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    "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world"

    Ludwing Wittgenstein
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    “Translators are like ninjas. If you notice them, they're no good.”

    Etgar Keret
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    “By words the mind is winged.”

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    “I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my dog.”

    Emperor Charles V
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    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

    Abraham Lincoln
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About ABC

ABC Linguistics, founded by Simon Izzo, is an accredited provider of linguistic services headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and with an Italian office based in Taranto.

Mr Izzo is a native speaker of Italian and English. He was born in Italy, but grew up between Ireland and France.
He holds a Leaving Certificate (high school diplom) from De La Salle Collegge in Dublin (Ireland); a MBS in International Economics (4 years) from the University of Bari, Italy; a MPhil in Linguistic-Cultural Mediation (1 year) from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy; a research master’s in Applied Foreign Languages with a specialism in Languages, Cultures and Cross-Culturality (2 years) from Charles de Gaulle University in Lille, France; and is completing a PhD in Language Sciences with the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France.
Having lived abroad and experienced foreign cultures for several years, Mr Izzo perfectly combines language fluency with biculturalism, which are both essential to provide an accurate service.

Feedback from clients:

“Mr. Izzo is a very hard-working, qualified and motivated professional. The accuracy of his translations and the ability to work under pressure deserve a special mentioning.” 
Dr. Maureen Rubin, New Jersey – U.S.A.
“Simon was responsible for simultaneous translations as well as translating written documents containing highly scientific procedures. 
[…] Simon is an extremely pleasant, outgoing and energetic person who is committed to providing clients with the utmost in care and customer service.” 
Dr. Kim Moore, The Portia Learning Centre Inc., Canada
“Simon impressed me as an interpreter from our first collaboration. Having met with many interpreters, I can confidently state that he is one of the very few who is able to provide accurate and thorough interpretation. 
[…] He prepared for our first days together by reviewing materials and definitions and frequently asking questions to ensure he understood the material and could therefore provide accurate interpretation. This sets Simon apart from most other interpreters. 
[…] Additionally, he goes the extra mile to provide information regarding cultural practices to facilitate effective rapport building with foreign clients.
Simon not only possesses an excellent ability to interpret, but is also extremely professional in his work. He always arrives on time, completes any requested work in a timely manner and is accommodating.” 
Dr. Jessica Dean, Achieve Behavioral Consulting, Georgia – U.S.A.