Welcome to On The Dot Translations

Certified Translation Agency in Boston - ​Accurate and Reliable Translation Services

Doing business with those abroad can be a frustrating process. All of the international hoops to jump through, red tape, but more importantly - a different language. This isn’t even a problem exclusive to businesses, there are many who emigrate or visit Boston and struggle to find a means of translating their important native documents into English. 

That’s where we step in. We deal with all manner of translation tasks, taking an arguably difficult task off your hands and providing stunning results. Why settle for less than our high-quality translations, our speedy turnaround and our devotion to our clients. OnTheDotTranslations will do what others don’t - understanding the customer’s needs and providing the service that meets them. 

OnTheDotTranslations isn’t limited to a small selection of languages either, nor do we only translate from and to English. There is a vast array of languages that we translate, so make sure to contact us, it’s likely that we can help you.

We offer a wide range of translation services in Boston:

Our team caters to a multitude of different industries, individuals and businesses. Whether its B2B or B2C, OnTheDotTranslations gets the job done - whatever the job. Quality of service is a must for us and we offer the same high standard of care to all of our clients. It doesn’t matter if its a real estate brochure or a birth certificate, patent or pamphlet, we have you covered.

We are much more than just a Boston translation agency!

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Finding the right translation firm for a job is growing more tiresome, scoping out multiple agencies who cover the language you need and then hoping they cover the sort of service required. This is why we have so many options under our belt, allowing for a simple stop for the needs of the many. Boston is known for many industries, tourist attractions and day to day activities. As a result, we have dealt with all host of Boston’s translation needs and have become one of the foremost certified translation companies in Boston. 

Tourism is a driving force in Boston’s economy, with visitors hoping to see the likes of Fenway Park or visit the Boston Brewery. People from all over the world, speaking little English and hoping for ease whilst touring the city. Our clients have seen success due to our services, with our translations providing the gateway for accessing new tourists. Not only have we translated the simple things, such as menus and brochures, but also localized their marketing to bring in prospective visitors. Our transcreation services can be used abroad to rope in brand new customers, make tourists feel comfortable and - most importantly - increase revenue. 

It’s not just tourists that come into Boston, but millions of traded goods floating into the marina. Trade is essential to Boston, due to it being on the coast and acting as an essential route for imported goods from Europe. All manner of languages interact on the docks, and goods often carry documents that require a quick translation. Our company can easily get these documents translated and back to a firm so that they can get their goods moved on swiftly. 

But why stop there? We offer a plethora of services in Boston:

  • Marketing translation and localization
    Analysis and road mapping
  • Legal translation
    Localization assessment
  • Software localization
    Terminology glossary and style guide creation
  • Proofreading
    Quality Assurance
  • Patent translations
    The translation to target language
  • Over 100 languages covered
    User Interface Editing
  • Trained engineering translators
    Media Localization
  • Contract translation
    Project Delivery

Who do we work with?

OnTheDotTranslations work to provide a service for every situation. Big or small, no task is too great for us, and we strive to provide the quality necessary. Translation is a process that requires focus and a keen eye. We adhere strongly to this, which is why we receive excellent customer feedback and constantly come back for our services. Trading firms, media moguls and even creatives use us as their go-to Boston translators.

Some of the most popular languages we translate to:

  • ​English
  • ​German
  • ​​Italian
  • Spanish
  • ​Arabic
  • ​Haitian Creole
  • ​Navajo
  • ​Portuguese
  • ​Russian
  • ​Chinese (Cantonese)
  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)
  • ​Filipino (Tagalog)
  • ​Indonesian
  • ​Japanese
  • ​Korean
  • ​Malay
  • ​Vietnamese
  • ​Turkish
  • ​Yiddish
  • ​Romanian
  • ​Hungarian
  • ​Polish
  • ​Hebrew
  • Greek

Why Choose Us?

Dedicated, certified translators

On The Dot Translations employs certified translators based on their expertise and experience through a rigorous process that result in selection of the best in the industry.

Our team is highly dedicated and every translator has field experience in the relevant areas they are tasked with. We make sure that we match our personnel to their best suited translation sectors where their ability can be put to greater use.

Quality assurance

Quality is our core value and constitutes our biggest strength.

Our modes of operation and translation workflows are all specially tailored to ensure unparalleled quality in all projects that we undertake.

With an expert and experienced team at our disposal, you can be guaranteed of top quality translations result.

Cost and time effectiveness

Our translation company is able to offer lower rates than the competition for superior quality work. This is possible due to our focus on the latest translation technology and available tools.

We are also extremely time-conscious and can complete your projects within the stipulated time frames in order to ensure fast turnaround times.

Worldwide translation company in Boston, MA

Boston is a beautiful, innovative city on the coast of America. The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is a popular destination for those interested in seeing a piece of American history. 

Although many visit Boston for the chance to see a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, tourists also saunter along the river and through the laidback streets of the city. The Museum of Fine Arts acts as a focal point for visitors, hoping to catch a glimpse of exquisite pieces from across the world. After that, they may take a tour of the Boston Brewery and drink the famous Samuel Adams lager, whilst eating Boston’s famous baked beans. 

Americans and foreign tourists alike adore the city, with a bunch of languages reverberating around Boston. It could be tourist information, aiding those looking for Monument Park, or catering for the many foreign traders who enter the docks, either way, it is essential to meet their language needs.


Industry in Boston

Art and creatives

Innovation is the pride of Boston, with the city being the first for the likes of subway systems and even the first US college. Creatives and innovative companies thrive here, outputting amazing graphic design, media, and marketing. Firms like this have a large digital emphasis, allowing for instant access to the world and trading across it. Not only does this present an issue in translating to another language, but it also brings up a whole host of contextual issues. Design isn’t constant across the world, especially when it comes to software or marketing. This is why we offer localization services that recontextualize and transcreate design, marketing, and software so that it feels right at home in another setting. We quality test and assure all of our localization efforts to ensure that incredible design and information hits home in another culture. 

Maritime and trade

With Boston being a seaside city, it brings in all manner of items, imports, and goods from abroad. These items are then transported across the country so that English speaking people can use them. Imported goods often need to jump across the bureaucratic red tape of the US, including contracts and other legal documents. Translating these can be a difficult task, requiring translation from a firm that also understands legal terminology. Not everything can translate perfectly, and having a translation company that specializes in legal translations is essential to prevent issues further down the supply chain. Our firm can aid in this challenge, providing the legal translation services necessary for trade. 

Printing and publishing

Massachusetts, including Boston, homes a great number of printing and publishing firms. These firms produce everything from books and magazines, to research journals and instructional leaflets. The vast majority only publish in English, failing to reach to the demographic of those who speak different languages - many of whom live in the USA. Even with large translation projects, we can take the words on that paper and transform it into another language, complete with the localization required for it to make sense. 100 words, or 10000 words, everything past or in between, we will get the job done right.

Languages of Boston

Boston is home to a vast language pool, mainly due to how many have immigrated from different countries over the past few centuries. Over 10% of the city’s population are immigrants, highlighting just how diverse Boston is. Only two-thirds of Bostonians speak English, or at least to a fluent level and large neighborhoods tend to contain clusters of those who speak different languages. The likes of French, Creole, and Spanish make up the largest percentage of other languages spoken in the city, with other languages such as Vietnamese and Chinese. 

Residents and companies alike require translation services constantly due to the array of languages in the city. OnTheDotTranslations goes the extra mile to guarantee that every service is met and is of the highest standard. Contact today for a no-hassle quote and further information on how we can help you.

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The terminology used in the translation industry can be a source of confusion for many people. Many terms are often wrongly used interchangeably. Localization and translation are two of such terms.

Localization refers to the process of taking a product or service and making it culturally and linguistically appropriate to the target locale (language, region or country) where it will be marketed. As such, localization is a much deeper process of which translation is part of. The process usually involves target graphics, content modification to the target market, local requirement conversions, local format conversion and adherence to local laws and regulations.

This makes it a time consuming and complex process that is best handled by professionals at On the Dot Translations. To tackle localizations projects we have invested in certain aspects including expert translators, localization experts, project managers and software developers. Our localization service process involves:

Initial proofreading and correction