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DTS was launched in 1973 as Duke Translation Services, the in-house translators for Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Since then, we have grown to become DTS Language Services, Inc. an high-volume medical translation company providing world translation service based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Our clients rely on our:

  • Convenient online quote, submission, and tracking portal
  • Quick translation services
  • Prompt, budget-friendly, all-inclusive quotes
  • Professional translation services
  • Reliability (over 95% on-time delivery track record)
  • Translation certificate services
  • Willingness to accommodate special requests
  • Affordable translation services
  • Personalized communication on your project status
  • Translation accuracy
  • Clean document formatting
  • Timely project completion (rush service available)

Duncan R. Shaw

Duncan R. Shaw is President of DTS Language Services, Inc. Duncan is proud to be leading DTS in its 42nd year of business, serving the pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare and life sciences fields.

Duncan began his career in translation with DTS in 1996, coming from GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park. After a series of promotions, he became co-owner of the company in 2005, and then sole owner in 2012. Duncan has personally managed more than 5,000 translation projects. He works closely with clinical research sponsors, CROs, AROs, IRBs, as well as biotech and medical device technology-driven organizations.

Duncan holds a degree from Economics and French Language Studies from the State University of New York at Albany and speaks at various language industry events and meetings. He heads recruiting, training and development efforts in project management, business development, and clinical document translation. Outside of work, Duncan practices martial arts, and enjoys golf, hiking, fishing, and spending time with his wife and family.

Patricia Vallejo Venegas

Spanish Team Lead
Patricia Vallejo is the DTS Spanish Team Lead Translator, Editor, and QA Control Reviewer. Patricia joined DTS in 1986, and she has personally performed over 6,000 translations to date. Patricia is responsible for overseeing a team of DTS Spanish clinical and scientific translators, and for making workflow assignment decisions that meet project deadlines.

Patricia has studies in Economics from Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Certificate in Advanced English from the University of Cambridge, and coursework at Duke University in Advanced English and Conversation.

Patricia is renowned as an accomplished, senior-level linguist. She is extremely well regarded for her high-level translation skill, as well as her reliability in delivering fast, accurate, and consistent work for DTS clients, time and time again.

Carolina Barvo

Project Manager (Americas)
Carolina holds the position of Project Manager (Americas) at DTS Language Services, Inc. Carolina has a strong international logistics background with over seven years of experience in supply chain management environments. She has hands-on experience managing life sciences translation projects, and is known for her responsiveness, deadline management skills, and outstanding customer service.

Whether in one language or over 50 languages, Carolina efficiently manages translation orders from beginning to end, and ensures that DTS maintains a 95% or higher on-time delivery rate. She is fluent in Spanish and she was born and raised in Colombia. Carolina has Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences in Logistics and Studies in Industrial Engineering.

Outside of work, Carolina enjoys crafts and artistry, travel, animals, painting, and a good cup of Colombian coffee. She brings a sense of humor and purpose to work, and will take care of your translation projects reliably and consistently, on time and on budget.

Alex Afrentoaiei, MBA

Project Manager (Europe)
Alex Afrentoaiei, MBA holds the position of Project Manager at DTS Language Services, Inc. Alex has a strong track record managing multi-lingual technical, clinical, legal and business-related documentation and successfully leading teams of translators to completion. In addition, Alex possesses strong aptitude and skills in software, multimedia, graphics and website localization. He applies his knowledge of computer, IT and technical prowess to solve complex translation challenges, whether in one language or dozens of languages.

Alex regularly proposes creative, cost-effective solutions for DTS clients to make best use of translation budgets and deadline needs. His knowledge of language engineering, translation memory and glossary maintenance, and Quality Assurance processes produce high-quality, accurate translations, often ahead of schedule.

Alex holds a degree in Economics (with emphasis on Computer Science), from The Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics, and Informatics of the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest, Romania; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for Medium and Large Enterprises and Computer Science and Economics, from the same Faculty.

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