ebtranslations is an MBE (Minority-Owned Business Enterprise), certified by the Massachusetts Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD, formerly known as SOMWBA).

We are a word-of-mouth company. We do not advertise. Our customer portfolio is made up of happy clients who continue to request our services and refer us to people in need of them. We are committed to fairness and transparency in our practices and our pricing, both with our clients and with the translators who work with us. Most of our translators reside in the United States, many are certified by the American Translators Association, and all of them understand the complexity of translating for local immigrant populations.  We believe strongly in diversity and in fostering understanding across cultures. We seek not just an economic bottom line but also meaningful work that will contribute to our rich and vibrant multicultural society.

Eduardo Berinstein, Founder

Eduardo Berinstein is certified as a translator by the American Translators Association and as an interpreter by the U.S. Federal Courts.

He served as Director of Interpreting Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (1999-2006) where he was also responsible for developing patient education materials in Spanish. He was previously Director of Interpreter Services at Children’s Hospital Boston (1993-1999), where he started the hospital’s multilingual interpreter service. Prior to this, he served as a translator and interpreter for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Court System.

He has interpreted at numerous international conferences and events, including interpreting live for Radio Bilingüe (part of the San Francisco-based National Latino Public Radio Network, with more than 60 affiliates on the West Coast) the nomination acceptance speech of John Kerry at the Democratic Party National Convention (2004); the speech of Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, at the Kennedy School of Government (February 2008); and the speech of Felipe Gonzalez, Prime Minister of Spain, as guest lecturer at Harvard University (1988).

Mr. Berinstein served as Chairperson of the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association’s Education Committee. He was part of the MMIA Committee that developed the first Standards of Practice for Medical Interpreters, adopted by the MMIA in 1995 and later by many professional organizations nationwide.

Since 2006 he teaches an Introduction to Communication and Translation class at Boston University. He has taught medical interpreting at the training institute offered by the National Center for Interpretation in Tucson, University of Arizona; as well as at Cambridge College and Bentley College.

Mr. Berinstein holds more than 25 years of experience as interpreter, translator and interpreter trainer.

Susan Peisner, Project Manager

Susan Peisner joined ebtranslations as a project manager in November 2009. She manages multilingual, translation projects from first inquiry to final delivery. She analyzes projects in order to prepare estimates and timelines; choose translation teams and graphic designers. She manages TM (translation memories); coordinates with clients to ensure their needs are met; and handles government contracts. She is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish and Hebrew.

Ms. Peisner worked in international logistics management for multinational companies, developing the skills to manage projects on three continents, involving engineers, plant managers, government agencies and end users. Her clients were mostly foreign subsidiaries whom she helped to forecast their needs for supplies to support Just-In-Time inventory management, and product launches.

While at University of Michigan (B.A., French), she participated in AIESEC (“Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales”).

Kristin Leader, Lead Graphic Designer

Kristin Leader is an artist and designer with over 25 years of graphic experience. She has worked with ebtranslations since its inception.

Kristin has a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence. She and her family lived in Italy for five years. Following this, she achieved a Masters in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kristin Leader is the Principal of her own graphic design firm called K Leader Design, and specializes in creative solutions for non-profit art, children and educational organizations.

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