Lithodora Translation & Interpretation, LLC


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“Emily has been a tremendous help in not only learning Spanish, but being able to understand it a lot better. Spanish has become easier for me to understand and easier to speak it. She is extremely kind and will make sure that you always understand what she is teaching. I believe that anyone would be able to benefit from her help.”

~ K.H., (Spanish student)

“Emily surpassed the call of duty when she supported a diverse group of Spanish-speaking participants at our 2016 National Family & Community Engagement Conference. She was flexible and professional while interpreting plenary sessions, workshops, site visits and receptions. She quickly bonded with our participants and added significantly to their enjoyment and understanding of the events. Her work was very much appreciated!”

~ Sarah McCann, Institute for Educational Leadership

"Worked with Emily to help speak and understand Spanish more proficiently. She was very attentive and showed great knowledge in the language to help me make great strides."

~ Tom C., (Spanish student)

"I have been a graphic designer for 40 years and have hired many companies to provide services. I hired Lithodora, Emily’s company, to do translations for one of my clients.

I was very impressed with Emily’s enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor when I hired her to do a translation project that involved translating English to French and Spanish.

She understood what I needed with minimal input from me and provided final translations in a timely manner at a very fair price. She provided more than I asked for with alternative translations for many of the words.

She has my highest recommendation and Lithodora will be my translation service in the future."

~ Tony Condello, Owner, Condello Design, Inc.

"My son, C.M., is in French II at a local Pittsburgh High School. We called Emily because she came highly recommended and we were in dire need of some help. She was very responsive to our request for help and extremely accommodating with our schedule. We called on a Friday and needed her help that weekend. She came directly from a performance she had put on and spent several hours at our home. She quickly grasped the situation and was able to help our son complete several assignments that he was allowed to re-attempt for half credit. She was not dealing with someone that loves French, and I think he was hoping she would just do the assignments for him. Much to his chagrin, she made him understand each assignment and he was a better, more informed French student for it. He had a low D before Emily's help and he ended the 9 weeks with a high B. He missed an A by 5 points. I would highly recommend Emily for any student or project and would gladly serve as a reference for her."

~ Sincerely, B.M. (father)

"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Emily since July 2009 when she began assisting our district as a Spanish interpreter. She has been the consummate professional: conscientious, diligent, kind-hearted, and incredibly competent. Emily translates documents and works with families in the native language explaining very complex educational subject matter such as IEPs, procedural safeguards, standardized testing data, and district protocols.

The families and teachers have been thrilled with Emily’s presence in the schools. I help to organize translators in the district at all levels, and I frequently get the request for Emily specifically. She also possesses a strong sense of cultural sensitivity and a keen intellect, which will be of tremendous benefit to her future career in education. Her work with the ESL department has been with a very diverse group of students across a spectrum of educational settings."

~ Jonathan Covel, ESL Director, Pittsburgh Public Schools