RedLine’s site now in Japanese

Thanks to the work of two of our Japanese translators, our site is now available in Japanese! The vast majority of Japanese speakers are in Japan, though of course there are immigrant and ex-pat communities in other countries, including the United States and Brazil. RedLine has done many translation projects from English into Japanese and […]

RedLine welcomes new project manager

In June 2015, RedLine hired Emily Smith as a project manager. A native of New Mexico, Emily has a multicultural background and training in French-to-English translation. Both of these attributes, along with excellent writing and speaking skills in two languages, made her the ideal RedLine candidate. Emily Smith, RedLine’s new project manager   When asked […]

RedLine’s website: jetzt auf Deutsch!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Kushinka (616) 855-4044 RedLine’s Website Now Available in German; German Stocks Up Sharply Company Translates Home and About Pages, Opens Doors to Transatlantic Commerce GRAND RAPIDS, M.I., June 23, 2015 — RedLine Language Services LLC has rolled out the German-language version of its website, bringing the site’s total number of […]

2015 Grand Rapids Triathlon race brochure

2015 Grand Rapids Triathlon: Race brochure Tris4Health, the organizer of the 2015 Grand Rapids Triathlon, asked RedLine once again to edit its race brochure. The working relationship between our organization and the Grand Rapids Triathlon goes back to 2012. The cover for the 2015 Grand Rapids Triathlon race brochure. (Click to enlarge.) Whenever we’re asked […]

The Ledyard Building: RedLine’s new location

The Ledyard Building: RedLine’s new downtown office The Ledyard Building is RedLine’s new home. Located at 125 Ottawa Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Ledyard Building is the city’s second oldest commercial building. It is owned by CWD Real Estate Investment and is home to multiple businesses, including economic development company The Right […]

Translation company brochure

The message matters, as we like to say at RedLine. That’s true for foreign languages as well. In fact, it may be especially so if we’re talking about Fortune 500 firms. According to research firm Common Sense Advisory, Fortune 500 companies that “augmented their translation budget were 1.5 times more likely than their Fortune 500 […]

RedLine celebrates first three years in business

RedLine: Our first three years in business April 6 marked RedLine’s third anniversary. As the company celebrates its first three years in business, I’m reminded of the high failure rate for new companies. Approximately 45% of all new companies fail before their third anniversary.† But thanks to our clients, translators, editors, and designers, we’re alive […]

RedLine’s 10 Most Popular Posts for 2013

Here they are, folks: RedLine’s 10 most popular posts for 2013. We ranked the following posts according to unique page views between January 1 and December 9 of this year. This means that some of the posts are from 2012 but are still generating significant traffic. Why the recap? Simple. You get a chance to […]

Climate resilience: A report from WMEAC

Climate resilience, as defined by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), is “the ability of a community to simultaneously balance ecological, economic, and social systems to maintain or increase quality of life in an uncertain, dynamic climate future.” WMEAC conducted research and interviews throughout 2013. On December 3, 2013, it presented the Grand Rapids […]

Powell River Translators Conference

Powell River Translators Conference From September 12–15, 2013, translators from around the world gathered in a small town 100 miles northwest of Vancouver. The purpose? To network, share expertise, and swap ideas at the Powell River Translators Conference. The Powell River Translators Conference was organized and hosted by Zuzana Kulhánková, an English-Czech translator. RedLine’s Matthew […]

Payment methods

Our clients have choices when it comes to paying their invoice. RedLine accepts payment by check, bank transfer, credit card, and PayPal. While the method of payment is largely determined by the client, we are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each method with our customers if they are flexible or want advice. […]

Why Good Copy Is Good Business: Insights and tips for effective business writing

Why Good Copy Is Good Business We’re pleased to announce the distribution of RedLine’s first white paper. The document, titled Why Good Copy Is Good Business: An Overview of Best Practices for Written Communications, is primarily for small business owners who write their own marketing materials (web copy, newsletters, brochures, etc.). The paper offers advice […]

RedLine’s January-February 2013 newsletter

RedLine gives a presentation on business writing and delivers multiple projects in French and Spanish. In January, RedLine principal Matthew Kushinka delivered a presentation on business writing to a group of Grand Rapids professionals. The presentation was adapted from our 2012 white paper Why Good Copy Is Good Business. UK-based designer Matt Hall of Jellyfish […]

New company flyer

We recently worked with Matt Hall of UK-based Jellyfish Design to produce a flyer for RedLine. We needed something that was visually pleasing and that presented information clearly. The result is clean and crisp—exactly what we were looking for. Thanks, Matt, for helping us with the visual component of our sales process!   Take a […]

November/December 2012 newsletter: the Multilingual Christmas Project

We’ve been working on multiple translation projects and blogging about holiday phrases and traditions from around the world. In addition, RedLine is planning a writing workshop for January. Read about the Russian New Year’s tradition of drinking ashes with champagne and the Colombian tradition of burning rag dolls to put the past to rest. Enjoy […]

RedLine’s September/October newsletter: Client testimonials and a dying Mexican language

We’ve been busy the last two months: several translation projects, a few writing projects, and, of course, our blog posts on language. Learn about the active voice, the last two speakers of a dying language, and which languages are the most difficult to learn. Also, check out our new Testimonials page (thank you, clients!).

RedLine’s August newsletter: SiftLogic, the London 2012 font, and reaching foreign markets

A Florida firm hires RedLine to write its web copy, our recent blog post goes “viral,” and an infographic demonstrates what it takes to reach customers in foreign markets.

RedLine’s July newsletter: Stephen Colbert / Jeff Bridges / Spanish site

RedLine unveils its Spanish-language site, blogs about Stephen Colbert and Jeff Bridges, and discusses client education.

RedLine’s June newsletter: the White House, G-8, and NATO

RedLine recently worked on some exciting editing projects as well as a race brochure for a local triathlon. We have also made several changes to our website to provide greater transparency to clients and improve visitors’ experience on our site. As always, you can share our monthly newsletter via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn by clicking […]

RedLine’s May newsletter: interview, recent projects, and social media

RedLine got some great publicity when BizWestMichigan interviewed company principal Matthew Kushinka. We also completed work on a four-month project for Michigan State University as well as on several editing and translation projects. Help us spread the word about RedLine! Share our monthly newsletter via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn by clicking the icons at the […]