Marjory A. Bancroft, MA

Marjory Bancroft is an international leader in community interpreting. She has lived in eight countries and studied seven languages.

Marjory holds a BA and MA in French linguistics from Quebec City and advanced language certificates from universities in Spain, Germany, and Jordan. In addition to her work interpreting and translating, she has taught translation, English and French in several countries for immigrant schools, two universities, continuing education, public schools and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. For three years she managed a nonprofit language bank of 200 interpreters and translators.

In 2001 she founded Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC), the only national training agency for community interpreting and cultural competence. CCC offers The Community Interpreter®, the leading international program in community interpreting with 125 licensed trainers in 26 U.S. states and six other countries. She is also the Executive Director of THE VOICE OF LOVE, a national nonprofit agency that supports interpreting for survivors of torture, war trauma and sexual violence.

The author of numerous publications and training curricula, Marjory speaks and keynotes widely at conferences across the U.S. and abroad. She  sits on international committees and is the world Project Leader for a new ISO International Standard on general interpreting requirements.