Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PLG Welcomes Laura Mortier

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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!

French translations continue to be in demand because of Canada French language law

Bilingual stop sign in Canada

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.

For more information about our French translation services, please visit

For more information about our Canadian and Mexican Compliance services, please visit the url's below:

Canadian Compliance
Mexican Compliance

Client Spotlight: Masuda Funai

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.

For more information on Masuda Funai, please visit their website at

For more information on our certificate translation services, please visit 

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