Doug Lawrence is a sought-after international speaker with an engaging style that is energetic, informative, and based on almost 20 years in the translation industry; having held several international sale roles with leading translation companies and a translation tool vendor.
Mr. Lawrence is an advocate for the professional translation industry, working to raise its profile and promote the value chain mentality in clients, translation companies, freelancers and educators.
Lawrence founded an independent translation technology consulting company, Amicus TransTec, in 2006.
In 2007 Lawrence created the Selling Translations® sales training programme which has been completed by over 5100 translation professionals from over 120 countries. Selling Translations® has been run in conjunction with the US ALC, EUATC, ELIA, UK ATC, UK ITI, CSA, and ProZ.com. Lawrence works for the UK Government as an Export Communications Consultant for UK small and medium sized businesses.
Lawrence is a consultant lecturer on the Master in Translation Studies at Aston University in the UK, and the ITSE 6083 Managing the Sales Process programme Instructor for Austin Community College Texas, USA. He is also a Business Language Champion visiting schools and encouraging children to study languages. Lawrence is one of the UK's Principal Experts to ISO TC 37 and is a qualified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.