About JI Translation


Welcome to JI Translation - and thanks for stopping by!


Founded in 2012, JI Translation offers specialised Spanish and English translation and interpreting services. Our goal is to provide personalised language services, whereby clients have the opportunity to communicate directly with the language professional before the job, to ensure that expectations are set and met. We will work with you to determine the requirements of the job, and to figure out how we can save you money while providing the highest quality service, and our rates are very reasonable when compared to larger agencies.  We work with the very best Spanish translator and interpreter colleagues, who are hand-selected from the industry.

Meet the team

JI Translation was set up by Jemma Ives. Jemma has a Masters in Social Science (Translation and Interpreting) and graduated with Distinction.  She has dedicated her career to languages and communication, and has extensive experience translating and interpreting in corporate and community contexts.

Aside from translation and interpreting, Jemma is also a highly experienced teacher, and currently teaches in the Translation and Interpreting Studies program at Monash University. She is involved in training entry-level interpreters who speak both foreign languages and indigenous languages, and she has also taught English as a Second Language and Spanish in the past. She is an active member of professional association AUSIT, and is involved in mentoring recently graduated interpreters and translators.

Jemma has always been a globetrotter, from the first time she set off from her hometown in Tasmania at the age of 17 to live in the Andes in La Paz, Bolivia, for a year. She has also lived and worked in places as diverse as Chile, Peru and North Queensland, and she is now based in Melbourne.


Her other interests include writing and performing music in a band, volunteering with Girls Rock! Melbourne, yoga, and reading, and of course, learning languages - preferably while travelling somewhere beautiful!

Jemma's profile on LinkedIn available here.