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Translation Services & Language Solutions

Foreign Translations offers many translation-related services for companies in and around the Carolinas and nationwide.  With offices in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC, we specialize in serving clients of all sizes.

More than a translations company, we are here to enable your global communications strategy!  We understand translation is one small, but very important part of the workflow you need to consistently deliver to your customers. We take this burden off of your shoulders and make it our driving passion.  

Consistent Multilingual Communication begins with us!


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Translation Services:

  • Translations of documents - all types and sizes!
  • Language translations from any language to any language
  • Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)
  • OPI Services: on-demand Telephonic Interpreting (aka OPI or Over the Phone Interpreting)
  • Video and audio translations
  • Voice-over services, including dubbing and subtitling
  • Multilingual Transcription Services


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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.


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
  • Quark
  • Microsoft: PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Word

     ... 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.


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Telephonic Interpreting (OPI)

We offer on-demand Telephonic Interpreting 24/7/365. In the translations industry, this is sometimes called OPI or Over the Phone Interpreting.

What you get:

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

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!


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!