Seventeen years ago on June 8th, 1998, as a frustrated 23 year old with a Master’s in Communications who couldn’t find a job in my field, I decided to give entrepreneurism a try. I hung up a homemade sign on the door of my downtown apartment and registered a business. I had previously worked part-time at an immigrant settlement agency coordinating interpreters and knew how the industry worked. The new business was to provide professional translation services to primarily business clients in a variety of languages with a vetting process for quality control.
I cannot believe how fast years have passed. The business survived the most difficult first few years and evolved as the business environment at large changed. In 2006, I wanted a change and moved to Ottawa from Windsor. We opened a new office in Ottawa and hired new employees while the team in Windsor still works out of the downtown office.
The move has been a very positive both from a business as well as from a personal perspective. We started contracting for the Government of Canada; based on client feedback, we started providing 24 hour English-into-French translation service 7 days a week; we expanded into aboriginal languages; we maintained and expanded our roots in being a multilingual provider specializing in managing simultaneous deliveries of projects in as many as 30 languages at a time.
We welcomed some amazing new clients such as Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), Welch LLP, Natural Resource Defense Council, and the Berggruen Institute on Governance. We also welcomed new team members in graphic design, French translation and project coordination. We want to thank our clients and suppliers for many years of support and look forward to working with you for many years to come!