Translating is in our DNA

Language Department provides high-quality translation services in over 60 languages across the world,
in all major languages,as well as many lesser known ones.

We work hard to ensure your needs are met and your expectations are exceeded, every time.

Our Story

Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1994, Language Department has grown into an international language service provider with a community of experienced, loyal translation specialists serving many industries. After 10 years, we opened a second office in Barcelona – the perfect launchpad for our team to connect with clients from across Europe, and engage with emerging markets such as Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Our Vision

Translation services by native speakers who apply small business values to a global market. We provide unrivaled customer service, produce high-quality content for target audiences, and build trust and reputation with our trained translators to foster a loyal community of clients from around the world. Providing boutique-quality attention to detail, exceptional customer care and services tailored to your needs, we aim to be the largest small service provider in the world for every project.

Our Team

Our team of language experts have come together to provide the highest quality professional translation services, combining individual background knowledge to create a rich tapestry of experience spanning multiple industries and languages

Why Choose Us

Spanning 50 countries and fully supporting over 35 languages, we offer personalized service and global experience. No matter what language services you need, our team will make it happen with high-quality, reliable, culturally-accurate solutions, on budget and on time. Stay on budget with our ‘translate more, save more’ service, which makes it easy to keep projects affordable, while reaching target audiences more effectively.



Principal (co-founder) Paul has worked in the translation and language services industry for over 25 years, involving projects from basic diplomas to IMAX movies, subtitles to product packaging, web development and more. After living in LA for 14 years, he relocated to Barcelona where he launched the Language Department’s European branch. Over the years, Paul has personally casted and directed talent for on-camera hosts, produced a score of web sites, and managed languages well beyond the everyday need.


Head of Production (co-founder) Joan is a true problem solver that will complete any and all projects to perfection. Active in the publishing world since 1999 in Mexico, and 2001 in Barcelona, Joan began working as a publisher, editor and translator from English, Portuguese and Catalan into Spanish. Before joining Language Department, Joan studied Literature and Translation, specializing as a Project Manager in leading companies within the language and publishing industries.


Senior Project Manager Initially a Philosophy major, with a background in Film Production, Carolina took the not-so-traditional route to become a Project Manager at Language Department. Coming on board as an English/Spanish translator for a large client, Carolina was recognized for her excellent communication, out-of-the-box thinking and organizational skills, and offered the role of Project Manager, where she now oversees all direct communications with Language Departments clients and vendors.


Business Strategy Consultant Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned investor, and professional Industrial Engineer with over 20 years of top management experience. Having worked at Accenture and Sara Lee, he currently is both a partner and Managing Director of Immfly, a digital technology business company based on Barcelona, he is a long-distance runner in the business world who aims to make a successful, profitable growth journey in a (local) company on a global market.


Spanish Quality Manager and Project Manager Melissa Hernández is a Hispanic Literature graduate with a master’s degree in Mexican Literature. Her experience working as a journalist, copy editor, and writer, and her keen eye for linguistic, translation and cultural detail make Melissa one of our most skilled Project Managers.


Project Manager Aïda credits her cultural background for shaping the way she sees life and directing her towards her chosen academic path. She holds a degree and master’s degree in Foreign Languages, specializing in French. Her many travel experiences around the world have given her an appreciation of the culture that surrounds us and the importance of linguistic diversity, and, as such, the significance of communication. As an assistant project manager at Language Department, this is a philosophy she implements on a daily basis in her work facilitating communication through translation within various companies.