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Owner and founder of Amicus TransTec Limited, helping:
- British exporters win international business
- Translation professionals sell more
- Language professionals gain competitive advantage with specialist translation technologies
Doug Lawrence is a sought-after international speaker with an engaging style that is energetic, informative, and based on almost 20 years in the translation industry; having held several international sale roles with leading translation companies and a translation tool vendor.
Mr. Lawrence is a passionate advocate for the professional translation industry, working to raise its profile and promote the value chain mentality in clients, translation companies, freelancers and educators.
Lawrence founded the UK’s leading independent translation technology consulting company, Amicus TransTec, in 2006. In 2007 Lawrence created the industry’s leading sales training programme Selling Translations™ which now consists of 20 courses and has been completed in various forms by over 1000 translation professionals from across the globe. Selling Translations™ has been approved by the UK ATC, UK ITI and ProZ.com.
When not delivering training or running Amicus TransTec, Lawrence works for the UK Government as an Export Communications Consultant for UK small and medium sized businesses, as well as being a sessional lecturer on the Master in Translation Studies at Aston University. He is also a Business Language Champion visiting schools and encouraging children to study languages. Lawrence is one of the UK's Principal Experts to ISO TC 37 and is a qualified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
Lawrence holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA. He lives in the UK with his wife and daughter and enjoys keeping fit with running, yoga and resistance training. He is a keen amateur linguist, learning a little of the language of each country he visits.
Specialties:Selling Translations (TM) training and consulting for translation service providers. Professional translation software sales, implementation, training, support and consulting. Localization, Localization. Multilingual CMS and Web. Systems integration. Translation Memory. BSI ISO/TC 37 Committee Member.