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Orion Assessments certifies first Canadian firm, BG Communications International, to ISO 18587 Post Editing of Machine Translation Output

TORONTO, ON, May 30, 2018 – Orion Assessment Services has officially become the first assessment service provider in Canada to certify a translation firm to the recently published ISO 18587 standard. This milestone means Montreal’s BG Communications International is the first and only language translation firm in Canada certified for human post-editing of machine translation output to the ISO standard. 

“As the world chair of the ISO TC37/SC5, I was fully aware of the need for a worldwide standard for machine translation post-editing. When ISO 18587 was released, it was important to certify my firm,” said Maryse Benhoff, President and Principal Owner of BG Communications International. “Naturally, I contacted Orion. Nobody in North America knows language standards like they do. Their depth and breadth of experience in language and translation standards is unmatched.”

Orion Assessment Services is North America’s only independent accredited certification body that specializes in the language sector by certifying all the key translation and language service standards. In addition to certifying language service providers to the ISO 18587 Machine Translation standard, Orion certifies to the ISO 17100 Translation Standard and ISO 13611 Community Interpreting Services; CGSB 131.10 Canadian Translation Standard and NSGCIS Community Interpreting Services; the US-recognized ASTM F2575-14 Standard Guide for Quality Assurance in Translationand ASTM F2089-15 Standard Practice for Language Interpreting; plus ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. Orion’s diversified scope allows them to certify translation firms to multiple standards at once, saving money and time while raising the professional profile of the certified firm.

“I’m excited to have another language standard in our portfolio of services,” said David Huebel, President of Orion Assessment Services. “Working with Maryse and BG Communications has once again been an incredible experience. Maryse is a genuine leader in the translation sphere and her firm’s commitment to being the first yet again to certify to a language standard demonstrates their commitment to top-quality translation services.”

About Orion Assessment Services:

Orion Assessment Services is a privately owned and operated third-party standards auditing firm. The company implements audit programs to corporate, industry, international and internal standards. Orion’s audit team includes multi-lingual auditors across North America with expertise in virtually all industry sectors.

About BG Communications International:

BG Communications International is one of Canada’s leading language translation firms. The company houses 200 languages, offering their clients a veritable one-stop shop for their language needs by the extent of their services.

For further information:

David Huebel

President, Orion Assessment Services

647-497-7617 ext. 2002


Maryse Benhoff 

President, BG Communications International