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Welcome Luize Smite

We are pleased to welcome Luize Smite to CETRA.  Luize is a translation project manager in our Limerick, Ireland office. Luize speaks five languages, and earned her BA in Applied Languages in Japanese, Spanish and German at the University of Limerick. Her Bachelor’s thesis examined the cognitive effects of bilingualism. Luize was previously a project […]

Happy Lunar New Year 2019

We wish our friends, family, neighbors, clients, linguists and other colleagues across Asia a Happy Lunar New Year 2019! Lunar New Year officially falls on Tuesday, February 5 this year, and it is the year of the pig, which is considered to be a symbol of wealth and fortune.  For much of Asia, the lunar […]

CETRA Peer Applause

Teamwork.  Thoughtful.  Humor.  Helpful.  These are some of the words that our staff have used to describe their peers at CETRA. The descriptions were part of CETRA’s Peer Applause program, which was designed as an internal way to recognize the efforts and contributions of CETRA staff.  Each month, an internal committee would select a CETRA […]

CETRA Turns 21

CETRA celebrated 21 years of serving clients around the world this month. Jiri Stejskal founded the company to provide language support for litigation between a Czech bank and a US software provider, and for the first five years the company was called Central European Translations to reflect its focus on the languages of Central Europe. […]

Three Lessons from a Start-Up

CETRA’s President and CEO, Jiri Stejskal, discusses his methodical approach to starting a start-up and CETRA’s specialization in the market research industry as a guest blogger in GALA‘s “If I knew then…” series. The blog, “Three Lessons from a Start-Up that Took Forever to Start,” comes on the eve of CETRA’s 21st Anniversary on March […]

CETRA Rides City to Shore 2017 to Benefit National MS Society

A team of riders from CETRA participated in the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2017 in Philadelphia and New Jersey to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  It is the tenth year in a row that CETRA has organized a team of cyclists for the annual ride. The team has  raised $3,000 to date […]

CETRA Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

CETRA Language Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been recertified under the ISO 9001:2008 international quality management standard.  CETRA is one of the few language service providers in the United States to hold this prestigious certification. The requirements for ISO 9001:2008 certification include having a Quality Management System (QMS) that consistently meets or […]

CETRA Welcomes Laura Lee to APAC Office

CETRA is proud to announce the addition of its newest project manager, HyeSeung (Laura) Lee, to its Seoul, Korea office team. Laura is tri-lingual and brings a wealth of experience in the localization, nonprofit, and retail sectors to the company. Prior to CETRA, Laura was a project manager at a Seoul-based localization agency for three […]

CETRA Deploys New Resource Portal for Linguists

CETRA recently unveiled a new portal designed specifically for linguists in its Plunet business management system. The rollout of the Resource Portal comes at the same time that CETRA optimized its business management system by updating to the latest version of Plunet. The Resource Portal, which was rolled out in several waves over the course […]

CETRA Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Award Winner

Jiri Stejskal, President and CEO of CETRA Language Solutions, is pleased to announce that CETRA has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the US Chamber of Commerce for the sixth consecutive time. CETRA was recognized for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs […]