Leslie Elllis is the owner of Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com, a Denver-based analysis/writing firm specializing in the technologies used in cable, multichannel and broadband delivery systems. Specific focus is “translating” the dense language surrounding the technologies and technology strategies of service providers, and particularly cable service providers.
She writes the weekly “Translation Please” column for Multichannel News, now in its 16th year, and aimed at demystifying commonly-used cable and broadband technology terms. She’s written two broadband dictionaries, one field guide to broadband, and co-authored “Plant Broadband.”
Leslie has received the National Cable Telecommunications Association’s Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates in 2005. In 2010 she was named Technology Woman of the Year by the SCTE and Women in Cable and Telecommunications.Previously, Ellis was Paul Kagan Associates’ Senior Technology Analyst. Leslie 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 able industry in 1987.
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 US in 2009.