Jill Bishop PhD, Multilingual Connections

Multilingual Connections is a translation and transcription agency in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago. We are committed to helping our clients understand, engage and grow their multilingual audiences – whether throughout the world or in their own backyard.

We’re a woman-owned small business, and our certifications include WBENC, WBE, WOSB, EDWOSB and DBE. And of course we’re members of the American Translators Association (ATA), Association of Language Companies (ALC) and Globalization & Localization Association (GALA).

We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do, the relationships we have with our clients and linguists, and the impact we have on our community.

Our values

  • Be Accountable & Inspire Trust
  • Relationships are Everything
  • Be Flexible, Creative, Innovative
  • Pursue Growth & Learning
  • Embrace & Drive Change
  • Support the Team

Our history

Once upon a time there was a linguistic anthropologist…

Not many business stories start like that, but this one does. Jill Kushner Bishop was always fascinated by language, and this love brought her to Spain, Argentina and Israel, where she studied Spanish language and culture, taught English to business professionals and researched the dialect of Spanish spoken by descendants of Sephardic Jews that were exiled from Spain in 1492.

While finishing her doctorate at UCLA, she was offered an opportunity to work as a corporate anthropologist back home in Chicago. From there, a few years overseeing language and culture programs for 130 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants gave her new insight into ways of applying language in the workplace, and in 2005, Jill launched her company.

Our core team is based in Evanston IL, but our network spans the globe and our expertise includes over 75 languages. Questions about how we can help you connect across languages? Reach out to us!

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