Pritam Bhattacharyya

Founder-Teacher , Wordsmith University
Founder Pritam Bhattacharyya has been essentially a wordsmith – a worker with words – although he has worked successively as a network engineer, global IP-network Manager, submarine cable layer and Dy. General Manager of one of the largest telecom providers of the world.
In 2006, he founded Wordsmith Communication which grew to cover almost all languages of the world with the mission statement: best cost/quality ratio in services and to become the most-loved company among freelancers. For last seven years, Pritam has worked as a digital publisher and print-on-demand provider at Pentasect Online and he has been active as an author and teacher in freelancer space.
He holds his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK as a British Chevening Scholar.
His blog on translation and freelancer business development claims to be the only blog of its kind where freelancers are considered to be a Expert Professional, CEO, Business Owner, Business Custodian and Li-Der or Life-Designer.

Désirée Lydia Staude

Désirée Lydia Staude,
Having worked over 21 years as an employee for various corporations like ANZ Bank, Oppenhoff & Rädler (Lawyers), KPMG, and as a project assistant for AT&T and Lufthansa Systems, I started to work as a part-time freelancer in 2008. In 2011, I founded my own company to work as a freelance translator and to enjoy a diversified working life.
Being an employee turned freelancer and eventually a business-owner, I have gone through the exciting but difficult path and always felt and valued to connect with the living experience of someone who had traveled the path.

Marta Stelmaszak

Marta Stelmaszak is a Polish – English translator and interpreter working in IT and business. She is currently pursuing a degree in Information Systems and Management. Her practical and theoretical interests lie in the use of social media in the development of the language industry. She can be contacted on Twitter (@mstelmaszak), Facebook (Wantwords) and LinkedIn. She is looking forward to develop as an interpreter doing her MA in Conference Interpreting at London Metropolitan University.

Matteo Preabianca

Matteo is located in Mexico City and has a solid background in translating from English, French, Chinese, Spanish into Italian.
Presently, he is working, above all, as a Teacher, Translator and Interpreter Freelancer.
Matteo has a Bachelor degree in Cultural and Language Studies, specialized in English, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese idioms and culture. He also has a Master degree in Modern Languages for International Communication, as well as, a specialization in Music (drums,theory, ear-training).
Born in 1979, Italy, he combined his passions for Languages and Music.
His ‘out-of-the-paradigm’ approach to life enriched his vision and enlarged his horizon, allowing a better knowledge of how important is a good knowledge of different languages, cultures and people.
He always took his destiny into his own hands and established himself in Italy, UK, Austria, Mali, Switzerland, Russia, India and USA.
Specialties linguistics, teaching, interpreting, translating, Italian, English, Chinese, French.Spanish.

Swami Kritarthananda

Swami Kritarthananda has been living a life in the renounced order of life as a monk (saanyasi) for the past 38 years in the holy Ramakrishna Mission. He has thereby gained extensive experience in the science and art of Service of God in Man—a concept formulated by Swami Vivekananda. Swami has also an in-depth knowledge of Vedic scriptures in Sanskrit. Led by an inner urge, he has taught himself Sanskrit as a labour of love and he is currently working on a book which will be of great help for any research scholar on the primary scriptures of Hinduism (called prasthāna-traya).

This is my video how I teach Italian online

Natasa Budisin

My name is Natasha and I hold an University degree in languages (Italian and English) and two master degrees from two different State Universities of Rome, Italy (Tor Vergata and Sapienza). I have been teaching both online and offline from 2009, and I had more than 400 online session so far, with more than 40 regular students. I love teaching Italian and with me, you will have a plenty of fun, but you will also learn Italian. My method is highly communicational.

Iñaki Marro

Iñaki Marro was born in Barcelona in 1987 and moved to Madrid in 2010. Having Spain-Spanish and Catalan as mother tongues, he is a passionate about languages. He knows eleven languages and belongs to the rare species of polyglot. Don’t be surprised if you find Iñaki saluting you in 10 languages and able to run conversation.
At the University he studied a double (simultaneous) Licentiate Degree in Translation and Interpretation (from German and English into Spanish and Catalan) and in Linguistics and Technological Applications. The academic syllabus included specific subjects on language teaching, in which he learned the communicative approach as well as the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
He has authored a book in Catalan on Language Teaching. He is also doing his Masters in Philosophy and Theology
Iñaki Marro is meanwhile a free-lance translator and interpreter since 2007 from English and German into Spain Spanish and Catalan.
He offers language courses on his mother tongues (Spain Spanish and Catalan) at all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc., for all competences (reading, writing, speaking) and purposes (travelling, studies, business…).

Nahed Hashem

Nahed Hashem is teaching English for last eight years.
She holds her Master’s in English literature from Damascus University and had taught in the same University between 2004-2006, Syria and also taught in Ministry of Education, Kuwait.
A native Arabic speaker and is a sworn translator for Ministry of Justice, Syria.
She is based in Syria.

Marcia Laura Zanoli

I am a technical-scientific translator and I have been teaching English and Spanish for more than 10 years.
I have also studied psychology and sociology.
I really enjoy teaching and exchanging cultural experiences.
I strongly believe that having fun is fundamental in order to learn a foreign language; so I offer highly communicational classes, always centered on a particular student’s area of interest.

Gobinda Roy

Gobinda Roy is the Founder and CEO of Research and Consulting firm Ennovation Consulting – a company specializing in research and hi-value consulting for global companies.
Prior to founding Ennovation Consulting, he has 12 years experience in corporate sector and managed global delivery projects in IT/Telecom sector.
Gobinda enjoys teaching and mentoring and has mentored many MBA and engineering graduates in the early stages of their careers. As a successful entrepreneur, he has taught freelancers / start-ups in various platforms. His initiatives being recognized and he has been on an advisor role with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for start-ups in India since 2010.
His blog on business and life in general is a widely read among start-ups and freelancers.

Lukas Panek

I started freelancing as a web designer and programmer 14 years ago, when I was still in elementary school, but my interest in languages used by computers and people alike started even earlier. Over the years I took on more jobs associated with human language, such as tutoring, interpretation and finally translation which now makes up most of my business.
Presently I am attending Psychology at the Masaryk’s university in Brno, Czech Republic. The teachers told us right at the beginning that it is very nice to be a psychologist, but alone it isn’t enough. For some strange reason, I’ve heard the same from a colleague translator about translation school.
I believe that each person has his/her individual path that can be hardly framed inside one school and I think diversification, as can be seen here at Wordsmith University, is a suitable stop on every path.

Sushobhan Mukherjee

Sushobhan Mukherjee is the Co-founder and CEO of Prime Infoserv LLP, one of the leading System Integrator and IT-space consulting ecosystem of Eastern India working with top pan-Indian and translational brands. He has 18 years of experience in the domain and is a key industry voice with memberships in Indian premier IT trade bodies like NASSCOM and TiE. A bootstrapping enterprise-builder with a high flair for teaching and mentoring. He is also an artist and a poet – a rare combination of talents and blogs here. Sushobhan is also a first generation entrepreneur and now leading his company to a national player from a leading regional player in the domain-space.

Arindam Chatterjee

After a very successful stint in sales spanning over 9 years, Arindam Chatterjee or Chats as he prefers to be called, moved to training by choice. For the last 2 decades Chats has been deeply involved in the complete gamut of training, right from understanding the client’s requirement, developing the content, delivery and assessing the post training effectiveness.
During the training journey, he got himself the following International Certifications: a) Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst (CPBA) from Success Insights International Inc., Atlanta USA. b) Certified Professional Values and Attributes (CPVA) from Success Insights International Inc., Atlanta USA. c) Certified Trimetrix Assessor from Success Insights International Inc. , Atlanta, USA d) Certified Competency Assessor through the Competency Development Centre by Door Training International, Sweden e) International Diploma in Training & Teaching from City & Guild, London, UK f) 4 MAT from Mercuri Goldman India Pvt. Ltd, India g) SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINER through Franklin Covey South Asia, India h) E – DISC from Larks Learning System, Gurgaon in association with E DISC Inc, Sweden

Arindam Chatterjee

People call him by his initials AKB in the industry where he has spent over 26 years of which 17 years in education and IT sector combined and the rest in governance consulting. He has been educating engineering graduates and diploma engineers on CAD for over 17 years and has been a corporate master trainer for Simplex Engineering, PWD Kolkata and others. He loves interacting with students and receives 400 emails each week seeking help, counsel and SOS calls because he believes students nowadays do not have proper guidance and get entangled with wrong choice of course /career/personal life. He is a polyglot, entrepreneur and a governance consultant. As a consultant, he has advised various MNCs, Government of West Bengal, Government of Chhattisgarh, Government of Sikkim, Government of Mizoram and Government of Bihar in India. He has worked with the World Bank in the largest Teacher Education project worth Rs.2250Crores n Bihar for primary education teacher effectiveness program.
As a teacher he was and is always delighted to help students with new techniques also the old and tested ones. His energy is infectious and his students quite often marvel at his energy level and passion and he has earned an epithet rhyming with his last name: “Banerjee full of energy” he has been a “teacher on demand” by all students once they come in touch. He also states that listening to him is FREE but students who MISS will have to PAY Heavily.

Kisholoy Roy

Professor Roy is an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) certified by AIMA, New Delhi and he has over 15 years of experience in the industry and academics. He is presently pursuing his PhD from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He has several publications that include text books, case studies and research papers with nationally and internationally reputed publication houses.

B.N Bhattacharyya

Qualified Cost Accountant (AICMA) with over 26 years of rich cross-cultural experience in Strategic Financial Control, Project Financing, Budgeting, Treasury Management & Auditing, Provident Fund Investment etc. Served Damodar Valley Corporation, 7000 MW Power Generation Company in the Eastern India , Kolkata as Joint Financial Adviser & Chief Internal Auditor for about 6 years.
A strategic planner with expertise in designing internal control system towards accomplishment of corporate business goals. Hands on experience in the areas of Strategic Planning, Fund Management, Accounts, Costing, Auditing, Budgeting, and MIS Development. Have expertise in analyzing existing systems and procedures, preparing business continuity plans, designing internal control systems and facilitate effective decision-making.
He has been working as an empanelled Procurement Consultant and Trainer of World Bank since 2013 -Serving as visiting professor of Jadavpur University in the department of Environment and Development from 2010. Serving as a faculty member of ICAI- erstwhile ICWAI since 2013. He is also serving as a “Trainer in the skill development programme of NSDC(National Skill Development Corporation of India ) in the trade of Banking, Finance and Insurance.

Dr. Hans-Juergen Nagel

Musicologist and Conductor
Former Director of the Goethe Institutes in Seoul, Sofia, TelAviv, Kolkata (1981-2006
Director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany. (1972-1981). Artistique director of numerous cultural events in the field of music, theatre, art. Cooperation with leading international composers and performing artists. Conducted operas and concerts continuously over many years in Germany, Bulgaria, Korea, Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, Japan, China, India, Mumbai and Kolkata, Israel, Malta, Sri Lanka. Member of numerous international juries for music competitions. Was invited for seminars and lectures on cultural policy in Brasil, Philippines, London, Berlin. He had been teaching at the music departments of the National University in Seoul, and the Music Academies in Bonn, Sofia and Tel Aviv.
At present Guest Professor for Chamber Music and performance for post graduates at the University of Malta. His website is
His lecture extract on the theme of What is Music and its relevance for a society – perspectives from Western Musial tradition, organized by Wordsmith University in Calcutta can be seen here.

Ina Bose

Ina Bose is a veteran with over 32 years of industry experience in the fields of Public Relations & Corporate Communications. After having functioned in the fields of Public Relations with West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Ltd (Webel), a State owned organization, for over two decades Ina shifted to the private sector as General Manager (Corporate Communications) of Infinity Infotech Parks Limited. Known for her high energy and versatility Ina has expertise in Industry, Government and Media Relations with a specialized domain in handling Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
An erstwhile Vice Chairperson Ina now is an Executive Committee Member of Public Relations Society of India-Kolkata, a National Council Member of Public Relations Society of India, Member of the IT & Governance Task Force Sub-Committees of CII - Eastern Region, IT & CSR Committees of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, and a Member of the Governing Body of Eye Care & Research Centre, Kolkata.
Ina is visiting faculty at various academic institutions of repute viz. Lady Brabourne College, Bhavan's College of Communications & Management, NSHM, Webel Management Training Centres, ISB&M, EPF & ESI Zonal Training Institutes and the Administrative Training Institute, Kolkata.

Subhasis Chatterjee

Subhasis Chatterjee is a Web Journalist, a Content Architect & a Content Analyst from Kolkata, India with an experience legacy of more than 23 years. He is an Author, Blogger, Traveller and a Keynote Speaker. He is a Social Media Influencer too. His core competency lies in the areas of Personal Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Media Propagation, Reputation Management & Entrepreneurship Skill Development.

Dr. Abakash Ranjan

Dr. Abakash Ranjan Kar is the Professor and Head of the Department of Leisure, Wordsmith University.
He is very shy, reclusive and earns his livelihood by selling wisdom. We could not persuade him to have his profile photo and was asked to put the image of Seneca, friend and adviser of the emperor Augustus of Rome (78 AD), author of the treatise - "On the shortness of Life", Dr. Kar's favourite philosopher.