Day Translations: From Tampa Bay to the Rest of the World
Tampa, FL – SEPTEMBER 2018
Award-winning professional language services provider, Day Translations, Inc. is a company in Tampa Bay founded by Sean Patrick Hopwood in 2007. Day Translations is a professional provider of translation, interpreting and localization services worldwide. It is a company that creates many opportunities for a multiethnic workforce and likewise a company that has a social conscience.
About Sean Patrick Hopwood
Sean Patrick Hopwood was born in Joliet, Illinois but his family moved to Florida when he was only four years old. Living and working around Tampa Bay, Sean considers himself a Tampa Bay native who spent his growing up years among Mexican immigrants. Fascinated by the language, he started learning it.
He worked at a law firm as a legal assistant and also functioned as a legal translator and interpreter. He worked at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa Bay as a medical interpreter and understood the importance of medical translation to the community of Tampa Bay.
Sean believed that there was going to be a huge need for language services because of the growing population of non-English speakers in Tampa Bay and all over the country. He enrolled at the University of Southern Florida and took up his Master's Degree in Business Administration, focusing on International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship, envisioning founding a translation company in the future, from his inherent love for languages and his experiences as a legal and medical translator and interpreter.
About Day Translations, Inc.
Sean Patrick Hopwood wanted to have a language services company that would be of immense help for people who do not have English speaking skills, as the U.S. is a favorite destination of immigrants.
While still taking his master's degree at the University of South Florida (USF), he visited the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which was affiliated with the USF. He was glad that he visited the center because he was able to access a valuable amount of knowledge, resources and tools to properly develop his business venture in Tampa Bay, Florida.
He named his company Day Translations, Inc. after his grandfather, Francis Joseph Day, who, up to this day, is Sean's a source of inspiration. Mr. Day taught Sean the value of respect, formality, professionalism and hard work, a legacy that is seen in Day Translations' work ethics, everyday interactions and core values.
The high quality of the translation services, the dedication of its translators, the consistency and accuracy of the output and the capability to meet client deadlines have endeared the company to its myriad of clients and Tampa Bay's business community.
Day Translations and Sean Hopwood quickly made a name for itself, becoming very popular in Tampa Bay and outside of Florida. From a single office, Day Translations now has offices in New York, Houston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles as well as in Dubai, Shanghai, New Delhi and Tel Aviv.
A diverse work environment
Day Translations welcomes human, linguistic and cultural diversity, which translates to a diverse workforce in his translation company. Day Translations employs qualified staff from different cultural backgrounds to operate its physical offices, as well as many freelancers located in different parts of the world to handle other administrative functions, aside from its thousands of professional, qualified and credentialed linguists (translators and interpreters), many of them women.
Day Translations continues to gain recognition from peers and different translation industry and business organizations, receiving several awards for the excellent quality of its linguistic services and its continuous growth.
Early this month (August 2018), Day Translations, Inc. made it to the Inc. 5000 List for 2018 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For a first-time awardee of Inc. Media, Day Translations made it to #3510, a surprising but very welcome recognition and a fantastic achievement for the company.
Moreover, it is an outstanding member of the American Translators Association (ATA), the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), the National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), the New York Circle of Translators, Inc., the Arabic Professional Translator Society, the Asociación Colombiana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). The company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for consistently delivering high-quality service, meeting strict standards and maintaining its transparency.
Day Translations has an A+ ranking from Comparably.com. It also received awards for the Best CEOs for Women 2018 (Small & Midsized Companies) and Best CEOs for Diversity 2018 (Small & Midsized Companies) from Comparably.com. which is a recognized job site.
Mr. Hopwood sees Day Translations, Inc. as the preferred medical interpreting company of the hospitals across the United States.
Remembering his roots
Sean never fails to look back to his roots. As his grandfather, whom he credits for his life's learnings, used to say, "Bloom where you’re planted," he does not forget where everything started – in Tampa Bay. Through the years, Sean said there was always someone from Tampa Bay to give him guidance and advise that boost his confidence. People helped him prepare his paperwork for financial support when he was at USF.
Sean expresses his profound gratitude to USF and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for all the invaluable knowledge, resources and tools the center provided so he could start his company properly. As his company continues to grow, he gives back to the community of Tampa Bay, donating to nonprofits in Tampa Bay, such as the Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation, ReDefiners World Languages and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. He said Tampa Bay nurtured him and his company, which led to where it is today. For him, Tampa Bay is one of the best places for entrepreneurs to start their business, as resources and talents are abundant in the city.
Company Name: Day Translations, Inc.
Contact Person: Sean Hopwood - President