Welcome to On The Dot Translations


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

OnTheDotTranslations provides the businesses and individuals of Chicago with document translation, localization and transcription services. 

Our translation agency provides an intimate and tailored translation service to those seeking help, understanding the client’s needs from the most minute details to the largest. Our clients have lauded our excellent results and quick return time. Regardless of who you are, we will provide the best translation service possible. 

We offer a wide array of supported languages, featuring those that are commonly spoken in Chicago and even those that are not.

We offer a wide range of translation services in Chicago:

Individual or business, we will provide excellent translation services regardless of scale, treating your documents with the utmost care. We cover a vast variety of translation needs; legal documents, patents, marketing literature, certificates and even more. Contact us today for quotes and further information on how we can help you.

We are much more than just a Chicago translation agency!


Document and business translation specialists in Chicago

Translating a text from one language to another is an art form in which not only the words have to be changed, but the context as well. OnTheDotTranslations aids this arduous task, making sure that whoever reads a document completely understands it. 

A straight translation can be disastrous in certain situations; legal documents, resumes and instructions can be nonsensical if the meaning isn’t translated also. Proofreading is an amazing means of preventing issues like this from arising, with just a thorough check from one of our translators, we can make sure that everything goes smoothly.

With Chicago’s IT and trading services growing, we have helped a myriad of companies with their software localization and localization needs. Just one small idea can become an arduous task when attempting to translate software into another language. Everything from the user interface, intended usage and layout need to be adapted for new users in different territories. We supply budding and pre-existing software engineers with translators that don’t just change the text - they transform it. We are the best in the game and will help with everything from modifying source code to shaping it in a way that works for everyone.

  • Legal document translation
    Analysis and road mapping
  • Technical manual translation
    Localization assessment
  • Contract translation
    Terminology glossary and style guide creation
  • Quality testing with native speakers
    Quality Assurance
  • Customer workflow integration
    The translation to target language
  • Project management
    User Interface Editing
  • Product specification translation
    Media Localization
  • FAQ localization
    Project Delivery

Who do we work with?

Our services are big and small, individual and business. Large businesses, for example, manufacturing and insurance firms, require precise translation to ensure that their documents and instructions are easily understood. Regardless of who you are, we treat all our clients with the same amount of respect and care - and we always strive for the best.

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 Chicago, IL


Chicago is a city seeping with history and cultures, featuring a host of languages in tow. Accommodating for all of these languages can be difficult, but with proper translation, everything can be so much easier. OnTheDotTranslations offers these necessary translation services across Chicago, serving industries from manufacturing to retail. 

Chicago

Chicago is situated on the Michigan river, filled with skyscrapers, classic architecture and fascinating history. The Windy City has always been attractive to those looking to see the early 1920s vibe Chicago still carries, as well as enjoy its famous Deep Dish pizzas and Jibarito sandwiches. If it’s to see the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, dabble in some jazz or look up at the towering buildings, tourists from all over flock to Chicago to see what it has to offer. 

Art is a permanent fixture of Chicago’s foundations and many sections of the city feature amazing sculptures and public pieces. The likes of Millenium park offer the locals and tourists alike a place to soak in the culture and sun - at least when the cold weather hasn’t set in. Sports also bring in swathes of tourists hoping to catch a Chicago Bulls or Chicago Bears game whilst they visit the city.

Chicago is renowned for its diverse heritage and was originally founded by Jean-Paul Baptiste - a Haitian native. Over the years, growth in industrial labor needs brought in workers from Eastern Europe, with Polish being a language many people in Chicago speak. Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish are all languages found within Chicago, and its diversity has led it to have one of the largest populations of Non-English speakers in the USA.   Over 30% of people in Chicago speak a second language at home, showing how imperative it can be for businesses to adapt to this. Translation services in Chicago are imperative to its industries and day-to-day life and are why you should use OnTheDotTranslations for the services that can take advantage of this.

Industry in Chicago

Manufacturing

Chicago is known for being one of the biggest manufacturing hubs in the USA, with it producing commodities such as; automobiles, plastic goods, food, and metals. Manufacturing has been a key industry for the city since the 1900s and has since developed to large scale production. 

The talent pool is massive, with over half a million people working within the industry, many of whom have brought their skills from abroad. Many of these products are exported worldwide, requiring an accurate translation for things such as product descriptions, instructions, and legal documents. Translation agencies such as ours can provide the necessary localization and translation services needed. 

Business Services

Chicago is a center point for many integral business services; insurance providers, legal firms and IT companies. These firms allow companies across the globe to trade, requiring excellent language translation services to ensure that their services meet the needs of their clients. The nature of business to business services requires professionalism and accuracy in their translations, otherwise, serious issues could become apparent. 

Trading all over the globe, firms in this sector are reliant on communication with those who do not speak English, with some firms having key workers in other countries. A quick turnaround in responses can be imperative to guarantee that important business deals and tasks are completed successfully. 

Retail

With a population that includes many non-English speakers, there are many sections of the city that are routed to certain cultures such as Polish and Latin-America. Retail shifts significantly in these areas, in which imported goods are common as is the need for providing product marketing in different languages. Many manufacturing firms in the city have started angling their packaging to accommodate for different languages, to ensure that their products still sell in different communities. Marketing is a difficult task, as cultural norms differ and marketing becomes ineffective when basely translated. Firms such as OnTheDotTranslation provide transcreation and localization services that can tailor a marketing campaign to that of a different cultural demographic.

The Languages of Chicago

Chicago is renowned for its diverse heritage and was originally founded by Jean-Paul Baptiste - a Haitian native. Over the years, growth in industrial labor needs brought in workers from Eastern Europe, with Polish being a language many people in Chicago speak. Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish are all languages found within Chicago, and its diversity has led it to have one of the largest populations of Non-English speakers in the USA. 

Over 30% of people in Chicago speak a second language at home, showing how imperative it can be for businesses to adapt to this. Translation services in Chicago are imperative to its industries and day-to-day life and are why you should use OnTheDotTranslations for the services that can take advantage of this.

How can we help you? - get in touch with us!

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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
TRANSLATION