Terra, an Argentinian-American language service provider based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has the honor of being included in the Slator 2020 Language Service Provider Index (LSPI) as a boutique translation company.
At larger firms, a highly bureaucratic company structure slows down processes and decision-making. In contrast, boutique firms such as Terra and their video game localization division, Terra Localizations, can work swiftly and nimbly across accounts, pivoting with the needs of their clients. A boutique structure allows the language service provider (LSP) to accommodate client needs and quickly provide them with a tailored solution; a flexibility that has proven invaluable to client satisfaction.
Boutique agencies cater to expert service within a specific language combination and industry, creating value for clients with specialist experience and individualized care that larger firms cannot support. The unmatched level of customer service is the largest benefit of choosing a boutique LSP. Thanks to a boutique agency’s size, clients are guaranteed a dedicated team of experienced professionals and have the opportunity to establish close and long-lasting relationships with their providers throughout the localization process. This allows for a more personalized and bespoke approach to translation and localization projects – a must when localizing projects to the satisfaction of gamers across the globe. One-on-one with expert talent are available to customers to ensure a successful outcome for every project.
Slator aims to help the language industry make sense of developing technologies, emerging trends, and funding news in our fast-changing marketplace. The annual index is an independently verified ranking of the world’s largest language service providers, translation agencies, localization providers, interpreting services providers, and language technology companies. The LSPI is an important resource for language industry stakeholders such as vendors, buyers, advisors, consultants, and investors and also provides language service providers insight into where they rank among competitors and colleagues.
As language service providers navigated the integration of machine learning with traditional translation tools, 2019 proved to be the year of transition and growth. In addition to “Super Agencies and Leaders” and “Challengers,” this year’s 2020 LSPI expanded to include a new group of “Boutique” translation companies. Overall, 2019 was a positive year for the industry, with double-digit growth for many language service providers.
Terra is a woman and Hispanic-owned global language services company specializing in English and Spanish translation. Terra Localizations specializes in video game localization with a focus on Spanish and the LATAM market. A Women-Owned Business (WBE) and Minority-Owned Business (MBE) Certification as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Terra consists of professional translators with more than 20 years of experience and collaborates with a team of 1,000+ translation professionals across the globe.