I was a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1991 until 1999 as both an MLA and Cabinet Minister. During that time the work of the interpreter corps, dealing in more simultaneous languages than any other jurisdiction in Canada, was outstanding. Suzie Napayok was one of the best and did an amazing job both in the oral and written work that needed to be done during my time there. They interpreted at all levels with complicated government documents to the simultaneous interpretation during sessions of the Legislative Assembly. It was difficult work given how many languages were used during this period and their ability to keep all members fully informed was a feat of its own. I would have no problem recommending Suzie to any organization looking for a professional language translator.
Former Minister of Finance, NWT Legislative Assembly
Suzie is an exceptional interpreter/translator. She provides detailed, precise translations in a language that is still developing its vocabulary. Her interpretation/translation helped legislators recommend territorial budgets and legislation.
Retired Director, Corporate Services at Legislative Assembly of NWT
Suzie Napayok has proven to be a professional expert translator from English to Inuktitut as Head of Translation Services for Northern News Services. Her duties include completing translations for time-sensitive news stories, columns, headlines and captions over a three-day period. She is often called upon to complete translations within a 24-hour turnaround time. Suzie then proofreads the newspaper galleys to ensure the Inuktitut and the English content matches on the page, and that the translation is accurate in the context it is presented. Suzie has demonstrated countless times her dedication to accuracy and attention to detail, including instances when she has discovered errors in the English news copy. Suzie has been called the best translator of written Inuktitut available today. I have no reason to question that assessment.
Copy Editor, Edmonton Journal
During our consultation meetings on Peary caribou, people commented on how impressed they were with the accuracy of the Inuktitut translations you did. Thank you!!!
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada