Interpreter profiles

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) periodically profiles interpreters who exemplify TIS National's mission and apply the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) Code of Ethics in their work.

Read about some of TIS National’s high performing interpreters.

Srie Hannaford

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Created: 06 June 2013

Srie is originally from Indonesia. She appreciates a culturally rich, diverse and evolving society, with a family background that stems from a wide range of cultures, including Indonesian/Malay, Chinese, English, Indonesian, Singaporean, French, Dutch and Japanese. Personal background Srie began her career in the medical field in Indonesia. She completed three years of formal education towards becoming a doctor, before deciding medicine wasn't for her. In 1973 Srie migrated to Australia, which provided an opportunity... read more

Mona Jabbour

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Created: 23 May 2013

Mona has worked as an interpreter with TIS National since 1993. Mona speaks three languages fluently: Arabic, English and French. Over the years, she has observed a steady growth in demand for Arabic interpreting. Before migrating to Australia in 1984, Mona and her family lived in a prosperous area near Beirut, Lebanon. It was a difficult time. The country was at war and they lost everything in their town which was completely destroyed. ‘We felt we had been forced to leave our homeland. Migration is a big turning... read more

Kevin Edmond

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Created: 23 May 2013

Kevin has been a contracted interpreter with TIS National since March 2009. He speaks Burmese and English. Early challenges Kevin and his young family migrated from Burma to Australia in the 1970s with the hope of freedom and a brighter future. In Australia, the family faced vast cultural differences and were one of only a handful of Asian families living in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale. While Kevin had learnt some English during his schooling in Burma, his wife and children did not speak any English. ‘During... read more