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Avantgarde Translactions beyond the word... delivering the message
  • "We rarely need a language services company, so use them sporadically. One particular bid opportunity arose with a short turn-around requiring the translation of an 80-page request for Proposal document from Spanish to English. We approached a couple of firms based near us, but none were willing to translate the document in such a short time frame. This was not the case with Avantgarde Translations. Their team turned around the translation over a weekend in order to give us time to review and prepare our proposal. A few days later, we were informed we won the bid. Avantgarde Translations proved its ability to respond, produce, and help us compete."
    — George Whittier, President, Fairbanks Morse Engine

About Us

Avantgarde Translations, Inc. was founded by sisters Memuna Williams and Isata Jones-Stanley. They developed an affinity for language and culture as their parents’ diplomatic careers took them around the world to live in several countries in Western Europe and Africa. Both eventually obtained Master of Art degrees in translation from Canadian universities. After pursuing separate careers in the Canadian and American translation industries, they partnered in 2004 to create Avantgarde Translations, Inc. Memuna manages the U.S. office and Isata, the Canadian office.

Isata and Memuna bring a combined 30 years of industry experience to Avantgarde Translations, including in-house experience at two of Canada’s most respected companies as well as senior level project management at translation agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Beyond the Word ... Delivering the Message