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EMW Communications was founded in 1992 to provide language consulting and documentation services to technology companies and other organizations, primarily in the United States and Japan.

We represent a small network of technical writers, translators, DTP specialists, graphic artists, and software localization experts.

We maintain offices fully-equipped with state-of-the-art desktop publishing and documentation production systems in Redondo Beach, California and Hamamatsu, Japan.


What Does EMW Stand For?

EMW Communications was founded as an American and Japanese partnership. EMW is an abbreviation for "east meets west."


Technical Documentation & Language Assets

We create technical documentation — often in multiple languages. We can help communicate detailed, technical information about your product to your customers, wherever in the world they may be.

We research, design, write, illustrate, typeset, and translate user's guides, owner's manuals, reference guides, getting started guides, style guides, user experience documents, functional specifications, design documents, white papers, and more.

We can create user-friendly and well-illustrated guides for the general public, or hard-core technical reference guides for brilliant geeks.

We can prepare multi-purpose documentation for publication in print or on the web (PDF, HTML, etc.).

We specialize in the translation of technical documentation from English to Japanese, or Japanese to English, as well as the translation and localization of user interfaces and documentation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

EMW Communications also designs, writes, illustrates, edits, or otherwise contributes to the language component of complex websites, or user interfaces for computer software, hardware, or interactive television systems.

We are expert users of Adobe FrameMaker publishing software and maintain a full complement of Apple and Adobe media software (such as Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) as well as virtually all word-processing and desktop publishing software, and various audio and video production tools.