Strengthening the Calliope network of consultant interpreters

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A consummate professional, with over 20 years of experience as a consultant interpreter, Sergio Álvarez Rubio is the perfect addition to the Calliope network. Based in Strasbourg, France, his expertise encompasses a wide range of sectors, including European Works Councils, defence and combatting organised crime.

Consultant interpreter and new Calliope member, Sergio Álvarez Rubio

This was an opportunity not to be missed. When the Calliope network realised that an experienced and highly regarded fellow consultant interpreter was looking for a new challenge, we jumped at the chance to strengthen the network’s expertise. We are proud to introduce our new member, Sergio Alvarez Rubio, who will share responsibility for France with Martine Bonadona.

A diverse portfolio of expertise as a consultant interpreter

A Spanish national, Sergio has spent his entire professional career in France and boasts a global portfolio of clients in both the public and private sector. One of his passions is organising the interpretation for European Works Councils (EWCs), and over the last 20 years he has contributed to fostering social dialogue within numerous European companies. He brings particular expertise in defence to the Calliope network, having worked as a conference interpreter for EUROCORPS from 2008 to 2019, and in combatting organised crime, having supplied interpretation services to the European College of Financial Investigation and Criminal Financial Analysis (CEIFAC) since its inception in 2013.

Attention to detail

Calliope prides itself on providing made-to-measure interpretation services, which meet each client’s specific needs. Sergio is a consultant interpreter in the Calliope mould, with an approach based on attention to detail and flexibility, and focused on ensuring that the result matches the client’s expectations.

A commitment to the profession

Like all the members of the Calliope network, Sergio is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), where he served as the Coordinator of the Private Market Sector (PRIMS) from 2012 to 2018 and is involved in various working groups, including one on the future of the interpreting profession. He takes a particular interest in issues relating to quality in conference interpreting, ethics, professional practice and technological tools for interpreters. He has also been a member of the Regional Bureau in France since 2012.

A vote of confidence in Calliope

Calliope’s delight at welcoming Sergio is mirrored by Sergio’s pleasure at joining the network:

“I see Calliope as an international community of like-minded consultant interpreters, who strive to uphold our professional standards. Furthermore, Calliope is a network promoting mutual assistance and solidarity, a platform for an honest debate on the best professional practices. Finally, Calliope is the only truly worldwide network of individual consultant interpreters, the global gold standard for conference interpretation on the private market.”

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