About Us

Mayra Walsh


I am an Australia-based language consultant specializing in Tetum-English translation. I have been involved with Indonesia and Timor-Leste since the late 1990’s. After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies/Asian Studies major) and a Diploma of Modern Languages (Indonesian) at the University of Melbourne, I moved to Timor-Leste where I lived from 2006-2008.

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I am currently studying a Masters of Translation and Interpreting (Bahasa Indonesia) at RMIT University and am a member of AUSIT, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Inc.

In 2011, I launched my language consulting business. I enjoy the variety of people and projects I get to know through this work. My clients to date have included:

  • the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) at University of Queensland
  • Australian Defence Force School of Languages
  • Cardno, Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS) Dili
  • Counterpart International, Ba Distrito Project Dili
  • Oxfam Timor-Leste and Oxfam Australia
  • the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at University of Sydney
  • the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Dili
  • the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre (APJC)
  • Timor Films UK
  • Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) Jakarta
  • Australia-Timor Friendship City Groups
  • Independent development consultants
  • PhD research students working on projects in Timor-Leste