Get a Hold of your Global Contract Translation Process for Improved Accuracy, Quality and Fast Delivery

Chanin Ballance, President & CEO, VIA, Inc., USA

As businesses grow their global footprint, the demand for fast, accurate, low-cost translation is mounting. With pressure coming from stakeholders to increase cross-border transactions in developing countries, legal spend is on the rise and the need for multilingual contracts, forms, M&A, litigation and other legal documents is rapidly growing. But, inaccurate contract translation can create potential threats and serious consequences both to the client and the business, which means that precise legal translation is absolutely mission-critical. In addition, with translations piling up and pressure rising, failing to establish a structure to handle the scale or process can result in redundancy, inefficiency and inconsistency.

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USA Management General October 2013 Vol. 7, No. 25, Autumn 2013

Chanin Ballance

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Chanin Ballance, CEO, VIA brings years of experience in technology, business management and marketing to her role as CEO at VIA. She has spearheaded VIA’s constant advance into new technological landscapes, from mobile training solutions, machine and hybrid translation to customized multilingual product launches in 32 countries. Prior to VIA, Chanin co-founded The Language Company, a language and cross-cultural training school and translation service, where she was responsible for general management and finance, before selling the school to Berlitz. Chanin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Marylhurst College and completed graduate work in Biochemistry at Portland State University. She also completed executive management studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chanin has studied five foreign languages and has sat on the board of the American Marketing Association and Starve Ups, a non-profit entrepreneur group. She is an active member of YPO and WBENC, and has also been published in prominent industry publications like Compliance & Ethics Professional, Chief Learning Officer, Inside Healthcare, Inc. Magazine and more.

VIA, Inc.

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VIA helps companies to create, culturally align and monitor global content across people, channels and geographies, delivering normally disparate activities such as eLearning, translation and community insights under one umbrella. VIA’s specialized legal division provides accurate legal translation and award-winning web, game-based and mobile training solutions for global organizations. With a global network of over 5,000 legal translators, bilingual attorneys, instructional designers and engineers, VIA Legal uses its in-depth legal industry knowledge, legal specific process, experience and scalability to seamlessly partner with in-house legal departments of large multinational corporations, including Cisco, HP, Intel, Expedia, Nike, St. Jude Medical and more. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit www.viadelivers.com or call 503-243-2007.

USA Management General October 2013 Vol. 7, No. 25, Autumn 2013