We are a language translation solution provider with over 36 years combined experience, focusing on marketing and public communications across various industries.
DML Translations Agency is a language service provider enabling businesses of all sizes and markets to communicate with customers in virtually any language through any medium or format.
Our mission is to provide our clients with every advantage necessary to create superior quality results for your translation projects.
Take advantage of our top-quality translation services for your next translation project, and get the support you need to produce a superior quality result that will meet your management’s high standards. Our services include:
High quality translation between a wide variety of major and rare languages, performed by our team of experienced translators
Guidance on cultural positioning, interpretation, and style to create natural and effective communication
Designing, producting, and optimizing published materials and collateral for global audiences
High quality voice-over and subtitling production for video and audio projects
User-friendly translation and localization services for web and e-Commerce projects
Linguistic interpretive analysis and consulting to better understand multilingual documents and materials
The most important step in the translation process is the selection of the right translator or team of translators for your projects. We apply the most rigorous standards in the industry to select the best team from our network of over 4,000 linguists proficient in languages including:
We assign highly-qualified professional translators to your project to maintain consistency of style and tone.
Small details can make a huge difference in meaning. We ensure translated materials are linguistically and culturally correct, to help our clients look their best.
Our insight, skills, and capabilities are honed by over 30 years of industry experience. We are trusted by clients large and small to complete their projects effectively, efficiently, and reliably.
Our intensive three-stage process gives you the advantage of knowing that the right experts are working on your project to deliver translations of the highest accuracy and quality.
DML endeavors to successfully convey the meaning of the intended message and not just translate words. They incorporate specialists and work collaboratively to achieve the most accurate, geographically specific language articulation of the document needing translation.
The difference with DML is that your translation teams have an excellent grasp of English, which has been a major issue with other translators or agencies and obviously affects the quality of the translations… DML's typesetting division is without a doubt excellent. They know how to troubleshoot any issues and are professional in talking with our clients to make sure that the process is seamless.
I came to DML Translations when my client launched a new global company and needed a Chinese brand name, something that preserved the feel and the intent of their brand. They also needed it within 24 hours. This project demanded creativity, flexibility, and above all speed. DML Translations delivered multiple options, and we met our client’s needs in good time. I’d gladly recommend them for any multilingual marketing and branding needs.
After reading a New York Times article about DML’s work, IMG called us to see if we could do translations for their client, Volkswagen (VW.) VW was preparing a bid to sponsor the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. They came to us needing a translation of a 135-page proposal to be translated, proofread and typeset for delivery to the Chinese government, all to be done within 10 business days.
DML not only had to produce a flawless translation, but also coordinate multiple outside parties reviewing our work: VW’s legal and marketing advisors and their China office were all coming in with changes, sometimes changes that directly conflicted with each other. Our project managers deftly handled questions from clients working across three different time zones in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
In the end, we delivered a 133-page proposal on deadline to everyone’s satisfaction, and VW won their bid to be automotive sponsor of the Beijing Olympics.
Product developers at Kwikpoint came to us with a unique need: they had created a pamphlet meant to help disaster relief workers communicate with non-English speakers in emergency situations, using visual aids and phonetics. Along with major language groups, the pamphlet would have to work for emergencies in islands and small nations throughout the world. Initially, Kwikpoint came to us to get the document translated and typeset in 42 rare languages; that number went up as the project grew, until finally we were doing 54 languages.
The first challenge was finding qualified linguists, and coordinating with different time zones. Many of the languages were based in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, which were on very different time zones than us. We worked nights with the linguists, and days with our clients.
Once we had the linguists, then came the difficulty of adapting all the languages to one standard phonetic system. Kwikpoint had a phonetic system, but couldn’t possibly spend their evenings on the phone for hours with each linguist working with them on adapting the phonetics.
So we innovated. Instead of having the client talking to the linguist to hear them sound out the words, we had the linguists record the translations, and we sent the audio as emails to the client. It worked out beautifully, saving everyone time and money, and overcoming the hurdle of our geographic distance.
In fact, this system worked so well that since then, the recording procedure has been adapted by Kwikpoint for every one of their projects since, and we’ve been a frequent partner of theirs in expanding their services worldwide.
General Atomics had been a client of DML Translations for years, and in 2013, they came to us with a unique opportunity: they’d just sold their innovative drone technology, the Predator XP, to the United Arab Emirates, and had a 41-page Powerpoint translation on the drone’s inner workings to be translated into Arabic for their clients.
Given how new drone technology itself was at the time, the Arabic translations were especially challenging. One of the challenges with technical translations is when the technology is so new that the words haven’t even been invented in the target language!
Our team was already strong on working with technology. We took the time to learn in-depth about the technology, working with the new terms, and collaborated closely with the client. Our team invented new words to adapt drone terminology into Arabic, keeping it accurate and comprehensible, so as to facilitate smooth communication between buyer and seller.
DML’s work contributed to a global partnership that has continued to this day. In early 2015, the UAE bought its third American-made defense system, again from General Atomics.
Helen Di started DML Translations in 1996. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the translation industry to the business. After receiving her MBA in International Marketing from CUNY, she joined an investment firm as a consultant on joint ventures between U.S. and foreign companies.
Helen brings to her clients a rare combination of translation experience and business know-how. This enables her to thoroughly understand the issues you face in your translation projects. Her unique background and attentiveness to clients’ needs has resulted in the company’s longevity and success.
She speaks fluent Chinese and English, along with Japanese and French.
Dan began with DML Translations as an account manager in 2007. He holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology & Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and a Master’s in Journalism from New York University. Thorough experience in sales, fundraising and advocacy have given him excellent skills in communication, which he uses to help build DML Translations’ capabilities along with its client list.
Dan speaks Spanish fluently and has studied Latin and Italian as well.