Language & translation services for technical industries


Manufacturing   |   Engineering   |   Business
Aerospace   |   Defense   |   Automotive



CAD drawings · software · product sheets · manuals · contracts · presentations · proposals


SME Linguists
90+ Languages
Technical Content


HIPAA Compliant
200+ Languages
“At Will” Service Agreement


US Person Linguists


Linguist Placement
Program Management

Woman-Owned • Native American-Owned

8(a) • HUBZone • EDWOSB

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Why River?

River Linguistics provides human-powered translation services for businesses and individuals with needs both big and small. We specialize in technical translations, and leverage a variety of tools to optimize our services to your demands. We employ technology to enable our professional translators to work faster, easier and more cost effectively. This allows us to efficiently process a wide variety of file formats while keeping our prices competitive.

Service you can count on

Relationships are the foundation of our success. Responsiveness, dependability and expertise are at the core of the quality service that our clients deserve and expect.

…in the format you desire!

Whether MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, HTML, XML, .strings and more, we can efficiently translate content in any file format. Our translations are delivered back to you in the same format as the original, ready for print and distribution.

Industry-specific focus

Effectively conveying your message to a particular target audience requires subject matter expertise and first-hand knowledge of your industry. Our translators are strategically vetted based on their experiences and capabilities, and are matched to your subject matter with great care.

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“I love River Linguistics—these guys are a real pleasure to work with. As a newbie to managing translations in DITA, I have relied on their expert help to navigate the labyrinthine process of exporting and importing DITA-based technical manuals for localization in multiple languages—and they’re always willing to assist. It feels more like a partnership than a client/vendor relationship, all of us working together to get the job done. River is always on time, responsive to my needs, and ready to go that “extra mile” to ensure the highest standard of quality for the end product. I could not recommend them more highly!“ Kate Johnson

Technical Writer/Editor

Industry Focus

Aerospace, Defense & Automotive

River Linguistics serves some of the world’s largest and most respected aerospace, defense and automotive enterprises with ITAR- and EAR-compliant technical translation services. To ensure that our clients receive the highest-quality translation and related business services, we work only with translators who have prior training or experience with aerospace, defense and automotive subject matter and technical terminology.

Potomac River, Washington D.C.


River Linguistics, an SBA certified 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB and DoD IIP (Indian Incentive Program)-eligible small business, partners with government agencies at the federal, state and local levels to provide interpretation, document translation, transcription, graphics, linguist staffing, and more. Our wide range of vertical specialization enables River Linguistics to provide language services to all government-managed areas including Homeland Security, Healthcare, Energy, Labor, Finance, Agriculture, and others. 

Manufacturing & Engineering

River Linguistics serves some of the world’s largest and most respected industrial manufacturing & engineering enterprises. To ensure that our manufacturing clients receive the highest-quality translation and related business services, we have hundreds of translators that have prior training and/or experience with manufacturing subject matter and technical terminology. In addition to document translation, we also provide software localization, operator and user manuals, consecutive interpretation, transcription, staffing solutions, diversity and inclusion consulting, and typesetting and graphic services.

Law Enforcement

Leveraging our robust network of law enforcement subject matter experts, River Linguistics can easily translate and localize your training material in the areas of crime scene management, anti-corruption, anti-bribery, digital and physical forensics, ballistics and more. Trusted by the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) to translate their international training programs, River Linguistics understands the needs of international, federal and local law enforcement agencies and will treat your FOUO (For Official Use Only) or other specially-designated content with care.

Business & Technology

Business & technology firms trust River Linguistics to provide end-to-end solutions to successfully adapt their language projects for global distribution. Within our network of specialized linguists we have dozens of translators that have extensive experience working with highly technical subject matter and terminology. River Linguistics provides world-class business & technology services, including software localization, language testing, internationalization, document translation, desktop publishing, voiceover and subtitling, copy editing, globalization management system consulting and support, and website globalization.

Industries We Serve

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive

Content Specialties

  • Process Manuals
  • Product Manuals
  • Automation Software
  • CAD Drawings
  • Product Sheets
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Contracts

Core Competencies

  • Translation
  • Editing
  • Interpreting
  • Desktop Publishing
  • CAD Localization
  • Voiceover
  • Transcription
  • Captioning
  • Subtitling
  • Software Localization
  • ITAR Compliant Translations

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