As of 2019, we have officially relaunched as Words Over Seas!

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About Us

We build lasting partnerships

Founded in 2005, Words Over Seas is built by a team committed to providing the best Asian translation services in Silicon Valley. We understand expanding the horizons of your business is no small feat, which is why we offer a level of personal and professional service unmatched by competitors.

Our international team of experienced and dedicated Asian translation specialists, all native speakers, possess at least one university degree, strong technical backgrounds and over 10 years’ translation experience. All that expertise directly benefits our clients, as we personally translate each word -- we never rely exclusively on translation programs that only guess at what you mean.

Build a bridge into global markets with a friendly, hard-working group of Asian experts at your back. With this unrivaled level of personal attention, Words Over Seas ensures that we meet all your business’ unique language needs.

Thomas Shou - Founder & CEO

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Born and raised in the USA, Thomas is a senior Chinese translation consultant with over 25 years of translation and interpretation experience in the US and Asia, as well as over 5 years of experience in managing high-tech marketing communications (marcom) projects.

In the summer of 2005, Thomas established SinoTrans International, a full-service multilingual agency that specialized in delivering high-quality, reliable and accurate Asian document/website/software localization solutions for all type of industries.

In 2018, Thomas founded Words Over Seas, his third company, with a brand new international team of Asian experts. Building off the experience of SinoTrans International, Words Over Seas provides high-quality Asian translations with an emphasis on high tech and creative multimedia projects.

Prior to founding SinoTrans International and Words Over Seas, Mr. Shou began his marcom career in Chinese high-tech startups in the 90s. He then worked for six years as a marketing communications specialist in the high-tech industry. During this time he founded his first company, Steadfast Communications, a full-service marcom and technical writing consultancy, and served as a senior marcom specialist at KLA-Tencor, where he oversaw all marcom projects for the firm’s entire lithography-related product line.

He has a Master’s degree in Modern Chinese Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Thomas Shou currently lives happily with his bride of over 15 years, Lucy Wang, in Palo Alto, CA – the heart of Silicon Valley.


Who We Work With

Our major clients include Alibaba, Cheetah Mobile, Harman, Oracle, Applied Materials, Microsoft, eBay, IBM, HP, Yahoo, AOL, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Cadence, Sanofi, Life Technologies, and other Fortune 500 companies.

Contact us to see how Words Over Seas can help your business today!