Urwin Maria Kopnitsky
Fernanda Rocha Triston Goodwin Lucia Leszinsky Alexander Drechsel
Josh Goldsmith

Una Softic (Japan)
Bio: Localization Consultant with double MA degree in Comparative Linguistics. Her international experience in language and tech industry business development and product management includes notable corporations and startups across Asia, Europe, US and Australia. profile: Unas


Katharine Allen (United States)
Bio: Katharine Allen is co-President of InterpretAmerica, an organization dedicated to raising the profile of the interpreting industry, which hosts the annual InterpretAmerica Summit. She also trains interpreters and interpreter trainers, and provides curriculum design and review for academic and licensed training programs. Clients have included Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Defense, Glendon College of Translation and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a published author, including co-authorship of the newly published The Community Interpreter (R): An International Textbook. Katharine is a frequent public speaker at conferences nationwide. Katharine also provides language access consulting services to hospitals. She is an active interpreter and translator for state and local governments, health services, and courts. Katharine holds a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation (MATI) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. profile: Katharine Allen


Paul Urwin (United States)
Bio: Paul Urwin is a languages entrepreneur, speaker and coach with many years’ experience in the fields of translations, language teaching and voiceovers. He was educated at Wellington School, Imperial College London and RWTH Aachen. He is currently CEO of 100 Percent Languages Ltd., a UK-registered holding company specializing in language services worldwide and Director of Inglés Bogotá, one of Colombia’s premier Language Services Providers (LSPs) offering language instruction, translations, conference interpreting and voiceovers. Paul himself is a voiceover talent having recorded for Ford, Totto, Telmex, Claro and GlaxoSmithKline, amongst many others, and hosts two successful podcasts, the 100 Percent Business English Podcast (for English learners) and the 100 Percent Translations Podcast (for translators) both of which can be found on iTunes and Stitcher. profile: Paul Urwin


Maria Kopnitsky (United States) ( member services)
Bio: As a member services associate and professional trainer, Maria Kopnitsky is committed to helping members get the most out of the site. Aside from conducting bi-weekly site guidance webinars, Maria also oversees the support center, manages the site's in-person events, and is a frequent contributor to's official blog, the Translator T.O.

Web site: profile: Maria Kopnitsky


Fernanda Rocha (Brazil)
Bio: With a B.A. in Translation and an English Teaching Degree, both from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil), Fernanda Rocha has been an English into Brazilian Portuguese translator since 2001 and her main working fields are marketing/market research, medical, IT, games and literature/fiction. Being a volunteer since 2008 and a speaker in national and international conferences since 2009, she seeks to share materials, tips and experiences on how to get started in the translation industry, professional and succe$$ful attitude, online presence, technology, quality of life, negotiation, among other topics. Fernanda is very talkative and straightforward and does not feel comfortable talking about herself in the third person. She is always willing to help, learn new things and exchange ideas. profile: Fernanda Rocha


Triston Goodwin (United States), T.A.G. Translations and Design
Bio: My name is Triston and I translate stuff! I've been working in Spanish to English translation since 2007, mostly focusing on financial and legal texts, though I've translated a few video games over the years as well. I opened T.A.G. Translations and Design with my wife, Gaby, in 2010. We mostly support internet marketers and those working in search engine optimization. We also host a YouTube channel with tips and tutorials for translators and other small business owners that want to grow their businesses online. We have tutorials on how to build websites, how to optimize those sites so that they appear in Google searches, and even how to optimize and customize your profile.

Web site: profile: Triston Goodwin


Lucia Leszinsky (Argentina), ( members services)
Bio: Lucia -Lu- Leszinsky is a Spanish-English translator and interpreter, and a short-story writer. She got her translation degree at the National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been working as part of the Member services team at since 2008. Lucia is in charge of Mobile, an application developed by for use on mobile devices. website »        
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Web site: profile: Lucia Leszinsky


Alexander Drechsel (
Bio: Alexander Drechsel is a conference interpreter with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Interpretation. His love of languages and communication with people is only matched by his affection for mobile devices of all shapes and sizes: Alexander has been an iPad user since day one and also knows a thing or two about Android tablets. He shares what he knows with fellow interpreters in workshops, on Twitter (@tabterp), and on his website ( where you can also download his comprehensive Tablet Interpreter Manual.

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Josh Goldsmith
Bio: Josh Goldsmith is an EU accredited interpreter working from Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan into English. He pairs his love of all things tech with his work at the University of Geneva’s InZone center, where his research focuses on the intersection between interpreting, technology and education. An avid tablet interpreter, he can be found on Twitter at @Goldsmith_Josh. profile: Wordalia


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