Translation & localization aware proofing platform.

A proofing process that keeps your translation memory updated and ready for the next job.

Reduce lead time, minimize errors and deliver in time.


In-layout editing

Lingua is a cloud based proofing platform for InDesign documents.

Proofread InDesign documents from a browser.

Generate new 100% correct previews.

No more PDF’s and sticky notes – YES!


In-Country Reviews

Lingua handles your in-country reviews without the usual frustrations.

Engage with multiple countries, markets or subject matter experts the easy way.

Track changes, comments and progress for each language or document.


Easy TM Update

Lingua makes it easy to round trip the changed segments to your favorite CAT tool.

Replace the time-consuming and costly process of manually updating translation memories after the proofing process is complete.


Easy to start - easy to use

Proofreaders do not need to download special software first.

Simply use a standard web browser to access the cloud based proofing tool.

50% faster approval

Compared to a traditional proofing process, Lingua will easily cut the review and approval time in half.

Lingua removes the usual hassles of a traditional proofreading process.


70% faster DTP

Compared to a traditional proofing process, Lingua will reduce the dtp effort by 70%.

All text changes are already in the document when DTP starts their work.

Automated TM update

Keeping the translation memory updated with the latest approved content is a vital part of the translation workflow, however this is normally a very time consuming process.

Frontlab Lingua helps you automate this process.


In-layout proofreading

The instant and 100% correct preview will immediately reveal layout issues such as overflow when translating.

Full history of all changes, as text corrections and layout annotations are tracked automatically. A browser based solution your clients will love.

Terminology check

The integrated terminology module ensures that brand names, product names and other important information is validated, and that forbidden/deprecated terms are effectively blocked from the translation.

Frontlab Lingua

Frontlab Lingua is an online proofing solution for Language Service Providers (LSP’s) or companies doing their own in-house translation & localization

Frontlab Lingua extends upon Frontlab’s standard proofing solution, and besides the obvious advantages of doing the proofing in-layout, Lingua is focused on the special needs when doing translation and localization.

Translation Management

Lingua provides functionality that plugs into your existing translation process. From supporting the sales department with file conversions for the quotation process to automatically keeping your translation memories updated for the next job. The extensive API gives you endless options for automating your workflow – from single-sign-on to automatically uploading and downloading files.

Handling segments

Lingua is based on our standard proofing module, but takes the in-layout proofing to the next level, when it comes to translation and localization. It is capable of keeping track of the underlying translation segments throughout the proofing process. Proofreaders can have access to segment specific information during the editing process, and rules can be setup to warn or even prohibit proofreaders to make changes to segments that are locked or above a certain match percentage.

Backend Services

Easy file conversions speeds up the quotation process by eliminating the need for sending source files through your engineering/graphics department, before being able to analyze the translation content and complete the quotation.
Receive PDF’s, information on layers, overset text, etc in a few easy steps, and without any prior knowledge of using InDesign.
The back-end services can also be used in your translation process to automate file conversions, run clean-up scripts and do pre-flight checks.

Supported CAT Tools

Lingua grows with your business

Whether you need to proofread 20 pages or 20.000 pages per month we have a solution for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install anything on my computer?
No, all you need is your web browser.
Which file types do you support?

Currently the proofing express system supports

  • Native InDesign files (all versions from CS3 to the latest and greatest)
  • PDF files – as a fallback for other file types. From your program generate a PDF file and upload it to our proofing solution

We will be adding more native formats depending on user feedback.

Proofing of InDesign files - Can the proofreader really update the preview live?

Yup – We have a very advanced native InDesign proofing process: From a standard web browser the proofreader can make text corrections directly in the layout and update the preview straight away. No more waiting for DTP processing, and all changes are tracked automatically.

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