Mr. Pickering received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Spanish at Tulane University and completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He also attended Vanderbilt University's #1-globally ranked PhD program in Spanish Literature, opting to leave before he completed his dissertation. Justin has 13 years of experience teaching Spanish at the high school, middle school, and university levels.
Additionally, Mr. Pickering held various officer roles in several start-up companies in the sectors of television, renewable energy, management consulting, and education. Mr. Pickering has led creative direction at Blaine & González for 15 years.
In addition to his duties as Creative Director of Blaine & González, Mr. Pickering is a member of the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association. He is the first-ever translator to be a member of this council in the 76-year history of the organization. Mr. Pickering sits on the Tax Reform and Economic Development Committees. The NSBA is a 60,000-member, non-partisan grassroots organization whose purpose is to advance the cause of small business owners all over the USA.
Mr. Pickering also belongs to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), a large non-profit that holds events where Town Managers/Mayors in Massachusetts can meet with business owners in person to discuss partnering to solve municipal issues around the Commonwealth. Mayor Wu of Boston sits on the Board of the MMA and ensures the meetings are community-focused and people-first.
Justin is the author of Q. Suite, a next-gen communications software aid designed to create helpful, harmonious conversation in government, academic, corporate, and business settings.
Q. Suite is endorsed by Eric Burger, Assistant Director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Blaine & González is a member of the General Services Administration (GSA) and is one of only 95 licensed and registered translation contractors to the US Federal Government. Past clients include DEA and Department of State.
Contract #: 47QRAA18D00G2
LETTER FROM THE DESK OF OUR FOUNDER TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS & PARTNERS:
April 23, 2023:
¡HOLA and HELLO!
My name is Justin Pickering and I the the Founder of Blaine & González, affectionately known as B&G.
For over 13 years, B&G has faithfully served public school systems, government agencies, high net worth individuals and people and entities all around LinkedIn in the execution of impeccable, accurate, on-time, and fairly-priced translation services.
Our sole mission is to provide you with the translations you need done in a timely fashion for a fair price.
Our differentiator is that we have a network of masters-degree and PhD-holding academics who are specialized in their field and able to execute on the particular details of YOUR translation NOW, providing that elusively high degree of cultural authenticity discerning buyers, both online and in person demand in 2023 and beyond.
Team B&G is able to service translations in over 190 languages worldwide and boasts a network connected to corporate America, local and municipal government and upper academia the world over.
Call or email me, Justin, Founder of B&G, to start your conversation today regarding your highly-specialized and highly-particularized language services needs today.
Cheers and thank you in advance for your interest in B&G, LLC.
Company Phone: +1-781-240-9995
Global HQ: 65 Eastern Avenue Woburn MA 01801
Licensed & Bonded US Federal Language Services Vendor
Federal Contract # 47QRAA18D00G2 / NAICS CODE: 541930
Eileen McDargh, CEO
The Resiliency Group
"You and your team were so efficient, quick, and kept to every timeline. What you delivered went beyond what I had envisioned. It would be my delight to work with your organization again."
Mr. Denford Mutashu, President
Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers
"Mr. Pickering is an excellent content writer. His work helped us promote Flexi Africa across Zimbabwe and we would work with him and B&G again anytime"