Localizers LLC

Proven track record of linguistic excellence.

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Our company

Localizers LLC is a privately held company with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1997 by linguists with a combined experience of 40 years, we have built a strong expertise working for companies in the software and hardware sector and are intimately familiar with the localization requirements typical for these industries.

In addition to our internal resources, we have access to a worldwide network of translators and other technical experts—both local and overseas—and can quickly assemble the perfect team for your projects.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is very simple: We believe that personal dedication to your project is essential in order to make your product successful in the international marketplace. We believe in long-term relationships with you, our customers, so you can leverage our experience over the entire lifecycle of your product. We get to know your product inside and out, and this expertise will be at your disposal when you release your next upgrade. Since you won't have to allocate precious resources to training, you'll reap considerable savings in time and money. Not to mention unmatched
consistency in terminology and style.

There are many translation and localization firms out there. Some are big—so big that they are slowed down by their own bureaucracy and cannot respond flexibly or quickly enough to your needs. Some are small—too small to offer the range of services and the languages you need. Localizers offers the best of both worlds: The versatility and scalability of a large vendor, and the focus and agility of a small company. We know what it takes to get the job done—today and tomorrow.
Our principals

Localizers LLC has two executive partners:
Sabine Hathaway and Gerhard Bock

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Sabine Hathaway

Sabine Hathaway has a graduate degree in Conference Interpretation from Universität des Saarlandes at Saarbrücken, Germany. She has worked as a freelance translator and in-house language specialist at a leading localization firm in Silicon Valley. 

At Localizers, Sabine is responsible for marketing and project planning. She manages the team of linguists, reviewers, testers and DTP specialists needed to make your project a success.

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Gerhard Bock

Gerhard Bock has an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA. He has worked as an in-house translator and project manager as well as a freelance translator in both Germany and the U.S. He has also taught graduate-level translation classes at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

At Localizers, Gerhard is responsible for the technical aspects of operations, including translation memory management, graphic and web design, and desktop publishing.

Our linguists

We feel it's not only important to cultivate relationships with our clients, it's equally important to cultivate relationships with our linguists. We carefully select the linguists we work with and we give them the support they need to perform at their best.

For you, this means a high degree of continuity because we always assign the same team of linguists to work on your projects. This removes many of the issues that cause project management headaches and results in the highest level of linguistic quality as well as terminological and stylistic consistency.

Since we focus on long-term relationships with our linguists and foster their sense of ownership, you get results you can count on.