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ATA Certified Translators Providing Translation Services & Language Solutions

Foreign Translations offers translation services for companies in and around the Carolinas and nationwide. With offices in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC, our ATA certified translators specialize in serving clients of all sizes.

We offer:

  • competitive rates with fast delivery times
  • outstanding quality and professionalism - at a fair and manageable cost
  • industry maturity and expertise - we have been helping clients successfully deliver since 1998!

Other advantages of using us:

  • we combine the best in human linguistic talent with advanced software technology to deliver for you
  • we utilize a state-of-the-art translation management system and related tools. Our back office is built on industry and business-leading software. All of this allows us to scale and deliver cost-saving translation services to our clients.
  • Team members are typically either ATA (American Translator Association) members or members of the equivalent association in their native country. Many have been partners with us for over 10 years!

We provide peace of mind on your multi-language business needs!

We understand translation is one small, but critical part of the workflow you need to consistently reach your customers or employees. We take this burden off of your shoulders and make it our driving passion.


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Document Translation Services

Expert translations since 1998!  All document types or sizes.
Language translations from any language to any language

We work with any file type, including:

 -- PDFs
 -- Adobe suite (InDesign, IDML, etc.)
 -- Microsoft suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher
 -- Scanned images
 -- Articulate
     ... and many more!

Contact us today to learn more.


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Multimedia Translations

 (aka Audio-Visual Translations)

Translation of multimedia files and materials pose special challenges.  There are many file types, formats, layers, fonts, modes and media - you get the picture!

We have vast experience delivering these types of projects, and can deliver any or all of the following:

  • Sub-titling
  • Voice-over (VO), Voice Recordings
  • Video Translations
  • Transcriptions
  • Audio-visual sync (synchronization)

Contact us today to learn more.


Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)

Your documents are not boring, and that's a good thing!

Most documents have design and layout - which ranges in complexity from a simple Word or PDF document to elaborate design files commonly used in marketing and other client-facing publications.

As your complete language solutions partner, we can handle all types of documents, layouts and formatting.  We commonly work with all the major DTP tools in the marketplace, including:

  • Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop etc.
  • FrameMaker
  • Microsoft: PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Word
  • Quark

     ... and many more!

What is DTP?

DTP refers to the work required when content must be dissected prior to translation and/or re-assembled after translation.

This is common for design files (like Adobe InDesign, FrameMaker etc.) where the visible content is created in many layers within the content tool.

Your Translation team must extract exactly what has to be translated, and make sure the target translated content fits perfectly back into the visual layout expected.

Related reading:
See our blog article on word expansion in different languages.

Contact us today to learn more.


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IT Translations and Software Localization

... refers to the adaptation of computer software to different languages, regional differences and/or technical requirements of a target market (locale).

We have successfully delivered many such projects, translating any/all of the following:

  • Software Interface (UI) translation
  • Supporting documentation
  • Messaging and screens 

In addition, we work with clients with varied software platforms.  We can always find a way to efficiently work with your desired software platform to make it easier for your teams.

Contact us today to learn more.


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Telephonic Interpreting (OPI)

We offer on-demand Telephonic Interpreting 24/7/365.  
(OPI or Over the Phone Interpreting).

What you get:

  • Consistent, reliable connection times - typically connect in less than 30 seconds!
  • U.S.-based interpreters with fluency in over 100 languages
  • Credentialed OPI experts for any industry
  • Ensured accuracy and privacy
  • Services adhere to U.S. Health & Compliance Regulations
  • Ability to communicate with Limited English Proficient (LEP) clients, patients, or internal team members

How our OPI services work (4 easy steps)

  1. Complete our application for service 
  2. We provide you with a usage card, including your toll-free number, access code, instructions etc.
  3. Dial your toll-free number, connect to one of our customer service reps
  4. Our CSR then connects you to your interpreter

Contact us today to learn more.


Website Translation

If you care about accuracy, then you need human linguists to deliver your website translation.  We can take your website and translate it into your desired target language(s), regardless of which platform (Content Management System or CMS) you use.

We work with clients with varied platforms.  We can always find a way to efficiently work with your desired CMS to make it easier for your teams.

Contact us today to learn more.


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Language Translation Services

Translations consist of more than just replacing content from one language to another. It involves nuance and a deep understanding of the source and target languages, as well as the subject matter being translated.

Foreign Translations, serving Charlotte, NC, offers a proven approach that emphasizes high-quality linguists and leverages technology to deliver efficiencies in cost, delivery and quality control.

Regardless of the technology, the process starts with exceptional linguists!

Foreign Translations offers professional translation services  - our linguists are all professionals with a proven track record in their industries - many with advanced degrees and diplomas in translation, localization, and interpreting. We have been around since 1998, and many of our linguists have been with us for 10 or more years!

Core Languages

Foreign Translations provides linguistic services for all the major world languages!  Our "Big 6" language sets are (all varieties of):

  1. Spanish
  2. French
  3. Chinese
  4. Portuguese
  5. Japanese
  6. German

See "Languages: Core Languages" section for more information.


"Rapid Translations" Program

We recently rolled out a new low-cost program for small, frequent translation projects.  Called "Rapid Translations", this program reduces costs for our clients who have small, frequent translation needs.

Program Criteria:
 - Approx. 20 or more projects/items per month
 - Projects (jobs) are small, typically 200 words or less

Advantages to you:

  • Reduced rates from our already competitive industry pricing (savings of up to 20%)
  • Continued full project management support
  • FT-maintained Translations database - provides consistency in translations

Contact us today to learn more.