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Theodora Landgren
Works at A2Z Global
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Founder and Managing Director of A2Z Global, a language translation and localization company.
Introduction
Established: A2Z Global's founder has created a forward thinking highly energetic language services company with a seasoned staff with 30 years experience. Most have worked in the industry since before the word 'localization' was coined back in the mid 80s.

Company: A2Z is a global leader in localization and foreign language translation specializing in managing and producing high volume technical translations for the information technology, medical, aerospace, defense, and telecommunication industries. A full service agency with a highly skilled staff with 30 years of experience in localization; A2Z Global's unique organization structure affords clients native fluent translations with native-speaking professionals coordinated through one of our affiliates around the world. Most defense work is produced exclusively in the USA. Benefits to our customers include flexibility, speed and efficiency.

Using the latest terminology and translation tools to eliminate redundancy an insure consistency, A2Z offers customer-specific solutions that continually improve the process while reducing costs and time-to-market. With Careful planning, project management, and stringent controls, A2Z is able to offer high quality translations and quick turnaround at reasonable prices with -- guaranteed customer satisfaction.

Accomplishments
  • Start-up, growth and management of a large staff in an internationally recognized translation company.
  • Involvement with MT since 1960, and the beginning of commercial MT systems.
  • Creation and implementation of a college curriculum for training translators to be integrated into the company for their practical training through Felicia college.
  • Participation in L.I.S.A. since its inception, including serving on the Executive Committee
  • Participation in the creation of QA processes for the industry
  • Committee participation in the creation of standard costing mechanisms
  • Re-engineering many software products that were not ready for I18N
  • Managing and producing high quality localized products for hundreds of companies worldwide
  • Delivered final software with ECNs incorporated 24 hours before a major computer manufacturer cut their golden masters in 22 languages simultaneously. Saved the company approx. 20% using our tools compared to their previous methodology
  • Owner is a substantial shareholder in an MT development company

Bragging rights
Employees: The A2Z staff is comprised of over 22 full time management and engineering professionals plus over 500 full time and external translators and project managers. From Linguists to Engineers, they are the 'cream off the top'.
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