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Providing Accurate Translations and Language Solutions Since 1998

Foreign Translations is a professional translation services and language solutions provider based in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC.  We have been in business since 1998 and we serve clients in multiple industries. (See our Clients page.)

Best people, best technology...

We combine the best linguistic talents with industry-leading platforms to provide world-class quality translations at a fair cost to our clients.

Consistent Mulitlingual Communication is at the core of everything we do!

  • Our translators, proofreaders, linguists, and copy editors have many years of experience in the industry and a demonstrated expertise in the subject matter.
  • Team members are typically either ATA (American Translators Association) members or members of the equivalent association in his or her native country.
  • Many of our team members have been partners with us for 10 or more years.

Our Core Values

Passion for Clients:
We view ourselves as one of our client’s enablers. We recognize that our product is but one component of our client's value proposition to their customers. We highly value this relationship and we get excited by helping our clients reach their goals and their audiences - in any language.

Excellence in Service Quality:
We always strive for superior service and have a very proud track record of delivering work of excellent quality. We are very approachable and flexible, and will do anything we can to make sure you are a happy client who receives world-class service.

Doing it right for you - and doing right by you:
Our service starts with accurate translations and continues with our team’s consistent understanding of how our product fits into your objectives. We recognize that we are representing you in everything we translate on your behalf, so we strive for accuracy in everything we do.

Most importantly, we value and strive for the utmost in ethical behavior - towards our employees, contractors, vendors and absolutely our clients!

Why Choose Foreign Translations?

Everyone talks about quality and service. For us, these are more than words — they are part of our core values and driving principles.

We recognize that translations can be a daunting or confusing industry. We are experts in removing the confusion and taking one more worry off of your mind. When you partner with us, we ensure quality and accuracy from start to finish.

Top reasons to partner with us:

  • Quality: mature processes, six-sigma efficiencies and quality checkpoints result in world-class excellence.
  • Expertise: diverse group of linguists who are experts in their language set and subject matter. Many have been with us for over 10 years!
  • Pricing: competitive industry rates on all services. We utilize a proprietary pricing model which removes dependencies on CAT tools—meaning more savings for you!
  • Trusted Partner: our mission is to remain innovative and become your trusted partner for all your for global communication needs.
  • Speed & Flexibility: we are nimble—we have a great track record of fast turnaround times. We can customize our processes and timelines to fit your needs.
  • Tech Savvy: We leverage world-class industry leaders like SDL (CAT tool) and cloud-based solutions from Microsoft and DropBox to efficiently handle and safeguard your data.
    We utilize a proprietary workflow automation tool which optimizes our processes and lowers our overhead.

Meet Our Management Team

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Bill Labbon, Managing Director

In this role, Bill oversees the strategic and financial direction of the company. He brings over 23 years of management and project leadership experience, including a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Bill served in Telecom, Retail, Software, and the Financial industries prior to this role. Bill is one of those rare individuals who has a strong technology background but realizes that quality and customer focus are the top priorities in delivering to clients.

Bill resides in Huntersville, NC with his wife and children. Other than spending quality time with his family, he enjoys the great outdoors, including hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, golf and soccer.

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Charles Hubbard, Director of Operations

Charles joined the Foreign Translations team in 2007. Prior to joining, he was an Arabic linguist and signals analyst for the U.S. Army. Charles brings over 17 years of experience in translation and interpreting services for both corporate and government agencies. He also served as the Lead Administrator for the company's General Services Administration schedule for contracting with the U.S. government.

Charles resides in Greenville, SC, with his wife and two children.

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Laura Dalzine, Accounting Manager

Laura Dalzine manages the accounting department. In this role, she oversees the book-keeping and other accounting-related tasks, as well as financial vendor management.  Laura brings over 26 years of experience in varied industries, such as retail and hospitality.

She enjoys the great outdoors as well as traveling.

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Luz Torres, Senior Project Manager

Luz is an experienced project management expert in the translations industry. Her prior work experience includes a large South American translation services provider, as well as a global translations firm. Luz also has a degree in nutrition and is certified in digital marketing.

In her free time, Luz loves learning new things (such as learning how to code!), traveling around the world, and hanging out with her loved ones.

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Alejandra Garza, Senior Linguist

Alejandra has been an English-Spanish translator and interpreter since 1997. In addition to considerable translation work experience over the years, she has worked in interpreting for the Hispanic community living in the U.S. and as a translator for a major international bank. She also worked as an interpretation teacher for indigenous people around the country.

In her free time, Alejandra enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, listening to rock music, and attending concerts. She is also a big fan of (american) football.

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Velda Labbon, Sales & Marketing Manager

Our newest addition to the management team! Velda has over 20 years experience in Sales and Marketing, working in varied fields such as media, TV and the Translations industry.  She brings a long, successful history of working to help companies excel, and she is excited about helping Foreign Translations grow in both market size and client base.

In her free time, Velda enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling.

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Proud to be an SDL Partner!

The SDL Language Service Providers (LSP) Partner Program is a global community of LSPs who use SDL Translation Productivity software to enhance their business offering and optimize the quality and value of the service they deliver to their clients.  

This means lower overhead and cost-savings passed on to you!

Over 225,000 translators and 80% of the localization community trust SDL’s industry-leading translation software. We are proud to partner with SDL and utilize their industry-leading software suite as a core platform for our translation technology.

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