Reporters’ Notebook: Bet these folks talk your language


Reporters’ Notebook: Bet these folks talk your language

By Dan Shingler

Crain’s Cleveland Business – January 3, 2011

Someone sees Cleveland’s cosmopolitan side.

New York-based TransPerfect Translations International has opened a two-person office downtown to serve area businesses with growing international footprints.

“Cleveland, I think, has the most diverse economy of all the cities in Ohio,” said the company’s local director of business development, Tom Emery.

TransPerfect uses thousands of translators through 65 offices around the world, each specializing in a specific technical or professional area. They translate everything from engineering data to legal documents into any of 150 different languages.

Talk to Mr. Emery for very long and it’s easy to see how Cleveland companies might need such services. For example, he said he’s already working with Sherwin-Williams Co. to put communications from CEO Chris Connor into 25 different languages - and that’s just for the paintmaker’s own employees.

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