WorldLingo Company Backgrounder

The biggest problem obstructing the Internet from being a tool for international business is the difficulty of reading foreign language emails and Websites. This problem is compounded for non-English speaking countries, such as those in Asia, because approximately 86% of Websites are written in English. To counteract this problem, Phil Scanlan formed a company called WorldLingo.

WorldLingo was founded in August 1999 to develop an efficient solution for companies marketing their products internationally. Phil gathered together a team of technicians to implement a machine driven email translation system. Unlike other on-line language translators, WorldLingo will complement its machine translation service with an automatic quote for human translations. If a customer wants a more complex document translated, WorldLingo will send the clients document to a professional human translator. The translation if required, will be available quickly and cost effectively.

WorldLingo's translators have a high degree of professionalism and integrity because they all have to sit and pass an entrance examination. The examination covers the translator's language capability, translation skills, and learning capability.

The translators are qualified bilingual native speakers, accredited with the major International Translation Associations. They are based around the world in their home countries, specializing in specific subject areas (i.e. patents, etc.).

WorldLingo uses up to three translators for each document translation. The first translator translates the document into the designated language, the second proof reads and the third translator edits the final document. This ensures accuracy in WorldLingo's translation service.

As well as translating your document, WorldLingo will localize it to ensure that cultural issues are taken into consideration. Each team member is an expert and is there to ensure that the services meet with your expectations. You can be assured that your message will be delivered the way you intended it to be.

Another strength of WorldLingo is its powerful marketing system that can be utilized by web localization companies to judge the foreign language demand for their client's Websites. This will help them prove the financial payback from having their client's Website localized. WorldLingo also expects its new service to create increased work opportunities for translators. This will occur because all email translation work will be bundled together.

Localization vendors who integrate WorldLingo's technology into their clients Website will earn a commission on professional translations.

Based in Fremont, California, WorldLingo now has a staff of 14. Plus there is a team of translators on call, for the more complex tasks. WorldLingo is not a Website localizer, but a supplier of technology that helps web localization companies provide their clients with complete solutions. WorldLingo is a private company, with a recent injection of venture capital funding. WorldLingo is constantly growing, and is always willing to have discussion with partners who share our vision for a truly global Internet.


About WorldLingo

WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions. The company's services range from cost effective machine translation solutions, to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization. A global network of over 5,000 professional translators produces human translations. WorldLingo also offers unique, real-time translation solutions for two-way email and instant messaging. These solutions make it easy for businesses and professionals to interact with internal and external multilingual audiences anywhere in the world. By combining accurate and cost effective translation, WorldLingo is taking great strides towards breaking down language barriers in the world of commerce.

WorldLingo produces thousands of translations every day. Clients include AT&T, Sony, Eli Lilly, Belkin, Cadbury Schweppes, Qualcomm, Priceline, and Tribal DDB. WorldLingo is also an official supplier of translation services to the European Union. In addition, Microsoft has integrated WorldLingo's technology into Office XP and Word 2002. WorldLingo is a global organisation with offices in the US, Australasia and Europe.

For more information: contact WorldLingo