About

Rootlingua Inc. is a Canadian boutique translation agency specialized in Spanish, French > English and Farsi <> English legal translations. Mahboobeh Sadat (or Melody) Tabatabaian started Rootlingua in order to provide top-quality translations for high calibre clients primarily in the legal, financial, government, and education sectors.

Mahboobeh, or Melody, as many know her by, grew up in a bilingual home with Farsi and English. Being Canadian-born exposed her to both French and Spanish, languages she later perfected at the Sorbonne Paris III and Complutense University of Madrid. She has lived in Canada, the US, Spain, France, and Iran and has travelled around the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. She obtained a full-ride scholarship of academic excellence from the Government of Canada, which she used to obtain her Bachelor of Honours in International Relations at Simon Fraser University in 2013. She later went on to graduate school in 2016 to obtain her Master’s Degree in Translation from the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating with honorable mention.

She puts her immense passion for language, global affairs, and entrepreneurship to use at Rootlingua, Inc. and continues on her quest to learn seven languages, currently on her fifth, Arabic.