Welcome to On The Dot Translations

Certified Translation Agency in Philadelphia - Providing High-Quality Translation Services

Finding a professional translation agency in Philadelphia can be difficult. Not only is it a process of searching for a reputed translator, but also one that can perform translations on specialist documents. OnTheDotTranslations aims to put a stop to that search, acting as the leading translator in the area and providing quality translations through a myriad of options. 

Excellent service and quality results are our primary goals and translation is our passion. Regardless of whether you are a big business or an individual, we will meet your expectations and surpass them. Our quick delivery time, precision and customer service have secured us as the go-to translation agency in Philadelphia. 

If you are struggling to find the right person for your translation needs, then look no further. Contact us today for more information, a no-hassle quote and advice from our translation experts. 

We offer a wide range of translation services in Philadelphia:

We ensure to offer a diverse range of translation services, ensuring that all needs are covered for our clients. It could be a simple translation of a document or a rigorous localization project, but we will always deliver the same level of service - excellence. 

If you are looking for a specific translation service, make sure to look through our website or contact us to see if we can meet your needs. 

We are much more than just a Philadelphia translation agency!

​Document and business translation specialists in Philadelphia

With the diversity of industry and an array of businesses in Philadelphia, we have grown to offer a plethora of services to those in the area. Covering the translation needs of everything from software firms to life sciences. 

Our technical translation services have proven invaluable across Philadelphia, owed part to industries such as life sciences, engineering and manufacturing is prevalent across the city. With industries such as these, precise translation is the most important part of the translation process and an inaccurate service can be devastating down the line. Everything from drug packaging to patent documents requires this level of translation. Precision is our goal and we have a team of trained professionals ready to translate important work, ensuring it remains 100% accurate. OnTheDotTranslations has years of experience in these processes, so you can rest assured that the job is being handled by the best in the business. 

The translation of engineering materials and documents has also become one of our specialties in the Philadelphia area. Aiding in everything from oil refinery to mechanical engineering. Engineering documents can be especially difficult to translate, as the context of words changes when translated, requiring a linguist specializing in engineering to perform the process. This can include patent documents, instruction manuals, CAD drawings, and schematics. Sensitive touch and keen observation is necessary to ensure precision and accuracy during this process, and one that can be essential in preventing issues further down the line. We are proud to have an excellent team of linguists who can translate these documents effectively, which has allowed us to perform key translation projects for various firms. 

OnTheDotTranslation services available in Philadelphia:

  • Document proofreading
    Analysis and road mapping
  • Software localization
    Localization assessment
  • Marketing localization
    Terminology glossary and style guide creation
  • Transcreation
    Quality Assurance
  • Legal translation
    User Interface Editing
  • Certificate translation
    Media Localization
  • Technical translation
    Project Delivery
  • Manufacturing translation
    Project Delivery

Who do we work with?

OnTheDotTranslations works with anyone, individuals with personal needs, or businesses with large projects. In all circumstances, we want to provide the best service possible and cover all of a client’s needs. If you have a specific request, we are always ready to provide the best, appropriate advice and help you get the service you need.

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 Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is notable for a multitude of delights; food, history, business, and media. Businesses such as Universale Health Services Inc., Comcast and Crown Holdings demonstrate why the city is great for businesses. With a wealth of specialist professionals, a good location and diversity making it so appealing to large and small businesses. 


Philadelphia is arguably one of the most historically important cities in the USA. A city filled to the brim with historical, artistic and cultural significance, it acted as the location in which the Declaration of Independence was signed. Amongst all of this are a plethora of interesting historical artifacts and attractions to visit, such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Fairmount Park. On top of all this is a rich helping of art exhibits around the city, as well as the world-famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the equally famous Rocky steps outside. Tourists and visitors alike have all manner of culture to feast their eyes on, with the likes of the Rodin museum and the flag exhibit. 

In the city center tourists can visit Terminal Market and help themselves to all sorts of food options, or try the famous Philly Cheese Steak and hopefully not make a mess. Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies, bringing in sports fans from across the country. Amongst all of this is the City of Brotherly Love and a laidback population. 


Industry in Philadelphia


Oil refining and production is an industry that has its roots in Philadelphia and employes a multitude of workers, including those from abroad with specialist skillsets. Although this industry has dropped lately due to an explosion, green and alternative energies have sprung in its wake. These new companies are attracting employees previously in the oil industry, as well as new foreign workers. OnTheDotTranslations has aided employees in similar situations by providing important proofreading services for their resumes and legal translation for their contracts. Those looking to transfer to a new job but need aid with English translation or proofreading should contact us today for advice.

Food processing

The manufacturing and processing of food products is a key industry in the city, with their goods being exported all over the world. Although many of these products will be used in English speaking territories, many will not, which can cause some difficulties. Translating the ingredients and nutritional information can be difficult in itself, especially with the different units of measurements used abroad. Additionally, these products may require localization services, such as what we provide, to ensure that the marketing and packaging information is understood by those that don’t speak English. It’s not always enough to simply translate a product’s information word for word, as this isn’t always relevant abroad. 

Information Technology

IT is a big industry in Philadelphia, as it is in most American cities, providing essential services to other businesses and individuals. These firms provide everything from support to bespoke software, much of which is used by foreign clients. We always recommend transcreation, a form of software localization, when preparing software for non-English users. OnTheDotTranslations provides a service in which we can take the components of the software, redesign the user interface, graphics, code and completely assure a quality result at the end.

Languages of Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a large immigrant population, ranging from Spanish to Russian. As a result, there is a great deal of language diversity in the city, with many speaking Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese, many of whom speak minimal English as a second language. Translation services are essential in Philadelphia and only a certified translation agency can ensure that the process is done correctly.

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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