Leslie Ellis

Owner, Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com

Leslie Ellis is owner of Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com, a Denver-based analysis/writing firm specializing in the technologies used in cable, multichannel video and broadband delivery systems. Her specific focus is "translating" the dense language surrounding the technologies and technology strategies of service providers, and particularly cable service providers.

She writes a column for Multichannel News called “Translation Please,” now in its 18th year; she’s also written two broadband dictionaries, one field guide to broadband, and is co-author of “Planet Broadband” with Roger Brown and Stewart Schley, about cable modem pioneer Rouzbeh Yassini. She’s served as Senior Technology Advisor to CTAM since 2001, and is a behind-the-scenes tech translator for domestic and global service providers, networks, and suppliers.

Previously, Ellis was Paul Kagan Associates’ Senior Technology Analyst. Ellis was Senior Technology Editor for Multichannel News/Broadband Week from 1994-1998, and Managing Editor of Communications Engineering & Design magazine from 1990-1994. She began in the cable industry in 1987 as a technical writer of hardware and software manuals related to advertising insertion technology.

Outside of work, she’s a beekeeper, founder of the Women Who Bee beekeeping club, and Executive Producer of the documentary film “BEE PEOPLE,” released in 2012. The film encourages everyday people to become backyard beekeepers, toward a goal of a beehive every two miles -- to help sustain pollination amidst the massive and unsolved honeybee population decline that began in the U.S. in 2009.

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