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Posted on14 January 2019

How to choose a translator – for a professional, quality translation service

So you need a professional, ISO certified, quality translation service. But how do you choose a translator?

Yes, we do translations. And a lot more. People always wonder how many languages we at Atlas Translations Ltd speak – in fact the most commonly asked question I get is: “How many languages do you speak?”  Our team speaks English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, and a smattering of British Sign Language (BSL). Still, that fact alone may not fully answer the question, “Why choose Atlas?” Allow us to convince you with these five reasons.

We provide comprehensive translation services.

Professional, bespoke language services including written translation, spoken interpreting, brand name checking, and voiceover production.

Whether you are in the export business or are dealing with multiple language projects around the world, our experience and expertise in these services should prove useful.

We have certifications in the quality of the translation services we offer.

We proudly hold audited certification for two standards: the ISO 17100 (formerly BS EN 15038:2006) for translation services and the BS EN 9001:2015 for quality management.

Additionally, we are active members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). This commitment to quality, coupled with our externally audited procedures, has helped us gain clients’ confidence.

We commit to our deadlines.

At Atlas Translations, most of our clients have tight deadlines. We understand an urgent deadline. We make no excuses and work diligently to meet quick turnaround times.

We will protect your privacy.

We prioritise the confidentiality of all the documents you entrust to us. We gladly and responsibly sign Non-Disclosure Agreements with our clients as an additional measure to ensure peace of mind.

We have a tradition of excellence – since 1991 

We are fluent in different tongues, but we all speak the language of excellence. Since our humble beginnings in a tiny room above a bank in 1991, we’ve always sought to uphold an exceptional ethos that has earned us the loyalty of our staff and our clients alike. Get in touch with the Atlas team today on 01727 812 725 or start a chat (UK office hours) and fire away with any queries.

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.


The Patient Information Forum promotes access to trusted and high-quality health information for the public and healthcare professionals.

Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

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

Prompt Payment Code

Signatory of the Prompt Payment Code since 2023.

Accredited with the Fair Tax Foundation since February 2024

Registered with the ICO since 2004.

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