We give our clients the 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 language and culture, Yvonne found her ideal niche in the language industry. Being bilingual at a young age was natural 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 found her true calling was for people, cultures and travel. Her in depth knowledge of the localization industry was successfully honed before she founded TransNation Translations, Inc. in the spring of 2002.

Sonja Olson,
Project Manager

Sonja has been working in translation this entire millennium, and has loved every minute of it. She particularly enjoys working with clients on complex projects that require a consultative approach to execute. After work, she enjoys reading, cooking, a variety of arts and crafts, and the company of her basset hound, Melanie.

Adele Pool,
Officer Manager

Adèle considers herself a multilingual, global citizen. She was born and raised in South Africa and attended school in Europe. Experiencing life on three continents has greatly influenced her cultural awareness and inspired her to work in the multicultural and foreign language-based industry. She was TransNation’s first official employee and has been with the company since 2005.

Joe Knight,
Project Manager

Joe was born in Dallas and developed an interest in foreign languages as a college student, where 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 extensive 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. When not creating an environment of dread and doom at our office, he spends time with his evil dog Sophie.

Susan Smith,
Senior Project Manager

For the last 20 years, Susan has enjoyed working as a Project Manager in both publishing and translation. Susan manages TransNation’s growth and success in the lovely “weird” city of Austin. When not solving project puzzles, she likes to spend time with her four grandsons, swimming, hiking and cooking.

Kassandra Magaña,
Project 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 Spanish literature and a minor in Japanese.

Wendy Berkeley,
Project Coordinator (Technical Writing)

Wendy has over 20 years of technical writing experience. Her writing experience began with banking software with banking software. She is currently creating and writing user guides for wireless telecommunication devices. While she is not enjoying creating useful documentation, she enjoys gardening and playing with her two puppies.

Michael Ward,
Director of Business Development & General Manager

Michael has been working in the language services industry for more than 10 years. Before joining the team here, 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.

Paula Delgado,
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.

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’s 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.

Bill Hutchins,
Technical Writer

Bill started his career as a computer programmer, moved on to quality assurance, and then became a Documentation Department Manager. Since then, he has worked as a technical writer for several well-known companies in the Dallas area.