• Welcome






    At Milan Language Services, we diagnose a wide array of business-related problems, devising and implementing efficient solutions for clients large and small, with the ability to work seamlessly in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

  • About Us

    We are business-oriented problem solvers.


    Whether improving cash flow, restructuring business operations, ensuring clear communications in multiple languages, or optimizing internal processes, we can help. Over the past 25+ years, we have worked with small businesses, major banks, law firms, retailers/wholesalers, think tanks, telecoms outfits, universities, multilateral agencies, and a whole host of other organizations. We pinpoint issues, listen to concerns, then deploy appropriate solutions.


    The firm is led by John M. Milan, M.Sc., an economist, business-solutions expert, certified translator, editor, and frequent lecturer. Mr. Milan is a former adjunct professor of economics who has provided consulting, advisory, project management, and multilingual-communication services to organizations and individuals in over 20 countries. He has worked in-person with local businesses in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, as well as remotely around the world.

  • Solutions | Pricing

    Business Solutions

    Strategic planning, financial/cash management, business process optimization, market analysis, pricing, treasury operations, project management, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, data gathering, business reorganization, country studies, economic/political scenarios, and multilingual data gathering.


    Language Services

    ATA certified translation, editing, proofreading, and professional writing in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Copyediting academic articles. Cultural context coaching. Language technology deployment. Multi-country communications. Plus, customized news roundups in English from Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking countries.



    Project/assignment-based pricing, with hourly and daily billing available, in addition to long-term service agreements.


    Contact us for more information and/or request a quote below.

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    The American Translators Association (ATA) is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to language service practitioners. Mr. Milan has been an active, certified member since 2005, lecturing at conferences and producing webinars for its members. He served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer from 2017-2023, in addition to chairing the Finance and Audit Committee, as well as the Strategy Committee.

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    The Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters is an ATA chapter dedicated to promoting the interests of translators and interpreters in North and South Carolina. Mr. Milan served on the CATI Board of Directors for eight years, including four years as President. He remains actively involved in the association.

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    Mr. Milan was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Teaching Assistant, and member of the Honor Society at The Ohio State University, where he earned a Master of Science in Applied Microeconomics while specializing in Portuguese translation.

  • Global Assignments

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    We have provided solutions to clients in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Principe, Guinea Bissau and Macau.


    Consulting projects have included business reorganization, business process optimization, technology deployment, financial/cash management, strategic planning and implementation, pricing models, country roll-outs, market analyses, among other solutions.


    Our multilingual throughput entails translating and editing over a million words a year in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Assignments have involved arbitration, financial statements, multimedia advertisements, criminal prosecutions, country studies, labor disputes, cost/benefit analyses, year-end reports, environmental impact assessments, multilateral treaties, articles of incorporation, investor prospectuses, business plans, marketing materials, websites, collective bargaining agreements, journal articles, corporate correspondence, press releases, employment contracts, educational documents, non-disclosure agreements, insurance contracts, employee surveys, and meeting minutes.

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