SOURCE: Welocalize

Welocalize

April 06, 2016 10:10 ET

Welocalize Increases Support for Translators Without Borders

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2016) - Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, announced today the increased level of sponsorship in support to the world's leading non-profit translation organization, Translators without Borders (TWB). Welocalize is a silver sponsor of Translators without Borders.

"We are incredibly grateful to Welocalize for increasing their level of support to become a silver sponsor, as help from our sponsors is critical to enable us to support more humanitarian work around the globe," said Aimee Ansari, executive director of Translators without Borders. "There is a huge need for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language and to achieve this we need the continual support of long standing sponsors, like Welocalize, to achieve this."

In February 2016, Translators without Borders announced they had reached the major milestone of 30 million words translated into over 180 language pairs for humanitarian organizations using its web-based translator workspace and the assistance of 3,200 translators. This is the equivalent translation cost of approximately $6 million.

In 2015, 214 aid organizations received seven million translated words through 780 projects. The translation charity works to close critical language gaps that hinder humanitarian efforts worldwide by supporting the work of hundreds of aid organizations in the areas of humanitarian crisis relief, health and education.

"Welocalize has supported Translators without Borders for many years because of the charity's ability to translate vital information into local languages for various aid organizations who are providing critical relief work when dealing with disasters and crises across the globe," said Smith Yewell, CEO and co-founder of Welocalize. "We are honored to increase our support recognizing the humanitarian value that Translators without Borders contributes to the world."

About Welocalize - Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. We provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. Our range of managed language services include machine translation, digital marketing, validation and testing, interpretation, staffing and enterprise translation management technologies. We specialize in consumer, technology, manufacturing, learning, oil and gas, travel and hospitality, marketing and advertising, finance, legal and the life sciences industry language solutions. With more than 700 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based nonprofit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by partnering with nonprofit organizations. Originally founded in 1993 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translator Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit: http://www.translatorswithoutborders.org or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TranslatorsWB.

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