​About us

We have been offering professional, high-quality translation and interpretation services since 2014. We are a team of translators, interpreters, and linguistic experts specialized in different areas and disciplines.

We provide comprehensive solutions adapted to the needs and capabilities of our clients, whether they are international organizations, government institutions, companies, NGOs, foundations, universities, or people seeking linguistic services for their professional or personal projects. 

We offer services around the world thanks to our international network of professional translators and interpreters. 

A proudly Colombian company, an international team! 

​Our team

Sébastien Longhurst

Co-founder and Partner

Sébastien is a sworn conference interpreter and translator. He has a master’s degree in political studies and international development cooperation. He works as an interpreter for several international organizations, governments, film festivals, publishing houses, and universities. He is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), the American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS), and the Colombian Association of Conference Interpreters (ACIC).

Jonathan Romero

Jonathan Romero

Partner and Manager

After studying economics, Jonathan has worked for social organizations, which led him to develop a strong vocation of service. He started working for Lingua Viva in 2015. He is responsible for the company’s administration and operation. Currently, he is studying a postgraduate degree in strategic business management at the Sergio Arboleda University.

Diana Cantor

Translation Projects Manager

Diana has a bachelor’s degree in philology and languages, a postgraduate degree in text translation, and a master’s in audiovisual translation. She is a computer-assisted translation technology enthusiast, which she teaches at university. Independent research is another one of her interests, and she has spoken at several international events. She has been coordinating our translation services since 2019.

Claudia Alarcón

Administrative Analyst

Claudia has an associate’s degree in administrative management and is an industrial engineer. She gathered her experience working in assistant positions for civil engineering, ephemeral architecture, and telecommunications companies. She started working for Lingua Viva in 2016.

Juan Carlos Cerón


Juan is a certified public accountant. He has experience in credit risk, financial counseling, and treasury. He has been a part of the Lingua Viva team since 2016.

Emily Laycock

Translator and Editor

Emily, originally from Texas, has a master’s degree in international relations and a postgraduate degree in international financial accounting. She started translating in 2014, focusing on international organizations, NGOs, government institutions, and the education sector. She joined the Lingua Viva team in 2018 as a translator and editor.

Professional translators and interpreters at your service

Lingua Viva Works with a team of professional translators and interpreters who are specialized in their subjects and working languages. They adhere to the standards of professionalism and ethics established by the sector’s most important global associations and frequently participate in courses to stay up-to-date professionally.

​​​Lingua Viva in numbers*

* Information since 2017

7 million+ words translated

1.200days of interpretation

1.600+ translation projects completed

700+ clients


Our professionals are proud members of:

International Association of Conference Interpreters
The American Association of Language Specialists
Asociación Colombiana de Intérpretes de Conferencia