About Us

We Are Certified Translators!

Certified Translators, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton

Words Without Borders is the only translation and interpretation company in Alberta that is fully owned, managed and operated by ATIA-certified translators who are also members of CTTIC and have served as presidents of ATIA.

We work with a wide range of industries in more than 60 languages. As certified translators, we abide by ATIA’s Code of Ethics, which ensures compliance with provincial and federal regulations and international industry standards. 

Our team is composed of talented and culturally diverse language professionals who are seasoned certified translators, interpreters, and editors, and are also knowledgeable in Canadian laws, systems, industries, businesses, communities, cultures and traditions. We strive for excellence in communication and always work toward fulfilling our vision of building great relationships through great communication. 

Our Standards

We are proud to be the only language provider in Alberta to be certified under one international and two Canadian industry standards:
ISO-17100-2015, CAN/CGSB-131-10-2017 and NSGIS-2007.

ISO-17100 Industry standards
CGSB 131-10 Industry standards
NSGCIS Interpreting standards

Meet the Team

Hellen Martinez, Spanish Certified Translator ATIA

Hellen Martínez, BA, CTr

Managing Partner

Hellen is a Spanish<>English ATIA-Certified Translator with almost 30 years of experience in the industry. A former president of ATIA, she brings to the table a world of experience in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from technical and legal translation to conference interpreting.

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Roula Salam, Arabic Certified Translator ATIA

Roula Salam, PhD, CTr

Managing Partner

Roula is an Arabic>English ATIA-Certified Translator and current president of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta. With a doctoral degree from University of Queens, she brings to WWB more than 20 years of experience as an educator, translator and interpreter.

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Certified Translators, ATIA

Rocío Curi, BA

Project Manager

Rocío holds a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from Unifé, one of the most prestigious Latin American universities in the industry. With more than five years of experience in the area, Rocío is the helping hand and friendly voice behind every project entrusted to WWB … and our clients love her!

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Certified Translators, ATIA

Christine Houghton, BCom

Accounts Manager

Christine comes to WWB with more than 15 years of experience in accounting. She’s the guru behind the accounting wheel, and the one that ensures that all our accounts run smoothly and efficiently. You can find her dealing with clients and providers, always proactive and with a golden attitute.

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