10-min with Clorrie Yeomans

Hello, everyone! Clorrie Yeomans, Corporate Affairs Officer at Canning House and MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford shares with us her top three tips for better Anglo-LatAm interactions. Watch our virtual chat below. Select to see subtitles...

The Back Effect

Over the years, I have noticed there is a very curious phenomenon that happens in every meeting or event where good interpreting is provided. I call it The Back Effect. It goes like this: Delegates or attendees enter the room and are given headphones and receivers....

I am not Superman, I am Batman

Equipped with my talent and super interpreting skills but with no gadgets, I’d be like Batman walking the streets in plain clothes on a Tuesday afternoon. Or maybe I should better say: I’m 80% Batwoman, and 20% Superwoman. 😉 I’m not a big comic fan, so my apologies...

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The Lunch Menu & LatAm Diplomats


Contrary to popular belief, sometimes it is easier to translate a meeting about infrastructure and digital modelling than it is a simple lunch menu.

No, I have not lost my mind – nor my words.

It so happens that the more mundane and every day something is, the more ways of saying it there are; whereas technical stuff tend to remain ‘standard’ and ‘neutral’.

One of my translation teachers back at university used to explain this with clothing. In his example, the more intimate the garment, the greater the regional and socioeconomic varieties. If we think about it, a coat is a coat here, there, and anywhere, but how many different words to name underwear do you know, even in your own language?

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Cecilia Lipovsek

Cecilia Lipovsek

Born in Buenos Aires & a Londoner by choice – Diplomatic Interpreter. Intercultural Communicator. Creator of The P.I.C.I. Method™. Author. Speaker.

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