Formerly Cross Cultural Communication Services, the business has developed since 1994, from community efforts in Chicago to bridge language and cultural gaps between the immigrant communities and mainstream society, to later efforts involving technological advances such as social media, eBooks and web development.
Our mission is to promote cultural literacy among adults and children of all ages, and make available affordable books for dissemination in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Bilingual books are available for purchase worldwide, and many are available for free as ebooks. We also provide translation, interpreting and editorial services.
translation and interpreting services:
Gyldan Edge is a translation, interpreting and publishing service catering to authors, medical personnel and academic clients.
GYLDAN EDGE – Gyldan Edge is dedicated to the publication, translation and distribution of quality multicultural literature. We specialize in books for distribution to the Hispanic, immigrant and European markets. Through the publication of quality educational and recreational books, Gyldan* Edge acts as a “gild” of fiction and non-fiction writers interested in the preservation and creation of our golden cultural heritage to enhance literacy and learning. In this way, Gyldan Edge provides a venue for writers in pursuit of excellence.
CANTOS DORADOS – This is a line of Spanish and Parallel-text dual-language books and e-books, is dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding with the publication, translation and distribution of quality multicultural literature. Cantos Dorados books are targeted for distribution to the Hispanic, immigrant and European markets.
HELIANTHUS – This is a publishing imprint that serves the academic market and makes dissertations and master’s theses available to libraries, the Library of Congress and online bookstores that cater to academic readers.
about the principal:
Nalini J. Johnson, CTP holds a graduate degree in Journalism, and master’s degrees from universities in Canada and the U.S. A Certified Translation Professional (CTP), Nalini has more than 18 years of experience in cross-cultural communications. Her experience includes book publishing; language interpretation and translation; bilingual media and meeting facilitation; teaching English as a Second Language (ESL); medical Spanish for the medical and construction industries; and, conversational and college-level Spanish.
The non-English-speaking and Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations are growing exponentially in the United States. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to provide responsive, accurate and timely language services to bridge the language gap between service providers and their clients.
We offer personal face-to-face and telephone language services, including Medical and Court Interpreting, as well as document and website translation, DTP and book publishing consulting services.
I look forward to serving your communication needs.
-Nalini J. Johnson, CTP
“Nalini and I took ‘Economics and the Environment’ at Harvard’s JFK School of Government Executive Programs series. Nalini impressed me as a serious, capable, and intelligent woman who actively participated in group discussions and collaborative projects. I am certain that the group as a whole benefited from her contributions.” — Paul Filmer, Program Director, National Science Foundation
“I am an author of several books and journal articles and have worked with several editors, I would say that Nalini Johnson is among the very best, if not the best. She worked with me in editing two of my books, “Land of My Birth” and “In Transition.” In both projects, she handled the editorial work very efficiently and added fresh insights that eventually added value to the work. She followed schedules well, and always conducted business in a friendly and professional manner. I would work with Ms. Johnson anytime, and would strongly recommend her as an editor, publisher, or business associate.” — Dr. J. Mark Muñoz, Professor, Millikin University
“As Principal Planner for the City of Wichita – Nalini provided leadership, knowledge and guidance to various non profits including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the 21st Street Development. It was a pleasure to work with her. She also provided incredible leadership within the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Economic Development Group.” — Paul Daemen, Broker Associate, Plaza Real Estate, Inc