Our Team

From translating to marketing, we are Australia's go-to language specialists. Under one roof, we translate, design, write, subtitle, voice, create brands, strategise, and have fun! Would you trust anything less?

Prof Charles Qin OAM

  • Medal of the Order (OAM)
  • NAATI Level 5
  • Accredited and Certified Conference Interpreter
  • AUSIT Senior Practioner

Charles Qin co-founded Chin Communications in 1992. As Managing Director & Chief Interpreter, Charles is responsible for driving the company’s growth while also focusing on developing the professional language skills of all team members.

Charles is the only Australian/Chinese member of the prestigious AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), is Adjunct Industry Fellow at Monash University, and a visiting Professor at the Tianjin Foreign Studies University, while also being a board member of the Australia China Business Council Victoria Division (ACBC – Victoria). 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 the most sought-after English-Chinese conference interpreters in Australia.

He 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, including for the United Nations, the Olympic Games, APEC meetings, as well as for presidents and prime ministers.

With a passion for language, Charles has a growing following on China’s social media platform where he often writes about translations and linguistics. He is seen about town in his suit and tie on the trusty treadly – that way, Charles is never late for a meeting or interpreting job.


What makes us different

Form & function

Chinese characters transcend functionality - each character is an artform. We'll make sure function, form, and font are in perfect harmony.

Quality guarantee

Our Chinese marketing translations are crafted and written especially for your audience, and always culturally-appropriate - it's far more than translation, it's communication.

Design and printing

Our team of designers can turn concept into reality. We're well-versed in the Adobe and Microsoft suites, Canva, and CorelDraw. And our video subtitling and print production capabilities are also fast and brilliant.

First-class pedigree

We've worked on campaigns with Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, monarchs, and global organisations - you'll be in good company.


Got a question? We’d love to hear from you


Level 4, 221 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000
GPO Box 2231, Melbourne 3001

P. 1300 792 446
F. 03 9670 0766


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