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Chuukese Translation Services

Ran Annim!

    My name is Jill Short. When I was a young girl, my parents and I went to live in the Chuuk Islands as missionaries. My life has never been the same. 




   I have now been speaking, translating and interpreting the Chuukese language for over forty years. I offer both on-site and remote services, thus enabling easy access anywhere in the world.


    I offer a full range of interpretation and translation services:​ 

  • Court Interpretation- Telephonic, Zoom/VMR and In-Person/On-Site; 

  • Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpretation

  • Liaison-based support; 

  • Qualified/Certified Interpreter for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ICE, Lionbridge, AVAZA (and more);

  • Document Translation, Proofreading and Editing;

  • Member of ProZ, Translators Café and other Interpreter Forums;


    In addition to the services listed above, I am also available for events/public speaking on language and cultural awareness relating to Chuuk, Micronesia and the Pacific Islands. 

Kinisou Chapur!

Chuuk, Micronesia

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CHUUK is in Micronesia, a vast region in the western Pacific Ocean. There are more than 2,000 islands/atolls in Micronesia! On a world map, the Chuuk Islands are almost exactly halfway between Hawaii and the Philippines.

Chuukese is the official language of Chuuk. There are currently 50,000+ Chuukese-speaking people living throughout the world.

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Read my story!

Far Island, My Island

The Land and Sea

that Captured my Heart

Jillian Short

     Far Island, My Island is the true story of a young girl, propelled into a life she had never expected, only to emerge the woman she had never known existed within her.

     "Heartfelt and grand--an astonishing tale of life and death so moving, I felt each step deep within my own soul. Bravo!" -Sheridan E. Claude, author of The Long Walk Home and Across Time, Across Tears. "Truly genuine through and through, Jillian Short is delightful! -Dr. Pamela J. Pine, CEO, Stop the Silence®

(This title is available in both full color and grey scale.)

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