My name is Jill Short. I grew up in the Chuuk Islands and have been translating and interpreting Chuukese for over twenty-five years!


I currently live in the DC Metro Area where I offer freelance translation and interpreting services, both on-site and telephonically. In addition to my own language advocacy and educational endeavors, there are more than two dozen agencies across the United States who also employ me for telephonic interpreting and document translation, thus enabling easy access anywhere in the world.


My expertise is medical and court interpretation and all types of document translation. 

I am also available for public speaking on social issues pertaining to Human-Trafficking, Domestic Violence (DV), Child Abuse, and other public health concerns/efforts relating to Micronesia and the Pacific Islands.

Please don't hesitate to reach out! 

Kinisou Chapur!

Ran Annim!

Chuukese is the official language of Chuuk, an island group approximately halfway between Hawaii and the Philippines.

Chuuk is part of Micronesia, located in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean inhabiting thousands of islands, atolls and islets.

Chuukese is of the Malayo-Polynesian family, descending from the expansive Austronesian language phylum. There is an estimated 45,000 Chuukese-speaking people living throughout the world.

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