Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC

Welcome to Ethiostar Localization and Translation PLC – your trusted partner for language solutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and beyond. Established in 2020, we take great pride in being a professional multi-language vendor (MLV) comprising a team of qualified translators, localization experts, lexicographers, proofreaders, copywriters, transcreators, application software developers, digital marketers, computer programmers, and dedicated office and support staff. Together, we form a dynamic and talented workforce essential for the day-to-day operations of our company.

As of January 2023, we are delighted to announce that Ethiostar has achieved two prestigious certifications: ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015. These esteemed certifications reflect our unwavering commitment to providing high-quality language services that adhere to the highest international standards.

Furthermore, we are proud to be members of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) in the UK and the American Translators Association (ATA), a testament to our dedication to continuous improvement and staying connected to the global language industry.

Our vision extends far beyond Ethiopia’s borders. We aspire to establish branch offices in Asmara, Eritrea; Khartoum, Sudan; Juba, South Sudan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Djibouti, interconnecting the rich cultures and languages of the Horn of Africa. Through these efforts, we aim to contribute to the preservation, research, data collection, and development of the precious languages and cultures of the region.

At Ethiostar, we are deeply committed to becoming renowned for providing high-quality, professional, and reliable translation services throughout the Horn of Africa and across the continent. Our goal is to be recognized as the leading language service provider, offering a wide gamut of translation expertise, resources, and services to our valued customers.

Inspired by a shared pursuit of excellence, we work collaboratively as partners, united by our passion for language and communication. As pioneers in introducing localization services to Ethiopia, we understand the importance of establishing robust processes that prioritize accuracy, cultural nuance, and customer satisfaction.

Join us on this journey of language and culture, where we empower businesses, academia, and individuals to bridge gaps and reach new heights. At Ethiostar, your translation needs are our priority, and we are committed to your success.

Discover the power of language with Ethiostar Localization and Translation PLC.

Why do you need to choose us? What makes us different?

Our Translators

  • Rigorous qualification and vetting process ensure top-notch translators for your projects, demonstrating our commitment to excellence.
  • 350+ native or near-native translators based in key locations, including Addis Ababa, Assaita, Dire Dawa, Jigjiga, Hawassa, Jimma (Ethiopia), Nairobi (Kenya), and Kampala (Uganda), ensuring regional expertise and cultural understanding.
  • Ethiostar is an international company with language professionals from diverse backgrounds—Angolan, Eritrean, Ethiopian, French, Italian, Kenyan, Somali, Russian, and Ugandan—with exceptional academic credentials and a passion for promoting languages and cultures.
  • No room for bluffers and amateurs—only the best talents in the industry are part of our esteemed team.
  • We never outsource your work or take any commission. Our in-house translators, who are our dedicated freelance employees, led by our experienced Project Managers, work diligently on your projects, delivering outstanding results.
    Our Workflow Process and Customer Care

Ready to take the next step?

Contact us now to explore how we can exceed your language needs and unlock endless possibilities for your business!

Experience the Ethiostar Advantage:

Client-Focused Approach: We prioritize understanding your unique pain points and tailor our language solutions to address them effectively.
Our dedicated project managers work closely with you to ensure smooth communication, timely delivery, and a personalized experience throughout your project.

Cultural Sensitivity: Ethiostar’s team of language experts deeply respect and understand the intricacies of various cultures and languages.
We ensure your content resonates with your target audience, making your message clear and culturally appropriate.

Quality Assurance: Our commitment to excellence extends beyond words. We have a stringent quality assurance process to guarantee accurate, error-free translations.
Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we won’t rest until your project meets the highest standards.

Expertise in Various Industries: Ethiostar caters to diverse industries, including legal, medical, technical, marketing, academic, and more.
We have the expertise to handle complex terminology and industry-specific jargon with ease and precision.

Global Reach: With our extensive network of native translators, we cover a wide range of languages from the Horn of Africa to other parts of the world.
Ethiostar is your gateway to seamless communication across borders and continents.

Cutting-Edge Technology: Embracing innovation, we leverage state-of-the-art translation tools and software to enhance accuracy, efficiency, and consistency.
Our technology-driven approach streamlines the process, ensuring swift delivery without compromising on quality.

Social Impact: By choosing Ethiostar, you contribute to our commitment to social responsibility. A percentage of our profits goes towards language preservation, education, and community development initiatives.
Your success is our success, and we take pride in being the catalyst for your global ventures. Trust Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC to bridge the language gap, connect with new markets, and elevate your brand to new heights.

Our work flow process and customer care

  • Comprehensive 1-stop localization services tailored to your needs: TEP (Translation, Editing, Proofreading), DTP (Desktop Publishing), voiceover, scripting, subtitling, trans-creation, dubbing, data collection, analysis on target language and local nuances, software development, graphic designing, bug fixing, and troubleshooting.
  • 5-star grade translation quality achieved through an efficient and scientific translation process, professional project management, and a stringent TEP procedure involving area content experts.
  • A comprehensive and strict QA (Quality Assessment) process and system, ensuring flawless outcomes.
  • Transparent and traceable translation process, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way.
  • Our commitment to quality is backed by a money-back guarantee and self-imposed penalties and compensation schemes for any pitfalls or errors we might make.
  • We value our regular customers with a variety of discounts and promotional offers to show our appreciation.
  • Our team is available around the clock, seven days a week, ready to work under pressure to meet your urgent deadlines.
  • Going the extra mile for our clients, we happily provide free additional services to accommodate your specific requirements.
  • Our attentive and humble customer care personnel are always there to assist you and address any concerns you may have

At Ethiostar we understand your language needs and the importance of delivering accurate and culturally sensitive translations

With our exceptional team, comprehensive services, and customer-centric approach, we are here to make your language journey seamless and successful. Choose Ethiostar and experience the difference

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Meet our Team

Brook Beyene
Alamin Abdu
Webmaster & IT Manager
Tesfaye Fikadu
Projects Account Manager
Blen Daniel
Project Manager
Dereje Begashaw
Bethlehem Wasse
Digital Marketing
Tsion Yeshigeta
Our Technologies

We have always stood apart from our competitors due to our capacity to integrate technology (i.e. CAT Tools) into the translation process. Depending on the scope of work and the demand of our customers, we can use the following Computer-Assisted Translation Tools (CAT tools):

I. Translation and Translation Memory tools
III. Dictionary Makers
II. Localization Tools

Some of our major clients to whom we already rendered services

Nationalities of Ethiostar Translators and Employees