Global Language Solutions Achieves EN 15038:2006 Certification, the Quality Standard Designed for the Translation Industry by the European Committee for Standardization

Orange County, CA, January 19, 2010 --( Translation and interpreting company Global Language Solutions®, Inc. (GLS) has achieved EN 15038:2006 certification, the quality standard designed exclusively for the translation industry by the European Committee for Standardization in 2006. Certified companies with the European Standard EN 15038 are qualified to undertake translation work for the United Nations bodies and authorities, the European Union, and various international organizations and institutions.

Comments Silvie Peric, Global Language Solutions' Operations Manager: "In many ways, the certification is more important for assessing quality in the language services industry than ISO 9001 certification because it specifically defines basic requirements of services and quality of services for translation companies. As the first quality standard specifically geared towards translation providers, buyers of language services have an objective set of criteria for distinguishing and selecting vendors. We feel this certification is essential to our business and the localization industry."

To receive EN 15038 certification, GLS was audited by a third-party certifier for the Austrian Standards Institute, an internationally recognized, independent certifying organization. During the audit, a comprehensive review was conducted to identify the translators' qualifications and experiences, the extent of their compliance with quality control system, confidentiality of translated material, documentation processes, and retrieval of translations. The auditing firm did not find a single major nor minor systems nonconformity requiring correction prior to the issuance of certification.

The company also has ISO 9001:2008 certification, a comprehensive standard on quality management systems and practices established by the International Organization for Standardization.

"We are constantly striving to achieve the greatest level of quality for our clients," notes Peric. "We are proud to add this quality certification, especially one specific to the translation industry."

Visit or call +1-949-798-1400 for more information about GLS and its translation and interpreting services.

About Global Language Solutions®:
Global Language Solutions® (GLS) is a full-service ISO 9001:2000 certified translation company delivering solutions in over 100 languages to increase its clients' multicultural and international market share. GLS provides culturally and linguistically accurate document translations, website localization, multilingual typesetting/graphic design, conference interpreting, voice-overs, and more. The company's clients include leaders in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial, legal, manufacturing, marketing, and technology industries. GLS is a WBENC-certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) based in Orange County, California. For more information, visit or call +1-949-798-1400.

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