Having been around the translation and interpreting industry for nearly three decades, Professor Charles Qin, Chin Communications’ Managing Director and Chief Interpreter is still amazed by the world of languages and different cultures. Working as a bridge between English and Chinese languages, his everyday life is full of intellectual adventures and fun discoveries. It would be a shame to keep all that knowledge to himself, that is why he is keen to share it with us!
From this month, we are delighted to bring you our new “Professor Charles” blog. In this series, we will share with you what Charles (and guest contributors sometimes!) finds interesting: new terms, useful expressions, language fun and hot topics. Come and learn with us!
About Professor Charles Qin:
Charles is the only Australian/Chinese member of the prestigious AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), is an Honorary Fellow at Monash University, a visiting Professor at the Tianjin Foreign Studies University and a Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a founding member of the Chinese Interpreters & Translators Association of Australia (CITAA) and has been its president since 2014. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for his contribution to international relations, particularly through interpreting and translation.
Charles is one of the most sought after and leading English-Mandarin conference interpreters in the region as well as an MC and speaker at events. Charles has been at the forefront of many major activities between China and Australia whether they are bilateral meetings, FTA negotiations, Boao Forum, or World Expo. He is also one of the few expert maritime interpreters in the world. These days he is contributing to some organisations close to his heart as a board member, philanthropist and guiding light.
As a Senior Interpreter with NAATI Level 5 accreditation, Charles Qin still spends a great deal of his time translating and interpreting and has worked in exciting places and for high-profile organisations, events and individuals around the world. They call him the ‘man behind the prime ministers’ because that’s where you’ll often see him!