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Posted on26 September 2012

How do you choose a translation agency?

How do you choose a translation agency? You may find it hard to choose who to use for your translation work –anyone can put together a nice website but can you be confident they will deliver on their promises?  How do you choose a translation agency?

We can tell you why you could choose Atlas, in a nutshell – ISO certification 9001: 2015 and 17100, members of ITI and ATC, certified translations. Nearly 30 years of experience to guide and help you get the best.

To give you a little more detail, one thing you can look for is someone who can offer you a quality assured, certified translation service – thanks to the European Standard EN 15038: 2006 – Translation Services – Service Requirements, now updated to ISO 17100. This standard covers all the important areas determining service and quality. The standard was launched in 2006 and can give you a helping hand in assessing your translation service provider. Atlas were delighted to be one of the very first companies to be awarded certification, in tandem with ISO 9001: 2015.

This means we can deliver ISO certified translations for you, every time. Read more about our Quality Assurance and ISO certification:

Ask to see our up to date certificates, and any questions are welcome.
Here at Atlas, we believe the standard gives clients an objective set of assessment criteria which was missing from the translation industry. If you’d like more information about the standard, just give us a shout.

Call us on 01727 812 725 to let us know what you need and we can help. Send us an email to . We respond quickly to all enquiries. Or use the little icons here on the website for live chat (it really is one of us) or to request a call back within 27 seconds.

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ATC – Full membership of the ATC (Association of Translation Companies).

CIEP – Corporate membership of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) since 1993.

Corporate membership of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) since 1994. Corporate Member of the Year 2021.

ISO 17100 – ISO 17100:2017 for Translation Services (since this standard began, in 2008, externally audited annually).

ISO 9001 – BS EN ISO 9001:2015 (certified since 2003, externally audited annually).

Living wage employer – As a living wage employer, we believe our staff deserve a wage which meets every day needs.

Mindful employer

Mindful employer – We are a mindful employer, working toward achieving better mental health at work.


Disability confident committed – We are Disability Confident Committed, ensuring our recruitment, communications and support are inclusive and accessible.

4-day week

4-day week employer since 2019


Good Business Charter Member since 2022

The Slator Language Service Provider Index (LSPI) is a ranking and an index of the world’s largest translation, localization, interpreting, and language technology companies.


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Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

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Signatory of the Prompt Payment Code since 2023.

Accredited with the Fair Tax Foundation since February 2024