Totally committed to projects that will improve the wellbeing and income of translators.
Paul Sulzberger was born in New Zealand and studied second language teaching methodology at Moscow State University in the late 1960’s. He completed his MA (Hons) degrees in modern languages and political science at Victoria University, Wellington. Later in life he completed his PhD in Applied Linguistics.
During the 1970’s Paul taught Russian at New Zealand’s Otago University and then worked as a translator and interpreter for the New Zealand Government in the early to mid 1980s. In 1986, in collaboration with several other colleagues, he established his own translation company, New Zealand Translation Centre Ltd, which grew into the largest professional document translation provider in Australasia.
Dr Sulzberger has had wide experience in virtually all aspects of the translation industry from working as professional translator, an IT specialist dealing with computing in foreign languages to managing a translation company with a full-time complement of approximately 50 staff.
In 2012, Dr Sulzberger founded Translator Pay Ltd and makes no secret of his ambition to see it champion the interests of translators worldwide. TranslatorPay.com is a global payment system designed to get translators paid across currency zones with no fees, deductions or bank charges – and at better exchange rates. The system provides Language Service Providers with online tools to simplify the process of paying their freelancers – all at zero cost.
Dr Sulzberger currently devotes his time to being an enthusiastic grandfather, a little translation, and blogging on translation issues.