Vanessa Flores

Vanessa Flores, Owner, Translate NOLA, LLC

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Where are you from? I was born in California, but my entire family is from Mexico, so although my nationality is USA, I am from Mexico.

Where do you reside? I reside in Metairie, LA with my three children, Rhett, Oliver and Vivian

What is your favorite plan in New Orleans?

 I enjoy playing tourist for the day and go sightseeing. I especially enjoy the many museums this city offers.

Do you have any hobbies? I enjoy cake decorating, painting, and gardening. I am not the best at it, but it relieves stress and I get to release my creative side.

What is your professional background? I am currently attending my last year of law school at Southern University Law Center. I obtained my masters and bachelor’s in History from the University of New Orleans, and I studied Information Technology at the Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo in Mexico.

What does your job entail? With Translate Nola, I mostly take care of PR and management, among other things. With having to attend law school I rely on my office manager for the everyday tasks, like taking requests and scheduling.

Why did you start this business? I have always been an interpreter. As a child, I interpreted for my mother and as a young adult I saw an immense need for competent interpreters in all fields, but especially in the legal and medical arena. I’ve always wanted to help out our immigrant community.

What does Translate Nola provide? We provide translation and interpretation services in over 20 languages.

Why should people choose Translate Nola?

Because we care about our clients and want to offer professional services at competitive prices, so in our case, you get more than what you pay for! We love to be of service and look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust.

What makes you proud about living and working in New Orleans? I love the opportunity to have this type of business in New Orleans because we have a strong diverse community.

 

AnaMaria Bech

Publisher

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Publisher's Note

Mixing Traditions

It is no cliché. New Orleans has a wonderful mix of traditions that add to the charm of this amazing city. With the holidays in full-swing, we can enjoy holiday-centered, free events like simple walks around traditional neighborhoods to see the elaborate Christmas decorations, Caroling in Jackson Square, attending the gospel and jazz concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church, watching the technological light display during Luna Fête, and visiting the beautifully decorated hotel lobbies in town, among others.

 There is one tradition in Louisiana that is so unique and that I hope to experience this year: The Bonfires on the Levee. Just thinking about seeing the pyres, the fireworks display and its reflection on the river during a cold night and having a warm drink while learning about this tradition from our River Parishes' neighbors sounds like an amazing way to soak in some of the culture around us.

Though the original purpose of the bonfires is unconfirmed, fitting the storyline of Papa Noel following the lights on a pirogue being pulled down river by alligators to deliver presents is such a tale. It involves a mix of many elements that are unique to the culture that has shaped the city of New Orleans.

I just love being able to experience different traditions and learning about the ways diverse groups of people who have made New Orleans their home, celebrate the holidays

Happy Holidays!