About Us

Linguanational is committed to keeping you understood globally. With today’s challenges and tomorrow’s goals, we look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with you. Focusing on the highest quality services, our attention is helping you grow and expand your business beyond your horizons – no matter what language is spoken there.

In today’s global marketplace, we employ the top native-speaking linguists who bring extensive experience in their chosen fields to assist your business in any given industry.

Linguanational speaks your language and understands your business. By keeping overhead costs to a minimum, we can provide you with cost-effective ways to accelerate your business globally.

Linguanational Translations, Inc. blends years of industry experience with global resources to offer translation, interpretation, desktop publishing and customer service for all your language needs.

Janie Markos

President and Owner of Linguanational Translations, Inc.

Janie Markos is a management professional with 15 years of experience in the language translation industry.  She started providing global services early in her career, dealing with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic clients, having worked for an international shipping company with a branch office in Northwest Indiana.  She was responsible for providing services for her clients’ shipping needs, their travel requirements and, at a local level, their translation needs.  It was then that she came to realize the enormous, global need for translations in the corporate world. In 2000, Markos moved to Chicago and set out to focus her career solely in the translation industry.

Markos started her journey at TransPerfect Translations, International, Inc. as an Account Executive where she worked in a team environment to organize translation projects and ensure customer needs were met. From there she turned her attention to a strategic role as the VP of Sales for Merrill Corporation where she provided consultative solutions for their Translation Division. Soon thereafter, Markos was presented with an opportunity to help transform a small boutique translation company, taking on the role as Director of Global Business Development for Global Languages and Cultures, Inc.

After learning the industry, perfecting her customer service skills and building her network of clients and linguists, Markos decided to start her own language translation company in Chicago in 2009…and Linguanational Translations, Inc. was born. Markos continues to provide one-on-one attention to her growing client list through consultative language solutions.

Markos lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two children.  She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology along with a Minor in Speech Communication.