Article on Transperfect in the Financial Times
Thread poster: RobinB

RobinB  Identity Verified
United States
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Apr 10, 2007

Yesterday's (9 April 2007) Financial Times contains a quite lengthy (half-page) profile of Liz Elting and Phil Shawe, the founders of Transperfect. We always said the company was an MBA project on speed, and here's the proof of the pudding.

An interesting insight into what motivated them to establish what's become one of the world's largest translation companies. Not very much on translating, though, or on the translators who actually generate the value in the first place...

The article is (currently) also available online at:


Olivier Vera
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Interesting Apr 10, 2007

Thank you Robin, interesting article - TP is one of my main clientsicon_smile.gif
As I was wondering whether they really are a world leader in the translation industry, I found this link:

Its shows the 20 biggest translation companies in the world (in 2005). Transperfect was #9 at the time.


RobinB  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:06
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Transperfect now in top 5 by revenue Apr 10, 2007


Don and Renato rated Transperfect no. 4 by revenue among the North American/European translation companies in 2006, and the largest privately held LSP:

(presumably L-3 has now dropped out of the list, but it could return if its appeal is upheld).



Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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I will close this topic now Apr 10, 2007

While your posting may certainly be of value or interest, rules are clear: no client discussions please.

Thanks for your understanding.

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