ETS is proud of having an extensive clientele of corporate clients, which, among others, include:


  • Agrium
  • Amec
  • Andean Gold
  • ATCO Group
  • Barley Council of Canada
  • Calgary Stampede
  • CAWST
  • Calgary Board of Education
  • Golder Associates
  • Government of Alberta
  • National Energy Board
  • Norlien Foundation
  • Packers Plus Energy
  • Quetzal Energy 
  • Roots of Change Foundation
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Tesco Corporation
  • The Solski Group
  • Thurber Associates
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge


Founded in 2002, ETS provides translation and interpreting services to business and personal clients from the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta. We offer a wide range of translation and interpreting services, such as translation of technical, legal, commercial, and financial documents, as well as consecutive and simultaneous interpretation for meetings, training sessions and delegations.  We also provide translation services for a variety of small documents, such as adoption papers, birth certificates, police records and transcripts, to cite a few. 

Our team of professional and certified translators and interpreters always goes the extra mile to provide you with the best translation and interpreting services, delivering translations and completing interpreting assignments of the utmost quality.  From our offices located in Calgary, Alberta, we serve not only the beautiful Stampede city, but also other cities of this friendly province such as Edmonton, Cochrane, Okotoks, High River, Red Deer, Canmore, and Lethbridge, as well as other provinces such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Hellen Martínez, BA, CTr, AComI

Hellen is an English-Spanish Certified Translator in Canada with a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, and is currently the president of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta.  Since 1992, Hellen has been working for all different kinds of clients, focusing on the technical, legal and business fields.  After moving to Calgary in 2001, she founded ETS Translation Solutions to provide Spanish translation services to the growing translation market in Alberta.  Hellen works as a translator, business interpreter and court interpreter. She served as the interpreter to former Premier of Alberta, Hon. Ed Stelmach.  Her interests include technical, legal and business translation, as well as business and legal interpreting.

Our Team

Translation and Interpreting Services in Calgary

Lida García, BA
Lida García is an English-Spanish Translator from Peru with a Bachelor's degree in Translation and Interpreting and more than twenty-two years of experience in technical and legal translations in English and Spanish.  Lida has specialized in the fields of mining, telecommunications, computer sciences, seismics and geotechnical engineering, and has a sound experience as a Spanish copyeditor, mainly in the fields of scientific, technical and legal translations.  A thorough proofreader, she always makes sure that all documents leave her hands correctly written, following all grammar and style conventions proper of the language to which she is translating.  Her interests include technical translations and copyediting.

ETS provides translation and interpreting services in almost 35 languages, including:


UN-languages or international languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (traditional and simplified)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Other common languages in Alberta:

  • Croatian
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Slovakian
  • Tagalog
  • Ukrainian

Languages of Lesser Diffusion (LLD):

  • Amharic
  • Cambodian
  • Kinyarwanda/Kinyamulengue
  • Kirundi
  • Nepalese
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Tigrinya

Our Languages

Our Clients

Cecilia Ottati, BSc
Cecilia Ottati is a Chemical Engineer from Venezuela with more than twenty years of experience dealing with highly technical documents in both English and Spanish.  In Calgary, Cecilia has worked as a translator, copyeditor and proofreader of technical documents, in particular technical specifications in the areas of telecommunications, and process, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.  A stickler for good grammar and an advocate for good writing, Cecilia understands the importance of a well-written document, especially in the technical field.  Her interests include translation of highly technical documents, particularly technical specifications.