Welcome to On The Dot Translations

Certified Translation Agency in San Diego - Providing Excellent Translation Services

It can be difficult finding a certified translation agency to provide the services you need, and to the standard you want. OnTheDotTranslatons is a professional translation company in San Diego dedicated to giving the best translation services across the area. We support a massive amount of languages and have some of the most specialized translation services in the area. 

We understand how confusing translation can be and that’s why we work hard to take the stress out of it. Regardless of who you are, individual or business, we will take your content and tasks, treat them with the utmost care and give you the best results achievable. Our finer touch means that you and your work will be treated with respect, as we break down your needs from the smallest detail to the biggest, resulting in 100% accuracy and precision.

If you are looking for a translator in San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact us today so that we can guide you through the process and provide you with a no-hassle quote. 

We offer a wide range of translation services in San Diego:

Our experienced and highly qualified team gives us the option to provide diverse and specialized services across San Diego. There is no job too big or too small. Whether its a certificate that needs translating to Spanish, or a legal contract that needs an accurate English translation, we will get the job done perfectly. 

Excellence and high standards are important to us and we make sure that every client receives that level of service.

We are much more than just a San Diego translation agency!

​Document and business translation specialists in San Diego

OnTheDotTranslations is passionate about ensuring that all client needs are met, including the most difficult of translation procedures. We want to make sure that those in San Diego have every option available for their business or personal requirements. As a result, we offer some of the most diverse language services in the area. 

With tourism being such a prevalent industry within San Diego, we commonly find that businesses struggle to accommodate foreign tourists. Providing a comfortable environment is a huge bonus in the hospitality industry, as non-English customers are instantly welcomed by the respect taken to care for them. Translating anything from menus to marketing literature can be a sure-fire way to bring in new business, especially if it’s correct. For this, we provide extensive translation and proofreading services to ensure that everything written is correct. Here we take your words and make sure they fit the right context required so that it is understood fully by those speaking a different language. 

San Diego is also home to an extensive start-up culture, which has resulted in us providing our excellent software localization services to those in the area. Translating software is not a cut and dry process, as each new territory and target market will have various cultural norms, expectations and user interfaces to take consideration of. This can result in misuse or apathy from a new user if it isn’t localized correctly. Our software localization service breaks down your software and ensures that everything from the language used, the user interface and the graphics involved all suit the new language and target market. Preventing this confusion can be an essential step in ensuring your software is used properly around the world, make sure to contact us today for advice on this service. 

Other OnTheDotTranslation services available in Dallas:

  • Contract translation
    Analysis and road mapping
  • Certificate translation
    Localization assessment
  • Patent translation
    Terminology glossary and style guide creation
  • Engineering translation
    Quality Assurance
  • Marketing localization
    User Interface Editing
  • Manufacturing translation
    Media Localization
  • Legal translation
    Project Delivery
  • Transcreation
    Project Delivery

Who do we work with?

We work with anyone who is in need of translation service and will treat every client with the same excellent care and level of respect. It’s our aim to ensure that all needs are met and all results reach our high standards and precision.

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 San Diego, CA

Known as ‘America’s Finest City’, San Diego is abundant with industry, ranging from military and defense to startups and IT. Both large scale businesses and smaller projects thrive in the city thanks to its skilled workforce and pro-active work culture. We work with all industries and businesses in the city providing all manner of language services. 

San Diego

America’s Finest City, which is no misnomer. Beautiful beaches and abundance of parks make San Diego a prime destination for tourists and immigrants alike. The likes of Immense Balboa Park, with its lush green spaces and its included San Diego Zoo, provide visitors with a plethora of things to see and do. Towards the famous San Diego Harbor, tourists can see the city’s defense roots and take a tour of the USS Midway, a disused aircraft carrier docked at the bay. 

With a booming economy and a unique start-up culture, many people have flocked to the city in pursuit of entering new industries. People travel from across the world to become part of the city, which is no surprise considering what it can offer.

San Diego

Industry in San Diego


Tourism plays an important role in the economy of San Diego, with many coming to enjoy the sandy beaches and open parks across the city. It is a jewel of California and thus hospitality is important to the functioning of the city. As many of these tourists come from other countries, English can be a unique problem for them. Due to this, it is recommended that certain marketing materials, literature, and other language options be available to prospective customers. Proofreading and editing these forms of content is something we specialize in and can provide your customers with the comfort and understanding they need to enjoy your business. This also goes for marketing materials, if you are advertising abroad it may be best to localize your materials in a form that suits the context of the target market, as social norms and expectations differ between countries. 


The military and defense industry is giant in San Diego, owing to its access to the Pacific Ocean and its important harbor. These firms employ many specialists from across the globe, bringing with them their expertise and knowledge. A common issue facing those immigrating to America, for this reason, is the language barrier, especially in translating legal documents and resumes. Our team can translate legal documents with precision and care, ensuring that the legal terminology is carried correctly so that it still holds up in the United States legal system. Those with resumes should also contact us in regards to our proofreading service. During this process, we ensure that your resume has correct spelling, grammar and punctuality so that you don’t go unnoticed by prospective employers.


Start-up culture is growing throughout the US, with San Diego being at the forefront of this. These firms specialize in everything from life sciences to software, the latter being one we commonly aid in. Software is difficult to translate, as bringing it to new countries with different languages doesn’t always yield the same results. Everything from keyboard layouts to the user interface differs depending on the expectations of the end-user. Due to this, it is imperative that the software is localized effectively, ensuring that it is understood correctly in the new territory. During this process we break down the software, molding everything from the interface, graphics, and language used to that of the new user. This is essential when exporting software abroad and something we have years of experience in.

Languages of San Diego

San Diego is home to many ethnicities and cultures, with a diverse population and range of languages accompanying this. Spanish is largely used across the city, with many speaking it as a first language. Similarly, Chinese and Tagalog are also spoken throughout the city, with small areas of the city primarily speaking these languages rather than English.

Those looking to expand their customer base, or who need help in translating important content should contact us today. Our advisors are always ready to provide you with quotes and detailed information. 

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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