FAQs about our Services for Clients

We have compiled a list of our clients’ FAQs and additional information about
our services. We hope you find it useful!

If you still have unanswered questions, call us on 01727 812 725 to let us know what you need and we can let you know straightaway if we can help. Send us an email to team@atlas-translations.co.uk. We respond quickly to all email 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.

We offer a competitive 24 hour-a-day telephone interpretation service, available 365 days a year. Initial setup for this facility is free, fast and can be carried out remotely. This service provides you with an interpreter whenever one is needed.

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What are Americanisation, Australisanisation and Anglicisation?

These services describe the task of adapting a text for the British, American or Australian market. It includes simple changes such as spelling and grammar conventions, right through to identifying appropriate idiom, syntax and phraseology changes, as relevant to the style of your original text and intended audience.

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What are services for the Blind and Partially Sighted?

Reading and writing can be very difficult for people who are blind and partially sighted. We offer a range of services for those who are blind or partially sighted including Braille, Moon, Large Print Transcription, Audio Description and Text to Audio.

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Why should I translate my business card?

A bilingual business card is a gesture of courtesy. Having the appropriate information in the host language is an effective way of indicating that the giver of the card has made an effort to show respect for the language and culture of the host country.

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What is checking?

Checking or Final Checking is the final stage of ensuring that a text or document is flawless. It is especially important after Typesetting (which follows Proofreading)

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What are services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing?

Being able to efficiently access information and services, and communicating confidently can be more challenging for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We offer a range of services to support those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing including British Sign Language Interpreting, Palantype, Sign Supported English, Subtitling and Speech to Text.

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What are Editorial Services?

We offer a wide range of Editorial Services including:
• Copywriting
• Copyediting/Editing
• Abstracting and Abridging
• Glossary and Index Creation
• Fact Checking/Validation

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What is Interpreting?

Interpreting is the conversion of verbal communication from one language to another. An interpreter will liaise, via oral translation, between two or more parties who speak different languages. As well as translating the words, professional interpreters transfer the real meaning and feeling of what is being said.

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What is Interpreting Equipment Hire?

This service involves the hire of simultaneous interpreting equipment. As providers of experienced simultaneous interpreters, we at Atlas Translations know the importance of also having professional equipment.

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What are Localisation and Transcreation?

Translation is the process of taking an original text and putting it accurately and succinctly into another language. Localisation and Transcreation take this process a few steps further. Not only must the language be correct (and accurately reflect the meaning of the original text), but it must also be adapted to conform to the local conventions and culture of the target audience.

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What is Notetaking?

Notetaking is the practice of writing down or otherwise recording key points of information. By taking notes the note taker is recording the essence of the information. They do this by understanding, interpreting, reviewing, connecting and synthesising ideas.

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As well as Localisation and Transcreation, we also offer a range of Research Based
Services to support businesses as they grow and develop. We offer:
• Brand Checking
• Cultural Insight
• Market Research

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What is Transcription?

Transcription involves creating a record of the spoken word. It will involve listening to a video or electronic sound file (MP3, wav, etc) or a CD/DVD or tape and typing word-for-word what is being spoken.

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What is Translation?

Translation is the process of taking an original document (the source language text) and putting it accurately and succinctly into another language (the target language text). The translation should reflect the style and meaning of the original text.

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What is Typesetting?

Typesetting is the process of laying out a document in a particular format, usually in preparation for printing. We regularly typeset magazines, brochures, leaflets and business cards. Our work is carried out using desktop publishing packages such as InDesign.

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What is Voiceover?

Voiceover is the technique of replacing an existing soundtrack of a film, corporate video, DVD or advertisement with a foreign language version.

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Why should I translate my website?

With over 100 million non-English-speaking people currently using the Internet, your website may need to be presented in more than one language to maximise its marketing potential, both at home and abroad.

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Atlas have been translating (policy documents) for us into several languages since 2004. They are friendly and efficient and have always provided accurate and cost-effective translations well within the agreed deadlines.

Oxford Policy Management

The translator did an impeccable job. The translation notes were not only helpful but showed a tremendous dedication to the task and outstanding professionalism all around. A very special thank you to Atlas.

Sistemas Congnitivos (SISCOG)

I was particularly impressed with the speed in which you turned the work around, and the quality of the work was excellent. Many thanks. It was a pleasure working with you.

Snell & Wilcox

Atlas provided another high-quality French translation of one of our policy briefs. They respond quickly to our needs and delivered a document that we were confident to send straight to printing and distribution. We’re happy to include Atlas as one of our trusted partners.

Future Agricultures Consortium

What an excellent and prompt service! Thank you very much for the extremely fast turnaround and efficient service.

Scottish Prison Service