A bit about our history...
My dear grandfather, Mr. Enayatollah Sapir, a successful businessman, and a polyglot, was born in Iran in 1907, he spoke 7 languages: Farsi (Persian), English, Spanish, Esperanto, French, Arabic and Hebrew. His passion for languages has been passed down some generations, including to my mother and myself, who now speak 4 languages and have some basic knowledge of other languages. Our passion for languages, diversity and cultures led us to create a translation and interpretation business (Traducción Global) in 2010 in my home country of Mexico, which has continued to operate since that time. I then married my beloved Kiwi husband, and moved to Aotearoa, where I decided to open a local branch in this wonderful Country, which I am now proud to call home.
The picture above is of my grandfather, Mr. Enayatollah Sapir, a successful businessman and a polyglot who spoke 7 languages.
1 HOUR GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS Today
Vida Sapir (my mother), and I, created the translation business TRADUCCIÓN GLOBAL (www.traduccionglobal.com) in 2010, which later grew to two additional translation service businesses:
GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS (www.globaltranslations.co.nz) and
1 HOUR GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS
(www.1hourglobaltranslations.co.nz), specifically for the translation of driver's licences of foreigners visiting New Zealand and Australia.
My sister, Anissa Majzoub Sapir, has since joined the team. We translate to all major World languages and have a large team of certified and experienced language translators and interpreters. We have translated thousands of documents to date and have provided many hours of interpreting services, both in person and online. Our clients range from large companies, such as Sony and Toyota, to individuals who may only need to translate small documents. No matter how large or small the translation or interpretation request may be, our mission is to leave each and every one of our clients fully satisfied with our service.
About Nura Majzoub Sapir
Business owner, Translator and Interpreter
I was born and raised in Mexico, but both of my parents are Iranian. I have lived in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Israel and New Zealand, and have travelled to 12 countries around the World. I speak English, Spanish, Farsi and Portuguese, and have some basic knowledge of other languages. I am married to a half-Iranian / half-Filipino man who grew up in New Zealand, which means that my children are 3/4 Persian and 1/4 Filipino! So... when someone asks me: "Where are you from?" I scratch my head wondering what to answer 😶. I am very passionate about languages, cultures and religions. As mentioned above in the "About" section (this page), my grandfather spoke 7 languages, including Esperanto; his passion for languages has been passed down some generations, including to myself. As a follower of the Bahá'í religion, I have always been very interested in its teachings of "Unity in Diversity". From 2003 - 2005, I had the honour of serving at the Bahá'í World Center in Haifa, Israel, where I had the privilege of living and working with people from all over the World. During my spare time there, I regularly interpreted for religious conferences and other holy place visits to Spanish-speaking pilgrims. I decided to formally pursue translation and interpreting in 2010 in Mexico, where I became a certified translator for three government institutions: The Supreme Court of Justice of the State of Jalisco, The City Council of Guadalajara, and the Judicial Council of Jalisco. I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation from the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).