WALTHAM, MA, January 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- January 21, 2014—Global language services provider Rubric has been named the recipient of The Donor Award in Translators without Borders' second annual Access to Knowledge Awards. As a Gold sponsor of Translators without Borders over the past three years, the company has helped the non-profit organization significantly increase its humanitarian work around the world—more than 14 million words have been translated pro bono for 250+ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Fair Start Europe and Enda Europe.
Translators without Borders' awards program is designed to celebrate volunteers, donors and other partners that equip people across the globe with a better understanding of vital information. Chosen by the non-profit's boards of directors and advisors, Rubric and its fellow award recipients have enabled Translators without Borders to grow its training and translation center in Nairobi, Kenya, pilot its Words of Relief crisis network and realize many other achievements.
For instance, Rubric has played a key role in working with Translators without Borders to improve Wikipedia's fundamental healthcare pages. The project, initiated by Wiki Project Med Foundation and Translators without Borders and connected through Healthcare Information For All by 2015, entails translating the 100 medical and health articles most viewed in English into simple English and then onto 100 languages. To date, nearly three million words have been delivered.
• "Without the financial donations as well as volunteered guidance and management support from Rubric, our successes over the past year especially would not have been possible," said Rebecca Petras, program director, Translators without Borders. "Rubric has been with us since we started in 2010; the company's commitment to our organization is unsurpassed. I am pleased to see Rubric nominated and then to win, affirming its dedication to furthering our mission of translating for humanity."
• "Every person deserves information in his or her own language. It has been a pleasure to extend our corporate vision and closely partner with Translators without Borders to empower people with clear and concise translations," said Françoise Henderson, CEO, Rubric. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with the non-profit through our advisory board and technical committee roles and to drive our joint mission forward."
• Learn more about the Rubric Experience and how the company has helped the technology, software, manufacturing, tourism, marketing, media publishing and other industries with their translation and localization needs.
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Founded in 1994, Rubric creates language solutions that speak directly to the hearts of customers. The company delivers high quality translation services that are customized to specific client and industry needs and leverages automation to streamline processes, providing the flexibility, on-demand scalability and project integrity to guarantee localization success. Rubric's services are delivered in 103 languages through an extensive network of independent translation professionals and software engineers. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the company has offices in San Jose, California, Waltham, Massachusetts and Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, visit http://www.rubric.com.
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