Improving Global Communications Since 1987
Proven results – With a global reach, Rapport International provides high-quality, culturally relevant multilingual communications – written translation, spoken interpretation, and global marketing strategy services –designed to connect you with your target audience.
A History of Rapport International
Rapport International began as a small translation company in 1987, founded on meaningful relationships, many of which endure to this day.
In 2004, the company found a new owner in Wendy MacKenzie Pease, a global marketing expert and cultural wordsmith. Having lived in Taiwan, Mexico, and the Philippines prior to settling in the US, Wendy had been searching for a company that would feed her passion for promoting and supporting multilingual marketing and communications while balancing family life... Rapport International was the perfect fit. Wendy nurtured client relations while building a diverse team focused on continual quality improvement and cost and time efficiencies. Within three years the business had tripled its revenue, launched its website, and landed new business with brand-name clients.
In 2015, inspired by 10 years of steady growth, the company expanded its offerings to include interpreting services via the acquisition of Nebraska-based ICI International. Since, Rapport International has attained thought leadership status within the industry as a result of its popular The Global Marketing Show podcast and the 2021 publication of Wendy’s book, The Language of Global Marketing: Translate your Domestic Strategies into International Sales and Profits.
In 2022, the company was awarded the prestigious “E Award” for Export Service from the US Department of Commerce, the highest recognition a US entity can receive for its contribution toward the expansion of US exports.
Our commitment to providing superior service is in our DNA. We live and breathe our Mission, Vision, and Values every day and within every interaction, internally and externally, because we believe that accurate, sensitive communication can bring people together and make the world a better place for all its citizens.
To unite people across languages and cultures.
Connecting people for a peaceful and prosperous world.
- Connect – Uniting people through clear communication.
- Understand –We take the time to learn about your business and are invested in your success.
- Deliver – Services on-budget and on-time, every time.
- Quality – Our top priority, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Award Winning Translation and Interpreting Services
The Rapport International
Wendy is the leader of the pack. She is the driving force behind Rapport International with expertise in communications and a passion for connecting people around the world. ...
Wendy is the leader of the pack. She is the driving force behind Rapport International with expertise in communications and a passion for connecting people around the world. Her background in international relations extends from having majored in foreign service, working in several international and global marketing roles and spending years living abroad. Wendy loves connecting people through networks and has a fondness for languages and cultures which she feeds with frequent travels to places near and far. Wendy is passionate about her work and enjoys figuring out with clients the best ways to handle their communications process to ensure the highest quality outcomes.
Favorite Language Quote: “Knowing only one language is like living in a mansion and never leaving one room.” – Unknown
In her own words: “Diversity adds flavor to life.”
Most interesting thing learned on the job: “It’s so much more fulfilling to work with a good team rather than alone.”
Linda is a born leader and relationship builder. She has been building lasting relationships with Rapport International clients and linguists for over 10 years. Linda’s ...
Linda is a born leader and relationship builder. She has been building lasting relationships with Rapport International clients and linguists for over 10 years. Linda’s previous leadership experience is extensive and includes supervision, project management and implementation and oversight of all types and scopes of projects. Her knowledge of Rapport International’s business and clients is unsurpassed. She tackles every task with organization, efficiency, and determination. From start to completion, she ensures that your services are delivered on time and within budget. Hard-working and tenacious, Linda’s guidance and vision lead Rapport International in soaring to new heights of service delivery, communication and customer service.
Favorite Language Quote: “Your words – any language.” – Rapport International (because, as she says, “That about sums it up!”)
In her own words: “I learn something new every day.”
Most interesting thing learned on the job: “Bi-lingual employees of clients aren’t the best option for editing translations for company materials. Translators are trained and skilled in their fields of expertise and trusting someone who isn’t qualified to do such work will result in errors and wasted time.”
Lisa is a creative powerhouse. Whether she is producing custom infographics, visual presentations, writing content or making homemade gifts, she is always designing and ...
Lisa is a creative powerhouse. Whether she is producing custom infographics, visual presentations, writing content or making homemade gifts, she is always designing and creating something new. Her professional experience is as varied as her creative pursuits. She’s worked in scheduling, administration, human resources, personal fitness and now marketing. At the heart of every position has been her love of details, and of coming up with a new way to delight her customers, bosses and peers. Lisa is passionate about marketing and she looks forward to taking Rapport International to the next level with her organization, creativity and technical skills.
Favorite Language Quote: ❝If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.❞ ‒ Doug Larson
In her own words: “Always give your best effort, that’s all I can ask.”
Most interesting thing learned on the job: “You don’t need to be together physically in a single location to work as a team, and succeed as a team.”
DJ is a numbers guy. With a strong attention to detail and an innate ability to analyze numbers and trends, he helps Rapport International plan ahead and succeed through all ...
DJ is a numbers guy. With a strong attention to detail and an innate ability to analyze numbers and trends, he helps Rapport International plan ahead and succeed through all types of situations. DJ has worked in Finance for over 11 years and has been working with Rapport International since 2013. DJ has a talent for numbers and he will continue to lead Rapport International to success.
Favorite Language Quote: ❝Every culture has contributed to math just as it has contributed to literature. It's a universal language; numbers belong to everyone.❞ ‒ Daniel Tammet
Multilingual Communication Services to Meet Your Needs
“I need a reliable multilingual communications partner.”
We build relationships and partnerships with companies at any phase of their multilingual communications journey. Whether you are a global brand, a small- or medium-sized business exploring a new global market, a local business looking to hire and retain talented employees who speak another language, or a US organization who needs to communicate with a local, non- or limited-English speaking community, we provide culturally relevant, reliable, and accurate translations and interpretations to help you reach your goals and maximize your ROI.
Translation & Localization
Guaranteed high-quality translation and localization services for the written word in over 200 languages.
Industry-trained, experienced interpreters for the spoken word in person, online, on the phone, or over video.
Research, testing, and translation of your messaging, with the precision and cultural understanding your brand deserves.
Services for recruiting and communicating with a multicultural workforce.
Want to join our team?
Rapport International is a fast-growing language interpretation and translation company. Our team is dedicated, collaborative, and focused on client service. We have immediate openings for the following positions:
- TRANSLATORS - Any location
- Boston/New England area
- Omaha/Lincoln, Nebraska
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