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Global sales are vital to your company’s growth. As the volume of translated content for your worldwide customers, partners and employees increases, so too does your dependence on the localization company you choose to work with.

Your partner needs to nail this stuff. Every time. In every language. In this age of technology, our company is built on core values of partnership and service.

Review our unbiased vendor selection guide for tips on selecting the right partner, then find out why so many companies choose to work with MEDIALOCATE.

WHY CHOOSE US

We’ve got you covered.

From your new web presence, to that automotive patent, to the license agreement, to the marketing brochure, to the clinical trial, MEDIALOCATE has been providing high quality translation and localization services to our customers for over 30 years. See how we can help you sell and promote your products and services overseas.

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Technology

Words, abbreviations, jargon, data, studies, patents…it’s what we do. Any subject, any language, we’ll make it read like the original.
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Law

Expertise in Legalese…from depositions to contracts to patents, all ready for your legal review.
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Marketing

More than just the words, it’s your message – we help you communicate your global brand.
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Education

Different subjects, delivery methods, languages, and cultures. Learn more about how we can help.
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Healthcare

It’s technical, it’s critical, and it can change lives. We know – we translate it on a daily basis.
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Defense

Continued leadership requires clear communication, no matter where in the world you’re deployed.
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We’ve got you covered.

From your new web presence, to that automotive patent, to the license agreement, to the marketing brochure, to the clinical trial, MEDIALOCATE has been providing high quality translation and localization services to our customers for over 25 years. See how we can help you sell and promote your products and services overseas.

Technology

Words, abbreviations, jargon, data, studies, patents…it’s what we do. Any subject, any language, we’ll make it read like the original.
» LEARN MORE

Law

Expertise in Legalese…from depositions to contracts to patents, all ready for your legal review.
» LEARN MORE

Education

Different subjects, delivery methods, languages, and cultures. Learn more about how we can help.
» LEARN MORE

Marketing

More than just the words, it’s your message – we help you communicate your global brand.
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Healthcare

It’s technical, it’s critical, and it can change lives. We know – we translate it on a daily basis.
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Defense

Continued leadership requires clear communication, no matter where in the world you’re deployed.
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Want media? We got media!

Hit the ground running with our modern in-house production studio, experienced engineers, and our expanding pool of professional local and worldwide voice talents. See how we create, optimize, and localize your multimedia content.

Audio Localization

We can translate, edit, tweak, and record your audio scripts to fit any format, length, languages, or budget.
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Transcription

Our multimedia team has the tools and transcriptionists to handle any-sized multimedia-to-text transcription project.
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Video Localization

We can localize, adapt, dub, sync, and host your video in over 60+ languages.
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Content Creation

No media? No problem! If developing rich media is not one of your core strengths, don’t worry, it’s one of ours.
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Want media? We got media!

Hit the ground running with our modern in-house production studio, experienced engineers, and our expanding pool of professional local and worldwide voice talents. See how we create, optimize, and localize your multimedia content.

Audio Localization

We can translate, edit, tweak, and record your audio scripts to fit any format, length, languages, or budget.
» LEARN MORE

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Transcription

Our multimedia team has the tools and transcriptionists to handle any-sized multimedia-to-text transcription project.
» LEARN MORE

Video Localization

We can localize, adapt, dub, sync, and host your video in over 60+ languages.
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Content Creation

No media? No problem! If developing rich media is not one of your core strengths, don’t worry, it’s one of ours.
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Comply, expand, automate.

Ready to spread the word? We can help! We offer a comprehensive set of globalization services as well as consultation on how to make your next push into a new market a success. Learn more about how our domestic and in-country experts can help guide you through your global strategy.

Global Reach

How sure-footed are you when you navigate new territory? We will be your global guide.
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Tech Strategy

Are your content management systems and processes set up to handle multiple languages, versioning, automated translation hand-offs, reviews, updates, and publishing?
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Managed Services

How robust, scalable, and efficient is your entire globalization process?
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Comply, expand, automate.

Ready to spread the word? We can help! We offer a comprehensive set of globalization services as well as consultation on how to make your next push into a new market a success. Learn more about how our domestic and in-country experts can help guide you through your global strategy.

Global Reach

How sure-footed are you when you navigate new territory? We will be your global guide.
» LEARN MORE

Tech Strategy

Are your content management systems and processes set up to handle multiple languages, versioning, automated translation hand-offs, reviews, updates, and publishing?
» LEARN MORE

Managed Services

How robust, scalable, and efficient is your entire globalization process?
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Client Control Center for Translation Projects

Secure. Cloud-Based. Easy to Access. Easy to Monitor.
myMEDIALOCATE – The Free 24-Hour Control Center for All Your Translation Projects

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ONLINE PROJECTS

Easier online project submittal, approval, and initiation with either hierarchical, regional or divisional stakeholder authority.

COST SAVINGS

Comprehensive cost-savings and translation memory leveraging by project, language, and content.

PROGRESS

Detailed project and progress status, including client or third-party review, by language and component.

CLIENT PORTAL

myMEDIALOCATE localization control center is furnished to all clients at no additional cost. This proprietary online portal provides an automated project life-cycle solution to manage all of your projects in real-time.

myMEDIALOCATE has been developed over the past 15 years into an easy-to-use, virtual repository of all client project components.

myMEDIALOCATE enhances your project control by maximizing your savings both in terms of money and time.

Being able to monitor our progress allows you greater control from project inception to completion.

What better way for us to demonstrate our respect for you as our client? We believe you’ll be delighted with myMEDIALOCATE.

Meet our global team leaders.

MEDIALOCATE’s team members hail from all four corners of the globe – from Mexico, Germany, China, Brazil, Canada and Romania to Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Slovakia, Turkey, Russia, Korea and the Philippines.

Stephan Lins

CEO

Since 2001, Stephan has been at the helm steering the company through all kinds of economic tides while maintaining double-digit growth year after year. A 25+ year localization veteran, Stephan is forever on top of the industry and has navigated MediaLocate to become one of the premier language services companies in North America. Stephan grew up behind the Iron Curtain, in former East Germany, and holds U.S. and German dual citizenship. A lover of wildlife photography, he’s quite handy with the camera. He also kicked one of the longest field goals in the history of Brown University football.

Ilge Karancak

CFO

Ilge brings decades of financial management experience to MediaLocate. Since 1999, she has directed all financial aspects of the business and managed human resources. She’s very involved in the community, currently serving as Rotary International’s Assistant Governor of Territory 2 (Monterey County and beyond) and as Youth Exchange Chair of the Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row. In addition, Ilge is an executive director at the Turkish-American Association of California and treasurer for Gathering for Women. Ilge is a certified hypnotherapist. She’s also a golden-throated singer and composer.

Paul Barlow

VP of Strategy

Another multi-decade localization pro—and import from Ireland—Paul has been involved in our business as a client and service provider. As a service provider, he’s managed operations teams in the U.S. and Europe. He has also responsible for building two startups into successful localization companies, including Acorn Localizations, from Dublin. A big-time sportsman, Paul plays soccer and has taken advantage of his sandy new “backyard” by taking up surfing.

Marcelo Rizzo

Information Architect

Marcelo’s 20-plus year IT career includes working at globalization giants such as Lionbridge, AT&T Language Line, and Lucent. He started with MediaLocate in 2000 and turned the company into a technology powerhouse. Marcelo is fluent in Spanish and taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). He owns over 30,000 comic books, is a Star Trek fan, and has designed a custom solar system for his home. (Can you say “geek?”)

Thomas Huang

Program Manager, Project Management

Originally from Taiwan, Thomas is fluent in Chinese, and has also spent time in Japan, where he acquired his Japanese language skills. He is a graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey with an MA degree in Translation and Localization Management. Thomas has been a key driver in our project management team for over 6 years, and previously worked as freelance translator. One of his most important work included translation of Japanese nuclear power plant safety reports. He is a big fan of Skyrim, a popular action role-playing video game, but is most passionate about cooking elaborate and authentic Chinese dishes.

Susan Hanson

Customer Experience Manager

A customer service professional for over 25 years, Susan is a certified ISO Auditor for MediaLocate and has helped create a client care program that’s been recognized as a best practice by TüV Süd, a global technical service and certification leader. Susan believes that our clients deserve the utmost respect and customer service our team is able to provide. She is also Executive Director of Teddy Bears with Heart, a local nonprofit organization she founded in 2005, and the recipient of the 2013 Community Service Award by the United Way. In her spare time, Susan and her dog, Jack, walk in charity events throughout California and on a very rare occasion can be found in her garden tending her roses.

Leona Zacek

Vendor Manager

Leona has been a MediaLocate team member since 1999 and her talents have made MediaLocate second to none in recruiting top talent. She is a graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), speaks Russian and Czech fluently, and is ATA-certified to translate from English to German. She once lived and worked in the Republic of Seychelles, a 155-island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In 1992 Leona participated in the Barcelona Olympics as a member of the Austrian National Handball Team. She also loves golf and rock climbing, and often volunteers at the Monterey SPCA.

Vilma Campos

Engineering & Systems Manager

A citizen of Mexico and the U.S., Vilma has over 20 years experience and extensive knowledge of translation automation tools, QA processes, production engineering and computer science. Since 1998, Vilma has led our team of engineers and developers. Vilma is an executive member of BYU Management Society. She enjoys walking on the beach and loves music.

Robin Wienands

Studio Manager

Born in Canada to German parents, Robin began his career in audio nearly 10 years ago. Like many of his MediaLocate colleagues, he leans toward art – Robin plays both classical and jazz piano and trumpet – as well as to technology – having built much of the audio electronics for his personal recording setup. He once worked as a summer intern at a nuclear/particle physics lab. In addition to being our recording studio guru, Robin enjoys hiking, biking, soccer and tennis, and holds both Canadian and German citizenships.

Cindy Brown

Terminology Manager

Cindy has been a MediaLocate team member since 1998. A professional linguist for over 20 years, her passion for all things “language” makes her a perfect fit as MediaLocate’s Terminology Manager. A graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), she is a French and Portuguese translator and interpreter, and is ATA-certified to translate from French to English. Her varied interests include public speaking, animal welfare, video games, medicine, law, and Seattle Seahawks football.

Martha Saenz

Interpretation Manager

Martha has been in the interpretation arena for over 30 years, handling tens of thousands of legal depositions, medical appointments, conferences and telephone calls. Originally a native of Bell Gardens in Southern California, Martha is fluent in Spanish and has never regretted her move to our beautiful Central Coast, where climate and cars are just a bit cooler. Martha is a big muscle car fan!

Joseph Hellebusch

Localization Architect

Joe is our tools and engineering go-to-guy, managing the technology and on-boarding needs of our East Coast clients from our office in New York City. A graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, he is fluent in Japanese, C#, and ASP.net. Joe also trains custom machine translation engines and builds specialized workflow tools. He enjoys manga and comic books and traveling whenever he possibly can.

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IN-HOUSE OPPORTUNITIESFREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES

“MediaLocate is the best translation company that I have worked with. Not only do they deliver high quality and fast results to help meet tight deadlines, but they are incredibly patient and flexible throughout all the steps in the process. I can’t recommend them enough as they have helped me deliver the impossible in the digital global marketing space.”

Jenn Johnson
Marketing Execution, Senior Specialist, Success Factors

“MediaLocate isn’t just a vendor. They are a valued partner — always looking for ways to help us improve linguistic quality, solve technical problems, and get our translations to market faster.”

Diane Manning
Senior Localization Manager at Mobileiron

“Negotiating in French with a Trustee of the Bankruptcy Court in Bordeaux, France? Piece of “gateau” when MEDICALOCATE has your back. I was very grateful for the high quality, the speed of the turnaround time and the successful end result.”

Dan Kaylor
Esq., International Business and Intellectual Property, Law Office of Daniel Kaylor, Attorney at Law

“MediaLocate offers flexibility, skilled professionals, timely deliveries and are local! Great partners.”

Raquel Joseph
Globalization Program Manager, Adobe Systems

Why MediaLocate

HAPPY CLIENTS FOR SO MANY REASONS

We Speak Human

We do quality work.

The data says it all: over 99% of first drafts are approved for publication and we have a 97% client retention rate.

Top-tier  linguists only. No crowdsourcing here!

As an ISO 17100:2015-certified company, we are held to the highest industry standards for linguistic resource testing and selection.  All our translators passed a rigorous vetting process and are subject to on-going audits by our production teams, subject-matter experts, and 3rd-party reviewers. Our dynamic resource-ranking system ensures that only ”top-tier” linguists are selected to work on your projects.

Want media? We’ve got media covered.

Whether you have an e-Learning course, a marketing video, an explainer video or a snack-size “how to” video, we can get your media ready for worldwide release. Voiceover, subtitling, transcription and content creation are all fulfilled by our talented bi-coastal multimedia production teams.

We meet international standards.

Our ISO-compliant Quality Management System includes continuous review and validation of company-wide processes and procedures. We are among an elite group of LSPs to possess multiple ISO certifications: ISO 9001:2015 (Process), ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices), and ISO 17100:2015 (Translation).

Unequaled expertise from the best of both worlds.

Our multilingual staff consists of long-term localization industry veterans and Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) STEM graduates with advanced degrees in language and cross-cultural business communication.

We work when you work, wherever you are.

Working from our East and West coast production facilities, our US-based project managers and account managers are available to assist during your business day. Most other time zones are accommodated via our presence in Europe and Asia.

We’re just the right size. We care.

Mid-size is the right size: we can quickly scale up for your larger requests to compete with industry giants, but we’re small enough to take pride in top-notch service and strong relationships, no matter your account size or budget.

We have serious interpretation skills.

In-person and over-the-phone interpretation for a variety of situations help get your message across:

  • Legal depositions, small claims, arbitrations, mediations, transcript readings and conferences
  • Medical appointments, IMEs, and interrogatories/discovery
  • Product support and helpdesk
  • International product launches, webinars, and corporate meetings

We keep trade secrets safe.

Your confidential properties are protected by restricted card-scan entry, DoD-level data security, ITAR compliance and encrypted WorldServer technology. We are Privacy Shield ™ certified, as well as GDPR and HIPAA compliant.

Automation and workflow solutions that work hard so you don’t have to.

Our technology solutions work 24/7, letting you focus on more productive tasks:

  • Automation of labor-intensive processes and customizable workflows
  • Support of XML, TMX, and a long list of industry standards
  • Integrated translation memory leveraging
  • Free ICE (In-Context-Exact) matches
  • Automated review

A consultative approach. No cookie cutter solutions.

No captive platforms or subscriptions. No cumbersome systems or tools to learn. We are tech savvy, yet tools agnostic and we use a consultative approach to find what works best for you. Legacy systems or customized needs are not a problem.  We work with you to identify and execute optimal strategies for your global expansion.

We make house calls.

Many of our larger clients including Adobe, Seagate, and Sony receive onsite support services to help deliver highly productive ongoing localization programs.

FEATURED CLIENTS

Here are some of the industry clients we have worked with over the years.

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Don’t spend your precious localization dollars based on persuasive first impressions, tech gimmicks or lowest-cost temptations. Make an informed decision based on meaningful input. With nearly 30 years of experience serving Fortune 5,000 companies in the technology, legal, medical, education and defense sectors, MediaLocate offers proactive language services in over 150 languages.

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Introduction to Machine Translation (MT)
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Guide to Global Readiness GLOBAL SUCCESS!
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Localization – “Cut Costs, Not Corners”
Planning ahead saves money.
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Language Service Providers
The right Language Service Provider will grow your business.
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Website Localization
Understand WEBSITE LOCALIZATION and take your company into profitable new territory.
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Quick Reference Guide for Banner Localization
GLOBAL SUCCESS! Is Your Website Ready?
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Transcreation Guide 1 : Understanding the Concept
Do your customers “get” your global brand?
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Transcreation Guide 2: Fast-Tracking your Transcreation Project
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Client Review Checklist
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WE SPEAK HUMAN

If you’ve been searching awhile for the right language service provider, this may all sound familiar. Unlike some, however, MEDIALOCATE proves its value to you not just in our words … but in our work! Call us now at 1-800-776-0857.

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