About Us

History and Timeline Technical Language Services was founded in 2002 by Dr. Holger Reiter, CEO, and Mr. Boris Levine, President. The company’s history actually goes back to 1988 when, together with another partner, Dr. Reiter established Polyglot International (PI). As an all-round, full-service technical translation company, PI attracted multinationals and major US law firms requiring patent translations — predominantly from Japanese into English — due to their ability to combine high quality and technical accuracy. Patent translation was established early on as their expertise and continued focus throughout its history. While Europe was not a target market at the time, PI was chosen in the early 1990s by The British Library (BL) to become their translation partner and sole vendor for its Patent Express division.

Mr. Levine established the Far Eastern Languages Division (FELD) in 2002 in response to the still very high demand for Japanese patent translations, and in 2006 the London and Tokyo sales support offices were created. The year 2010 brought many exciting opportunities, and TLS found its expanding presence in Europe supported by an in-country agent network. 2011 was a very big year for TLS. First we launched our LEP (limited English proficiency) services. According to LEP.gov, a limited English proficient individual is someone who does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. Our LEP division is focused on providing culturally sensitive and linguistically accurate written translations for LEP audiences in the American marketplace and government contracts.

And finally, it was in June of 2011 that Technical Language Services implemented the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Our current ISO 9001:2015 certification is yet more proof that we are committed to excellence. Our quality assurance processes are clearly defined and rigorously upheld. Our certification covers our entire family and every national and global location.