Lucille Barnes


Lucille Barnes is an English<->Spanish interpreter, interpreter trainer, and translator.
She was born in the City of Buenos Aires in 1950 into a family of Danish, English and Scottish origin.
She went to primary and secondary school in Argentina at two private English- language schools: St. Hilda’s College and Ward College. She has lived in Denmark, Germany, France and Norway. It was in these countries that she acquired her first experience as a free-lance interpreter.
Some years later, she formalized her education as a Conference Interpreter by first studying at the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires), and later by undertaking studies with specialist Dr. Emilio A. Stevanovitch, eventually becoming his colleague and the coordinator for his interpreting team.
From 1985 to 1990, she was Department Head for Translation and Interpretation in the Honorary Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of Argentina’s National Congress, when Dr. Juan Carlos Pugliese was the House Speaker. During that time, she also acted as Dr. Pugliese’s personal interpreter.
In 1989, she founded, and is currently the Director and General Coordinator for Estudio Lucille Barnes, a firm that has been training interpreters since 1989. Since 2016, Estudio Lucille Barnes operates both in Buenos Aires and Altagracia, Córdoba.
She was a member for 20 years, and VP for a while, of the Argentine Association of Conference Interpreters (better known as ADICA) and was also member of the Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters (AATI).
Lucille now is a IAPTI honorary member (International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters).