I believe that by talking we understand one another, no matter where we come from or what language we speak.
Therefore, I combine the easiest-to-use technology with traditional interpreting, and intercultural communication to provide culturally-sensitive language support for Latin American and British diplomats, businesses, and professionals so that they can focus on the what while I deal with the how.
Because it is not simply about translating between languages, it is about enabling the gift of human communication.
How can I help you?
MCL Virtual Meetings: real-time translation so that you can have your meetings online and in your language from the comfort of your office or home with the easiest-to-use online platforms. Ideal for preparatory and/or follow-up meetings, webinars, online training, board meetings, stakeholder updates, and virtual meetings.
MCL Phone Calls: keep your phone conversations flowing seamlessly with the assistance of your trusted interpreter. Ideal for short conversations with your international counterparts.
MCL Meetings: real-time translation to make the language barrier disappear and bring your meeting to safe harbour with the assistance of your trusted interpreter and the easiest-to-use portable technology. Ideal for one-off, short, face-to-face meetings with your overseas visitors.
MCL Workdays: keep to your schedule as you tick meetings and events off your calendar with the help of your trusted interpreter and the easiest-to-use portable technology. Ideal for technical and diplomatic missions, business trips, trade fairs, factory tours, seminars and roundtables trade missions, and bilateral visits.
MCL Events: make your event stand-out by communicating in another language and in real time with the easiest to use technology. Ideal for product launch events, business lunches or dinners, breakfast briefings, opening ceremonies, networking events, panels, and roundtables.
MCL DIY LatAm: coming soon.
MCL DIY UK: coming soon.
Meet the MCL Behind MCL
Hello. My name is Maria Cecilia Lipovsek but people simply call me Cecilia. A London-based interpreter of Spanish, English, and Portuguese, I am also a guest lecturer, and an amateur photographer and tango dancer. Professional, warm, flexible, highly skilled, collaborative, discreet are some of the words my clients use to describe me and the services I provide. I use my passion for languages and intercultural skills to help professionals and organisations to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers - both in every day matters and in more complex scenarios. Born in Argentina, I have lived and interpreted on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean - and last year I celebrated my first 15 years in interpreting!
Is MCL a translation agency?
MCL is a professional interpreting services company specialised in a specific sector and language set; that is, British and Latin American diplomats, businesses, and professionals seeking to grow in partnership and collaboration.
MCL is not and has no plans or intention to become a translation agency.
However, as I can only be in one place at any given time and my days are also only 24-hour long, I sometimes rely on my carefully selected network of trusted and outstanding colleagues and strategic partners both in Latin America and the UK to ensure my clients receive the world-class level service they deserve.
Why are there no client names listed on MCL's website?
I purposely do not list any client names on my website. This is to protect their confidentiality and that of the events they have attended or the work they have done.
Those whose names, photos or testimonials are included on my website have given their express consent and authorisation.
I do, however, work with clients who prioritise quality and care about elevating the conversation and achieving their goals.
If you wish to receive a copy of my CV, please email me on email@example.com or fill out the Contact form below.
What is the process to work with MCL like?
Working with me is very simple:
Choose the proposal/s from the Services section that best suits your needs – there are 6 to choose from!
Send in your request either by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the Contact form below.
Receive and confirm your quotation. If necessary, I will request additional information or make recommendations before sending you my final quotation.
Submit any relevant materials, if applicable.
Achieve your goals, no matter the language they are in.
Repeat! I take pride in all my clients becoming repeat clients. It means I have done my job well and they are happy with the results we have achieved together. I fully intend to keep it this way!
What is the MCL WAY?
The interpreting services I provide are in line with my firm belief that any good interpreter working in corporate, diplomatic, and conference settings should:
be qualified; that is, have received formal training and be able to perform satisfactorily in the different interpreting techniques: simultaneous, consecutive with note-taking, first-sight;
have proper accreditation and/or be member of an appropriate professional body by whose Code of Ethics they abide;
be, or make themselves deeply familiar, with the topics and subjects to be interpreted in the language pair requested, as well as with both languages cultural background, the event programme and schedule, and its speakers and participants;
have knowledge of business and international protocol in order to be able to understand and work around the dynamics of those meetings and events during which their services are required;
maintain strict confidentiality of all matters discussed in their current work assignment as well as those of any past assignments;
refrain from commenting or sharing their opinion on any of the matters discussed or on the speakers and/or participants;
be punctual, courteous, calm, well-disposed, flexible, and accommodating to the particular needs of each event, including those of the organisers, the speakers, the participants or the interpreter’s own colleagues;
present themselves properly groomed and dressed, and remain aware that interpreters are there to provide a professional service;
aid and facilitate communication and avoid, by all means, disrupting it;
maintain a professional attitude at all times and remain focused on the task at hand and their role as interpreter.
I worked with Maria Cecilia during my business trip, where she provided an excellent, reliable and high-quality interpretation. She is not only very skilled technical interpreter, she also detects those cultural and educational differences between groups of diverse nationalities that needs to be additionally explained to assure fluent and understandable conversation. And she provides these “footnotes” in the way that does not interfere with the dialogue between the parties. She is organised and professional but also flexible and creative, and most importantly, she can handle stressful situations without compromising quality. She is very friendly and keen to share her knowledge; between the meetings she always showed us some culturally or architecturally interesting building or told us an amusing historical fact.
I would highly recommend Maria Cecilia for many different reasons – I cannot emphasise enough how wonderful it has been working with her! Always reliable, prompt and honest, she is incredibly passionate about what she does- never failing the Euro London team and constantly delivering high quality and nuanced translations.
Maria Cecilia’s organisational skills are also second to none. Having to juggle a very busy schedule is not easy, but she is always super prepared and aware of all her commitments to her clients.
Finally, she is also an absolute pleasure to work with – very personable and extremely easy to speak to. Thank you for all your hard work Maria Cecilia!
I am an Argentinian journalist and Miss Lipovsek was of great help to my work while in London. In addition to being very polite and friendly, she conducted her work as an interpreter efficiently, effectively and with patience. I recommend her without hesitation.
Maria Cecilia has volunteered her translating services to the Costa Foundation since 2015 and has been incredibly helpful in enabling us to bridge the language barriers between our charity and our many partners across the world. The quality of Cecilia’s work is exceptional and she has translated many complicated legal documents for us as well as the softer side of our work including letters and cards from children in our schools. It is a credit to Cecilia that she approached our charity unsolicited and offered her services as a volunteer and I would recommend her and the work that she carries out in a heartbeat.
I’ve hired Ms. Lipovsek to work as an interpreter on multiple occasions for a variety of organizations that I serve in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has worked for me in both corporate and academic contexts and the response has always been the same: Cecilia Lipovsek is a responsible, reliable and proficient interpreter who can manage long, complicated sessions flawlessly.
Ms. Lipovsek’s passion for her work is only matched by her expertise. Cecilia is also a insightful, engaging person. These are important qualities for any professional who works with people, but they are absolutely essential for an interpreter. I highly recommend Ms Lipovsek to anyone who needs the services of a professional interpreter of the highest caliber.
Maria was a true asset during the accreditation survey of ITAES. She was efficient, organised and quick. She was also very helpful in making the interviewees comfortable and at ease.
Cecilia was in extreme professional and had impeccable presence. Her promptly acquired knowledge of technical vocabulary regarding mixology and bartending was surprising and always accurate. It was a pleasure to work with her and have her click so naturally with our guest and speaker Erik Lorincz, the renowned Head Bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London.