Donnelley Language Solutions, Now Part of SDL

New York office

Our History

Created in 1989 as a specialized niche division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Language Solutions initially served the multilingual needs of the company’s financial clients.

Over the years, we grew organically, operating 24/7 across 4 continents and delivering comprehensive localization services to highly regulated industries including Finance, Institutional, Legal, Corporate Communications and Life Sciences. The acquisition of the communication services provider Bowne in 2010 allowed us to double our workforce and pushed us further into the global scene.

Our success was driven by factors that set us apart from the competition – a commitment to delivering outstanding customer experience, and a world-class team of accredited linguists who have passed our strict recruitment processes.

Our Commitment to Quality

To establish our commitment to quality, we achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2012 and now hold ISO 9001:2015 certification. Excellent quality requires the corresponding technology, so in 2014 we acquired the market-leading Translation Management System, from MultiCorpora.  We also repackaged our web localization offering with the launch of SDL MultiTrans.

In 2016, the Language Solutions division became part of a newly independent company, Donnelley Financial Solutions, after its spin-off from R.R. Donnelley. This allowed us to invest further in R&D for our proprietary technology while continuing to focus on our clients’ needs. Today, we’re a multinational language services company with more than 6,000 specialized and accredited linguists. Every day, we create, localize and harmonize multilingual content for enterprise clients worldwide.

As leading translation specialists and technology providers, we support local and global corporations in building their entire multilingual communication chains.

Thanks to our tailored solutions, global teams of expert linguists and innovative technology, we can translate, create, localize and manage your content in over 190 languages in any format.

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With 30 years experience and 59 offices around the globe, we’ve got the operational capabilities and technologies to help you reach your global audiences.


We've got 30 years of industry-leading expertise and partner with global brands to deliver superior quality translations.


Quality is the cornerstone of everything we do. We are committed to excellence across every aspect of our service.


We leverage the array of backgrounds and cultural knowledge of our employees to maximize our clients’ multilingual needs.


Our language expertise and technologies will help you deliver more value to your global audiences.