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Our history

Clear Translations is an Alberta-based Canadian company founded by ATIA-certified members.  Our founders are certified members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta, and are affiliated members of the Council of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Canada (CTTIC), and the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT).

Clear Translations was founded in response to a huge demand for qualified translators and interpreters across Canada at a time when existing language service providers were not able to deliver consistent, quality results. We were motivated to provide our clients with consistently accurate and reliable translation and interpretation services that exceeded industry standards. We also wanted to provide a base for top-quality, experienced, and accredited language professionals where their work would be respected and where they would continue to develop and hone their skills.

By harnessing the talents of professionals in the language industries, by respecting and rewarding the work that they do, and by offering the public expert translation, interpretation, and language services that exceed industry standards and client expectations, we aim to make a meaningful difference in our field.

Clear’s team consists of professional technical, legal and literary translators and interpreters, language experts, and trainers. Our team members are selected for their credentials, their commitment to quality, and their proven efficiency in their areas of expertise. Our clientele includes government agencies, businesses, legal firms, academics, as well as other industries and individuals. Our translation and interpretation services exceed industry standards locally (Edmonton and Calgary), provincially (Alberta) and in Canada.

Clear also offers professional editing and proofreading services to writers aiming to publish their work in journals, books, or other forms of publication. We also offer training and testing to other translators, interpreters, and proofreaders delivered via our hand-selected, professional instructors, and by using recognized testing methods. Clients doing business in other countries may find our cultural brokerage services useful for understanding foreign cultures, customs and traditions and, ultimately, for facilitating more effective and successful communication outcomes.

Our Team

Candy Cheung, MBA, CCrtI, CComI

Marketing and Training Manager

Candy is an ATIA-Certified Court Interpreter and Community Interpreter in English and Chinese. With an MBA, and formal studies in court interpreting, Candy brings to Clear more than 15 years of experience in court and community interpreting, as well as training in interpreting and culture. Candy is very involved with the Chinese community in Alberta, having given seminars in community interpreting and having served as a language facilitator in multiple settings. Candy has expert knowledge of the Canadian legal system and has served as a court and legal interpreter for court procedures and in other settings.

Rebecca Xia, CTr, ACrtI, AComI

Human Resources Manager

Rebecca is an ATIA-Certified Translator in English and Chinese. She holds a master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Bath (UK), and has worked as a translator and interpreter in Asia, Europe and Canada. Rebecca brings to Clear more than 18 years of experience in the industry. She has translated a wide variety of documents (including the translation and publication of seven books), performed interpreting services in business and court settings, and taught English as a second language. Rebecca’s main areas of expertise are legal translation, and commercial and business interpreting.

Our Languages

UN Languages:

• Arabic
• Chinese (traditional and simplified)
• French
• Russian
• Spanish

Languages of Lesser Diffusion (LLD):

• Amharic
• Cambodian
• Kinyarwanda/Kinyamulenge
• Kirundi
• Nepalese
• Somali
• Swahili
• Tigrinya

Common Languages:

• Croatian
• Dutch
• German
• Hindi
• Italian
• Japanese
• Persian
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Punjabi
• Romanian
• Slovakian
• Tagalog
• Ukrainian

Contact us

Calgary

1800, 330 5th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 0L4

403 680 1732

403 397 6106

 

Edmonton

Suite 904, 10050-12th Street
Edmonton, AB T4J 2J1