Donnelley Language Solutions Releases Book ‘Heroines of the Localization Industry’

NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 – Donnelley Language Solutions has released a book entitled “Heroines of the Localization Industry” in recognition of International Women’s Day.

The book aims to shed light on the forgotten women who actively contributed to the First World War efforts within the translation and localization industry.

The release comes on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom, and just a few months before the centenary of the end of World War I.

Author Alex Edwards said: “Women now dominate all areas of the localization industry and at different seniority levels, but we often forget who we have to thank for this progress which has helped our industry to flourish.

“We wanted to put a spotlight on those women who fell through the cracks of history and who inspired successive generations of working women, in the hope that their memory would reignite a sense of pride to inspire women in the localization industry today”.

Just one of the women uncovered in the book is Marguerite McArthur, whose life is scarcely documented, but who was instrumental to the Intelligence Department of the War Office within the Translation Bureau, shortly after it was created in 1915. Marguerite went on to act as the Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau – no mean feat for a woman in 1915 – and subsequently joined the Young Men’s Christian Association as a French teacher to Allied troops in 1918.

To download a free copy of the book visit the Donnelley Language Solutions website.

Donnelley Language Solutions wishes all its employees, clients, and partners a happy International Women’s Day.


About Donnelley Language Solutions

Donnelley Language Solutions has grown organically to become a leading global Language Services Provider operating 24/7 across 4 continents, delivering a comprehensive localization service portfolio supporting Life Sciences, Finance, Institutional, Legal and Corporate Communications.

Our team’s mission is to translate, create, localize and harmonize multilingual content using proprietary and market-leading technology. Our clients benefit from tailored solutions, dedicated employees, expert linguists and our expertise in international markets. Our teams deliver translation services partnering with our worldwide clients along the entire translation cycle, achieving quality, accuracy, speed, innovation, transparency, security, automation and cost reduction benefits.