Laura is our in-house native French speaker, having grown up both in the Alps region of France and in the United States. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Focus in Graphic Design and a minor in French Studies from the University of Wisconsin. Laura will be primarily responsible for our French language projects, particularly those that deal with translations for Canada. In recent years, PLG has seen unprecedented growth in our French language translation services. French has quickly become a top language for PLG, along with Spanish, Chinese, German and Italian. PLG currently has project managers fluent in all of these languages.
PLG is proud of its newest team member. Welcome to PLG Laura!
The Official Language Act of 1974 made French the only
language of Quebec, and then replaced by the Charter of the French Language in
1997, which required French as the only language for advertising and education.
Simply put, any commercial signs, packaging, and public information had to be
in French. Certainly the law came without controversy but the law has also prompted
the rest of Canada to also require French to the public, at least to a certain
degree. Because of French language laws in Canada, many U.S. advertisers and
importers have seen a need for translating their English materials. This
includes product packaging, instruction manuals and booklets, marketing
pamphlets among others. As a result of this law, PLG continues to see a high
demand for French language translations. Many U.S. advertisers and manufacturers
that want to go into Canada cannot do without French translations. PLG’s focus
on providing its customer’s services tailored for Canada has positioned PLG as
a leader in French translations in North America.
PLG offers services in French language translation and
typesetting. It also offers a full service compliance review service for Canada
and Mexico and is currently working on developing its Chinese.
Masuda Funai, a corporate law firm specializing in global
affairs has partnered with PLG to provide translation services to their various
clients. These services include corporate contracts, immigration documents, visas,
diplomas and transcripts and other personal documents necessary for the corporate establishment in the United States. Languages include Spanish,
Slovakian, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, Slovenian, Korean, Japanese, Dutch and
German. Legal translations have formed a
growing portion of PLG’s service offering and Masuda Funai has been a key
player in expanding this.