Translations in Canada raise the Language Bar

    Certification in national standard is a new benchmark for Canadian
    translation companies

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - In a fragmented, unregulated industry like
language services, competition is fierce and international in scope. Comparing
apples to apples isn't always easy when trying to evaluate translation
services. Some countries are starting to implement industry standards for
translation services and organizations are starting to use them as a benchmark
for assessing language providers.
    Canada recently joined these ranks with the release of the first-ever
national standard for the language industry, CAN/CGSB-131.10-2008. This new
translation standard establishes procedures that language providers for the
Canadian government are expected to follow. Leaders in the industry agree that
adopting this standard, similar to that endorsed in Europe, will provide
Canadian language providers with a competitive edge in the world market.
    Able Translations Ltd. is the first language provider to receive a
certificate of conformity to Canada's new national translation standard. The
company was presented with its certificate at the 2nd annual Translation World
Conference by Canada's Language Industry Association (AILIA), the standard's
certification authority. Wilson Teixeira, President of Able Translations Ltd.,
declared, "We are proud and honoured to be the first company to achieve
certification under Canada's national standard for translation services. Able
Translations Ltd. has always been committed to quality and continuous
improvement. The successful completion of the CAN/CGSB-131.10-2008 audit
process confirms that we are accomplishing our quality goals."
    As the first company to become certified, Able Translations Ltd. is a
strong advocate of the standard and encourages other language providers to
follow suit. "Having effective and proven processes in place ultimately
reflects on the quality of the translation." stated Teixeira. "As more
providers strive for and achieve certification, the more competitive the
Canadian language industry will be in the global market."

    About Able Translations Ltd.

    With a vast network of language professionals worldwide, Able
Translations Ltd. provides services in over 100 languages. The company is
committed to providing customers with the highest quality verbal, written and
visual language solutions. Services include translation, localization,
internationalization, multicultural design, on-site and remote interpreting
and consulting. With offices in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary,
Vancouver, and Ottawa, as well as Europe (Germany) and Asia (Hong Kong), Able
Translations Ltd. enables its clients to overcome linguistic, disciplinary and
cultural gaps easily and effectively. In addition to its CAN/CGSB-131.10-2008
certifications, Able Translations Ltd. has also been successful in achieving
ISO 9001:2008 international standards for quality and EN 15038 European
translation standards.
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