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Language Services Associates Continues European Expansion with New Hire at Redditch Headquarters
Maria Drinkwater is the Company’s Newest European Team Member


Horsham, Pa. (April 4, 2011) – Language Services Associates (LSA), a global language service provider offering a full suite of multicultural solutions, today announced its continued expansion into the European market with the appointment of a new job-role at its UK headquarters in Redditch, Worcestershire.  Maria Drinkwater, an experienced and talented Linguist fluent in five languages, will be responsible for managing the company’s sourcing efforts across key European countries with a focus on quality.

“Since LSA’s founding in 1991, the company has been committed to delivering cost-effective, high-quality translation, localization and interpreting services, backed by an unrivalled quality assurance process and cutting-edge technology solutions,” said Jonathan Potter, European Commercial Director, LSA.  “In her new role, Maria will be responsible for strengthening LSA’s commitment to improving quality by sourcing the most qualified and talented Linguists in Europe, for their respective markets.”

“Maria’s experience on both sides of the Interpreter/management interface is as unique as it is crucial,” Jonathan continues.  “Not only does she have a significant understanding of how Interpreters want to be valued and developed, but she will be a vital communication point for our key European languages, ensuring Interpreter excellence and customer satisfaction.”

This initiative embeds LSA’s core principals of sourcing, vetting and evaluating Interpreters, which have evolved greatly in the past few years, in the UK market directly.  As a result of the company’s rigorous QA process, LSA’s clients never have to doubt an Interpreter’s suitability, expertise, qualification level or security clearances.  And because LSA’s proprietary technology solutions have been designed to increase efficiency and productivity, clients will also benefit from significant cost savings.

LSA’s plan of sustainable growth will see additional staff recruited for its Redditch headquarters throughout 2011, while actively sourcing Independently Contracted Linguists across all major European locations.

About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing, education and publishing. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA promises to deliver innovative language-based solutions while consistently providing exceptional customer service support.

LSA is proud to offer all encompassing language and cultural services, including Translation and Localization, Interpreting by Telephone (IBT), Face-to-Face Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting. The company also offers INTERPRETALK® Mobile, a telephonic interpreting application for the iPhone and Android devices.

For more information on LSA, please call 0808 234 1917 or contact us online.