Document Translation Services - Absolute Translations
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Document Translation Services

Backed with over a decade of experience in providing document translation services, Absolute Translations has built an industry-wide reputation as one of the top translation companies for being fast, accurate and cost-effective. We are proud to have worked for many leading international companies, such as Virgin Atlantic, L’Oréal, Chanel, and Bentley Motors.

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ISO 17100 The first UK translation company to achieve this specialist translation accreditation. ISO 9001 international processes accreditation.

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Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million productivity & growth investment programme.

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Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

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Translation Of Specialist Documents

Document translation doesn’t just need to be grammatically correct, it must also be culturally, legally and technically accurate too. We place a great emphasis on the specialist nature of your documents and provide a high quality translation service for a variety of documents, including translation of legal agreements, automotive translations of safety reports, insurance claims, retail catalogue translation, website copy translating, oil and gas manuals, medical translations, certified and financial document translation services, among many others, assigning a specialist translator to your documents depending on the subject matter.


Certified Translation Services

Many of our clients request certified translations for use by foreign authorities, embassies, consulates, universities, schools, insurance providers or potential employers. We will advise you on different certification options and provide you with a certificate confirming that your translation has been carried out by a qualified translator, we will state that this is an accurate and ‘true’ translation and finally, attest our membership to a professional body. Our expertise in official certified translations, Statements of Truth, Affidavits, Sworn translations, Notarisations and Apostilles from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office allows us to offer you an integrated professional translation service.

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Quick and thorough response…

Quick and thorough response.

Kate Clark
1 week ago

Amazing job

Amazing job. Quick response and accurate translations, a bit expensive but worth the price as it was…

Mike David
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Fantastic service.

Fantastic service.

John Hughes
2 weeks ago

Excellent service

Excellent service. Fast, efficient and reasonably priced. So easy to deal with. Thank you!

Sarah Russell
2 weeks ago

Bit expensive compared to o…

Bit expensive compared to other but great service

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Professional service quick …

Professional service quick turnaround. I would definitely recommend for any translation queries.

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Very good service offered and document deliver on time.

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Thanks a lot for your great job!!

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Excellent service and assistance with my French citizenship. A full nationally and certified transla…

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Good service

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Excellent service ! Excellent customer service and support.

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Happy with the translation. Good result.

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HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED?

Firstly you need to submit a translation request in the simple form above, from this you will receive a no-obligation quote so you can know clearly what your translations will cost you.

Absolute Translations will then reach out to you to understand the needs of your project and assign you a relevant manager in your time zone to be your main point of contact and to be responsible for keeping your project on track.

You then upload files you need translating and our in-house team of language experts translate the documents you need quickly and accurately.

Our team will proof and guarantee the accuracy of the translations, then send them back to you for approval. If you require a certified translation, notarised translation or your translations to be apostilled we are also able to provide this service.

CAN SPECIALIST DOCUMENTS BE TRANSLATED?

It can be difficult to know which translation agency to trust when it comes to translating your specialist documents.

In addition to meeting the grammar rules of the language, an acceptable translation must also be accurate in terms of legal, cultural and technical details.

That is why you should only use an accredited translation agency such as Absolute Translation.

Our expert translators work within a broad range of sectors allowing us to provide you with a technically and legally accurate translation of your document.

This includes translations of Legal, HSE, Medical, Financial, and many more specialist and official documents.

We also offer certified translations of documents , as well as translations notarised by our in-house notary public.

HOW TO ENSURE THE MOST EFFICIENT DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES?

We provide a very efficient service from start to finish by streamlining the entire process.

From clear pricing given to you once you submit your translation request to sending your finished documents in a format that suits you, we always ensure a professional service that is built around you.

You will be supported by a manager who is a specialist translator matched to you based on your document subject matter you.

HOW TO GET FAST DOCUMENT TRANSLATIONS?

If you have an urgent translation requirement and are looking for an express service you have come to the right place, because we understand how important getting the documents you need when you need them can be.

That’s why when critical documents have to be translated quickly, we offer an on-demand same-day translation service.

When you need a translation urgently you need a translation service you can rely on.

What’s more, with our global team of translators, we can ensure your project is managed by an expert working in your time zone, so that rapid response is always guaranteed.

HOW TO GET A UK CERTIFIED TRANSLATION OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION?

When dealing with the foreign office, embassies, consulates, universities, insurance providers or potential employers, many of our clients use our UK certified translation services to translate their official documents into English.

That’s because, translation certificates and/or a notarisation seal is often requested when these documents are submitted for official purposes including as part of an application.

At Absolute Translations we provide you with a complete service and will help you obtain the right certification for your translation.

From an attestation confirming that a qualified, professional translator completed the translation to official translations that are certified and notarised for the FCO, the Home Office and other international institutions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STANDARD CERTIFIED TRANSLATION AND A NOTARISED TRANSLATION?

When you get your translated document certified by an accredited translation agency, such as Absolute Translations, they will state that this UK certified translation is an accurate and ‘true’ translation and attest their membership to the relevant professional body.

A Notarised translation differs in that this is a translation that has an official notarial certificate issued by a notary public, notaries are legally recognised to officially stamp documents.

WHAT IS AN APOSTILLED DOCUMENT?

An apostille (from the Greek apostille, a note of the secretary in Apostolic Chancelleries) is an international certificate that is attached to a document for the purpose of legalisation.

It serves to certify the origin and authenticity of a document. In other words, it certifies the validity of a signature or seal.

An Apostille translation is an official translation that a government of a country confirms is authentic and allows it to be used in any country which recognises the Apostille.

In the UK, apostille documents are granted by the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office.

WHEN DOES A TRANSLATION NEED TO BE APOSTILLED?

An Apostille is commonly required for translated documents that are for official use.

You may require an Apostille to confirm the authenticity of an official document, birth certificate, marriage certificates, visa applications and personal documents for foreign job applications.

An Apostille will require the translated document and original document to be able to confirm the accurate translation and to file the documents for stamping.

The UK passport office, the home office or foreign government bodies may require your translations to be apostilled before they accept your certified translation for official use.

WHEN DO YOU NEED CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS?

You may be asked to provide a certified translation for legal paperwork, such as the documentation used in trials or hearings, this could be transcriptions of interviews or translations of official documentation.

You may also be asked to provide certified translations for government paperwork or other official documentation such as medical documents.

Our certified translation services can help you when you need to provide certified translations, notarised translations or legalised translations.

WHAT IS A SWORN TRANSLATION?

Some countries require what is known as a sworn translation, for example in France, a ‘traduction assermentée’ is used in situations in which official certification is required.

A Sworn document is very similar to a notarised document in that the document has had official translation services provide a ‘Sworn’ translator to translate the documents.

HOW TO FIND CERTIFIED TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES?

Academic institutions and professional organisations abroad typically issue their qualifications in the native language where that certification was obtained.

Therefore, if you have achieved a degree or diploma in another language, the original documents will most likely need to be translated if you plan on studying or working abroad.

Absolute Translations can not only offer you translation of your academic document, but we can get a notary public to officially stamp your document to confirm the authenticity of your document too.

HOW LONG WILL A CERTIFIED TRANSLATION TAKE?

Certified translation services or more complex translations tend to take slightly longer to complete than standard document translations.

This additional processing time is due to the legal processes these types of documents are required to undergo.

At Absolute Translations, thanks to our extensive in-house translation team plus our on hand notary public, we are able to offer official translations, certified documents and notarised translation at a very fast turnaround.

For a free quote fill in the simple contact form above and find out how quick and economical our certified translations service could be.

HOW CAN DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP BUSINESSES?

Translation services can help your business grow and succeed by helping you to internationalise your products and services, enabling you to reach wider audiences and to connect with your customers globally.

Whether you need marketing collateral translated into another language, pitches provided in multiple languages to attract investors based in a foreign country or are required to translate documents for legal purposes – our translation services have you covered.

HOW DO DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP WITH COMMUNICATIONS?

Communicate and trade freely with other nations by making sure all your documents are professionally translated and certified for official purposes.

Make communicating with your customers around the globe easier by ensuring your website, marketing collateral, and promotional material speaks to them in their own language.

Ensure your product documentation and service manuals are also translated clearly and accurately.

Ensure the letterhead paper you use and contact details provided to your international customers are accurately and professionally translated into any language you require.

Whatever your translation requirements Absolute Translations are able to help.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY DOCUMENTS BACK?

We are committed to putting you first, meaning we can provide translations in a file format that suits you.

If you require digital copies we are more than happy to accommodate this and are happy to work from physical or scanned documentation or images that you require translating.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY CERTIFIED TRANSLATION?

If you require our certified translation services, officials usually require certified translations to be submitted as physical legal documents which we are happy to post out on the same day service.

Whatever your translation needs are, Absolute Translations are committed to being flexible and easy to work with.

WHY NOT USE FREE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ONLINE?

When looking at the cost of using a translation agency, it can be tempting to use the free alternatives that use purely machine translation (such as Google Translate).

If you are looking for accurate translations of your original document then we would always advise you to use a translation service that uses real people to offer quality assurance as machines are never as accurate as a native speaker offering expert translation work.

WHY IS FREE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE UNRELIABLE?

When you translate one language to another it is important that your translation is not just a direct word for word translation but instead has a degree of interpretation of the words that can come out making no sense.

Translation into other languages requires real skill to make grammatical sense and come across as professionally written.

Computer software is just not capable of replicating the skills of an expert translator.

DO YOU USE MACHINE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE?

While we do not believe in automated machine translations, we do believe in using technology in addition to having a team of expert native speakers.

We make use of the latest CAT tools, to create a translation memory specific to your documents, available to you whenever you need it.

Your dedicated project manager will use this to create glossaries, keep track of terminology, ensure consistency and update content that has already been translated.

This will ensure consistent terminology but also allow for faster updates. By not having to re-translate duplicated content, you can reduce the word count that needs to be translated saving as much as 70% on translation services!

WHO WILL TRANSALTE MY DOCUMENT?

Our document translation services are carried out by professional, highly experienced and talented linguists, hand-picked for their combination of foreign language skills and expertise in particular sectors.

Absolute Translations translates documents for a large number of businesses, government agencies, legal entities, educational institutions as well as individuals, offering vital language solutions and certified translation services.

WHAT IS THE RECOGNISED STANDARD FOR A CERTIFIED TRANSLATION?

Surprisingly there is no globally or legally recognised standard for certified document translations.

As such, when you are putting your trust in a translation company you should double check that the certification they are providing is accurate.

Many translation companies offer a certified translation service, but we would always recommend using a certified translation service that is open about their accreditations and the experience of their translators.

WHAT ACCREDITATIONS DO ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS HAVE?

Our language teams consist of translation experts with a minimum of 5 years experience, able to translate any type of document, in more than 200 language combinations.

Our ISO 17100:2015 accreditation guarantees that all our management procedures are up to the highest standards in the translation industry.

WHERE ARE ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS BASED?

We are a leading multilingual professional translation company, working with teams of professional translators both in-house and around the world.

We have staff based in our head office in London, multiple offices throughout the UK, bases in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal, as well as a number of team members around the world working from their home office.