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International Translation Bureau (ITB) began business as Asian Translations, Inc. in 1996. Its founder and CEO, Sokunthea (Sue) Leng, is a native of Cambodia. As it is with many start up enterprises, Sue ran the business from her home in Champlin, a Twin Cities suburb, for the first four months. Its primary focus was Asian languages, helping Minnesota businesses and government agencies communicate with a formidable wave of Asian and Pacific Island immigrants. Spanish and Somali languages soon broadened that focus, and Asian Translations "moved out of the house" to a suite of offices in Minneapolis.

Evolving into a full service agency covering more languages, and with an increasing demand for its services, Asian Translations, Inc. has more than doubled the size of its suite of offices, and has taken a new name to better reflect the breadth of its operations--International Translation Bureau.



ITB offers a broad range of translating, interpreting, and training services to industries, businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies around the world. We offer support in all the major languages, plus over a hundred more, with a full-time staff and worldwide network of contracted associates who are college-educated, native-speaking, experienced professionals ready to assist you with an effective solution to a linguistic or cultural challenge.

Our staff of accredited, subject-specialized translators deliver document translations culturally developed for your target audience's acceptance. Our in-house computer and graphic specialists provide typesetting and layout to your specifications for a press-ready document or other format you request, including website design.

ITB provides consecutive or simultaneous culturally sensitive interpreting to facilitate communication for a variety of settings and situations, from one to one exchanges, to meetings, assemblies, and conventions. ITB has conference equipment for your large meetings and tours.

We offer training seminars that educate businesses and organizations about the cultures of the increasing population of immigrants among their employees, clients and customers.

ITB will help you set up your company connections overseas. We will prepare your company representatives, coaching them in the ethnic and cultural customs that will be encountered, and the appropriate business etiquette to be used.




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