We give you confidence to do business in any language.

We source, create, and deliver translations, technical documentation, interpretation, and bilingual testing across industries as diverse as telecommunications, food & beverage, skin care & cosmetics, life sciences, manufacturing, marketing, and corporate communications.

Our promise to you:

We are a proud Women Business Enterprise and a member of the American Translators Association.

Yvonne Stegall, Founder & CEO

With a passion for people, language and culture, Yvonne found her ideal niche in the language industry. Being bilingual at a young age came naturally as she grew up in Germany as the child of an American father and a German mother. Yvonne earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology at the University of North Carolina. After travels throughout Europe, she returned to the U.S. to begin her career in languages. Her in depth knowledge of the localization industry was successfully honed before she founded TransNation Translations, Inc. in the spring of 2002.

Joe Knight,
Project Manager

Joe was born in Dallas and developed an interest in foreign languages as a college student. He studied Spanish and business in both Spain and Mexico. After working in localization in the Bay Area for two years, he relocated back to Dallas and found a home at TransNation. Joe has extenvsive experience in the life sciences industry and enjoys working on complex, multilingual projects. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and volunteering.

Carl Slaton,
Senior Technical Writer

For over 20 years, Carl has designed, created, and published business proposals, financial documents, and presentations for major consulting firms. Previously, he managed the creation of business training materials in 18 languages. At TransNation, he is proud to be part of the Technical Writing team. After work, Carl enjoys composing music, home improvement, and reading.

Michael Ward,
General Manager & Director of Business Development

Michael has been working in the language services industry for more than 10 years. Before joining the TransNation team, he worked with two start-ups in the closed captioning and subtitling field. He is a member of the Society for Technical Communication. He has a BA in history and an MS in international political economy.

Marissa Wikes,
Project Coordinator

Marissa is deeply committed to improving cross-cultural communications among different populations. She is excited to be using the skills she has gained as an international teacher, administrative professional and editor to help manage projects in the language services industry. Marissa holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Sweet Briar College and recently earned a certificate in Translation from the NYU School of Professional Studies. Her interests include Mexican art, photography and serving her community.

Lacey Corbin,
Project Coordinator (Technical Writing)

Lacey has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Texas Woman’s University and a Master’s degree in Technical Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She loves working as a technical writer and focuses on writing English for translation. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and hang out with her German Shepherd Archer.

Jason Twardowski,
Technical Writer

Jason has been a technical writer in telecommunications for nearly a decade. Having a background in technical procedures and organizational processes, he is always looking to improve on efficiencies. At the same time, he enjoys collaborative projects with clients and colleagues alike. Outside of work, Jason challenges himself with travel, language, cinema, and long-distance running.

Paula Delgado,
Senior Project Manager

Born and raised in Colombia (not Columbia), Paula holds a BS in communications from the Pontifical Xavierian University. She moved to the U.S. in 2001, and has since then been involved in the language business as part of her continuous obsession with protecting the correct use of her language. She has an advertising and linguistics background and proudly joined TransNation in 2009.

Kassandra Magaña,
Office Manager

Kassandra was born in Dallas and raised in both the U.S. and Mexico City. Being exposed to two different languages as a child influenced her to find a passion for the study of foreign languages and cultures – leading her to graduate with honors from the University of North Texas with a BA in Spanish literature and a minor in Japanese.